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
There was a time, way back before the Second World War, that the cycling Ashdown family of New Romney, were fierce rivals with members of the Rye Wheelers at grass track events around the area. Continue reading The Ashdowns of New Romney
Success for the Wheelers
Four riders represented the Rye cycling club in the first race of the season, run off over 12 torturous miles of Sussex roads near Battle, three of the steep hills had to be climbed in this time trial event, aptly named the Hard-riders Twelve and organised by the East Sussex Cycling Association. Continue reading Success for the Wheelers