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Coast to Coast for coastal rescue charity
A SANDBACH fundraiser is gearing up for a coast to coast bikeride to raise money for the charity which saved him five years ago.
Dave Hursthhouse plans to cycle 170 miles from Morecambe to Bridlington in aid of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).
Dave will set off tomorrow, Friday August 24, three days and following a pattern of 50 miles on day one, 65 miles on day two and 55 miles on day three.
Dave is no stranger to taking up energetic challenges and has raised over £6,000 for the RNLI since 2008 through sponsored runs, swims and triathlons.
Through his latest challenge he has already raised £949.
Dave is looking forward to the long-distance cycle ride but admits that this is his biggest challenge yet.
He said: “So far, most of my cycling has been for triathlon events, so I will be riding for much longer daily distances than I’ve done previously. I will also have consecutive days in the saddle to contend with.
“I’m no Bradley Wiggins, but I do have sideburns – so I’m sure it’ll be okay,” he added.
In the lead-up to the ride Dave has also been finding time to add to his sponsorship money by arranging dress-down-days at work , cake bakes and raffles.
The RNLI is a charity that is very close to Dave’s heart.
He explained: “In 2007, whilst visiting Abersoch, RNLI volunteers came to my aid following a sailing accident and I don’t think I’ll ever feel that debt has been repaid.
“As a family we spend a lot of time in the area sailing, boating and diving and it made me realise how much we depend on this life-saving charity.”
To support Dave’s challenge, search ‘Daves RNLI Coast2Coast Cycle’ at www.justgiving.com