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Alan Cheesley

Alan's cycling the whole Great British coast

Fundraising for RNLI - Royal National Lifeboat Institution

61 %
raised of £5,000 target
by 82 supporters

RNLI - Royal National Lifeboat Institution

We are a 24 hour search & rescue service to save lives at sea

Charity Registration No. 209603


RNLI have almost 5000 volunteers, so I am going to cycle 5000 miles, and want to raise £5000.

So far - 75 RNLI stations visited, 2,867km (1,792M) cycled, 29,910m climbed.

See a map of my progress here -

It will take me two more summers to complete, so I will add trips as I plan them.

The 2020 trips are here:-

  • March 6 - 9, Preston to The Lakes
  • April 16 - 20, North Cornwall (tough)
  • August 6 - 8, Southend-on-Sea to Lowestoft
  • August 8 - 15, Lowestoft to The Wash (especially for slower riders)
  • September 11 - 14, Skegness to Newcastle (tough)

If you are up for a ride, even if it is for just a few miles, let me know and I'll send you more details. 

If you want to join me for any of the coastal trips, please contact me -

In 2016, lifeboat crews launched 8,851 times, rescuing 8,643 and saving 431 lives. And our lifeguards attended 17,414 beach incidents, helping 20,538 people and saving 127 lives.

The RNLI are 95% volunteers who are prepared to risk their lives for complete strangers, whenever they are called to do so.  They keep us safe in our waters.

This is going to be quite a challenge, so hopefully it can encourage and inspire more leisure cyclists to do some if not all of it too.

How your support helps

£17 will buy two red and yellow flags to keep people safe on the beach.

£45 will buy a pair of yellow wellies to keep our lifeboat crew safe and steady. 

£198 will buy a helmet to protect our crew from the worst conditions the sea can throw at them.

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