Rowers prepare for fund-raising rowathon

PUBLISHED: 14:26 13 November 2013 | UPDATED: 14:26 13 November 2013

Rowers from Clevedon Pilot Gig Club are getting ready to take part in a 24-hour rowathon.

ROWERS from Clevedon Pilot Gig Club are getting ready to test their mettle against the dreaded rowing machine in a 24-hour rowathon.

The event will take place in the Spinning Weal on Hill Road, Clevedon, on November 30. The aim is to raise funds for the club in order to maintain their boats and equipment and also to develop their burgeoning youth rowing activity.

There will be a competition to guess the total distance rowed on two machines over a 12-hour period. In addition, the club is proud to support the work of the Portishead Lifeboat organisation, who will be present on the day to help with fundraising and get some healthy competition going on the rowing machines.

The club has gone from strength to strength over the last three years and, with over 100 members and four gigs, is looking forward to the winter training season in readiness for the World Pilot Gig Championships next May.

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