Rye Wheelers Greatest Year

Rye Wheelers have a National Champion

Chairman’s Report

I have been doing these reports for over ten years now and each time I have wondered how the club can possibly improve the following year, but amazingly it always seems to. The 2011 act will be a hard one to follow. Continue reading Rye Wheelers Greatest Year

Rye Wheelers “50” Championship 2010

Steve & Bronwen are the Champions

Rye Wheelers 50 Mile Time Trial Championships

On an almost perfect morning the 2010 Rye & District Wheelers 50 Mile Championship (incorporated in the VTTA “50”) was keenly fought out on a Romney Marsh course.

17 riders, thirteen men and four ladies, took the starter’s signal and rode off at minute intervals. They were cheered on by other club members and cyclists from other clubs scattered around the course. Continue reading Rye Wheelers “50” Championship 2010

Wheelers are 12 Hour Champions Again

Bob Burden Writes ……….

Kent CA Open 12 Hour, Sunday 9th August 2009

Once again it was the second Sunday in August and time for the highlight of the time trial year for me! It was up at the crack of dawn, sadly not to ride but to assist two of our riders, Mark Amon and Dave Wheeler, both of whom were riding their first twelve hour event. Dave’s preparation with drinks and food left nothing to chance with an array of proteins and carbohydrates or something like that (as one who has ridden all his long distance events on sultanas and liquorice allsorts and a few gallons of orange juice I was well out of my depth). Luckily Aly Continue reading Wheelers are 12 Hour Champions Again

Twelve Hours in the Saddle

How do you fancy spending a whole twelve hours one Sunday on a push bike? Sounds painful? You have heard nothing yet.

This twelve hours is a race! The idea to go as far as you can in the time. Even the Tour de France riders do not spend that long on their bikes in one session. Continue reading Twelve Hours in the Saddle