Get on your bike if you’re ‘up for lunch’

Rye Wheelers adopting a pedal power pose.

Rye, Winchelsea and District Memorial Hospital is the meeting point for a charity cycling hill challenge on September 1 at 8am, organised as a fund-raising event by Rye Wheelers.

The event is advertised as “Up for lunch” and there is a good reason why, for this is a hill climb comprising three challenging routes with lunch along the way, very civilised!

Riders can sign in from 8am and the entry fee is £15 on the day or £12 in advance, the proceeds being in aid of Rye, Winchelsea and District Memorial Hospital.

The three routes enable riders of all abilities to take part, the White Route of 50K includes 824 metres of climb and with a picnic in the country en route. For the riders looking for more of a challenge the Red Route is for them, 75K with 1,300 metres of climb interspersed with a well-earned lunch. The most challenging route is Black – there may not be time for lunch on this journey as it is 100K and includes 1,900 metres of climb.

Rye and District Wheelers was established in 1881, a cycling club for riders in Kent and East Sussex. Riders of all abilities are always welcome with the opportunity to take part in time trials, road racing, mountain biking and with regular club runs for riders of all levels of experience and fitness.

There is a great social side with regular day rides through stunning countryside both at home and abroad, a great way to meet like minded individuals and to keep fit at the same time.

Further details are available at the Club website or you may wish to email the club secretary on

A worthy cause and a great day out with the opportunity to enjoy our stunning countryside, why not give it a go? Let’s hear it for pedal power!!


Image Credits: Rye Wheelers


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