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Results for the 25th of May are now in the 'Results' section.  Updated 'Points Standings' will follow.
 
 
OUR 'EVENING TEN SERIES' CONTINUES WED. 8th JUNE AT GILMORTON - EVENT 3 of 6.
INCORPORATES 'THE  DAVE GRUNDY TROPHY' FOR RATAE MEMBERS

CONTINUING THROUGH, JUNE AND JULY. - 6 EVENTS IN ALL.

DETAILS ARE BELOW AND IN THE 'UPCOMING EVENTS' SECTION.

 
Note : That For The First Four Events, 11th, 25th May and 8th, 22nd June
The HQ will be Gilmorton Chandler School, Church Lane, Gilmorton.  LE17 5LU.
 

Consideration to Residents - Gilmorton, Walton and Kimcote

Being unable to use Walton Village Hall for our first four events ( see below ), we are 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 2016 ), Junior Women ( Those, up to and reaching 18 years of age during 2016 ) 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 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, starting in May - Get all the dates in your diary !
 
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Club Rides Every Week - Meet Outside Websters Cycles - Leicester Road, Wigston.

Wednesdays - 9.30 am.     Wednesday 1st June 2016 - Venue - T.B.A. on Monday prior to the ride.

Sunday - 10.00 am.     Sunday 29th May 2016 - Venue - T.B.A. on Thursday prior to the ride. 

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

 

 

New Kit - Ordering Instructions

 

See the 'News Item'  in the News Section, in the panel at the top left hand side of this page.

Note :-  6th April - The PDF below has been updated to show the final colours and design.

Click here for 'Link' to a PDF file of the Final Design and Colours

IT HAS BEEN DECIDED BY THE COMMITTEE THAT THE CLUB WILL PAY THE V.A.T. ON THE FIRST ORDER OF CLOTHING PER MEMBER, ON THE INITIAL ORDER - DO NOT MISS OUT !

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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.

 

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.

 

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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 Ride -Saturday - the 28th of May
( 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.
 
 

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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