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NOTE :- There will NOT be a Club Night on the 8th of June

Aylestone L.C. is a General Election Polling station.

 

T.T. CANCELLATION - 7th of June is now CANCELLED

In addition to the cancellation (24/5) below, we have now had to cancel the Event on the 7th of June.  There is a massive three day, Trade Fair ( plantworx ) for Plant, Construction Machinery, Tools and Services, being held from the 6th to the 8th, on Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground.

We thank our contact at Gilmorton Parish Council, for advice on this.  From a previous event, there is likely to be heavy traffic leaving the airfield via a normally unused access point, onto our 'Start' / 'Finish' straight.  It is directed away on a one-way system towards Kimcote and subsequently towards the motorway at junction 20.

This is a biyearly event and previously traffic has still been leaving the site at 7.00pm in the evening.

I have included this detail to show that having reluctantly cancelled the 7th of June, there was no other option.

We are now running an extra TT on one of our reserve dates, the 26th of July and are adding another reserve date in August to ensure that the 'Series' will run it's full quota of 6 races.

All the revised dates, and HQ's are now shown in 'Upcoming Events' Section.

 

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Note :- Our dates in September for two Hill Climb Events, one an exciting new prospect of riding the 2.3 miles of Burrough Hill and the second, the Club Trophy Event, a two-leg event on the same day, based at Smeeton Westerby.

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Our Next Event - Round Two of the 'Evening Ten Series'

Wednesday 14th of June - HQ Gilmorton School / Incorporating The Dave Grundy Trophy.

Sign-On from 6.30pm.  First rider off at 7.00pm.

Being unable to use Walton Village Hall for our first four events ( see below ), we are again fortunate to have the use of Gilmorton School as our HQ.

There is sufficent parking within the confines of the school car park / playground.  In addition, we are asking all who attend to be sensitive and considerate to the local residents.

Competitors are also reminded, and there will be notices at HQ, that we strongly wish to maintain the goodwill and tolerance shown towards us by the residents and road users around the course. When you are riding to and from the Start and Finish, and during the Trial, you must ride in a lawful and proper manner.  Please show your gratitude if either - any consideration is shown to you, or you cause any inconvenience to others from our activities.

The Marshals and Spotters on the Course will report any incidents they witness.

 
The Series competiion is open to all riders, whether members of a Cycling Club or not.  The cost of entry to each event will be £4.00 ( to include the CTT levy ).  In addition, riders who are not members of a Cycling Club, affiliated to the CTT, will need to pay a one day club membership fee of £1.00, for insurance purposes.
There will be 6 rider categories, an award will be made to the  winner of each category.  The categories are for Senior Men, 18 yrs. (but not a 'Junior') - 39 yrs., Senior Women, 18 yrs. (but not a 'Junior') -39 yrs.  Junior Men ( Those, up to and reaching 18 years of age during 2017 ), Junior Women ( Those, up to and reaching 18 years of age during 2017 ) and Vets.  There are two separate Vets. titles, one for men and one for women.
 
Remember that the Events are open to all.  If you just wish to challenge yourself or ride for fun - you are very welcome.
 
A points system from each trial will decide the category winners.  Riders will have to compete in a minimum of 4 events to be considered for the Series titles.   Anyone competing in more than 4 events will have their best 4 scores added together to make up their final total.
 
The points scored in the two Vets' Categories are adjusted for age against the VTTA 'Standard Times', in effect an age handicapping system.
 
There is an article in the 'Latest News' section setting out how this operates.
 
The  Rules and Terms of the Series are now in the 'Latest News' section.
 
Note that the wearing of a Helmets is Mandatory and the use of a Rear Light is Strongly Advised.
 
This again will be an exciting, inclusive and prestigious local Series.
 
We hope to see you in May - Get all the dates in your diary !
 
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Club Rides Every Week - Meet Outside Websters Cycles - Leicester Road, Wigston .  

Sunday - 10.00am -  Sunday 28th May 2017 - Venue - T.B.A. on Thursday prior to the ride.

Wednesday - 9.30am  -  Wednesday 31st May 2017 - Venue - T.B.A. on Monday prior to the ride.

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

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'The 'Leveller' Trophy - 11th March
Congratulations to the Trophy winners, Lucy Sturgess and Kenny Cliffe, both of The Leicester Forest. C.C. 
 
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Subsidy on Purchase of Club Clothing.

As you will read in the 'News' Item set out above, the Committee have decided that the Club will 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 third orders from Kalas, but not the first initial order, on which the Club paid the VAT ( in effect 20% ).

This subsidy will be reviewed after 12 months.

The arrangements for how this subsidy will operate have not yet been finalised, but it is anticipated that the ordering and payment by individuals will remain the same at it is at the moment and that the Club will then re-imburse the subsidy using the list of purchasers/ items sent to us from Kalas.

We have lists of 'retrospective' purchasers and this will be processed in due course.

Any queries - contact the website.

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The 2016 Hill Climb Series Winners
 
Mens Veteran Champion - George Hoseason
                                                            Senior Mens Champion - Alex Whitmore
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RATAE EVENING TEN SERIES - WINNERS 2016
 
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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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'
 
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Club Kit - Ordering Instructions - Updated 7th March 2017

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 a central address for the club.  It will then be distributed to the purchasers.
 
The Kalas 'Shop' is currently CLOSED.
 
The shop closed 5th March 2017
 
All queries on Club Kit should be made to Alex Hewins.
 His email address can be found in the 'Contact Us' panel on this page
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Our exciting program of cycling  for 2017  - '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 Evening Ten Series, a total of six races, one of which will incorporate the Dave Grundy Trophy and another the Handicap Time Trial.  -  Six evening races in all.
 
Going into September we have our Open '10' TT,  on our traditional - A10/11 - A46, Six Hills course.
 
For our Hill Climb program, we are holding a 'stand alone' event on the 3rd of September on the testing 2.3 mile climb of Burrough Hill.  This will be followed by the Club Hill Climb Championship over two shorter climbs, on the 17th of September, based at Smeeton Westerby.
 
On the 8th of October,  we repeat the Ratae Rouleur 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 2017 !
 
 
27/3/17 - Chain Gang - Suspended as a regular ride at present, it being the 'Racing Season' 
In the event of a ride being proposed, it 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, on Facebook and 'tweeted' to give plenty of notice
 
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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.

 

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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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