LIFEBOATMEN were presented with a £3,000 cheque from members of St Leonards Rotary Club on Friday.
The club’s president, Bunny Cruttenden, together with Ray Howard, its spokesman, handed the cash over to Peter Adams, operations manager for Hastings RNLI.
The money will go towards training crew members, which costs around £24,000 annually in total. It was raised from last year’s Castle Cycle Challenge, better known as On Yer Bike. This year’s takes place on Sunday, April 17.
Entrants have a choice of pedalling a 25-mile course, which runs from St Leonards seafront to Glyne Gap, over Galley Hill towards Bexhill seafront and the De La Warr Pavilion into West Parade, then on to Cooden and Pevensey Castle.
The longer route, which is 40 miles long, follows the same course but continues past Pevensey Castle to Wartling, Hurstmonceux Castle and Magham Down.
Entrants can enter the challenge by logging on to www.stleonardsrotary.org or fill in the application form on this page.