100K Tour de Rye et Romney Marsh 2017

132 Riders Enjoy a day in the sun


One Hundred and Thirty-Two riders set out from the Rye Club in Market Road in the Rye & Winchelsea Rotary 100k 2017  Tour of the Marshes.

There were shorter distance rides for for youngsters and the less adventurous. Most riders choose the longer distance.

This short film of the event gives a small glimpse of riders enjoying the good weather and fine organisation. Continue reading 100K Tour de Rye et Romney Marsh 2017

Rye Characters of the Present Number Three – Eric Bourne

Eric Bourne – The Transport Expert

Eric Bourne is one of Rye’s present day characters. He is as well known in Rye as his father and grandfather before him. One of the toughest business men in the town for many years, he, with the help of brother Roy, transformed the four vehicle removal company into the massive International Movers, employing over 100 people, that it is today. Continue reading Rye Characters of the Present Number Three – Eric Bourne

Town Crier’s Starting Bell

When I Ring my Bell ………

Rye Town Crier, Rex Swain, uttered the immortal words “When I ring my bell, peddle like hell” and 83 cyclists set of on a ride that took them through the winding back lanes of kent to Hythe.


On the way the course was brilliantly sign posted and Marshalled by members of the Rye & District Rotary Club and ‘Noel’s Snack Bar’ was set up in its traditional place on the intersection at Old Romney, where riders enjoyed complimentary biscuits and bananas. Continue reading Town Crier’s Starting Bell

Fun Cycle Challenge

Pictures & Story by

Derick Holman

Good Weather, Good Fun, Great Event Rye buzzed to the sound of hundreds of cogs and wheels as the 7th Fun Cycle Challenge started recently in the town and sped across the Marsh to Hythe. One hundred and thirty riders took to the roads to raise money for local charities. Continue reading Fun Cycle Challenge

Maritime Festival 2013

Crowds Flock to The Strand

The town was heaving with activity on Sunday 11 August as thousands flocked to the town, including many from Hastings, New Romney and Hythe, to see the best ever Rye Maritime Festival. Continue reading Maritime Festival 2013

Rye News May 2013

                     Fifteenth Rotary Walk

For the fifteenth straight year in a row Rye &Winchelsea Rotary Club are inviting applications for their annual Charity Walk. Participants are being sought for one of the 3, 6 or 10 mile circuits that take walkers close to several local sites of interest. Continue reading Rye News May 2013

One In One Out

One in – one out seemed to be the order of the day when The Rev’d Howard Cocks S.S.C retired from both The Church of St Thomas the Martyr Winchelsea and The Rye & Winchelsea Rotary Club. Continue reading One In One Out

Hospice & Hospital Presentations by Rye Rotary

Rye & Winchelsea Rotary Club have presented cheques for £500 each to Jo Kirkham on behalf of Rye, Winchelsea & District Hospital League of Friends and to Marcia Dart on behalf of St Michaels Hospice. Continue reading Hospice & Hospital Presentations by Rye Rotary