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The RNLI Tour of Britain

Rad Hart-George, Nick Pleydell-Bouverie

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Hi folks, 

Thanks for visiting our page. We (Nick and Rad) are cycling around all the lifeboat stations in the UK in an effort to raise £40,000 for the RNLI. 

You may not be aware that the RNLI is a charity that relies entirely on donations- it receives no government funding at all, yet we treat it just like any other emergency service. In addition to this, the crew are almost all volunteers, giving up their time and putting their lives on the line in order to help others who are in trouble at sea, on estuaries or inland during flooding. Quite remarkable, I think you will agree.

We have already completed:

  • 'Stage 1' (820km from London around the Kent coast and along the south coast to Painton in Devon)
  • 'Stage 2' (Paignton along the south coast to Land's End, around the corner and up into South Wales- finishing in Newport) and
  • 'Stage 3' (Newport around the entire Welsh coast finishing in Chester)
  • 'Stage 4' (Chester to Oban in Scotland via the Inner Hebrides)
  • 'Stage 5' (Oban to Inverness via the Outer Hebrides and Orknies)

Photos and diary updates can be found on our blog (see address below) and we will also be tweeting our adventures (our twitter name is: Rad_and_Nick).

We will be embarking on the next stage from Inverness to Middlesbrough in summer 2015.

We are very grateful for any amount of money donated and thank you for helping save lives with the RNLI. 

Nick and Rad

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07.12.14 Good luck Nick from the friends that your parents have made through the Lymington RNLI.

21.09.14 Rad / Nick - great work guys. Got on my bike for the first time in over 3 years yesterday and feeling it today - so can only imagine how much fun you're having. Would be good to see you in London soon. Best, Duncan B

29.07.14 Go bro you're a pro - we are very proud of you. Loads of love x

28.07.14 This challenge must require an unusually large tub of vaseline? Which in itself is probably no small challenge to peddle around with?!

24.07.14 How amazing and good luck!


24.07.14 Good cause! Good luck!

24.07.14 You'll do it Nick! Bestest wishes, Annie x

18.06.14 You guys are hero's. Incredible cause. Keep it up.....


09.06.14 Rad and Nick, What an amazing trip this year - I so admire your determination, dedication and physical endurance. And the blog is fantastic too - great words, pics and videos (I hope safe to take!) WELL DONE and THANKYOU.

06.06.14 Brilliant effort and loving the videos! Lots of love Ollie Suzy and Bump xxxxxx

02.06.14 Any good turbine sites in Uig?!

01.06.14 Amazing effort guys, well done! You have very understanding wives too! xx

29.05.14 This is "over the top"! Good luck!

12.12.13 We think this is a great effort. Well done and we hope the rest of the tour goes well. Jane & Gerard Chichester

01.12.13 Way to go, Nick and Rad! Cousin Sarah and Dr. Mark

17.08.13 A very impressive effort - well done Nick

13.08.13 Enjoyed meeting you on your Luing leg of your journey. V impressed by your efforts. Good luck for next year! Graham and Sandra


11.08.13 A magnificent effort

06.08.13 Go on lads!

05.08.13 Well done guys!

04.08.13 So sorry I couldn't be there the other night. Keep up the great work, and very envious.


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