Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Lands End to Rest Bay Ride #LE2RB - Meet The Team - Arran Bluck

Arran has grown up on the beach and come through the club from Nippers. He regularly competes for the club in surf lifesaving competition as well as working on Rest Bay as a local authority lifeguard.

Outside of Rest Bay he's entering the third year of a degree in music at Falmouth University. Being based in Cornwall gives him an advantage for the first leg of the cycle as he's familiar with cycling the roads around the area.

1) Why did you decide to take part in the Rest Bay 2 Lands End Cycle?
Along with not being mentally "all there" it will be a fantastic personal challenge and it's for a great cause!

2) How have you prepared for the cycle?
Not as much as I should have! Currently in talks with DFS to see if they can supply me with a comfy saddle for the journey...

3) What are you looking forward to most about the cycle?
I personally think that cycling over the Severn Bridge and in to Wales is going to be amazing plus the banter between the seven of us taking part is sure to be good. 

4) How long have you been a member of Rest Bay Lifeguard Club?
Since I was 5 so around 15 years. 

5) Currently living?
In a house! Porthcawl though.

6) Favourite Food?
Pretty much anything between two pieces of bread is good!

7) Favourite Beach?
Rest Bay of course!! Though Porth Kernow near Lands End is a close second.

8) Nicknames?
Bluck, Blucky, Fingers, Tango Sierra to name but a few.

9) Favourite music right now?
This band called "Harbour Party" I hear they are pretty good.

10) One thing you can't leave home without?
My saddle, for training purposes. I carry it everywhere.

11) Favourite past time?
Anything outdoors, I spend most of my time (when awake) at the beach. Being outdoors or music.

12) Future plans?
Hope to pass my degree then who knows. Maybe travel for a bit round Europe before getting a real job.

Further Info on the Lands End to Rest Bay Ride #LE2RB
Following the theft of the ATV from Rest Bay Lifeguard Club in October 2012 our ability to launch our rescue craft and respond quickly to casualties on the beach were both in jeopardy. Potentially lives were at risk. It also meant that our ability to hold sea based training sessions for our nippers and juniors might not be possible. These sessions needed a safety boat present whilst they took place and without an ATV it was not possible to tow the IRB onto the beach.

Thanks to the support of the community we raised considerable funds towards a replacement vehicle but need to raise more to cover the full costs. To do this a team of our lifeguards will embark on a charity cycle later this month to raise funds towards the cost of the replacement vehicle. Click here to find out more about the #LE2RB ride

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