8,000 miles and 237 Lifeboat Stations

I am Steve McAllister, recently retired.  I’m  cycling around the coast of the British Isles, i.e. England, all of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and every other island that hosts an RNLI Lifeboat Station. This is a personal challenge and an attempt to raise money for the charity that saves lives at sea, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

You can support my efforts by donating to the RNLI via my Virgin Money Giving page.


Cycling Days:

Autumn 2015 (done)

The North West Facing Coast of Cornwall, Devon and Somerset

Day 1   Penlee to Perranporth, via Sennen Cove, St Ives and St Agnes

Day 2   Perranporth to Padstow, via Newquay

Day 3   Padstow to Clovelly, via Rock, Port Isaac and Bude

Day 4   Clovelly to Lynmouth, via Appledore and Ilfracombe

Day 5   Lynmouth to Weston Super Mare, via Minehead and Burnham on Sea

Day 6   Weston Super Mare to Bristol, via Portishead

The South and West Wales Coast

Day 7    Bristol to Barry Dock, via Penarth

Day 8    Barry Dock to Llanelli, via Porthcawl, Mumbles & Port Eynon

Day 9    Llanelli to Angle, via Burry Port & Tenby

Day 10   Angle to St David’s, via Little & Broad Haven

Day 11   St David’s to New Quay, via Fishguard and Cardigan

Day 12   New Quay to Aberdovey, via Aberystwyth

Day 13   Aberdovey to Criccieth, via Barmouth

The North Wales Coast

Day 14   Criccieth to Porthdinllaen, via Pwllheli & Abersoch

Day 15   Porthdinllaen to Holyhead

Day 16   Holyhead to Beaumaris, via Trearddur Bay, Cemaes & Moelfre

Day 17   Beaumaris to Flint, via Conwy, Llandudno and Rhyl

The North West Coast of England

Day 18   Flint to Southport, via West Kirby, Hoylake, New Brighton and the Mersey Ferry

Day 19   Southport to Fleetwood, via Lytham St Anne’s and Blackpool

Day 20  Fleetwood to Barrow, via Morecambe

Day 21  Barrow to St Bees

Day 22   St Bees to Carlisle, via Workington and Silloth


Spring 2016 (planned):  

South West Scotland

Day 23 Carlisle to Kippford

Day 24 Kippford to Portpatrick, via Kirkcudbright

Day 25   Portpatrick to Girvan, via Stranraer

Day 26   Girvan to Largs, via Troon

Day 27 Largs to Dunoon, via Helensburgh

Day 28   Dunoon to Lochranza, via Tighnabruaich

Day 29   Lochranza to Campbeltown, via Arran (Lamlash)

Day 30   Campbeltown to port Ellen

Day 31   Port Ellen to Tarbert

Day 32   Tarbert to Oban

North West Scotland

Day 33   Oban to Tobermoray

Day 34   Tobermoray to Mallaig

Day 35   Mallaig to … tbc soon

One thought on “8,000 miles and 237 Lifeboat Stations

  1. martinowen14 February 1, 2016 / 7:15 am

    Great blog Steve, and fantastic endeavour for an outstanding cause. Keep writing; so the work-bound of us can share the adventure!

    Martin G-NV


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