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The Kalas Club Clothing Shop is Now Open - Closes approx. 3rd March 2017


Our Next Events -

The renowned Early Season 10 mile Time Trials on the Gilmorton Circuit.

The first chance this year to blow those cobwebs away !

We will run three Events, on the Saturday mornings of the 4th 11th and 18th of March.  We have the 25th of March as a reserve date, in case of a cancellation for weather etc.

HQ will be Walton Village Hall from 10.30am with first rider off at 11.00am.

'Get It In Your Diary Now'

'The 'Leveller' Trophies
It is proposed that the TT on the 11th of March will incorporate 'The Leveller' Trophies.  One for men and one for women, to be awarded to the fastest riders on a 'road bike'. ( See the item in 'Latest News' section for the rules etc ).
More information will appear here in due course.

Membership Subscriptions for 2017 Are Now Due.

Please get these in A.S.A.P.  They are now overdue and it makes extra work to chase them. 

Ist Claim - £14.00.  Second Claim £7.00.

Cheques should be made payable to :-  Ratae Road Club.

Payments please to Brian Smith or Kevin Brooker.



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.


The 2016 Hill Climb Series Winners
Mens Veteran Champion - George Hoseason
                                                            Senior Mens Champion - Alex Whitmore
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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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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. 

Sunday - 10.00am -  Sunday 26th February 2017 - Venue T.B.A. on Thursday prior to the ride. 

Wednesday - 9.30am  -  Wednesday 1st March 2017 - Venue - T.B.A. on Monday prior to the ride.


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



Club Kit - Ordering Instructions - Updated 18th February 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 OPEN.
The shop closes 3rd March 2017 ( provisional date )
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.
In the first week of September we repeat the Ratae Rouleur with a choice of testing routes over 25 or 40 miles.
We are reviewing our Hill Climb program for 2017 and details will be forthcoming in due course.
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 !
Chain Gang - Next Ride -Saturday - the 25th of February  Check Facebook Page to see if 'On'
( 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

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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