SOS cycle for charity

PUBLISHED: 20:00 29 January 2013

The cyclathon is on Saturday

The cyclathon is on Saturday


A WORLD record holder will join RNLI fundraisers at one of their biggest events of the year.

SOS Day will be held on Saturday and volunteers will hold a cyclathon in Weston’s Sovereign Shopping Centre.

Weston RNLI is holding the cycling challenge from 10am-4pm and the event will be opened by the town’s MP John Penrose.

Zara Davis, who holds the world record for speedsailing at 34.75 knots and the women’s world windsurfing 500m record at 44.92 knots, will also take part.

The public will be challenged to take part as individuals for 10 minutes each or in teams of three.

There will be an entry fee of £2 per individual or £10 per team and all proceeds will go to the RNLI.

The event will be using Wattbikes, which are unique indoor bicycles that in real time can measure your power output, cadence, efficiency and most importantly cycling technique.

The RNLI and Freak Events have teamed up to give the general public the opportunity to measure themselves against athletes like including Mark Cavendish, Sir Bradley Wiggins and Sir Chris Hoy, using information provided.

There will be prizes for the winners.

RNLI Lifeboat operations manager, Pete Holder, said: “Our role is to save lives at sea.

“We do that with volunteer crews and depend entirely on public donations.

“Events like this are fun but also a great way of collecting the funds we need.”

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