New Series for Rye’s Own News

Rye’s Own is packed full with Rye Characters every month. But to give a taste of the variety of characters and personalities hiding round every corner we are doing a regular ongoing feature in RYE OWN NEWS.

Look out Bernard’s about

Number One ………….. Bernard Clark

Bernard The Film Star
Bernard The Film Star

Bernard Stars in a film from the Rye’s Own Archive. It’s called ‘Bernard’s Nightmare’ but the fact is, the nightmare is for those who watch. Continue reading FAMOUS LIVING CHARACTERS OF RYE

Local Cycling- Early Season Activity

Cycling clubs from all over East Sussex and Kent took part in the Kent Group VTTA Annual Reliability Trial which started and finished at Bethersden on Sunday 8 February. Continue reading Local Cycling- Early Season Activity

Rye Wheeler Hurt in Crash in Cornwall

Fell on Decent.

An announcement on the Rye Wheelers webside is telling of an accident among the eight riders from the club who are taking part in a ride from Lands End to Rye.


It seems that Chris Ashbee came off his bike on a downhill section of the ride through Cornwall and and suffered back injuries. Continue reading Rye Wheeler Hurt in Crash in Cornwall

Wheelers Barbecue at ARRCC

The Film of the Wheelers 2016 Barbecue

Over thirty members of the Rye & District Wheelers were present at ARRCC for their 2016 Barbecue.

Paul Simpson (Head Chef) and his assistant, William were in charge of the fire and despite lots of smoke managed to produce well cooked sausages etc. Continue reading Wheelers Barbecue at ARRCC

Thornton Road Club Prize Evening

Presentation with Music

The Thornton Road Club Trophy Awards Night was held at the City of London in Dymchurch on Saturday 23 January. Gordon Davis officiated and Dace Homa of the Rye & District Wheelers presented the awards.

The presentation was followed by an excellent programme of music performed by local singer and musician, Millie Andrews, whose lovely voice and Continue reading Thornton Road Club Prize Evening

Rye Wheelers Dine

38 members of Rye & District Wheelers celebrated the 2016 season with a Grand Dinner and Awards Presentation at Simply Italian on Friday 22 January.

The amazing Wilson Family took all the Championships except one with Nick Wilson taking all championships up to 100 miles and Rebecca Wilson going one Continue reading Rye Wheelers Dine

Out with the Wheelers

The Rye & District Wheelers have featured in so many issues of “Rye’s Own” over the past 50 years. Mike Ashdown, who still rides with the Club today, was featured in that very first issue, winning the Wheelers 25 Mile Championship for the second year running. These days you are more likely to see him or his brother Jon, out on a club run with Steve Blattman than racing it out in time trials or on the track where he made such a name for himself and the Wheelers in the 1960’s. Continue reading Out with the Wheelers