Rye Wheeler William wins Hastings Hill Climb

Outstanding Victory for Young Rye Wheeler

On a miserable wet morning, Rye Wheeler William Murtagh was the outright winner of the Hastings Hill Climb which took place this morning Sunday 16 October 2016.

William Murtagh
William Murtagh

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VTTA 15 Mile Sunday 9 October

Pictures from the Event

Gordon Davis of the Thornton Road Club competed in the event in memory of his son Andrew who had competed in 2001 but sadly died in 2002.

Gordon, who is almost eighty, has been racing in time trials since 1954. He is pictured below, rounding the Brenzett roundabout with four miles to go.


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Wheelers Trip to France 2016

Cross Channel Jaunt

Ten of the more senior members of Rye & District Wheelers ( average age 70 )  made a trip across the Channel from Dover on Tuesday 26 July 2016 and rode a circular route from Calais via Gravelines, Audruicq, Ardres and back along the Canal Road to Calais.

Wheelers in France 2016
Wheelers in France 2016

A 50 mile run, interspersed with stops for refreshments at regular intervals to sample the cuisine and hospitality of the area. Continue reading Wheelers Trip to France 2016

Rye Wheelers 10 Mile Junior Championship 1962

Mike Ashdown, Bernard Clarke, Garry Booth, Chris Parsons & Peter Miles at Full Speed

Another piece of film from the 1960’s – Dug out of the Rye’s Own Film Archive

From “Rye’s Own” Film Archive  – Released Monday 20 June 2016

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The Tenterden 5 Mile

On a windy but mild day in February, there was a record entry for the Tenterden 5 Mile Race (previously called the Isle of Oxney Hot Soup 5 mile dash) A rolling rural, almost traffic free, route along the quiet lanes around the pretty Kent village of Wittersham, near Tenterden was well organised, friendly and the marshals and St John Ambulance were cheerful and supportive. Continue reading The Tenterden 5 Mile

The Joys of Owning a Bike


By Beryl Dale

As a child I lived in the village of Playden, near Rye in East Sussex, close to the boundary with Kent. It is a village where the centre housed the church, village hall and The Peace and Plenty pub. Not far from there was the school which my brother and I attended until we were eleven years old. We lived on the far reaches of the village near The River Rother and close to the lock gates and the Star Inn pub.

I was seven years old when the Second World War ended and until then we had been restricted in our movements. Having to show identity cards wherever we went. Suddenly we could roam free. Dad had a small arable farm on the far side of the river to where we lived. Also a market garden, a grain drying unit and he reared pigs and kept hens. We knew all the local farmers and felt free to play in the fields around us. Continue reading The Joys of Owning a Bike

Rye Wheelers Race History

Wheelers Race History Up to April 2004

Frank Brann the barber won the Rye & District Wheelers Hill Climb Championship in 1937 and was runner up in 1938

Jill Catt, the wife of Jim Catt won the Rye & Bexhill Inter Club 10 Mile Time Trial in Continue reading Rye Wheelers Race History

Thornton Road Club Prize Evening

Presentation with Music

The Thornton Road Club Trophy Awards Night was held at the City of London in Dymchurch on Saturday 23 January. Gordon Davis officiated and Dace Homa of the Rye & District Wheelers presented the awards.

The presentation was followed by an excellent programme of music performed by local singer and musician, Millie Andrews, whose lovely voice and Continue reading Thornton Road Club Prize Evening

Rye Wheelers Dine

38 members of Rye & District Wheelers celebrated the 2016 season with a Grand Dinner and Awards Presentation at Simply Italian on Friday 22 January.

The amazing Wilson Family took all the Championships except one with Nick Wilson taking all championships up to 100 miles and Rebecca Wilson going one Continue reading Rye Wheelers Dine