Our next Time Trial Event is the 'Open' 25m - A25/20, Six Hills - Saturday 27th of September
Closing Date for Entries is :- Tuesday 16th September
Our Next Event - The 'Ratae Rouleur' - Sunday the 7th of September
Signing In :- 8.45 am for 40 mile // 9.15 am for 25 mile
HQ will be Age UK, Paddock Street, Wigston. LE18 2AN. ( Free car park opposite HQ )
A 'Reliability' style event featuring 25 mile and 40 mile routes, for riders of all abilities, but also aimed at encouraging new and less experienced riders to challenge themselves on a Club organised, cycle event.
1. The 25 mile ( actual 24.4m ) is :- Wigston - Newton Harcourt - Great Glen - Burton Overy - Illstone on the Hill - Noseley - Goadby - Glooston - Tur Langton - Kibworth - Wistow - Wigston. A picturesque route taking in 'Le Goadby Grand Mur' and 'Le Cote de Cheval' - both are short and interesting climbs.
2. The 40 mile ( actual 39.5m ) is :- Wigston - Kilby - Fleckney - Saddington - Gumley - Lubbenham - East Farndon - Clipston - Naseby - Sibbertoft - Husbands Bosworth - Walton - Bruntingthorpe - Peatling Magna - Foston - Wigston. A route with varying gradients and open views, crossing the site of The Battle of Naseby, 1645.
Printed route guides will be available at the HQ when signing in.
A crew will be contactable by mobile phone during the event, for support on mechanical or other issues.
Under 16's must be accompanied by an appropriate adult. The wearing of Helmets is advised.
The entry will be ¬£5.00, to include an energy gel worth ¬£1.25.
Refreshments will be available at the HQ which is open until 1.00pm.
More Details Here Soon - Get 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 23rd 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 through this website.
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.
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.