Rye Rotarians & Cyclists Raise Cash in Fun Run
From the November 2008 issue of “Rye’s Own”
Rye & Winchelsea Rotary Club and the Rye & District Wheelers joined
forces to put on their second annual “Tour de Rye et Romney Marshes”
cycle endurance fun run.
Their were four distances to choose from, 10k., 25k., 50k., or for
the very adventurous 100 kilometres. Last year it was the shorter
distances that were favoured but this time the two longer distances
were favourite. A record entry of 116, twenty more than 2007, took
part and raised an estimated £2,000 in entry fees and sponsor money.
Rye Wheelers and other cycling club members were among those taking
part but there were many individual riders. Paul Williams of “Sweet
Williams” the greengrocers, completed the 100k. distance for the second
successive year, this time about two hours quicker due in some part
to his better fitness but to a much greater degree to his improved
navigation! The ride proved popular with young and old alike with
many family entries.
The event started and finished at the Rye Club which was a hive of
activity all day. Richard Popple and his helpers saw the riders on
their way, co-ordinated the marshals and checked the riders in on
their return. They also presented the magnificent medals to every
finisher and provided tea and biscuits.