Weds 26 July
Eight weeks have passed since I finally closed the circuit of the last big phase around the entire coast of Ireland. The time has come to sign off and say a final, great big THANK YOU to the many fantastic RNLI characters I have met and to all of you who have supported and encouraged me over the 143 days of cycling the entire coastline, including 25 islands and 4 loughs/lochs of Britain and Ireland, via every one of the 238 RNLI Lifeboat Station.
In just four days from now, on 30 July, the funds raised for the RNLI since Day 1 at Penlee Lifeboat Station will be totalled and the online VirginMoneyGiving page will officially close. Although I have not quite managed to reach the original target of just £1 for each and every one of the estimated 8,000 miles, the actual total mileage recorded was just 7,826. This means that, with Government Gift Aid included, the £6,298 raised is currently £1,528 short of the target.
So, if you haven’t made that online donation you were planning to make, in support of our amazing Lifeboat volunteers, it’s not too late to click HERE!
A random slide show of some of the many memorable moments ..
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