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Hari gets on his bike for Porthdinllaen RNLI.

Lifeboats News Release

On the weekend of 18-20 June, Hari Fitzpatrick and his fellow members of local Clwb Beicio yr Eifl Cycling Club, will undertake a 300 mile cycle challenge to fundraise for RNLI Porthdinllaen.

Harry Fitzpatrick gets ready for the challenge

RNLI/Dylan Thomas

Harry Fitzpatrick gets ready for the challenge

Hari, 19, a keen cyclist himself and a volunteer lifeboat crew member at Porthdinllaen, along with his fellow riders at local cycling club, Clwb Beicio Yr Eifl, will start their challenge on Friday 18 June. The first day will see them cycling from Porthdinllaen to Llangollen, second day will see them cycle from Llangollen to Aberystwyth and finally, on Sunday 20 June, return to Porthdinllaen, a total of over 300 miles - all in aid of the RNLI

Hari said: 'I`ve been training weekly for the challenge doing various distances to build my fitness levels up. I can`t wait to get started now and raise much needed funds for the RNLI at the same time.'

Ken Fitzpatrick, Hari`s father and also Lifeboat Operation Manager at Porthdinllaen added: 'Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, our crew have responded to all calls for assistance, however, we have been unable to fundraise during the pandemic and I`m grateful to Clwb Beicio yr Eifl for organising the challenge'.

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Harry Fitzpatrick gets ready for the challenge 2

RNLI/Dylan Thomas

Harry Fitzpatrick gets ready for the challenge 2

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