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Colum Foster - Another Ratae Member - 'Under The Hour'

Colum went 58:56 on the H25/8 on Saturday - See the 'News' item.


The Ladder Trophy and Club 'Standards Results' for 2017 are now shown in the 'News' Section

The winner of the 2017 Ladder Trophy is Ed Watson.



IMPORTANT - RIDER INSURANCE - Please take time to read the 'Latest News' Item, prepared by John Fox, concerning rider insurance for Ratae Club Members.

It clarifies in straightforward terms, the position regarding Club / Individual Insurance and everyone should seriously consider their own position on this important issue.



The Ratae 'Open' 10 mile T.T. - 9.00am Sunday 10th September 2017

Course A10/11 - A46, Six Hills.

Entry via C.T.T. website - Closing time/date is - 2359 hrs 29th August 2017.

More details here in due course.





Sunday 3rd September. -  The inaugural 'Burrough Hill Challenge'

The classic 2.3 mile climb from the outskirts of Twyford, up through John O' Gaunt and Burrough on the Hill, to finish just short of the Burrough Hill Country Park car park.

Course is here :-

HQ is Somerby Village Hall, Main Street, Somerby. LE14 8TP.

Signing-On from 10.30am ( please be prompt ).  Looking for First Rider to be off at 11.15am.

All are welcome to enter on the day and ride, ( under 18's need a signed parental consent form ).

£4.00 Entry ( to include £2.00 C.T.T. levy ). For non-members of an Affiliated Club, an additional £1.00 is payable for  Insurance purposes.

Cash prize to the Fastest Man and Woman.

No Tri-Bars - Helmets are Mandatory - A Rear Light is strongly recommended.

Limited car parking at the HQ.  Burrough Hill Car Park is ideally placed - Pay and Display at riders cost.

Please respect the local residents if using on-Street parking, and going about our activities.

Refreshments will be available at HQ.

We are looking to make this a prestige Event, attracting all who wish to take on this iconic climb !

We hope to see you there.

A full size event poster can be found in the 'Latest News' section.


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Sunday 17th September. -  'Two Hill', Club Hill Climb Trophy

Based at Smeeton Westerby.  Open to all.

'Open' Trophies in addition to the Ratae Club Hill Climb Trophies.

Details to follow in due course.



The 2017 Ratae 'Evening Ten' Series - Winners. 


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Left to Right : -   Ian Rosewarne - Leicestershire R.C. - Vets Men's Champion.

                          Lucy Sturgess - Leicester Forest C.C. - Senior Women's Champion.

                          Lindsay Newman - Team Jewson - Vets. Women's Champion.

                          James Lowe - Junior Men's Champion.

Not in Photo.: -   Max Lees - Leicestershire R.C. - Senior Men's Champion.




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

Sunday - 10.00am -  Sunday 13th August 2017 -  Venue - T.B.A. on Thursday prior to the ride.

Wednesday - 9.30am  -  Wednesday 16th August 2017 - Venue - The Barn at Rockingham.

Non-members are most welcome to join us on our Club rides.  You can either contact the Club beforehand (through the website), or simply turn up on the day and introduce yourself to the ride leader.  If you enjoy our company, you will be invited to join the Club after three rides.


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


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 ( September 2017 ).

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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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 Kit - Ordering Instructions - Updated 7th March 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 CLOSED
The shop closed on the 27th June 2017
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.
For our Hill Climb program, we are holding a 'stand alone' event on the 3rd of September on the testing 2.3 mile climb of Burrough Hill.  This will be followed by the Club Hill Climb Championship over two shorter climbs, on the 17th of September, based at Smeeton Westerby.
On the 8th of October,  we repeat the Ratae Rouleur with a choice of testing routes over 25 or 40 miles.
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 !
27/3/17 - Chain Gang - Suspended as a regular ride at present, it being the 'Racing Season' 
In the event of a ride being proposed, it will appear on our Facebook Page
( 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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Upcoming Events
Sun Sep 03, 2017 @10:00 -
Burrough Hill - Hill Climb
Sun Sep 10, 2017 @09:00 -
Ratae 'Open' Ten - A10/11 - Six Hills
Thu Sep 14, 2017 @19:30 -
Annual General Meeting 2017
Sun Sep 17, 2017 @11:00 -
Club Trophy Hill Climbs - Smeeton Westerby
Sun Oct 08, 2017 @08:00 -
The Ratae Rouleur - Quatre Ans
Thu Dec 07, 2017 @19:00 -
Annual Club Dinner / Presentation Evening
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