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Lon Las Loonies support the RNLI and Blood Bikes wales

Lifeboats News Release

Lon Las Loonies ( are a group of cycling enthuiasts who regularly hold cycling events to raise funds for various charities.

Wednesday 21 June start of fundraising cycle ride to Cardiff

RNLI/Paul Frost 07894 105165 Rhyl LPO

Lon Las Loonies bike ride in aid of RNLI.

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".

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route of cycle ride over 3 days

RNLI/Paul Frost Rhyl LPO 07894 105165

Lon Las Loonies cycle ride route in aid of Blood Bikes Wales and RNLI Rhyl
Also pictured are riders from the other recipient of the ride, Blood Bikes Wales

RNLI/Paul Frost Rhyl LPO 07894 105165

Rhyl RNLI lifeboat station 0700 21/6/17 Lon Las Loonies cycle ride

Key facts about the RNLI

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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