Late News Extra

Bike It You’ll Like It

We all cheered on Bradley Wiggins, Chris Hoy, Vicky Pendleton and all those other great cyclists who have helped to restore our national pride and depleted gold reserves. Tears of joy and emotion, the like of which has not been seen since 1966 when England won the World Cup, erupted on Olympic rostrums and in the front rooms of Britain.

We liked the feeling of being ‘good winners’ instead of ‘good losers’. The feel good factor is back, lets not lose it this time.

Where should we start on the Road to Rio. We have to start somewhere, so why not get on your bike and take part in the Rotary Club and Rye Wheelers fun run – The Tour de Rye et Romney Marsh?

There are so many reasons for getting to the Rye Club at 9am. on Sunday 14 October and taking part. For the good of your own health and fitness, to help others, all entry fees and any other sponsor money raised goes to good causes, to introduce both young and old to the pleasures of cycling, for a challenge, There are short distance rides, 10k. or 25k. Or for the more ambitious 50k. or even 100k. distances to cover.

It can be the start of your 2016 Olympic training programme or just the start of a weight reducing campaign. If you do enough cycling you can eat as much as you want.

There will be experienced cyclists on hand to ride along with parent and child groups (Children under 14 should be accompanied by responsible parent or adult). They will offer advice and mechanical help for those doing the shorter 10 and 25k rides. Other members of the Rye & District Wheelers will be riding the longer distances and will always stop to help any rider in trouble. Those that are already involved with the cycling world will know that this is the normal practice among riders anyway.

Start from 09.00 a.m., or if you over-lay, up to 10.00 a.m. From the RYE CLUB, MARKET ROAD, RYE Registration from 08.45

There is a choice of four distances:- 10 km, 25 km, 50 km and 100 km A Medal for all finishers. Refreshments at check point Three (Old Romney) and at the finish.

Entry Fee:- £8.00 (£10.00 on the day)

11 – 16 year old £4.00 (£6.00 on the Day)

Under 11’s welcome but MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Car Parking is available in the Market Car Park (£1.50 all day)

From the October 2012

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