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Smeeton Westerby Hill Climbs

The winners were :-

Open Women's Trophy - Patrice Carter - Islington C.C.

Open Men's Trophy - Alex Whitmore - Ratae R.C.

Club Senior Men's Trophy - Alex Whitmore - Ratae R.C.

Club Vets. Men's Trophy - Steve Rhodes - Ratae R.C.

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Full Results are now in the 'Latest Results' Section.




The Kalas ( Club Kit ) shop is OPEN, and will remain so until the 21st of September.

See below for ordering details.

The Club subsidy on the purchase of club clothing has been extended until September 2018. See below.


Annual General Meeting.

Took Place  onThursday 14th September 2017 - Aylestone Leisure Centre.

Details from the meeting will appear in the 'Latest News' Section shortly. 



IMPORTANT - RIDER INSURANCE - Please take time to read the 'Latest News' Item, prepared by John Fox, concerning rider insurance for Ratae Club Members.

It clarifies in straightforward terms, the position regarding Club / Individual Insurance and everyone should seriously consider their own position on this important issue.



Congratulations to Lucy Sturgess and Carl Dyson.

Both of Leicester Forest C.C., winners of the prizes for the Fastest Woman and Man at the 'Burrough Hill Challenge' today.

Thanks to all who rode and helped out at the Event.

Full results are now in the 'Latest Results' Section.



The Ratae 'Open' 10 mile T.T. - 9.00am Sunday 10th September 2017

Thanks to the many who helped organise and run our Event.

The Prize Winners are shown in the 'Latest Results' section, together with a 'Link' to the full results on the C.T.T. website.





C'est Magnifique ! - C'est Formidable ! - Le Ratae Rouleur An Quatre

Dimanche le 8 Octobre.  Plus de details plus tard.  Vous ne devez pas manquer!

      - - - - - - - -    and  - for those not fluent in French  :-

The 'Ratae Rouleur'  -  Sunday the 8th of October
Signing In :-   8.45 am for 40 mile   //   9.15 am for 25 mile
HQ will be Age UK, Paddock Street, Wigston.  LE18 2AN.  ( Free car park opposite HQ )
A 'Reliability / Sportif' style event featuring 25 mile and 40 mile routes, for riders of all abilities, but also aimed at encouraging new and less experienced riders to challenge themselves on a Club organised, cycle event.
It is open for all to ride, whether members of a Cycling Club or not.
1.   The 25 mile ( actual 24.4m ) is :-  Wigston - Newton Harcourt - Great Glen - Burton Overy - Illston on the Hill - Noseley - Goadby - Glooston - Tur Langton - Kibworth - Wistow - Wigston.  A picturesque route taking in 'Le Goadby Grand Mur' and 'Le Cote de Cheval' - both are short and interesting climbs.
                      25m Map / Directions / GPS at :- 
2.   The 40 mile ( actual 40.5m ) is :- Wigston - Kilby - Fleckney - Saddington - Gumley - Lubbenham - East Farndon - Clipston - Naseby - Sibbertoft - Husbands Bosworth - Walton - Bruntingthorpe - Peatling Magna - Foston - Wigston.  A route with varying gradients and open views, crossing the site of The Battle of Naseby, 1645.
                       40m Map / Directions / GPS at :- 
Printed route guides will be available at the HQ when signing in.
A crew will be contactable by mobile phone during the event, for support on mechanical or other issues.
Under 16's must be accompanied by an appropriate adult.   The wearing of Helmets is advised.
The entry will be £5.00, to include an energy gel worth £1.25.
Refreshments will be available at the HQ, which is open until 1.00pm.

More Details Here Soon - Get the Date in Your Diary !




The 2017 Ratae 'Evening Ten' Series - Winners. 


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Left to Right : -   Ian Rosewarne - Leicestershire R.C. - Vets Men's Champion.

                          Lucy Sturgess - Leicester Forest C.C. - Senior Women's Champion.

                          Lindsay Newman - Team Jewson - Vets. Women's Champion.

                          James Lowe - Junior Men's Champion.

Not in Photo.: -   Max Lees - Leicestershire R.C. - Senior Men's Champion.




Club Rides Every Week - Meet Outside Websters Cycles - Leicester Road, Wigston .  

Sunday - 10.00am -  Sunday 17th September 2017 -  Venue - T.B.A. on Thursday prior to the ride.

Wednesday - 9.30am  -  Wednesday 20th September 2017 - Venue - The Manor Farm Shop, Catthorpe.

Non-members are most welcome to join us on our Club rides.  You can either contact the Club beforehand (through the website), or simply turn up on the day and introduce yourself to the ride leader.  If you enjoy our company, you will be invited to join the Club after three rides.


The Saturday 'Chain Gang' information can be found by scrolling down this page.


Subsidy on Purchase of Club Clothing.

As you will read in the 'News' Item set out above, the Committee have decided that the Club will subsidise 1st Claim Members on the purchase of Club Kit from Kalas.

The subsidy will be 20% of the cost price of the item, excluding the VAT.

The subsidy will be applied retrospectively to those who purchased on the second and third orders from Kalas, but not the first initial order, on which the Club paid the VAT ( in effect 20% ).

This subsidy will be reviewed agin after 12 months ( September 2018 ).

The arrangements for how this subsidy will operate have not yet been finalised, but it is anticipated that the ordering and payment by individuals will remain the same at it is at the moment and that the Club will then re-imburse the subsidy using the list of purchasers/ items sent to us from Kalas.

We have lists of 'retrospective' purchasers and this will be processed in due course.

Any queries - contact the website.


A 'Clothing Page' has been created in the 'Forum' on this website for those Members who are looking to sell, exchange or buy Club Clothing, between themselves.
See the 'News' Item on - Kalas Clothing Update.
If you are not already registered to use the 'Forum' or have problems accessing it, then contact the website through 'Email Us'

Club Kit - Ordering Instructions - Updated 7th March 2017

Kalas have set up a dedicated Ratae R.C. web page in their shop. This page will not be active all the time, but at certain regular periods during the year we will set a 'window' of a few weeks for members to purchase items.

To order club kit, use the link and password below:

Once on the Ratae R.C. page you can simply order and pay for what you require before the closure date. The Kit will be produced after the end date and sent as a bulk order to a central address for the club.  It will then be distributed to the purchasers.
The Kalas 'Shop' is currently OPEN
The shop closes on the 21st September 2017
All queries on Club Kit should be made to Alex Hewins.
 His email address can be found in the 'Contact Us' panel on this page
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Our exciting program of cycling  for 2017  - 'Something for Everyone'
Starting on a Sunday at the beginning of February with our traditional Reliabilty Trial, over a choice of 3 distances.
Continuing in March, with Three Early Season 10 mile Time Trials, on three of the four Saturday mornings in the month, using the Gilmorton circuit.  The 'Leveller', a Road Bike TT, will be incorporated into one of these Early Season TT's.
From May, through to the end of July, we carry on forward with our highly successful Evening Ten Series, a total of six races, one of which will incorporate the Dave Grundy Trophy and another the Handicap Time Trial.  -  Six evening races in all.
Going into September we have our Open '10' TT,  on our traditional - A10/11 - A46, Six Hills course.
For our Hill Climb program, we are holding a 'stand alone' event on the 3rd of September on the testing 2.3 mile climb of Burrough Hill.  This will be followed by the Club Hill Climb Championship over two shorter climbs, on the 17th of September, based at Smeeton Westerby.
On the 8th of October,  we repeat the Ratae Rouleur with a choice of testing routes over 25 or 40 miles.
All this combined with our Club Rides throughout the year on Wednesdays and Sundays, our Chain Gang rides on Saturdays, Club Nights each Thursday, Individual Training Programs for members and much more, make the Ratae the Club to be with.
All the dates and details for the above events will be entered in the 'Events' section in due course
So, come and - 'Ride with the Ratae' in 2017 !
27/3/17 - Chain Gang - Suspended as a regular ride at present, it being the 'Racing Season' 
In the event of a ride being proposed, it will appear on our Facebook Page
( Note - Now Using the Clockwise /  Reverse Route - 'Link' Below)
Meet at the Butchers Shop Car Park, bottom of Newton Lane, ( near Bull Head Street traffic lights ), Wigston at 9.00am.
( Now using the clockwise route )      Should finish by 11.15am ( ish.)
If there are changes to times, routes or other arrangements, they will always be shown here, on Facebook and 'tweeted' to give plenty of notice

FORUM - Cycle Mart - New Category

There is a new Category Heading in the 'Forum' Section for Ratae members who wish to make other members aware of cycling items that they have for sale, or items they are seeking to buy.

This service is intended solely for the bringing together of persons who may have items they wish to sell to each other.  Any transactions are to be carried out wholly between the parties concerned.

Note that any posts without a reply will automatically 'fall off'' after 30 days.  If you want to keep it on, add a reply / update within that period to reset the clock

There is a disclaimer linked to the new category that absolves the Club from any responsiblity or liabilty arising from any such transactions.

Being a new feature to the website, the new category will be monitored to assess how well it is working.




Use The 'Forum' Page

Others Are ! - Make your Point, Post a Reply or Simply Speak with Others !

To gain access to the 'Forum' page on the website, you will first need to register.

Since the 19th of February 2014, the ability to 'self create' an account has been disabled.

See the 'News' item of that date for details and instructions.

Any queries or request to register - email us through the 'Email Us' facility. 





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