HM Coastguard colleagues are undertaking an epic cycle ride challenge this weekend.
The riders will visit many of the Kent HM Coastguard stations during August 31 and September 1 in memory of late Herne Bay Station Officer Gordon Sinclair who passed away earlier this year after 20 years dedicated service to the HM Coastguard.
All funds raised will be in aid of the Coastguard Association, which is a charitable organisation that helps serving or retired Coastguard personnel in times of genuine hardship, poverty or distress.
Gordon was a father and husband who joined the Herne Bay team in January 1999, following in both his father’s and his uncle’s footsteps. He went on to become the Station Officer in August 2015. He was always driven, and passionate about the Coastguard.
The ‘Gordon Sinclair Memorial Ride’ is a gruelling challenge starting from the Herne Bay Coastguard station, travelling full circle around Kent -a total of 163 miles!
As a voluntary service, the association is heavily reliant on donations from the public. Donations which enable them to help current and retired members in times of hardship.