The book lists all the Open Time Trials in the country as well as providing full details of the event rules and regulations. For those who cannot afford the £10.00 but who nevertheless wish to refer to the handbook, there will be a club copy available at our Thursday clubnight.
If you wish me to order one for you, please let me know and will add your name to the list. Payment with order please, either as cash to me or cheque payable to Ratae RC.
From Bob Bragg - Time Trial League for 2014
To reply to all who have enquired about a TT league, I can assure them that this currently, is work in progress. We hope to run a number of events, as evening 10's, from May till August. The early season events (3) will still be run during March. We hope to get the details for the league completed by the new year and publicise it to attract riders from all clubs in our region. This will be a trial for 2014 and depending on support it will continue. As the events unfold we hope to learn how to improve the series. We will keep you updated on the progress of this project.
Go Faster Next Year ! - Club Coach, Alex Hewins at Club Night - Thursday 3rd of October
This was a very popular, with many fresh faces coming to discuss their own training agenda, on a one to one basis with Alex.
That's the easy bit done - now it's down to putting in the hours over the winter, and reaping the benefits next year.
A big thanks to Alex for his commitment.
Ratae 'Open' 25 mile Time Trial - 2.00pm Saturday 28th September - A25/20 Six Hills, Widmerpool.
Results are now in the 'Latest Results' section.
Many thanks to Mike and Zoe Nelson-Judd, as well as all the other volunteers that, yet again, made this such a successful event.
Come back next year !
2013 Evening TT Series
A bumper turnout for the last evening time trial for 2013 - and a new course record by Matt Sinclair !
It has been a great success in moving from the Six Hills to Gilmorton this year and gives the Club confidence in further developing the series for 2014.
I have opened a 'post' on the website Forum, and our Facebook page for any suggestions or ideas for next years events.
Photographs of the 17m 'Pairs' Event, taken by Brian Smith, can be found in the 'Gallery' Section.
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.
A 'Link' to our Facebook Page is now available in the 'LInks' Section
After a suggestion by a Forum user we now have a 'link' to our facebook page. As it is a closed group the 'link' will take you to a log-in page. Anyone logging-in and being a member of the group, will be taken straight to our page - Ratae Road Club.
Have you had a go at leaving or replying to a post yet ? It is simple, useful, informative and fun.
Any queries regarding using it, then contact Susan Doram or Pete Moss.
Dates For Your Diary - 2014
10 mile 'Open Time Trial - Saturday 9th August 2014
25 mile 'Open' TT - Saturday 27th September 2014
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.
Full instructions on registering and using the Forum can be found in the 'News' section.