Ratae Road Club - Annual Dinner and Presentations - Thursday 4th December 2014
The Annual Dinner and Presentations will again be held at the Taste Restaurant, Southfields College, on the evening of the Thursday the 4th of December.
Numbers are limited to 80. First claim members only, will be able to buy tickets up until the 30th of October. After that date any remaining unsold tickets will be made available to all.
Tickets are available from Janice Bentley.
'Ideas' Club Night - Not To Miss
Thursday 30th October, Aylestone Leisure Centre - 7.30 pm
We want to build on the success of all our events this year and are arranging this 'New Ideas' night where members can put forward and discuss potential new events for next season. Anything goes, events you've always wanted to do or arrange, something that no other club does in the area, all ideas will be considered!
If anyone is unable to attend, please send ideas or comments by email to this website before the 30th October.
(If anyone needs further information, please contact the website.)
Any Club member who missed the 'Coaching Night' on the 16th of Ocober and wishes to avail themselves of a winter training program, may still contact Alex Hewins through this website.
Ratae - Saturday morning 'Chain Gang' Ride - Will resume in November
It will resume around November for winter training through into 2015.
Details will be posted here in due course.
Club Standards for Members
Each year, the Club organises a competition based on setting target times for individual time trial riders for the usual time trial distances, such as 10, 15, 25 miles etc.
The cost of entry is £2.00 for each distance entered and our Standards Secretary sets a time which is challenging, but perfectly possible for that rider to achieve during the season in either a club or open event.
At the end of the season, the riders who have reached or beaten their target times are awarded a medal. There is then a further challenge to be faced - when the times achieved are compared with the standards set for the individual rider, the Ladder Trophy is awarded to the entrant exceeding his / her standard by the greatest speed margin at any distance.
The Trophy is awarded annually at the end of the season.
Entry forms are obtained from the Standards Secretary, Bill Powell. He attends most of the Thursday Club Nights; otherwise he can be contacted through this website.
Stem Comparison Tool - 'Link' to a Website Tool - Calculates All Things re. Stem Length and Drop.
Read the item in latest news and find the 'link' as no.12 on the 'Links' page.
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.
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.