Not a great August Bank Holiday Monday but you will enjoy this film in the comfort of your front room.
The First Race of the 1964 Season
Roy Humphries pushes off the first man in the 1964 East Sussex Cycling Association 12 Mile Hardriders event.
Some of the riders taking part included Gary Booth, Chris Parsons, Peter Miles Dave & Jon Ashdown, Mike Ashdown, Bob French. Continue reading ESCA Hardriders 1964
Will Rye Sports and Rye Carnival Live Again
In 1965 Rye Sports Day was a popular local event, attracting athletes from all over the country. But Television was gaining a hold and first class athletics from the White City was showing athletes of International stature. Spectator support was dropping and the difference from 1950, when about 4,000 people turned up at the Cricket Salts to watch the athletic and cycle races to the mid sixties, when Continue reading Carnival Appeal Film – 1965
ESCA 2 UP Team Time Trial 1960 Plus Road Race
This piece of film will be mainly of interest to grey haired racing cyclists from the 1960’s.
John and Dave Ashdown are featured in the first race, with Richard Wall doing a cameo appearance after a face plant.
Bob French and Lynn Chambers of the Hastings Club and Gerald Maryann of Tunbridge Wells appear in the second race, which finished on Brighton Sea Front. Continue reading Cycle Racing in East Sussex 1960
First published in Rye Wheelers Year Book 2011
Anyone who has been a member of Rye Wheelers between 1954 and 2015 have heard Jim spouting off about ‘The Old Days’, but we all know how he can ‘elaborate’ a bit, so what were those days really like? Continue reading The Old Days