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Sadie Garratt




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Peter Kott


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The Kalas Club Clothing Shop is OPEN ( closes the 21st of April ).
All the information for Ordering / Club Subsidy, together with the 'Link' and Password to the Kalas site, can be found at the bottom of this page.
Our next ‘Monthly' Club Night at the Aylestone Leisure Centre will be at 7.30pm on Thursday, the 9th of May and NOT the 2nd of May, as previously shown.
On the 9th of May,  Ed Matthews will share his experiences with us following his St. Davids to Lowestoft, 'wideride', coast to coast ride.
Since the ‘Monthly’ Club Nights have been running it has been our plan to give a theme or short presentation on the night for those attending.  The meeting lasts for one and a half hours and we are looking to split that period into two roughly equal parts, one for a discussion / presentation on a theme and the remainder of the time for those present to have a general catch up and discussion with others.
The theme or presentation need not be cycling based but could be of a 'general interest' subject.  Hobbies, work experience, life experience could all be included. 
If you feel that you are able to lead or present such a theme on a Club night, then please contact Sadie Garratt or myself.
The dates are - ( All Thursdays ) :-  ( Note Change - now 9th of May,) 6th of June, 4th July, 1st August, 5th September, 3rd October and 7th November.


Our Next Competitive Event :- Wednesday 8th May 2019

Club 10 mile T.T. at Gilmorton

Our Gilmorton Club Course has now been numbered by the C.T.T. as - ACC/10/9.

H.Q. will be Gilmorton Chandler School - ( May and June ) and Walton Village Hall - ( July)

Sign-On from 6.00pm. First Rider Off at 7.00pm.

Our 'Leveller' Trophy ( Road Bike T.T. ) will be incorporated into the May 8th event.     There are two Trophies, one for Women and one for Men.   This website and our Facebook page will be updated closer to the Event with up to date information.

You may still ride any machine on the date of 'The Leveller', but to qualify and compete for the Trophies, you and your machine need to meet a set criteria.  The rules and criteria will be found in the item in the 'Latest News' Section and will be displayed at H.Q.

The Dave Grundy Trophy  will be incorporated into the June 12th event.

Note that for all of our Time Trials, the wearing of Helmets is mandatory and the use of a rear light is strongly advised.

'Link' to the Course on ridewithgps :-

We look forward to seeing you in May.



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

 Sunday -  10.00am -  Sunday 21st April - Manor Farm, Catthorpe.
Wednesday - 9.30am  -  Wednesday 24th April - T.B.A. on Monday prior to the ride.

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.

Our Donation to 'Hope Against Cancer'

Thanks again to all who rode our 'Rouleur' and contributed towards our donation to the Charity. Bridget Bragg has presented a cheque to their Chief Executive, Nigel Rose. We will all remember Bob and the support that they provided for him.


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 The 2018 Ratae Gilmorton '10' Series - Winners.  


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Left to Right : -   Colum Foster - Ratae R.C. - Senior Men's Champion.

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

                             James Lowe - Welland Valley C.C. - Junior Men's Champion.

                            John Powell - Leicester Forest C.C. - Vets. Men's Champion.



FOR 2019 - IMPORTANT - RIDER INSURANCE - Please take time to read or update yourself on our Rider Insurance advice, which can be found in the 'Latest News' Section. This was researched by John Fox for Ratae Club Members, but contains valuable advice for all.

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



Chain Gang  

Update - 18th of March - The Chain Gang is not running at present.

Details / Updates will also 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 and on our  Facebook page, to give plenty of notice.  This will be very weather dependant - Check Here or Facebook before you attend.



Our exciting program of cycling for 2019  - 'Something for Everyone'  
Starting on Sunday the 3rd of February with our traditional Reliabilty Trial, over a choice of 3 distances. 
Continuing in March, with two Early Season 10 mile Time Trials, - on two 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.
In May, June or July we will hold at least two 10 mile Time Trials on the Gilmorton Circuit on a Wednesday evening, one of which will incorporate the Dave Grundy Trophy. 
Going to Sunday the 8th of September we have our 'Open' 10 mile TT,  on our traditional - A46, Six Hills course - A10/13 ( revised from the A10/11).
For our Hill Climb in September, we shall hold our Club Hill Climb Championship over two short climbs, on the same day, based at Smeeton Westerby.
On Sunday October the 6th, we have the Ratae Rouleur, starting in Wigston, 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 on the first Thursday of each month, 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 2019
Winners of 'The Leveller' Trophies for 2018
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Womens Trophy - Lucy Crookston - Leicester Forest.C.C
Mens Trophy - Kenny Cliffe - Leicester Forest C.C.

How it used to be ! - Were these the good old days ?


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Paul Baulch, in the early 1950's, competing in the National 25 Mile Time Trial on the A46 Six Hills. On a wet day he turns at the Marshal who is standing in the middle of the road !
No Hi-Vis, nor apparently much traffic in those days !



Training Programs

Any first claim member wishing to avail themselves of a personalised training schedule, should contact Alex Hewins, the Club Coach.  Contact can be made with Alex via the email link in the 'contact us' panel on the left hand side of this page.


Smeeton Westerby Hill Climbs - 2018

The winners were :-

Open Women's Trophy - Lucy Sturgess - Leicester Forest C.C.

Open Men's Trophy - Alex Whitmore - Ratae R.C.

Club Senior Women's Trophy - Gemma Ollerenshaw

Club Senior Men's Trophy - Alex Whitmore - Ratae R.C.

Club Vets. Men's Trophy - Chris Spray - Ratae R.C.


Full Results are now in the 'Latest Results' Section.




Congratulations to Lucy Sturgess and David Ogg .

Lucy of Leicester Forest C.C. and David of Godfrey Bikewear R.T., winners of the prizes for the Fastest Woman and Man at the 'Burrough Hill Challenge' in 2018.

Thanks to all who rode and helped out at the Event.

Full results are in the 'Latest Results' Section.




Subsidy on Purchase of Club Clothing.

In September 2018, the Committee decided that the Club will continue to 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 subsequent orders from Kalas, but not the first initial order, on which the Club paid the VAT ( in effect 20% ).

This subsidy will be reviewed again after 12 months ( September 2019 ).

To claim the subsidy, members should contact the Club Treasurer, John Fox, with proof of purchase and he will arrange for it to be paid directly to them.

Any queries - contact the John Fox or the website. 



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 here:-

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 OPEN
The shop closes on the 21st April 2019
All queries on Club Kit should be made to Peter Kott.
 His email address can be found in the 'Contact Us' panel on this page
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