Rye Wheelers are once again ‘Up For Lunch’ on Sunday, August 29.
Not quite what it sounds, the ‘up’ part involves a cycling hill-climbing challenge over a choice of 50k, 75k or 100k routes.
The challenge will be raising funds for Rye, Winchelsea and District Memorial Hospital and last year raised £180 in donations.
With three courses to choose from there will be something to challenge everyone.
Whether you are more of a scenic cyclist intent on discovering the more picturesque country lanes of Kent and East Sussex (white route), or a fairly confident regular road rider (red route), or an experienced racing cyclist preparing for the challenge of the hill-climbing season (black route), there will be a course for you at this year’s event.
Sign-on is from 8am, cyclists will be starting from 8:30am.
100k black route includinrg 1,900m of climbing: This is a very testing, hilly course taking in the country lanes of East Sussex and the cols around Brightling, with the promise of a picnic lunch at the top of Willingford Lane.
Starting at 9am
75k red route including 1,300m of climbing: This follows much of the same route as black, over a shorter distance, but still including a good lunch at Hundred House Lane.
Starting from 9:30am
50k white route, with 824m of climbing: This route will be a challenge, but it takes you through some of the most picturesque villages and scenery around Rye. Cycling with the promise of a picnic in the country
Fully supported by Rye Wheelers marshals, with lunch stops included in the entry price, the rides have a £15 pay on the day entry price.
Image Credits: Rye Wheelers .