Lon Las Loonies support the RNLI and Blood Bikes wales
Lon Las Loonies (www.lonlasloonies.org) are a group of cycling enthuiasts who regularly hold cycling events to raise funds for various charities.
This year's main charity challenge will be to cycle 350 miles over four days from Rhyl to Cardiff, the "long way down". The cyclists say this promises to be the toughest ride yet for those taking part.
Day 1 - Rhyl RNLI lifeboat station to Aberystwyth
Day 2 - Aberystwyth to St. Davids
Day 3 - St Davids to Port Eynon
Day 4 - Port Eynon to Cardiff
There will be various challenges, including some hard inclines, but the downhills should be good! There will be plenty of opportunity to relax whilst cycling up to 300 miles through the lovely Welsh country- and sea-side. They also hope to visit some RNLI lifeboat stations along the way.
The cyclists left Rhyl RNLI station at 7am on Wednesday 21 June, and hope to arrive in the Welsh capital around lunchtime on Saturday 24 June.
Along the route, they will be accompanied by their support team, together with riders from Blood Bikes Wales, the other charity benefitting from the fundraising.
Paul Frost, acting Coxswain at Rhyl RNLI station says "Our volunteers were more than willing to forfeit a lie-in on the hottest day of the year so far, so were at the station ready for the 7am start. We wish all the participants well in their exciting ride, which should prove a challenge due to the weather alone".
For further information, and how to donate, please visit www.lonlasloonies.org.
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 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.