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Date: 07 January 2013

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Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station Cycle Ride for RNLI SOS day – Sunday 27 January

The Volunteer lifeboat crew at Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat station are hosting a Cycle Ride for the annual RNLI SOS day appeal on Sunday 27 January 2013. There are 3 routes – A Children’s route 6km and an Adult route either 25km or for the more ardent cyclist 50km.

Registration will take place at Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station between 9am to 10am. The cycle ride will start between 10am to 11am. The entry fee will be £10 for adults and £5 for children.

The fundraising team will be providing soup and refreshments on the day, so why not come and join us.

SOS Day is all about having fun and raising funds. Supporting SOS Day this January will help keep the RNLI's lifeboat crews trained and equipped for the year ahead. What a great way to really brighten up this otherwise dull month!

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