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Sean Yates, one of only three Englishmen ever to hold the coveted Yellow Jersey of leader in the famous Tour De France, the annual 3,000 mile, three week cycle race, honoured the Wheelers by accepting an invitation to the Club’s Annual Dinner on November 10 at the Riverhaven Hotel.
Sean delighted the fifty plus members and friends by answering questions about his experiences in the twelve Tours he raced in. He actually completed nine, riding into Paris for the last stage with the much depleted field.
Sean later presented the trophies to this year’s winning Club Racing Champions and Leisure Riders.
This must have been the most successful Club Dinners since the original Rye Cyc ling Club wa s founded in 1881. Much of the credit for this great evening must go to Gary Booth, the Racing S e c r e t a r y, who worked so hard getting the trophies and prizes together and produced a speech that had the members splitting their sides.
Barry Goodsell was the “Rider of the Year” winning the 10, 15, 25, and 50 mile titles, but the “Ride of the Year” must surely have been that of Jon Beasley, who took Barry on in the “100” and won the event by 28 seconds!
The Christmas Dinner Run
The Christmas Dinner run will be on Sunday December 18. Members will meet at the Riverhaven Car Park at 10am. and cycle via Appledore to Reading Street Garden Centre “Planters Restaurant” where a Traditional Turkey Dinner Awaits.
From “Rye’s Own “ December 2005
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