Tour De Rye Et Romney Marsh

Despite the Weather Forecast, the day dawned bright and clear on Sunday 14 September for the start of this year’s Rye & Winchelsea Rotary Club’s Fun Run. Continue reading Tour De Rye Et Romney Marsh

Wheelers Visit Bosun’s for a Bite

It’s good to see young people starting their own businesses despite the prevailing financial problems we see around us.

One such lady is Noonie Woodhouse, who has just started out with the Bosun’s Bite Cafe’ at Rye Harbour. The Rye Wheelers ‘gentle run’ dropped in on Remembrance Sunday after a round trip from Rye to Rye Harbour via Appledore, Lydd and Camber.

The run to Rye Harbour had a reason other than tasting the excellent refreshments provided at the Bosun’s. They were taking a look at the cycle / footpath that they were involved in forcing East Sussex County Council to build. They noted that the final section was still to be completed. Report to follow next month.

100k. Fun Run from Rye 2011

The Sun Shone on 118 Cyclists

On a beautiful autumn day (16 Oct) no less than 118 riders set off from the Rye Club on the Rotary Club’s 5th. Annual Fun Run.

Riders set off in groups to Town Crier Rex Swaine’s now famous line – “When I Ring my Bell – Go like Hell”.

The bell rang and off they went, to Camber, Lydd, Dymchurch, Hythe, Old Romney, Brookland, Appledore, Appledore Heath and then back to Rye via the Continue reading 100k. Fun Run from Rye 2011

The Marsh Barges

Built in Rye these Shallow Draft Vessels served the towns and villages  from Teterden to the north and Hythe to the East

While the rivers around Rye, the Rother, Brede and Tillingham, were, sufficiently wide and deep and the ordinary trading vessels small enough to navigate them to their destination without the necessity of any transhipment, there was no need of such a craft. Several factors, however, combined to change the situation in a drastic fashion. Continue reading The Marsh Barges

Royal Military Canal by Canoe

 The Epic Journey

By Jimper Sutton

I was only sixteen but bent on making my own history. My mate Chris had seen a documentary on the telly the night before of a couple that had travelled down the Amazon in a life raft. Continue reading Royal Military Canal by Canoe

Public Transport’s Not For Me

 By Pauline Kingswood

With the increases in the price of oil and pressure on roads the whole question of public versus personal transport again comes sharply into focus, and a little light on the subject is needed. There are a lot of misconceptions about public transport, which makes comparison of what is offered difficult. Continue reading Public Transport’s Not For Me

Sprocket Page

Wheelers New Tuesday Runs are a Success

Up to eight riders have been getting out regularly every Tuesday to enjoy a sociable run with Rye’s Cycling Club. Places visited have included Pett, Appledore, Lydd, Stone and Brenzett, all short rides at speeds within anyone’s capabilities. More riders can be accommodated. Anyone who wants to join the group, old or young alike, can just turn up at the Riverhaven Hotel Car Park any Tuesday at 1 pm. There are no formalities and the group will ride at the speed of the slowest rider. Continue reading Sprocket Page