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Our Next Events - Early Season Time Trials - Gilmorton - March 2020

Saturdays - March 7th and 14th.


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

We shall run on two Saturday mornings in March, our intention being for the 7th and 14th of March.  Weather and other issues can always affect our ability to run, so we do have reserve dates, as listed in the 'Upcoming Events' Section.

H.Q. will be Walton Village Hall.  Sign-On from 10.30am. First Rider Off at 11.00am.  Come, sign-on and ride on the day.

Entry is £5.00 for members of C.T.T. Affiliated Clubs, and £6.00 for others ( to cover insurance ).


7th of March - For this event all Ratae 1st Claim Members will be given FREE entry to the Time Trial.    This is to encourage those who have not ridden a time trial before, to come and have a go.  You will only be competing against the clock and yourself and there are Personal Best Medals to be won. - ( see article in 'Latest News' section) .


14th of March - Our 'Leveller' Trophy ( Road Bike T.T. )    A 'reserve date' will be used if for any reason there is a cancellation on the 14th.  There are two Trophies, one for Women and one for Men and it is open to all comers.

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 ie, they are essentially 'road bikes'.   The rules and full criteria can be found in the item in the 'News' Section and will be displayed at H.Q.


Note that for all Ratae Club Time Trials, the wearing of Helmets is mandatory.


Under new C.T.T. Regulations for 2020 - All machines MUST be fitted with a working rear light that is visible to the rear.   Any machines not complying cannot be allowed to start.  


'Link' to the Course on ridewithgps :-


We look forward to seeing you in March.




Membership Renewals - 2020.

It is that time of year again.  Please renew your membership promptly. It does make matters much more straight forward for our Membership Secretary.

See the 'Latest News' Item for the various options that are available for payment.



Club Rides - Wednesdays - 9.30am  and Sundays - 9.00am

The Club holds social rides on Wednesdays and Sundays throughout the year, meeting outside Websters Cycles on Leicester Road, Wigston.

Our rides are lead by a qualfied ride leader and each ride incorporates a cafe stop at a venue which is chosen week week by week.  Details of the scheduled venues are shown here and on our group FaceBook page.

Wednesday 9.30am  -   26th February  - Venue - T.B.A. on Monday prior to the ride.

Sunday 9.00am  -  23rd February - Venue - T.B.A. on Thursday prior to the ride.

Anyone may join us on the day, but after three rides will be asked to join the Club for insurance purposes.



Rider Insurance Guidance

As guidance for Members of the Club, we strongly advise that riders take out their own insurance for any claims that may be made against them.

The Clubs insurance will only cover injury or damage to a third party on Club or organised rides.

We review insurance issues on a regular basis and recommend that you read the item on insurance in our News Section.  This explains in detail the issues you need to be aware of and how Ratae Members may obtain beneficial premiums through our affiliations



Winners - Hill Climb Trophies - 2019


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Left to Right

Peter Kott, Alex Whitmore, Ruby Summer Osborne, Mark Newton.



 Personal Best Medals - as a mark of achievement in Time Trials

These medals will be presented to the recipients at the Club Dinner in December.  Because, for many the target in time trialling is to improve their own time against the clock, it is hoped that this new format will encourage both riders already taking part to improve, and also encourage those who have not yet ridden a competitive event, to participate.  See the item in the 'News' Section for full details.


Ratae - Saturday Chain Gang

Is NOT running at present, see the item in 'News' Section for information


Training Programs

Any first claim member wishing to avail themselves of a personal training schedule can contact our Club coach, Alex Hewins.

Alex is also offering to ride out as a coach with anyone wishing to avail themselves of the opportunity.  Because of this own commitments, Monday or Friday mornings are best, although on occasions other days may be practical.

You can contact Alex directly via email.  A 'link' to his address is in the 'Contact Us' panel on this page.



Our Exciting Program of Cycling for 2020 - 'Something for Everyone'


Starting on Sunday the 2nd of February with out traditional Reliability Trials, over a choice of three distances.

Continuing in March, with two or more Early Season 10 mile Time Trials on Saturday mornings, using the Gilmorton circuit.  The 'Leveller', a road bike T.T. will be incorporated into one of these Early Season T.T.'s.

In May, June or July we will hold at least two 10 mile Time Trials on the Gilmorton circuit on Wednesday evenings.  One will incorporate the Dave Grundy Trophy.

In addition, in this our 70th year, we are planning for a Founders Day event.  The date, venue and full details are yet to be finalised, but it is intended to incorporate a ride with a social function.

Moving on to Sunday the 6th of September, we have our 'Open' 10 mile T.T. on our traditional venue, the A10/13, A46, Six Hills Course.

For our Hill Climb on the 13th of September, we shall again hold our Club Hill Climb Championship over two short climbs, on the same day, based at Smeeton Westerby.

On Sunday October the 4th, we have the Ratae Rouleur, a sportif type event, starting in Wigston, with a choice of testing routes over 25 or 40 miles.

All this combined with our Club rides on Wednesdays and Sundays, throughout the year, our Chain Gang rides on Saturdays, 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 2020.



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 !



Club Clothing

The Club uses Kalas as the official supplier of our Club kit.

The kit is ordered on-line by an individual through the Kalas e-shop.  The e-shop is opened periodically when there is a perceived demand for the minimum order that Kalas will accept, to produce the custom kit for us.

The Shop is Currently CLOSED

Closed on the 16th of February 2020

In September 2019, the Committee decided to extend a refund arrangement from the Club, on kit purchases until September 2020, when it will be reviewed again.

The Club will refund 20% of the cost of price of the item, excluding the V.A.T.

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


Click on this 'link' to go to the Kalas e-shop -  


Then enter the password for the Ratae page -   rrc321


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Any queries on clothing, contact Peter Kott or 'Email Us' through the website.












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