Fund Raiser Kevin

Rye Auctioneer is Tireless Charity Fund Raiser

Auctioneer Kevin Hall, well known at Rye Auction Galleries, has been active again this year at Charity Auction of Promises raising thousands of pounds selling anything from two nights at one of Rye’s best known hotels to a snazzy tie donated by a local shop. Continue reading Fund Raiser Kevin

It’s Carnival Time August 2010

Pictures by Kevin Hall

Fair Trade & Fine Weather Rye College brought colour and rhythm to the town on Saturday 17 July when their annual Carnival, supported by other areas of the community, burst in a blaze of colour, through the streets. Continue reading It’s Carnival Time August 2010

Time Line for Rye Wheelers

One of Rye’s oldest sporting clubs is enjoying the best time of it’s 128 years life. This time line looks at the club’s history since it’s inaugaration at the Cinque Ports Hotel in 1881. Continue reading Time Line for Rye Wheelers

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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 riders from Tenterden, Ashford and Hastings. Continue reading The “Sprocket” Page

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Adventures of the Rye & District Wheelers. Past and Present


Rye Wheelers will be supporting the Mayor’s ARRCC appeal fund for their annual charity raising event this year. Continue reading The ‘Sprocket’ Page

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     Adventures of the Rye & District Wheelers past and present


Rye & District Wheelers enjoyed a day of record breaking on Sunday 10 October when a record ten riders took part on the V.T.T.A. 15 Mile time trial at Bethersden. Continue reading The “Sprocket” Page

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Late “SPROCKET” News

Kate Takes Club Record

                        sor               Kate Alexander. New Rye Wheeler Record Holder

In only her second time trial, Rye Wheeler Kate Alexander beat Roma Page’s 10 mile record that has stood since 1957.

Storming round the Thornton Road Club’s Newchurch course on Saturday 11 September in 30 minutes and 2 seconds she knocked almost a minute off the Rye Wheelers Women’s record. Kate plans to get one more ten mile event in before the close of season in an attempt to reduce the record to under 30 minutes (20mph.)

Next year Kate plans to take Roma’s 25 mile record which has also stood since 1957.

Jon Races in France

Rye Wheeler Jon Beasley travelled to Abbeville in France on 11 September to compete in one of France’s biggest Sportive rides of 2004. The course was 130km. (80 miles) with lots of demanding hills. He completed the distance in 4-22-53 and was placed 152nd., out of over 1,000 starters, with an average speed of over 31 km per hour. Jon was also placed 18th. English rider in his age group of 18-29 years and won a silver medal.

Well done Jon.

Adventures of the Rye & District Wheelers Past and Present.

The Tuesday Run. All ages and any bike. Short runs to Pett, Appledore etcspr

Three Races in Three Days

The racing members of the club were busy over the first weekend in September with some riders competing in threee time trials. The final Tenterden Evening “10” 0f the year was won by the Wheeler’s man of the moment Barry Goodsell. He has been the fastest rider in no less than nine of the Tenterden events this season against riders from all the prominent local clubs. The following morning, Saturday 4, the club’s new lady member Katy Alexander, took part in her first time trial in the Thornton Road Club “10” on Romney Marsh, her time of 31-24 was just 31 seconds outside Roma Page’s 1957 record. The next day was “25” Mile Championship day, the event being incorporated in the V.T.T.A race on the Marsh, Brookland – Ashford, New Romney course. Six riders competed on a bright, calm morning more than any other club save for the famous San Fairy Ann club from Maidstone who had seven starters. The Wheeler’s Champion was Barry Goodsell who recorded a brilliant One Hour, Three Minutes and Forty-four Seconds, just 46 seconds outside the club record. Second was Jon Beasley with 1-8-14 and third Gary Booth in 1-18-55.

                Champion for the second year. Barry


Gary Booth was third

Full Result

1. Barry Goodsall 1 Hour 3 Minutes 40 Seconds

2. Jon Beasley 1 Hour 8 Minutes 14 Seconds

3. Gary Booth 1 Hour 18 Minutes 55 Seconds

4. Jim Hollands 1 Hour 19 Minutes 37 Seconds

5. Granville Bantick 1 Hour 28 Minutes 11 Seconds

6. Kevin Hall 1 Hour 30 Minutes 42 Seconds

“Rye’s New” October 2004

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Stories and Adventures of the Rye & District Wheelers Past and Present

The Wheelers have retained only one of their original prewar trophies, the others were lost in the period 1950-54. That is why the 25 Mile Championship Shield is so highly coveted by the Club and is so fiercely fought over each year. Continue reading The “Sprocket” Page