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Intrepid cyclist visits Sheerness RNLI lifeboat station

Lifeboats News Release

Sheerness RNLI lifeboat station had a visit from Steve Macallister who is based in Bristol on Wednesday 8 June.

On his retirement Steve decided he would cycle to every lifeboat station around the coastline of the UK and Ireland, which is a journey of some 8,000 miles and hopefully raise £1 for every mile for the RNLI.

Steve started his marathon journey from Penlee lifeboat station in Cornwall on 5 September 2015.

After leaving Sheerness lifeboat station, Steve will travel down to the stations in Thanet and then back along the south coast to his starting point at Penlee.

From there he will travel over to Ireland and hopefully complete his marathon journey by the end of the year.

To follow his progress and also to make a donation go to www.rnlicoastalride.com.

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