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Saturday, 29 January 2011

Pedal power hits Kingston


RNLI members and volunteers from the Chiswick and Teddington teams took to their bikes this weekend for a 32 hour non stop cyclathon to raise money for the lifeboat charity.

They were hoping to spin 768 miles - a task which they managed to complete.

Volunteers are the heart of the RNLI. They rely on more than 40,000 - on lifeboats, at stations, on beaches, and in fundraising.

The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. They provide a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service around the coasts of the UK and RoI, as well as a seasonal lifeguard service on many of the busiest beaches in England and Wales.

The RNLI also works to promote sea and beach safety.

Some crew members and most lifeguards are full time. They work with other staff to ensure comprehensive safety coverage around our islands. The RNLI is an independent charity with a board of volunteer trustees.

Our reporter Rob Romans [pictured on the left] helped out today, managing 2.5 miles today.

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