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Welcome

Our Donation to 'Hope Against Cancer'

Thanks again to all who rode our 'Rouleur' and contributed towards our donation to the Charity. Bridget Bragg has presented a cheque to their Chief Executive, Nigel Rose. We will all remember Bob and the support that they provided for him.

 

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The Ratae Road Club 69th Annual Dinner

and Prize Presentation - 6th December 2018

Tickets are now available.

See the item in the 'Latest News' Section for Details and Menu 'Link' etc.

Also on our Facebook page. 
 

  

 The 2018 Ratae Gilmorton '10' Series - Winners.  

 

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Left to Right : -   Colum Foster - Ratae R.C. - Senior Men's Champion.

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

                             James Lowe - Welland Valley C.C. - Junior Men's Champion.

                            John Powell - Leicester Forest C.C. - Vets. Men's Champion.

 

 

 

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 and Individual Insurance. Everyone should seriously consider their own position on this important issue.

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

Sunday - 10.00am Sunday 25th November - Venue -  T.B.A. on Thursday prior to the ride.

Wednesday - 9.30am  -  Wednesday 21st November - Venue - The Barn Tearoom, Rockingham.

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 - 10th April )  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 to Sunday the 9th of 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 Sunday the 2nd of September on the testing 2.3 mile climb of Burrough Hill.  The second event being on Sunday the 16th of September, when we shall hold our Club Hill Climb Championship over two shorter climbs, based at Smeeton Westerby.
 
On Sunday October the 7th,  we repeat the Ratae Rouleur, starting from Age UK, Wigston, 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
 
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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 - 2018

The winners were :-

Open Women's Trophy - Lucy Sturgess - Leicester Forest C.C.

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

Club Senior Women's Trophy - Gemma Ollerenshaw

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

Club Vets. Men's Trophy - Chris Spray - Ratae R.C.

 

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

 

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Congratulations to Lucy Sturgess and David Ogg .

Lucy of Leicester Forest C.C. and David of Godfrey Bikewear R.T., winners of the prizes for the Fastest Woman and Man at the 'Burrough Hill Challenge' in 2018.

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

Full results are in the 'Latest Results' Section.

 

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Subsidy on Purchase of Club Clothing.

In September 2018, the Committee decided that the Club will continue to 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 2019 ).

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. 
 

 

CLUB KIT - ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS

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 16th October 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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Upcoming Events
Thu Dec 06, 2018 @18:30 -
The 69th Annual Dinner and Presentation Evening.
Sun Dec 16, 2018 @12:00 -
The Mince Pie Run
Sun Feb 03, 2019 @08:00 -
Ratae Reliability Trials
Thu Oct 03, 2019 @19:30 -
Annual General Meeting 2019 - Ratae R.C.
Events Calendar
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