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Mumbles lifeboat station welcomed 23 cyclists to the station Saturday morning.

Lifeboats News Release

The team known as the Lon Las Loonies are taking part in a coastal cycle ride.

Cyclists meet at The Mumbles Lifeboat station

RNLI/Andy Miles

Lon Las Loonies

The riders were in the final day of cycling from Rhyl to Cardiff via Aberystwyth, St Davids and Port Eynon .
The riders expect to raise around £10,000 for the RNLI . Anyone wishing to donate can do so online at

Tim Conway - lifeboat operations manager at The Mumbles said ' Fundraising like this is so appreciated by the charity. Without the efforts of these amazing people we simply could not continue to be the charity that saves lives at sea'.

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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The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland