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 better and taking every single ladies Club Championship including the 12 Hour. Nick also got inside four hours for the 100, a new club record. Chairman Barry Goodsell told Nick it was a full hour faster than his own first attempt at 100 Miles and presented a magnificent, ‘specially commissioned’ Rye Pottery mug, inscribed with the time he recorded on that momentous day. 100 miles in under 4 hours equates to an average speed in excess of 25mph, an amazing feat on the windswept Romney Marsh course where the event took place.
Pav Bryan was the only other Club Champion, taking the Club 12 Hour title in some style. He was the overall runner up in the KCA event, despite a crash on the way round.
Paul Simpson, the Social Secretary, made a fantastic job of organising the Dinner and Awards night. His efforts were appreciated by all – Few people realise the effort and preparation that went into this evening, which was enjoyed by all who attended.
Dinner Pictures :- All pictures can be enlarged
Presentation Pictures :-
More medal winners :-
And a Film from 2005 – Barry Goodsell head to head with John Beasley in the ESCA 100
“Rye’s Own” Bulletin Saturday 23 January
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