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FCDO Globalmile

22nd May 2021

Cygnet RC does the FCDO Globalmile

On Saturday 15th May, Cygnet Rowing Club celebrated its links and history with the Civil Service by joining in with a truly global relay as part of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development (FCDO) Globalmile event. A racing crew completed a mile course as part of the London Leg of the Globalmile event that saw diplomats from British Embassies across the world complete a 24-hour relay; on foot, by bike, in the water and in our case, in Club colours and at race-pace in the Noel Davison VIII+. The FCDO event was organised in aid of mental health charities, including MIND in the UK, with efforts so far raising in excess of £17,000.

The race was a welcome return to racing post-lockdown and some excellent practice for the forthcoming regatta season. It also served as a fantastic opportunity to proudly display our racing colours and promote our links to the civil service and diplomatic community. The crew, coxed by BBLRC Captain Hannah Cox, raced a mile course from Putney Town Steps to the Civil Service boat house flagpole, completing the course in a time of 5:39. Special thanks to the racing crew: H Steedman (Cox), M Guttridge (Stroke), C Cabrera , M Byrne, P Goldsworthy, R Bailey, V Todorov, J Broadhurst (BBLRC Super-Sub), T Broadhurst (Bow).

Pictures below show the course, the racing crew and the FCDO London leg of the Globalmile.

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