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PLATINUM MEMBERSHIP • 12 MONTHS • £450 BUY NOW OPTION • DIRECT DEBIT OPTIONS AVAILABLE

ALL ADVENTURE EVENTS

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Welcome to our Autumn / Winter 2012 Ratalogue

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ummer. Where did that go? Certainly not to these fair Isles that’s for sure. Still, we’re not too down about the fact that it has been raining cats n’ rats for months, for as the ensuing winter darkness envelops you, it’s time to cast a thought to some of Rat Race’s most epic events. And maybe it’s time to treat yourself too, as the Store has everything you could want for a hard winter’s hibernation. Except a Moose’s Hoof, of course. For Autumn/

Winter 2012/ 2013, Survival of the Fittest brings you Britain’s largest adventure runs, cutting a racing line across city centres UK-wide. And following hotly on its heels, by the time Santa has shot his Festive load it’ll be time for the Notorious Night Runs from March 2013 onwards. Alongside these classic Rat Race staples, we’ve been busy on the R and D in the Rat Cave and 2013 will see a plethora of brand new events across our Adventure Event and Endurance Event portfolios. From Rat Race Road Trip, a 4-day non-stop cyclo-sportive between London and Edinburgh, to Dirty Weekend: The World’s largest assault course,

there’s something for all tastes. Have a browse and see if any one ticks your boxes. The best news has got to be Rat Race Membership: Whether you’re into training, doing events or simply spending your loot on fine fettle, we’ve got a cracking new product lined up. It’s called Rat Race Membership and for a one off fee, or a monthly direct debit, you can do the lot! Rat-tastic. More info can be found on membership on page 3.

Ratalogue Team

Ratalogue is published by Rat Race (Events), ltd. While the publisher makes every effort to ensure that the content of the magazine is accurate at the time of going to press, it cannot accept responsibility for any errors that may appear. Opinions expressed in this magazine do not necessarily reflect those of Rat Race (Events), ltd.

Copyright 2012 Rat Race (Events), ltd. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or stored in any form on a retrieval system without the prior permission of the publisher.

Editor – Jim Mee Managing Editor - Dannii Brodie Designer – Ed Clews Rat Race Store – David Powell Contributors – Chris Johnstone

Rat’s all for now,

Jim Mee, Rat-in-Chief

Like more info? Email info@ratrace.com, we’d love to hear from you.


Event Locations

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scotland coast to coast

men’s health survival of the fittest edinburgh

city to summit

rat race road trip

the mighty deerstalker night run

river rat race - glasgow

the wall trailblazer nottingham

river rat race - stockton

men’s health survival of the fittest nottingham

gunpowder plod the yorkshire terrier night run

men’s health survival of the fittest manchester

the crossing legends of sherwood forest night run

trailblazer forest of dean

dirty weekend @ Burghley

men’s health survival of the fittest cardiff

horseplay night run

trailblazer kent men’s health survival of the fittest london

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Prepare to get messy as our Horseplay, Deerstalker, Yorkshire Terrier and Legends of Sherwood Forest events plunge you into 10k of glorious murky muddy mayhem (strap on your torch). Each event has its own unique flavour (maybe it’s the mud) but you can expect hills, rivers, curious obstacles and lashings of fancy dress. Free campsites, cracking after parties and ear to ear grins come as standard.

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What’s includetd in the entry? Where: Near Nottingham, Peebles, York and Henley Standard Price: From £30 FREE FOR GOLD AND PLATINUM MEMBERS • Stunning venues and outrageous courses • Special Edition Tech Tee worth £15 • Free Car Parking and Free Camping* • Music, live MC, and food stalls all day • Beer tent and live bands* ‘til late • Medal for all finishers • Electronic timing • On-course water station + water and chocolate at finish line • Free Rat Race Standard Membership woth £7.50 • Vat @ 20% * charges apply at Deerstalker

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or one weekend only, the largest Assault Course on Earth is being assembled within the grounds of England’s finest Elizabethan Country Estate. We’re throwing open the doors to all those who attempt it and their supporters, to join us at sport’s most notorious after-party complete with colossal Festival camp-site, a monster live music stage and an enormous beer tent.

Dirty Weekend is being designed as a pinnacle and aspirational event for all those who love a bit of mud, sweat and beers and the Rat Pack is therefore constructing this enormous beast using all that it does best. Expert event production, a killer course, engineering solutions for epic obstacle construction delivering 200 obstacles across 20 miles or half marathon - the choice is yours.

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What’s included in the entry? Where: Burghley Park, Stamford, Lincolnshire Price: from £80 FREE FOR GOLD AND PLATINUM MEMBERS • Stunning venue of World famous Burghley Estate • The World’s Biggest Obstacle course • Free Rat Race Standard Membership worth £7.50 • Special Edition Tech Tee worth £15 • Music, live MC, food concessions • After party with beer tent and live bands ‘til late • Camping on Friday and Saturday • Medal for all finishers • Electronic timing • On-course water station • Water and chocolate at finish line • VAT at 20%


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ur Trailblazer events give experts and novices alike a chance to get their trail running shoes on and get out into some of the loveliest tracks we could find. We’ve scoured forests up and down the country to bring you three cracking off road challenges.

Each course is 10k and offers runners of every ability something to enjoy. It might be the wide, fast and flowing trails; or simply the chance to replace pounding the pavements with leaping over leaves. With entertainments, great facilities and loads of parking these events have become firm family favourites on the trail running calendar and the UK’s biggest trail running series.

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What’s included in the entry? Where: Nottinghamshire, Gloucestershire and Kent Standard Price: From £25 FREE FOR GOLD AND PLATINUM MEMBERS • Special Edition Tech Tee worth £15 • Premium goody bag • Free car parking worth up to £8 • Music, live MC, food, drink and kids’ activities • Professionally run event on beautiful woodland trails • Water station at 5km and at finish line • Medal for all finishers • Free instant text timing after your run • Rat Race on-site Gear Store with bargains a-plenty! • Free Rat Race Standard Membership worth £7.50 • Vat @ 20%


The NEW Kinvara Tr • Off-road version of the revolutionary Kinvara • Super-light weight 225g • high grip, lugged outsole • Low-profile stability • 4mm heel-to-toe drop

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Now, we’re not talking about a gentle spin on the boating lake. We’re talking leaping, running, and generally splashing your way around 10k of aquatic fun. And we’re talking about doing it all in August – the perfect time of year to fling yourself into the drink.

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What’s included in the entry? Where: Stockton-On-Tees, Glasgow Standard Price: From £29 FREE FOR GOLD AND PLATINUM MEMBERS • A race like no other • Unique opportunities to access amazing venues and activities • Open to all abilities • Special Edition Tech Tee worth £15 • Music, live MC, food and drink • Electronic timing • On-course water station + water and chocolate at finish line • Kayaking equipment and safety teams supplied • Free Rat Race Standard Membership worth £7.50 • Vat @ 20%


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ny race where we team up with Men’s Health magazine is going to offer more than a jog around the block. We’ve created some devilishly entertaining obstacle courses in three city centres, Battersea Power Station and – new for 2012 – Manchester. The routes will challenge and thrill competitors of all abilities – and of both sexes, of course.

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As you crawl, clamber and sprint (perhaps) your way through 10 obstacle zones split across the 10k distance, you can take comfort in the fact that you won’t be alone. Some 25,000 people will compete, so it’s a chance to get through it together and turn those mud streaked, sweaty strangers into new friends...

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What’s included in the entry? Where: Cardiff, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Manchester and London Standard Price: From £39 FREE FOR GOLD AND PLATINUM MEMBERS • City centre event villages • Amazing obstacles • Special Edition Tech Tee worth £15 • Premium goody bag • Music, live MC, food and drink. • Electronic timing • Medal for all finishers • On-course water station + water at finish • Rat Race on-site Gear Store with bargains a-plenty • Free Rat Race Standard Membership worth £7.50 • Vat @ 20%


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his Event could only ever exist in York - the birthplace of Guy Fawkes. The 5th November will never quite be the same again. We are offering you the opportunity to take part in the World’s first 5km run set to pyrotechnics, with fire installations and performers entertaining you every

kilometre and some razzledazzle en route. This will be followed up with York’s biggest ever fireworks show. Choose to run, or simply book for the big show and come with family or friends to enjoy what promises to be the most unique fireworks event York has ever seen…

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What’s included in the entry? Where: York Racecourse Standard Price: £25 FREE FOR GOLD AND PLATINUM MEMBERS • A World-first 5k run with pyro effects • Special Edition Tech Tee worth £15 • Free Parking for Runners • Free Rat Race Standard Membership worth £7.50 • Finisher’s Medal • Professional Chip Timing • Water and chocolate at the finish • York’s biggest ever fireworks show • Live music • VAT at 20%


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iding Rats, behold the cycling event you’ve been waiting for: a multi-day sportive ride like no other. This is London to Edinburgh, capital to capital. On the way you’ll get everything you’d expect from a Rat Race adventure including the best logistics and support in the business and a route that cuts straight from A to B through spectacular scenery. We’re offering two competitor categories: Challenger and Expert.

Challenger: Complete the ride over a four day long weekend, pumping out solid 100-mile days. Perfect for those who want to go long but can’t afford to hang around. Expert: Complete the full 400 miles over two super-charged days. A tough undertaking for steel-legged Rats who want to push themselves to the limit. Rats in both categories will enjoy overnight accommodation in our top of the range base camps,

no-fuss organisation and the knowledge that everything will be taken care of for you at both ends. All you need to do is get your head down and ride! Ready to hit the road? Sign up and we’ll see you in the saddle for the ultimate Rat Ride. FREE FOR PLATINUM MEMBERS

Standard Price: from £200

Saddle up!

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Our bike store and workshop can meet all your biking needs – see page 38 and 40.


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ast summer we raised the standard and sent a call to the legions of ultra-Rats out there to come and sample our latest epic challenge. We set up our first ultra-run in the wild frontier lands of ancient Roman Britain: Hadrian’s Wall country.

Starting from Carlisle Castle and covering 69 miles of astounding countryside, the course ends in the centre of Newcastle in the shadows of the Tyne Bridge. Around 1000 Rats can tackle the course in a single day; as a relay; or as a two day double marathon challenge with an overnight encampment (bring your own shield). Are you ready to join the legion?

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What’s included in the entry? Where: Carlisle Castle to Newcastle When: 22nd/23rd June 2013 Standard Price: From £120 (solo, pairs and relay available) FREE FOR PLATINUM MEMBERS • Special Edition Tech Tee worth £15 • Pit stops en route with water and snacks provided • Free half way camping with hot showers and catering • Electronic timing with stage splits • No admin fee for changing participants details pre-event • Medal for all finishers • Post-event picture with your finish time • Free Rat Race Standard Membership worth £7.50 • Vat @ 20%


The Ronhill Trail Range is now available at Rat Race Adventure Sports


event planner 2012 + 2013 2012

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Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest Manchester 3rd November 2012 Gunpowder Plod York 5th November 2012 Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest London Day and Night 17th November 2012

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Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest Cardiff 7th October 2012 Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest Nottingham 13th October 2012 Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest Edinburgh 21st October 2012

Legends of Sherwood Forest Sherwood Pines, Nottinghamshire 2nd March 2013 Yorkshire Terrier Newburgh Priory, North Yorkshire 9th March 2013 The Mighty Deerstalker Innerleithen, Scotland 16th March 2013 Horseplay Hambleden, Buckinghamshire 23rd March 2013 Dirty Weekend Burghley House, Stamford 11th May 2013

Runner’s World Trailblazer Nottingham 18th May 2013 Runner’s World Trailblazer Forest of Dean 25th May 2013 Runner’s World Trailblazer Kent 8th June 2013 River Rat Race Glasgow 18th August 2013 River Rat Race Stockton-On-Tees 25th August 2013

All Adventure events FREE for all Gold Members GOLD MEMBERSHIP

All Adventure events FREE for all Platinum Members

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event planner 2012 + 2013 2013

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Rat Race Road Trip London to Edinburgh 3rd to 6th May 2013

The Crossing Coast to Coast 12th to 14th July 2013

City to Summit Edinburgh to Ben Nevis 1st and 2nd June 2013

Scotland Coast to Coast Nairn to Isles of Glencoe 14th and 15th September 2013

The Wall Carlisle Castle to Newcastle 22nd and 23rd June 2013

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here are some triathlons which claim to be the toughest. This one does not claim.

City to Summit is a brand new iron-distance triathlon. The concept is to link the Forth Seashore at Edinburgh with the Summit of the UK’s highest mountain; Ben Nevis. The action commences with a 2.4 mile sea swim and then moves to a stunning bike ride along 112 miles of dramatic Scottish roads, snaking its way into the heart of the Scottish Highlands. The final transition sees participants don running gear to tackle a 26.2 mile run or trek to the summit of Ben Nevis and back down to terra firma. There is a duathlon option for those who want to stick to dry land. As with all Rat Race events, the epic scale of the challenge is matched with options that enable you to tackle the event as a “competer” or a “completer.” The Expert category will see athletes take on the full-serving in 1 day, whilst the Challenger category will break the journey into 2 and will throw in an overnight camp in Glencoe.

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What’s included in the entry? Where: Edinburgh to Fort William Price: Standard price from £225. Early bird options available. FREE FOR PLATINUM MEMBERS • Sport’s Toughest Triathlon and Duathlon • Iron Distance Journey through Scotland’s most dramatic landscapes. • Free Rat Race Membership worth £7.50 • £300 bike voucher • Special edition Tech Tee worth £15 • Fully waymarked course • Post event pictures with your finish time • No fee for changing participant’s details pre event • Free half-way camping with hot showers, real ale bar and food available for Challengers • Free bag transfer for all participants • High Quality Medal for all finishers • Electronic timing with full stage splits • Full mountain run safety cover and sea swim safety cover • VAT at 20%


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Forging a defining line across Northern England, justly famous for its off-road biking, over 3 days you will undertake a classic journey from West Coast to East, passing through the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North Yorkshire Moors and sampling some of the UK’s finest mountain biking as you go, alongside jaw-dropping scenery. This is a challenge open to the gnarly fat-tyre brigade as well as first-time adventurers. Along the way you can expect the standard Rat Race finery including bag transfers, camps, bike mechanics and beer tents. You’re free to simply ride and enjoy! Ready to leave the road behind? Sign up for the UK’s best off-road adventure and hit the trail...

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What’s included in the entry? Where: Cumbrian Coast to Scarborough Price: Standard price from £360. Early bird offers available. FREE FOR PLATINUM MEMBERS • The UK’s only Mountain Bike Expedition Event • Traverse 3 National Parks in 3 days • Fully way-marked course • Free Rat Race Membership worth £7.50 • £300 bike voucher • Special Edition Tech Tee worth £15 • Free post event pictures with your finish time • No admin fee for changing participant details • 2 free overnight camps with hot showers, real ale bar and food available • Free bag transfer for all participants • Music, live MC, food and drink at the overnight camps and the finish • High quality medal for all finishers • Electronic timing with full stage splits • VAT at 20%

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What’s included in the entry? Where: Nairn to Isles of Glencoe, Scotland Price: From £150 (solo and pairs available) FREE FOR PLATINUM MEMBERS

• The UK’s largest and most iconic multi-sport adventure race in stunning scenery The Coast to Coast challenge is one of our • Traverse Scotland by foot, bike and kayak sternest tests. It combines running, cycling and • Post-event picture with your finish time • Special edition Tech Tee worth £15 kayaking to cover a distance of over 100 miles • Free half-way camping with hot showers, real ale through some of Scotland’s most breathtaking scenery, taking in views of Loch Ness, Glen Coe, bar and food available the Great Glen and Ben Nevis. You can choose to • Free bag transfer service for Challengers and Experts tackle it in one day or two, with options for solos • Music, live MC, food and drink at finish line or pairs. • Electronic timing with stage splits • Medal for all finishers • Bike hire available • Kayaking equipment supplied • Free Rat Race Standard Membership worth £7.50 ENDURANCE EVENT • Vat @ 20%

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STREET CIRCUITS

Rat Race Street Circuits

EFFECTIVE/CONVENIENT/SOCIAL - Rat Race Street Circuits is outdoor training without the mud

Street Circuits will get you event-ready, fit enough to complete your adventure challenges or simply help you achieve your personal goals: • Balanced circuit-style group exercise classes, starting in a city centre near you • Suitable for all fitness levels and abilities • All instructors are REPS qualified personal trainers or higher • No equipment required – it’s just you and the city • Outstanding membership options available • Branches nationwide • No more queues for the treadmill or TV tans from your gym – get out into the fresh air!

“Our classes are a great way to increase cardiovascular fitness, strength and muscle tone. They’ll also help you lose weight and generally improve your health and wellbeing. Training as part of a social group has been shown to significantly increase your adherence levels, which is great if you’re building up to a big adventure challenge that requires a long training period, like one of our endurance events!”

Chris Johnstone, Head Trainer

Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Strength and Conditioning MSc, Sport and Exercise Science BSc

Getting Involved It’s never been easier to join the Street Circuits. Just visit www.ratrace.com to find your local branch and book your FREE trial session. Got a question? Call us on 01904 409401 or email membership@ratrace.com and we’ll be happy to help!

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Pushing as hard as his body will allow, Nick Bullock approaches the West ridge of Kyashar (6769m) Hinku Valley, Nepal Himalaya.

Kalanka Jacket

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Constructed entirely from stretch GORE-TEX速 Pro, the Kalanka delivers Softshell-like precision and comfort with all the protection you need for the most demanding of mountain conditions.


ACCESS Large double zippered side and top opening entry point to main pack body for excellent access to contents within

ADJUSTABLE SIDE COMPRESSION

CONTACT MESH Inner facing fabric that prevents abrasion to waterproof shell jackets

WEBBING BUCKLES Reversible locking webbing buckles

STORM FLAP Featuring internal storm flap behind all zippers to reduce water ingress

GRAB HANDLE Large front easy grab handle for lifting pack from the ground

GEAR LOOP Front central gear loop

CONSTRUCTION Constructed from RAPTOR TL fabric in the main body that is tough yet exceptionally lightweight. It features a superb DWR and tear resistance

STORAGE

DRAINAGE POINT Exit point for any rain water ingress via internal storm baffle

SIDE POCKETS GRANITE STRETCH tough bucket side pockets for water bottle storage

BOTTOM PANEL RAPTOR UTL ultra tough and lightweight bottom panel prevents abrasion against rock surfaces

Includes webbing and drawcords to affix to front loops for additional stretch front storage

360° DUSK TILL DAWN 360° ‘DUSK TILL DAWN’ head torch reflectivity at lower rear of pack in optimum position

ATTACHMENT POINT Attachment point for walking poles or single ice axe

FAST MOUNTAIN SUPER LIGHT ULTRA PACK Designed for mountain trails and fast ultra distances where weight is critical but comfort cannot be compromised.

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he Rat Race Performance Store has all the best equipment for your challenge, whether you’re tackling the Dales or the Dolomites. Using the right technical kit is vital on the mountain and we want to make sure you’re equipped with the right fabrics and the right fit. Our trained team are outdoor enthusiasts and have the inside track on the latest gear including hardware, clothing and footwear – so before you go up to the slopes, come down to the store.

• Members save at least 15% off RRP • 0% finance available • Price match + 10% scheme HAGLÖFS LOGOTYPE B A S I C L O G OT Y P E . TO B E U S E D A S P O S I T I V E B L AC K O N A L I G H T B AC K G RO U N D

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Rope tests. Somewhere between heaven and earth. Safe hold and support whenever you need it. 30 international climbing athletes put the high performance of the Mammut technical climbing brand to the test on the Klausen Pass. With impressive results: optimally equipped with the very best technical hardware and climbing harnesses from Mammut, you can climb any route with passion. www.mammut.ch

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hoosing the right gear can make a huge difference to your triathlon and swimming performance. Take full advantage of our state of the art swim lab – we’ll boost your buoyancy and wriggle you into the perfect fitting wetsuit.

Option A:

Option B:

• Try different suits and assess your stroke • 40 min session • Contemplas video analysis of your stroke to see how different wetsuits affect your swimming and buoyancy

• Swim coaching and analysis • 1 hour session with British Triathlon level 2 coach • Contemplas video analysis of your stroke

Sessions take place in our Endless Pool, so you can forget the Great British weather and focus on your performance.

Price: £35 (members pay £29.75). Session costs deducted from your wetsuit purchase.

From £46.75 - discounts for multiple sessions. • Members save at least 15% off RRP • 0% finance available • Price match + 10% scheme Call us on 01904 409401 to book your session

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BIKE LAB

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hether you’re looking to tweak the best possible performance from your trusty steed or invest in a shiny new set of wheels, we’re here to help. Our workshop team will guide you to your perfect bike or set up your existing machine so you roll out in perfect harmony. Option A: Bike Fitting – choose the right bike • 45 min session • Full fitting service including Calfee Sizer cycle with Dartfish video analysis • Includes written report with personalised geometry • Session costs deducted from your bike purchase • £40 (Members pay £34)

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Option B: Analyse and tune your existing bike • 2 hour session for Road bikes • 2 hour 45 min session for Tri bikes • Professional fit using Dartfish video analysis • Road Bike: £99 (Members pay £84.15) • Tri Bike: £125 (Members pay £106.25)

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Option C: Look Keo Fit Cleat Adjustment System • 30 min session • Price £30 (Members pay £25.50) • Combine with option A or B for £15 (Members pay £12.75)


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BIKE LAB

PERFORMANCE STORE

Bike servicing

Rat Race Performance Store

We offer a range of servicing options for your bike, from a basic tune-up to a full strip down and rebuild. It’s all carried out in house by our expert team, so your ride and joy will be in safe hands. A few reasons why we offer more than the average bike store: • We focus on performance bikes, so we know how to give you a competitive edge

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• Our head technician has a Cytech Level Three road bike certification: the highest standard in bike maintenance • Our services range from a simple safety check to a full frame inspection using endoscopic cameras to check for internal wear and tear Just like our events, we don’t do things by halves. Our workshop is the Formula One garage of the cycle world – once you see it, we’re sure you’ll agree! Your

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bike will respond as if it’s been to a luxury spa and come back rejuvenated.

Buy your bike There are a few ways to manage the cost of your bike. We participate in the government’s Cycle to Work programme and offer interest-free credit to our customers - call us on 01904 409401 for more information.


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PERFORMANCE STORE

Running Department

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ur running department caters for everyone, from fell-running fiends to marathon maniacs. We offer the latest shoes and equipment from some of the biggest names in the business at prices that won’t have you running for cover (especially with a Membership discount applied). Because we’re all about fleet-footed events we take running kit seriously and we want to make sure you’re wearing the right shoes. Our Running Department uses a combination of treadmill and

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Contemplas video analysis to see how you’re running, helping us match you up with the perfect foot buddy.

Performance running gear Our footwear stretches from fell to road, from minimalism to full support.

Shoe Fitting sessions Featuring footwear gait analysis to help you choose the ideal shoe for you: • 30 min session • Full fitting service • Treadmill and Contemplas video analysis • Session costs deducted from your purchase (if over £60) • £15 (Members pay £12.75)

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Call us on 01904 409401 to book your Gait Analysis session


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Members save an extra 15% - see packages on page 3 PRICE MATCH + 10%: we’ll match the price and beat it by 10% up to £10

STANDARD MEMBERSHIP

RAT RACE PRICE MATCH + 10%

Free postage available on orders over £30 Premium Next Day delivery also available

12 months interest free credit available both online and in-store via Pay-for-Later

Tax free bikes through Cyclescheme and Work Riders

Visit us in-store: Off Amy Johnstone Way, Clifton Moor, York, YO30 4WU

Shop online at www.RatRace.com Call us on 01904 409401 Email Kit@RatRace.com


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