A fitting finale…Now in its seventh year, the “What a Load of Scallops” Race is one of the pillars of the Rye Scallop Week.  It has everything – speed, thrills, usually rain, and intense competition. Think Grand Prix- only wetter………… and with wheelbarrows!!

After last year’s humiliating drubbing by Rye Rugby Club, former winner, and all round local hero Thomas Jebb, will be looking to once again restore his team to glory by winning the prestigious wooden scallop.

If you fancy your chances – you‘ll need a team of 2-4, and the general aim is to get a wheelbarrow full of scallop shells from the quayside to the pub in the quickest time possible.

Entry is £10 per team with all proceeds going to the local Lifeboats. Be at the Ship Inn for 10am to soak up the pre-race atmosphere, then walk the route to the starting line with the teams. Race begins at 11am sharp outside Rye Bay Fish (on the bridge on the road out of Rye to Camber. Get involved! Raise some money and raise some hell! email theo@theshipinnrye.co.uk