Cycle Mayday for RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Flint RNLI held the last of their ‘Mayday’ events last Saturday with a cycle event along the coastal path from Connahs Quay to Chester.

Cyclists prepare for the off

RNLI/Richard Polden

Mayday Cycle Event

Over 30 cyclists took part in the first ‘Flint RNLI Big Dee Family Cycle’ event raising over £500 for the Mayday appeal, money from the appeal will be used provide lifesaving equipment for the volunteer lifeboat crew.

Sam Morton-Roberts from the RNLI fundraising committee said ‘this is the first event of this type that we have organised, and we hope it will become an annual event all day. We would like to thank St John’s Ambulance for their help on the day; also like our volunteer helpers and all the cyclists who took part. Sincere thanks to all of our supporters who have contributed over £1700 to the Mayday appeal’

Report from Richard Polden Flint RNLI volunteer press officer, telephone 01745590331 or 07496770576

Notes to editors

  • Flint RNLI lifeboat station was established 1966. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to
  • Since 1966 Flint Lifeboat has launch over 700 times, saved 100 lives, and rescued a further 148 people.

· Flint lifeboat and its volunteers responded to 14 calls in 2018

· Flint lifeboat and its volunteers have responded to 3 calls in 2019

· Potential lifeboat crew and fundraising volunteers, contact Alan Forrester on 07785593247

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