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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) have just finished cycling around all the lifeboat stations in Britain in an effort to raise £70,000 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.

The adventure took seven years divided up as follows: 

  • 'Stage 1' (Starting in London around the Kent coast and along the south coast to Painton, 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)
  • 'Stage 6' (Inverness to Redcar, just south of Newcastle
  • 'Stage 7' from Redcar to London around Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex. 

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

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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26.07.16 Incredible achievement and a great cause

26.07.16 Absolutely superb effort. Well done indeed.

26.07.16 Amazing achievement, congrats!!

26.07.16 Congratulations to you both on a fantastic fundraising effort for the RNLI - well done indeed.

26.07.16 Amazing

26.07.16 Well done guys. Very impressive achievement and for a super charity.

26.07.16 Well done guys for completing your challenge for such a worthy cause. It will be interesting to see what the next one is!

26.07.16 Well done :)

26.07.16 Fantastic achievement and a great cause.

26.07.16 Well done


25.07.16 What an amazing achievement.... Fundraising and cycling.

25.07.16 Well done. Not so far now!

25.07.16 Huge congrats - very impressive !!!

25.07.16 Well done an excellent cause and an outstanding effort

25.07.16 Well done Nick, very impressive and great cause!


24.07.16 Only just heard about this from yr Dad. Good effort,Rad.

24.07.16 Well done!! xx

24.07.16 Amazing work boys, so proud of you!,

22.07.16 Good luck and many congratulations. So impressive!



21.07.16 We are so proud of you guys - phenomenal achievement!

21.07.16 An amazing effort well done Nick and Rad


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