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Brian Smith

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General Secretary

Sadie Garratt



Club Coach

Alex Hewins



Time Trial Secretary

Peter Moss



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Club Rides Every Week - Meet Outside Websters Cycles - Leicester Road, Wigston.

Wednesdays - 9.30 am    ( Venue - 2nd December - T.B.A. here Monday.)

Sundays - 10.00am    ( Venue - 29th November - Stretton under Fosse.)


In future we are going to publish the Destination / Cafe Stop Venue for each of our weekly rides. The intention is to publish the Wednesday Venue on each Monday Evening and on Thursday Evening for the Sunday ride.

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

This information provides advance information and we hope, will enhance your experience of 'Riding with the Ratae'.


New Club Clothing - Initial Kit Order

Alex Hewins is looking to try and ascertain what the Club's initial order might be.  There is a possibility that if the order is large enough, Kalas the supplier, may waive their design fee.


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Accordingly, if you intend on buying kit in the first initial order, Alex requests that you contact him ( his email is in the 'Contact Us' panel ) with what you are likely to buy.  This is not a commitment to buy, but a guage of our interest, to be able to give Kalas a ball-park figure.

The list of clothing, types of materials and prices provided by Kalas is extensive, ( there are 19 types of skinsuits available, each in two types of material ), so below is a precis the most popular items to give you an idea of prices.

Short Sleeved Shirts :- £29.00 to £50.00.  Long Sleeved Shirts :- £42.00 to £62.50.

Windbreaker Jackets :- £37.50 - £58.00.  Elite Membrane Jackets :- £67.00 to £81.50.

Shorts :- £33.50 to £56.00.  Bib Shorts :- £38.50 to £75.00.  Skin Suits :- £66.50 to £83.50.

If you want an excel file of the full price list, then email Alex and he will send it to you.


The 66th Ratae Annual Dinner and Prize Presentation Evening.

Thursday 3rd December, 6.30pm for 7.00pm. The Taste Restaurant, Leicester College, Aylestone Road, Leicester

Tickets for the Ratae Road Club Annual Dinner will be on sale from Thursday 24th September at the Ratae Road Club AGM.
Cost is £20 per ticket and the number available is limited.

Tickets are initially on sale exclusively to First Claim Members and a guest until the 24th of October.  After this date any remaining unsold tickets will be made available to all, this includes Second Claim Members and Ratae's regular guests and supporters.

Tickets can be bought from Susan Doram or Sadie Garratt on a Thursday Club night or at the remaining two hill climb events on Sunday 27th September and Sunday 4th October. Cheques are preferable and should be made payable to Ratae Road Club.


Results for the Noseley Hill Climb are in the 'Latest Results' section, together with the final results for the Series in the 'News' section.

Overall Winners are : Women - Fiona Aylward.  Men - Chris Aylward.

Ratae Winners are : Women - Susan Doram.  Men - Alex Whitmore.

Thanks to all who rode or supported the event.





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 Saturday - the 28th of November 
( 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.

Club Standards for Members - Is being Re-Vamped Watch Here for Details
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.

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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