Tyne to Whitby row

The first, and possibly most challenging of the William Riley’s sponsored rows, was a carefully planned four day trip from Tynemouth lifeboat station to Whitby, a distance of some 54 miles down the unpredictable North Sea. The idea for this trip came from Pete Thomson, Graham Chaddock, Paul Headlam, and Tim Hicking,¬†and involved¬†other members of the Whitby Historic Lifeboat Trust. …

Lloyds bank advert

Early in 2015, a request for the Riley to be filmed for the Lloyds bank 250th anniversary. The date for the filming was set for the beginning of June. As the Riley was booked for the Shoreham anniversary later that month, it was arranged for the Riley to be transported to Rye in Kent, and then to Wells in Norfolk …