Blackpool RNLI volunteer completes cycle challenge
One of Blackpool’s RNLI volunteer crewmembers, Nick White, and his friend Chris recently completed a huge challenge. They cycled from Blackpool lifeboat station to Scarborough lifeboat station in three days, raising over £700 for the RNLI in the process.
Nick chose to take on the massive 160 mile challenge because this year marks 10 years since he started volunteering as a lifeboat crewmember at Blackpool lifeboat station.
Nick said, ‘I wanted to celebrate this personal milestone and decided to cycle from Blackpool to Scarborough because the fish and chips in Scarborough are really good! Chris and I knew the ride wouldn’t be easy because the route we’d chosen was scenic but hilly and the weather on the weekend of our ride was very hot. The ride was tough but one of the best things I’ve ever done, I also celebrated my birthday during the ride so that was nice.
Being part of Blackpool lifeboat crew has changed my life in so many ways, I really love being a part of the RNLI family.’
Keith Horrocks MBE, Volunteer Lifeboat Operations Manager, added ‘Nick is a fantastic member of our lifeboat station team, he dedicates a huge amount of time to training, call outs and fundraising and we’re grateful to him and to Chris for taking on this additional challenge and raising £700 to help us to continue saving lives at sea.’
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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, in a normal year, 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.