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Cyclists raise over £2000 for the Mumbles Lifeboats

Lifeboats News Release

The longest day in the saddle for fundraising cyclists

A group of 15 cyclists from the Swansea Cycle Club Cycle Café endured an epic journey over the weekend.
The experienced endurance riders completed the task of Cycling 166 miles from Llandudno Pier to Mumbles Pier in just one day.
One of the organisers Mark Gallagher said ‘ We chose Saturday as it was one of the longest days of the year. We were up at 3.45 and on the road by 04.30, arriving at Mumbles Pier just after 7pm.
It was a very tough ride but we managed to do it and come into Mumbles an hour before schedule. We need to say a massive thanks to our support team and everyone who has donated to such a wonderful cause’.
The Mumbles lifeboat Coxswain Martin Double said ‘ The RNLI is funded entirely by charitable donations and without the efforts of amazing people like this we simply wouldn’t be able to function. We’re extremely grateful for their efforts.’

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Key facts about the RNLI

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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