With Bonfire Night looming Rye’s Own has raked through the archives and found these pictures for your enjoyment. Pictures can be enlarged.
They used to race, in days of old, from the Ewe & Lamb at Wittersham to Tenterden and back.
This race, filmed in 1962, was supported by seven tricycles and one single (Rye Wheeler Jon Ashdown. Continue reading Ewe & Lamb Sprint 1962
The Club Championship “25”
The first Rye Wheelers Club Championship “25” was held in 1926 and won by Ted Bannister. His time was not recorded but the second place man, Harry Britt, finished in I-15-05, Les Hatter was third. The club minute books show there was a 25 Championship every year up to 1936 but no record of riders or results are shown. Continue reading Rye & District Wheelers 25 Mile Championship Time Trial
The “Sprocket” Page
Adventures of the Rye & District Wheelers Past and Present
May has been another great month for the Rye & District Wheelers. There were no less than ten Rye riders entered for the first Tenterden “10”, this despite losing ever present Kevin Hall to an ankle operation that will put him out of action for several races. Barry Goodsell produced the fastest ride of the evening, beating Continue reading Rye Wheelers 2005 and Earlier
Wheelers in the News
The Rye & District Wheelers have been in the news quite a lot recently. Their Marathon Charity Roller Ride for ARRCC got publicity in the Rye Observer and an Continue reading Exciting Times for the Wheelers
Around the Clubs
Movie Societies Successful Year
Speaking at the Annual General Meeting of the Rye & District Movie Society held on Friday 3rd March, at the Further Education Centre, Mrs. Camier, retiring chairman, told the members that 1966 had been the most successful year in the society’s history. Mrs. Camier went on “The highlight of the year was the making of the film of the Royal Visit to Rye in October. The subsequent public showing early in this year proved what a great success this film was.” Continue reading April 1967 Rye Newsreel