Porthmadog Yacht Club rowers embark on 700 mile cycle challenge in aid of RNLI

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A group of 'Celtic Rowers' from MYC Porthmadog are planning to take on an arduous 700 mile cycle challenge to raise funds in aid of the RNLI by completing a C2C 700 challenge. The 700 miles route around Wales will visit all 30 RNLI Stations starting on 5th September in Criccieth.

C2C cyclists at Criccieth Lifeboat Station

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C2C cyclists at Criccieth Lifeboat Station
The planned route will see the team of cyclists ride clockwise around Wales, returning to Criccieth on the 18th of September. The yacht club selected the RNLI as their benefactor as Lifeboat volunteers provide a 24/7 life-saving service around the UK and Ireland, giving up their time to serve society.

Anyone wishing to donate via their JustGiving page can do via www.justgiving/fundraising/criccieth2criccieth700.

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