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Published on May 19 2017. Living
Charity cycle in the sunshine
Bike..check, helmet...check, lycra...check, Ready to go!

Charity cycle in the sunshine

The sun shone as around 50 cycling enthusiasts took part in the Rye Bay Coastguard’s Annual Sponsored Cycle Ride on Sunday May 14 to raise money for three local charities.

Depending on how adventurous you felt, you had the choice of two routes. One at 15 miles was a circular route starting at Rye Harbour, which took you through Rye and down to Jury’s Gap on the other side of Camber and back again. The more ambitious 30-mile route cycled through Appledore, Brooklands, Lydd and along the new sea defences back to Camber and Rye Harbour.

At the last count well over £400 was raised for the three local charities: St Michael’s Hospice; Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat Association, and the Coastguard Association. The additional sponsorship money is still being counted so the organisers expect the amount that was raised to be higher.

The annual charity cycle ride has been running for more than a decade but you don’t have to wait until next year to enjoy the stunning local scenery on two wheels. Check out Rye Rides, a guide to local on-road and off-road cycle routes.

Photo: Kevin McCarthy

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