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Vets. on Standard - Results from the Ratae 'Open' 10

Are now available in the latest results section.

Our thanks to Bob Perrett for preparing these for us.

 

Ratae R.C. Open 10m T.T. - A Successful Day !

 

We had a bumper entry of 114 riders with the weather being ideal for the day.

Our thanks to the many Club members who volunteered to made this event possible under the present Covid conditions.  Many thanks to all those who responded to their efforts by entering and taking part.

Our special thanks to the promoter Peter Kott for his enormous efforts to stage the event.

We hope to see you again.

Here is the 'Link' to the results on the C.T.T. website.

https://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-results/19717#anchor

Full results, including the list for the Ratae Clubs riders is in the 'Latest Results' section.

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UPDATE 3rd SEPTEMBER - Our Club events are still suspended, this being in line with guidelines issued by the Government and Cycling Organisations. 

At some point in the future we will restart the Sunday and Wednesday rides.

As soon as we set our dates for resuming, our website and Facebook will be updated accordingly. We shall also publish any Club 'safe ride' strategy that may be applicable

 

Ratae R.C. - Statement re. Coronavirus - 17th March 2020

On the 17th of March, following our Government's advice, the Committee of the Club suspended all official Club activities for the foreseeable future.

This included Club Rides, Club Time Trials and Social Activities.

This decision will be kept under review and we look forward to resuming our activities as soon as the Government's advice allows.

Note - where our activities are governed by an official body, such as the C.T.T. for Time Trial Events, we will and must comply with their rules.

Below are 'guidelines' issued out by the government and other organisations for 'advice and guidance' only.

Until the Committee decide otherwise, there are NO official Club activities.  This of course has relevance to the Club's insurances and other liabilities.

Moreover, please keep in touch with one another during this crisis, the Club is known for its friendship and has good channels of communications between its members.  We encourage our members to make full use of these.

By continuing such contact we can retain the friendly ethos amongst ourselves and even flag up a situation where some support may be needed.

Stay Safe

  
Legends of The Ratae
 
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From Left to Right : Dennis Oram, Curly Pattison, Norman Yeadon and Ian(?) Moore.
This was the first outing for the Club shirts in a race, these being from the first batch of twelve that were handmade by Phylis, Dennis's mother.
This was taken at a well attended circuit race at Forest Park in Nottingham in the early 1950's.  The circuit was one and an eighth miles in length with a race distance of 62 miles.
We are indebted to Dennis Oram for the photo. and information. - Many thanks to him.

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Dennis Oram, far left in the Black and White image - Ratae star rider of the early years, gives his 'thumbs up' to the new kit.  All the best from us Dennis.
                      
 

CyclingUK

'Link' to Their 'Live' Article :-

    https://www.cyclinguk.org/article/coronavirus-qa-it-safe-cycle

CyclingUK - 'Tips for Socially Distant Cycling' - can be found here :-

https://www.cyclinguk.org/article/tips-socially-distant-cycling

CyclingUK - 'Advice and Guidance for Group Cycling' - can be found here :- 

   https://www.cyclinguk.org/news/coronavirus-advice-and-guidance-group-cycling

 

 

Club Rides - Wednesdays - 9.30am  and Sundays - 9.00am

17th March 2020 - All Club rides are suspended until further notice because of the Government's advice re. Coronavirus.

The Club holds social rides on Wednesdays and Sundays throughout the year, meeting outside Websters Cycles on Leicester Road, Wigston.

Our rides are lead by a qualfied ride leader and each ride incorporates a cafe stop at a venue which is chosen week week by week.  Details of the scheduled venues are shown here and on our group FaceBook page.

Wednesday 9.30am  -   Suspended at Present 

Sunday 9.00am  -  Suspended at Present 

 

 

Rider Insurance Guidance

As guidance for Members of the Club, we strongly advise that riders take out their own insurance for any claims that may be made against them.

The Clubs insurance will only cover injury or damage to a third party on Club or organised rides.

We review insurance issues on a regular basis and recommend that you read the item on insurance in our News Section.  This explains in detail the issues you need to be aware of and how Ratae Members may obtain beneficial premiums through our affiliations

 

 

The Leveller Trophies - 2020

 

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The Winners of The 2020 Leveller Trophies were :-

Lucy Sturgess and Kenny Cliffe

both of Leicester Forest C.C.

The Trophies were presented by Susan Doram, who has recently returned from a two and a half year solo cycle tour of the world.

 

Winners - Hill Climb Trophies - 2019

 

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 Left to Right

Peter Kott, Alex Whitmore, Ruby Summer Osborne, Mark Newton.

 

Personal Best Medals - as a mark of achievement in Time Trials

These medals will be presented to the recipients at the Club Dinner in December.  Because, for many the target in time trialling is to improve their own time against the clock, it is hoped that this new format will encourage both riders already taking part to improve, and also encourage those who have not yet ridden a competitive event, to participate.  See the item in the 'News' Section for full details.

 

 

Our 'Planned' Program of Cycling for 2020 - 'Something for Everyone'

Starting on Sunday the 2nd of February with out traditional Reliability Trials, over a choice of three distances.

Continuing in March, with two or more Early Season 10 mile Time Trials on Saturday mornings, using the Gilmorton circuit.  The 'Leveller', a road bike T.T. will be incorporated into one of these Early Season T.T.'s.

In May, June or July we will hold at least two 10 mile Time Trials on the Gilmorton circuit on Wednesday evenings.  One will incorporate the Dave Grundy Trophy.

In addition, in this our 70th year, we are planning for a Founders Day event.  The date, venue and full details are yet to be finalised, but it is intended to incorporate a ride with a social function.

Moving on to Sunday the 6th of September, we have our 'Open' 10 mile T.T. on our traditional venue, the A10/13, A46, Six Hills Course.

For our Hill Climb on the 13th of September, we shall again hold our Club Hill Climb Championship over two short climbs, on the same day, based at Smeeton Westerby.

On Sunday October the 4th, we have the Ratae Rouleur, a sportif type event, starting in Wigston, with a choice of testing routes over 25 or 40 miles.

All this combined with our Club rides on Wednesdays and Sundays, throughout the year, our Chain Gang rides on Saturdays, 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 2020.

 

 

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 !

 

Club Clothing

 

The Club uses Kalas as the official supplier of our Club kit.

The kit is ordered on-line by an individual through the Kalas e-shop.  The e-shop is opened periodically when there is a perceived demand for the minimum order that Kalas will accept, to produce the custom kit for us.

The Shop is Currently CLOSED

In September 2019, the Committee decided to extend a refund arrangement from the Club, on kit purchases until September 2020, when it will be reviewed again.

The Club will refund 20% of the cost of Club kit purchased by a Member .

To claim, once the kit is received, send a copy of your invoice to our Treasurer, John Fox who will make the refund directly to you.

Click on this 'link' to go to the Kalas e-shop - 

                                                                http://myshop.kalaswear.eu/rataerc

Then enter the password for the Ratae page -   rrc321

Any queries on clothing, contact Peter Kott or 'Email Us' through the website.

 

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