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Club Nights are changing - from Weekly to Monthly Meetings.

After Thursday the 12th of July, the next Club night will be held on Thursday the 6th of September and thereafter, on the first Thursday of each month.

See Sadie Garratt's item in the 'News' Section which explains the new arrangements and why the change has been made. 



A Tribute to Bob Bragg.

Kevin Commons, in conjunction with Bob's family, have prepared a tribute to Bob which you can find in the 'News' Section.

'A fitting tribute to a great cyclist and a great man'. 


 Our Next Competitive Event -  7.75 mile Time Trial

  Saturday 21st July 2018 - Event 5 of 6 - Gilmorton '10' Series

See the 'News Item' for Details / Terms / Rules of the Series.

Our prestigious 10 mile Time Trial Series on the Gilmorton Circuit.

On the 21st of July the HQ will be Walton Village Hall from 10.15am, with first rider off at 11.00am.  

All the T.T. dates / HQ's are listed in the 'Upcoming Events'.

'Get The Dates In Your Diary Now'

UPDATE - 17th July - Because of roadworks and a temporary traffic light system in Gilmorton, we shall be using the 7.75 mile course on the 21st.  Starting at the Park on Lutterworth Road, Gilmorton ( near The Grey Goose ) and finishing on Mill Lane approx 160 yards before the Kimcote Road 'T' junction.

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FOR 2018 - 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.



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

Sunday - 10.00am Sunday 22nd July - Venue - T.B.A. on Thursday prior to the ride.   

Wednesday - 9.30am  -  Wednesday 18th July - Venue - Holland's Garden Centre, Twyford.

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.

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Chain Gang

( Update - 10.Apr. )  Is not running at present during the T.T. season.   Our riders will be involved in competitions.  This is mainly a winter training ride.  Any updates will be shown here.
Details / Updates 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 and on our  Facebook page, to give plenty of notice.



Our exciting program of cycling for 2018  - '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 'Gilmorton Ten', Time Trial series.  A total of six races, one of which will incorporate the Dave Grundy Trophy and another the Handicap Time Trial.  -  For 2018, four events will take place on Saturday mornings and two on the traditional Wednesday evenings.
Going into September we have our Open '10' TT,  on our traditional - A46, Six Hills course - A10/13 ( revised from the A10/11).
For our Hill Climbs, we are repeating our 2017 program.  The first event being held on the testing 2.3 mile climb of Burrough Hill, with a second event on a later date, when we shall hold our Club Hill Climb Championship over two shorter climbs, based at Smeeton Westerby.
In 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 2018
Winners of 'The Leveller' Trophies for 2018
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Womens Trophy - Lucy Crookston - Leicester Forest.C.C
Mens Trophy - Kenny Cliffe - Leicester Forest C.C.

How it used to be ! - Were these the good old days ?


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Paul Baulch, in the early 1950's, competing in the National 25 Mile Time Trial on the A46 Six Hills. On a wet day he turns at the Marshal who is standing in the middle of the road !
No Hi-Vis, nor apparently much traffic in those days !



Training Programs

Any first claim member wishing to avail themselves of a personalised training schedule, should contact Alex Hewins, the Club Coach.  Contact can be made with Alex via the email link in the 'contact us' panel on the left hand side of this page.


Smeeton Westerby Hill Climbs - 2017

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.




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' in 2017.

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

Full results are in the 'Latest Results' Section.



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.


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 subsequent orders from Kalas, but not the first initial order, on which the Club paid the VAT ( in effect 20% ).

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

To claim the subsidy, members should contact the Club Treasurer, John Fox, with proof of purchase and he will arrange for it to be paid directly to them.

Any queries - contact the John Fox or the website. 



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 here:-

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 CLOSED
The shop closed on the 3rd July 2018
All queries on Club Kit should be made to Peter Kott.
 His email address can be found in the 'Contact Us' panel on this page
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 The Website 'Forum' has been Discontinued

At the Committee Meeting on the 10th of April 2018, it was decided to discontinue the 'Forum' on the website. This facility was initially set up with the website, but has become redundant after the introduction of our Group Facebook Page.
The 'User Manager' shows that only a very few people have accessed the Forum in 2018.
Hence, the 'Forum' option has been removed from the Menu page at the top of the Welcome page, as has the 'Login' facility.  





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