Championship Twenty-Five

The Rye Wheelers 25 Mile Championship, run in conjunction with the Kent V.T.T.A event on September 4 over Marsh roads was one of the most memorable for over fifty years.
Barry Goodsell retained his title with a great Championship record time of 1 Hour 2 Minutes and 15 seconds, only nine seconds slower than his own club record, set in August.
No less than nine Rye Wheelers took part in the race, more than any other club in the 70 strong field. The full Wheelers Championship result was :-

1. Barry Goodsell                   1-02-15
2. Jon Beasley                          1-05-48
3. Mike Ashdown                   1-07-18
4. David Patten                        1-09-45
5. Bill Waters                           1-13-22
6. Garry Booth                        1-14-04
7. Jim Hollands                       1-19-35
8. Granville Bantick             1-27-02
9. Mark Nash                          Did not finish.

From “Rye’s Own “ October 2005

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