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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 £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.

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)
  • 'Stage 6' (Inverness to Redcar, just south of Newcastle)

We will be starting our final 'Stage 7' from Redcar to London in July 2016. 

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

Recent donors

01.07.16 Nick - very best wishes and good luck

30.06.16 Brilliant effort.

29.06.16 Congratulations Nick and Rad, keep pedalling!

28.06.16 Well done guys - massive achievement



28.06.16 What a great achievement so far and best of luck David and Alison

27.06.16 Congratulations on a great achievement and best of luck from Lucy and Michael Pelham

27.06.16 Wishing you good luck, clear skies and great success in reaching your target.

27.06.16 Loads of luck xxx

26.06.16 Nick and Rad, I am so proud and admiring of you and your fantastic achievement and it is and has been a privilege me and the RNLI City of London Committee to have supported you throughout. Well done and here's to a fantastic finish. All best, Tony

20.06.16 Keep going!

16.06.16 Well done guys! Great achievement and for a fabulous cause. Love clare, Jono, Hugo and ilaria xxx

15.06.16 Good luck! and Well done!

14.06.16 Good luck!

14.06.16 Excellent work chaps!! Well done!

23.05.16 From Nic & Jamie Byrom

24.12.15 Merry Christmas guys- all the best!


30.08.15 Well done boys, even more aware and grateful of the work they do now!

19.08.15 Go Nick. Well done mate. Sami

18.08.15 Very impressed with your effort!

16.08.15 Thanks for the loan of your bicycle pump, Gill and John - on the road to Dunbar in the rain on Saturday

14.08.15 Congratulations on yet another tour de force and so glad the weather has been kinder to you this year. Best, Tony

11.08.15 Forgot just how amazing you are.


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