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A Message From Keith Bentley - President of The Ratae Road Club
I would like to extend my sincere thanks to so many of our members who are doing such sterling work in support of the Club. To mention names would be unfair on any I might miss, but you all know who you are. It is with gratitude that I thank you for your contributions, it is very much appreciated.
Best Wishes Keith Bentley
2014 - must go down as a year where the Ratae has again taken major strides forward.
Our Next Event - Wednesday 6th August - 10 mile 'Handicap' Trophy Time Trial - Gilmorton Circuit - 6.45pm.
HQ is Walton Village Hall, from 6.00pm - Note that the start time is 6.45pm ( brought forward 15 minutes from the Evening Series ).
Anyone may come, enter and ride the TT on the night, but the Ratae Handicap Trophy will be competed for by first claim Ratae members who have competed in at least two of the Evening 10 Series, on which their handicaps for this event will be set.
The handicap system will be based on the record time for the course, set by Matt Sinclair. All relevant competitors will receive a handicap based on their two fastest times in the Evening Series and this will ensure that ALL will have a fair and equal chance of winning the Trophy.
The wearing of Helmets is mandatory for this event.
The Evening Ten Series was completed on the 30th of July and Trophies presented to the Series Champions.
A photograph of the Winners is in the 'News' section
30th July results are now in the 'Latest Results' section. - Final 'Points Standings' are in 'News' Section.
The 'Ratae Rouleur' - Sunday the 7th of September - Time To Be Announced
HQ will be Age Concern, Paddock Street, Wigston.
A 'Reliability' style event featuring 25 mile and 40 mile routes, aimed at encouraging new and less experienced riders to challenge themselves on a Club organised, Cycle Event.
Details Here Soon - Put the Date in Your Diary
Ratae R.C. - Annual General Meeting 2014
Will take place at the Aylestone Leisure Centre at 7.30pm ( prompt ) on Thursday the 4th of September 2014.
Any items for the agenda should be submitted in good time to Bob Perrett.
Ratae - Saturday morning 'Chain Gang' Ride - See you again next Saturday, the 2nd of August
Meet 9.00am. - Crow Mills, Countesthorpe Road, South Wigston. At the car park between the canal and river bridge ( near Mill Lane ).
Information about the ride can now be found as a news item in the 'Latest News' section.
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 on 0116 2207844.
Impsport Club Clothing - See 'News' Item on how to obtain our Club Clothing
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.
Dates For Your Diary - 2014
10 mile 'Open Time Trial - Saturday 9th August 2014
25 mile 'Open' TT - Saturday 27th September 2014
Use The 'Forum' Page
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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.