Ride to Rye

Date(s) - 28/09/2019-29/09/2019
All Day

The Lodge at Winchelsea

Hastings Road

Parking: Limited
Toilets: Yes
Refreshments: Hot Drinks & Hot Food

This will be the third year for the Ride to Rye, which was a hugely well received. The hotel in Rye, East Sussex, as well as all the stops along the way, provided the majority of participants with the perfect introduction to cycle touring. Our first stop, the legendary Frankies Farmshop, is now a regular stop for many of our members.

This year, we’re moving just down the road to The Lodge at Winchelsea, as The River Haven can no longer accommodate us.

The route takes us through the villages of Kent and across the marshes to Rye. The 60 mile journey is expected to take us less around 7½ hours, including stops, which will give us plenty of time to enjoy the evening in Rye.

After a good night’s rest, at The Lodge, and a leisurely breakfast, we begin the journey home. We’ll stop en route for Sunday Lunch, and aim to arrive back at West Malling by before five o’clock on Sunday evening.


Day One

08:45Set off from WMC
10:15Refreshments Stop

Frankie’s Farmshop, Staplehurst
10:30Resume ride

The Kings Head, Shadoxhurst
13:00Resume ride
14:30Refreshments Stop

Dungeness Lighthouse
14:45Resume ride
16:15Arrive at

The Lodge at Winchelsea

Day Two

09:00Set off for return
10:45Refreshments Stop

Silcocks Farm, St. Michaels
11:00Resume ride
12:15Sunday Lunch at

The Peacock Inn, Goudhurst
13:15Resume ride
14:30Refreshment Stop

Teapot Island, Yalding
14:45Resume ride
16:00Arrive at

West Malling Cycles

Our support vehicle will carry all your luggage as well as the tools and spares needed to get you back on the road, should you experience any problems.

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