OUR 'EVENING TEN SERIES' STARTS NEXT WEDNESDAY AT GILMORTON.
DETAILS BELOW AND IN 'UPCOMING EVENTS' SECTION
The Ratae Road Club 'Evening Ten Series' - Time Trials at Gilmorton during May, June and July
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.
Details in 'Upcoming Events' Section
Full details of the six dates and times are in the 'Upcoming Events' section.
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 !
Club Rides Every Week - Meet Outside Websters Cycles - Leicester Road, Wigston.
Wednesdays - 9.30 am. Wednesday 11th May 2016 - Venue - T.B.A. on Monday prior to the ride.
Sunday - 10.00 am. Sunday 8th May 2016 - Venue - Waterloo Cafe, Great Oxendon.
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 !
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.
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 7th 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.
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.