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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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The Annual Ratae R.C. 10 mile 'Open' TT - A10/11, Six Hills - Sunday 7th August 2016 - 9.00am.
Details of the Event and Entry, can be found on the C.T.T.  website.
Closing Date for Entries is the 26th of July 2016 - Don't Miss It !
Our Next Event - Wednesday 27th July - 10 mile 'Handicap' Trophy Time Trial
Gilmorton Circuit - 7.00pm.
HQ is Walton Village Hall, from 6.00pm - Note that the start time is 7.00pm ( signing on from 6.30pm ).
Anyone may come, enter and ride the TT on the night, but the Ratae Handicap Trophy will be competed for by first claim Ratae Members who have competed in at least one of our Time Trials at Gilmorton this year, on which their handicaps for this event will be set.
The handicap system will be based on the record time for the course, set by James Garratt. All relevant competitors will receive a handicap based on their fastest time on the Gilmorton Circuit in 2016.  This will ensure that ALL will have a fair and equal chance of winning the Trophy.
The wearing of Helmets is mandatory for this event.
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.

Wednesdays - 9.30 am.     Wednesday 27th July 2016 - Venue - Sutton Cheney Wharf.

Sunday - 10.00 am.     Sunday 31st July 2016 - Venue - T.B.A. on Thursday prior to the ride. 


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



Club Kit - Ordering Instructions - Updated 11th July 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 the club.
The Kalas 'Shop' is currently closed.
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 2016  - '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 Four Early Season 10 mile Time Trials, on consecutive Saturday mornings throughout the month, using the Gilmorton circuit.
From May, through to the end of July, we carry on forward with our highly successful Evening Ten Series, a total of six races, plus the Handicap Time Trial and a Road Bike TT, to be called 'The Leveller'.  -  Eight evening races in all.
Going into August and September we have our Open '10' TT, followed by the Open '25', both on our traditional A46, Six Hills courses.
In the first week of September we repeat the Ratae Rouleur with a choice of testing routes over 25 or 40 miles.
On three consecutive Sundays on dates to be arranged, 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 2016 !
Chain Gang - Next Ride -Saturday - the 30th of July
( Note - Now Using the Clockwise /  Reverse Route - 'Link' Below)
Meet at the Butchers 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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