Abersoch RNLI's annual virtual ‘bike’ ride underway.

Lifeboats News Release

Veering away from the usual annual cycle event, due to these challenging times, Abersoch RNLI invite you all to take part in a new virtual challenge!

RNLI/Emma Wood

So many of the usual fundraising events have had to be cancelled this year so the volunteer fundraisers have had their thinking caps on and here’s how you can get involved.

Set yourself a target distance, eg. 40, 30, 15 or 5 miles, decide how you are going to complete the distance, ie. walk, run, cycle, paddle, rollerskate etc and then simply complete the challenge during the month of October. You don’t even have to do it all in one go.

No sponsporship required just a minimum £10 donation via our JustGiving page and don’t forget to keep a record of what you’ve done so you can receive a medal to celebrate your achievement.

Sign-up and join in now via our Facebook page:

https://facebook.com/events/s/abersoch-rnli-virtual-challeng/389376025394478/?ti=icl

Notes to editors

· Aberosch Lifeboat Station has been operating for just over 150 years. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to: https://rnli.org/find-my-nearest/lifeboat-stations/abersoch-lifeboat-station

· The current B Class Atlantic 85 Lifeboat launches to a variety of both commercial and leisure craft call-outs.

RNLI media contacts

For more information contact Sarah Leather, Abersoch Lifeboat Press Officer on 075830843. Alternatively contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Regional Media Officer on 01745 585 162 / 07771 941390 or email Eleri_Roberts@rnli.org.uk.

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