Calshot RNLI welcome fundraising cyclist on last leg of epic round GB ride
Crew at Calshot RNLI today rolled out the red carpet for Harry Lidgley as he visited our station as part of his 7,000km round GB cycle ride.
Phenomenally, Calshot was the 165th lifeboat station that Harry, 23, has visited on his journey that started on 1 May at Poole RNLI Headquarters. His journey is the equivalent of travelling from John O’Groats to Lands End five times and the elevation on the ride is equal to ascending Mt Everest almost eight times!
Justyn Leonard, Calshot Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer said; 'When the crew heard that Harry would be visiting Calshot, they wanted to make sure he received a proper welcome and a show of our appreciation for his efforts.'
Harry was joined today by friends George Hayes and Oli Dawe-Lane as he plans to reach Poole RNLI Headquarters to later today.
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