From station to station – over 70 miles cycled in memory of Craig
RNLI fundraiser Richard Steadman led a group of cyclists from one lifeboat station to another last weekend, covering over 70 miles to raise funds in memory of his brother.
Richard Steadman, Matthew Carroll, Andy Yearsley and Dave Paveley left Holyhead lifeboat station early Saturday morning (8 April) as they cycled across Anglesey and over the mountains to Barmouth. Another group of cyclist from further down the coast wanted to show their support and join in the challenge as Aberystwyth RNLI volunteers Emily Foot, Moss Inns and Eli Thorogood cycled up from Aberystwyth, past Barmouth and joined the group on route as they made their way to Barmouth.
Richard led the challenged, which was just shy of 75 miles, in memory of his brother Craig, a crew member at Holyhead RNLI who tragically died in a motorbike accident in August 2015.
The money raised will be donated towards a £48,000 appeal to raise funds for a new D-class lifeboat which will be based at Barmouth. The D-class lifeboat, which is due to arrive later this summer, will bear Craig’s name in memory of the RNLI volunteer.
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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.