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Brian Smith

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General Secretary

Sadie Garratt



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Alex Hewins



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Peter Moss



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Club Coaching / Training Plans

Alex Hewins has asked that any Member wishing to avail themselves of training advice or a personal training plan for the winter period, should contact him ASAP and certainly before mid-October.

You will find his email address in the panel, below left on this page.




The car park gates at the HQ of tomorrows Hill Climb are now permanently locked. There is still sufficient room for the organiser's vehicles to park in the CP. Gateway, so the HQ AND SIGNING-ON POINT ARE UNCHANGED.
If you are arriving by car ( and there were very few last week ) you will need to park and ride to the HQ. The main street in Sutton Cheney is wide enough to allow this, and is only a few hundred metres from the HQ.
If you have guests who wish to watch, then by all means drop them off at the HQ first. There is a paved footpath from the HQ to the Finish which is an ideal viewing point.
Please do NOT park on the course and cause a potential hazard, nor in gateways or anywhere which may cause annoyance to the local residents.




The 2016 Hill Climb Series


   The 'Never-Ending', Ashby Folville - Sunday 18th September  ( See Results )
   'King Richards Revenge', Bosworth - Sunday 25th September  ( Next Event )


   'The Langton Lollop', Church Langton - Sunday 9th October


Signing-On for each Event will be from 10.30am at the venue, for 11.00am Start.
The Sunday Club will leave Websters at 9.30am to ride to each venue for those who wish compete or watch.


See each Event in the 'Upcoming Events' section for signing-on points and refreshment venues etc.


Essentially, it will be a three event Series with 'Open' categories for Men and Women all-comers, the winners of each category being awarded their respective 2016 Hill Climb Champion's Trophies. The traditional Ratae Mens and Womens Hill Climb Trophies will be awarded to the top male and female Ratae First Claim Members.


To be in contention for the 'Open' or Ratae Trophies, it will be a requirement to ride in all 3 events, the riders with the lowest total time for the three hills being the winners.


The entrance fee for each Event will be £4.00 ( £2.00 of which goes as a levy to the CTT ).  Being defined as a 'Time Trial' under CTT rules, there is an additional £1.00 insurance levy for riders who are not members of a CTT Affiliated Club.


All three Events will be properly organised with course signage. There will be off-road parking and signing-on, with a designated refreshment venue afterwards.
The use of cycles fitted with Aero or Tri-Bars are not permitted.  The wearing of Helmets is strongly recommended.


Above, and in the 'Events' section on the website there is a 'ridewithgps' map link to each course. See you there !

You'll Love Them !



Veteran Women      Linda Hubbard           Welland Valley C.C.
Senior WomenSally RichardsRatae R.C
Veteran MenJohn PowellLeicester Forest C.C.
Senior MenCourtney Blockley-Campton     Birmingham University   
Junior MenMyles FoskettWelland Valley C.C.


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

Sunday - 9.30am ( Note Earlier Time ). - Sunday 25th September 2016 - To ride out to our second Hill Climb Event at Market Bosworth / Sutton Cheney .

Wednesday - 9.30am. - Wednesday 28th September 2016 - Venue - T.B.A. on Monday prior to the ride.


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



Club Kit - Ordering Instructions - Updated 19th September 2016

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 CLOSED.
(Closed - 18.9.16)
Any questions for the club about kit please contact us via the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it email address

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 Click here for 'Link' to a PDF file of the Final Design and Colours




Hill Climb Series for 2016
We are again staging a mini-series of three Hill Climb Events later this year.  They will take place on Sundays, the 18th and 25th of September and the 9th of October. 
There will be 'Series Trophies' for the winners of the four, rider categories.
The details of the venues will be disclosed in due course, two of them being completely new to us.
The Club would like to thank Terry Horsburgh, Chris Whitmore and Alex Whitmore for researching our new venues.  As well as for the hills themselves, each has been selected with off road parking and signing on, plus safety considerations.  There will be nearby refreshments venues after the event
For the delectation of devotees and discerning disciples of climbing, determined to inflict pain upon themselves - you will not be disappointed ! !  


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.
In the first week of September we repeat the Ratae Rouleur with a choice of testing routes over 25 or 40 miles.
On three Sunday mornings, from September into October, we will again be departing from the traditional single Hill Climb to go to the three event Hill Climb Mini-Series, on three hills of differing aspects.
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 !
Chain Gang - Next Ride -Saturday - the 24th of September
( 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. 
Club Coaching
Any Club member who wishes to avail themselves of a winter training program, may contact Alex Hewins through this website.

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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Upcoming Events
Sun Sep 25, 2016 @11:00 -
Hill Climb Two - Sunday 25th September 2016
Sun Oct 09, 2016 @11:00 -
Hill Climb Three - Sunday 9th October 2016
Thu Dec 01, 2016 @19:00 -
Club Dinner and Prize Presentations 2016
Sun Dec 11, 2016 @10:00 -
Mince Pie Run - Shearsby Lakes
Thu Sep 14, 2017 @19:30 -
Annual General Meeting 2017
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