Cyclists raise over £2000 for the Mumbles Lifeboats
The longest day in the saddle for fundraising cyclists
The experienced endurance riders completed the task of Cycling 166 miles from Llandudno Pier to Mumbles Pier in just one day.
One of the organisers Mark Gallagher said ‘ We chose Saturday as it was one of the longest days of the year. We were up at 3.45 and on the road by 04.30, arriving at Mumbles Pier just after 7pm.
It was a very tough ride but we managed to do it and come into Mumbles an hour before schedule. We need to say a massive thanks to our support team and everyone who has donated to such a wonderful cause’.
The Mumbles lifeboat Coxswain Martin Double said ‘ The RNLI is funded entirely by charitable donations and without the efforts of amazing people like this we simply wouldn’t be able to function. We’re extremely grateful for their efforts.’
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.