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£1,955
raised of £2,000 target by 42 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,955 to help the Happisburgh RNLI Lifeboat at Cart Gap and to help people living in the 8 Coastal Parishes around Lessingham & Happisburgh.

    North Norfolk
    Funded on Friday, 20th November 2020

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    Sailing and the sea have always been my passion. As an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor I have taken part in 8 Air-Sea rescue live practice sessions, often in atrocious conditions, and utilising various RNLI vessels/aircraft. I have always come away in awe of their skill and precision. To maintain this service requires both dedication and funding.

    After many years living aboard a yacht I am now "beached" ashore in Lessingham. While looking for a new outdoor interest I was introduced to cycling by a close friend. Much like sailing it requires close attention to weather and navigation. So at 67 years of age, I came rather late to cycle touring and although I am not particularly fast I love the open air and freedom it offers.

    As the CoVid restrictions are easing many people in our immediate area are suffering job loss and hardship. To try to help just a little, I will be cycling Coast to Coast from Lands End to Cart Gap, Happisbugh, Norfolk via Ness Point at Lowerstoft, the furthest-most points West & East to raise money for the RNLI & local charities.

    This 650+ mile ride follows the National Cycle Network, as far as possible, and will commence in early September. The route is definitely not the most direct but should certainly be very scenic with plenty of challenging hills.

    Riding 30-50 miles a day, I hope to have plenty of time for sight-seeing along the way, while camping overnight wherever possible will also increase the fun. I anticipate taking 18-20 days depending mostly upon the weather and where I can find suitable campsites.

    I hope to keep friends up-to-date on my progress via TWITTER (@ontutbike) and I will be including a few photos where I can. You can also follow me on STRAVA.COM to see each day's ride as it happens. My GPX tracks will be available to anyone who wants to try the route for themselves in the future.

    I am riding a Merida Silex Gravel bike which should cope well with the 25 Kgs of kit I will be carrying. It seems to be nearly all camping and repair gear with just a few spare clothes shoved into any available gaps. Amazing how it all adds up. I'll add my packing detail on the Twitter feed.

    This is the first long distance ride I have attempted so wish me luck and PLEASE HELP where you can.

    Thank You

    TWITTER @ontutbike STRAVA.COM: peter cavanagh

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    • Peter Cavanagh1 year ago
      Peter Cavanagh

      Peter Cavanagh

      1 year ago

      WOW! Just calculated my total climb on the Coast to Coast. At 31,104 feet its higher than Mt Everest! Follow me on STRAVA to see each day as it happens.

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    • Peter Cavanagh1 year ago
      Peter Cavanagh

      Peter Cavanagh

      1 year ago

      Just had my bike serviced at Black Bikes in Sherringham ready for my epic Coast-to-Coast journey next month. Greg, supplied my Merida Silex last year, and has done a great job going through everything to make sure I am as trouble free as possible.

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    • Peter Cavanagh1 year ago
      Peter Cavanagh

      Peter Cavanagh

      1 year ago

      I've just finished plotting my anticipated route between Lands End and Ness Point. I have offers for camping on each night along my route so all I need to do now is find those cafes and lunch stops. Only 2 weeks to go, I hope the weather improves!

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    42

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 1, 2020

      Well done 😃

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 20, 2020

      Well done both great causes

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 20, 2020

      Well done 😊

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

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      Oct 18, 2020

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      Oct 17, 2020

    • Sarah Lloyd

      Sarah Lloyd

      Oct 7, 2020

      Very impressed with your efforts, glad you got back safe

      £20.00

    • Steve & Jacki

      Steve & Jacki

      Sep 24, 2020

      Well done Pete, we knew you could do it.

      £50.00

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    Peter Cavanagh

    Peter Cavanagh

    North Norfolk

    Hi, I'm Pete Cavanagh, I live in Lessingham village, Norfolk. I'm 67, a retired BT Development Manager at Martlesham Suffolk. RYA Yachtmaster Instructor with East Anglian Sea School. Refitted a 50' steel yacht and lived aboard with my wife for over 10 years. Keen Cyclist

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