They used to race, in days of old, from the Ewe & Lamb at Wittersham to Tenterden and back.
This race, filmed in 1962, was supported by seven tricycles and one single (Rye Wheeler Jon Ashdown.
The main interest is in the officials. Giants from Rye Wheelers past. Jim Catt, Gordon Lamb and Jim Sargent. All from the pre war Wheelers and even before when it was Rye Cycling Club.
I believe that this is the only surviving piece of film that includes all three of them. Great men from a great cycling tradition.
From the “Rye’s Own” Film Archive. Released 10 October 2015.
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