ride routes 7th & 8th december

lawson mills from the Dome team.
lawson mills from the Dome team.

when we talk about safety in the club, in a group ride, or by yourself, what do we actually mean by that, and why is it so important???  we are just out on the bike to enjoy ourselves right???  it is surprising that just how quickly things can change right in front of your eyes.  in lawson’s case it was a taxi turning right in front of him while he was doing 60km/hr.  the act of just riding the bike on a road is always going to be risky.  it is how we manage those risks that is important to the club and its long term growth.  a lot of the roads that we ride on are busy, and that is actually quite deliberate.  busier roads are more often double lane and when we are riding in a group, this gives drivers an opportunity to get around.  however, when someone gets dropped they may be on their own for a while until the next group come along.  sometimes just being aware of other riders around you and dropping back to give them a wheel may be all it takes.  we have been talking a lot about the ride leaders, but it is sometimes just the little things (the draft back to the group, or the friendly push) that make such a big impact to someone’s group ride.  the spr awards make an effort to recognise some of those people so click on the link below and nominate someone that has made your ride better/safer/enjoyable.

ride leaders – it is in the clubs best interest to develop new riders so that they ride in a safe manner.  put your name down here to ensure the club grows to its potential.  with the nice weather now arrived, expect more people to be joining us.  the club needs you even more to represent it in ensuring the ride etiquette is followed.

spr drink bottles – should be here for collection on saturday.  will let you know if there is a change of plan.

spr christmas breakfast/awards – this year the christmas breakfast will be on the 14th dec at Dome.  we have a few awards that we want to give out to the club and need your help in deciding who gets these.  please help by filling in the survey on the previous post.

night ride – would you like a nice relaxing evening ride???  check out the previous post and let us know when you would like it.

criterium series – as shown in the previous post, rccc & spr are putting on a 4 race criterium series in december and january.  as well as riders, we will need some volunteers to ensure that quality racing can continue to be run in perth.  there will be a blog post up soon calling for volunteers and letting people know what jobs we need filling.

ride routes – lets ride.

saturday 7th december

ride starts under the narrows (cityside) at 5:30am

early lap – earlybird 40.93km spr special

all rides start at coode st carpark at 7:00am

development group – novice shelley 36.06km spr saturday

transitional – trans shelley 40.59km spr saturday

fast & main groups – south lake 51.99km spr saturday

sunday 8th december

ride starts under the narrows (cityside) at 5:30am

early lap – earlybird 40.93km spr special

all rides start at coode st carpark at 7:00am

short – wlsh weir 62.23km spr sunday

long – chook obs goose 94.01km spr sunday

9 thoughts on “ride routes 7th & 8th december”

  1. There was an incident this morning on the SPR short hills ride, luckily no one was hurt or worse. While coming down Welshpool Rd (at speed) a white Toyota 4×4 ute, deliberately swerved as close as possible to riders while passing. There were no other cars on the road and the parallel lane was clear. This was extremely dangerous and a deliberate act of stupidity, I was almost hit by his mirrors and tray. He did the same to the riders ahead all the way down Welshpool.
    Having ridden in many cities in Australia and O/S I find this behaviour much more common here in Perth, as a cyclist it is very hard not to respond to these mindless bogans. Rather than just except this as the norm, is there some way we can be better represented as one of the biggest clubs in Perth, or do we always have to put up with these morons.

  2. Mitchell,

    You probably didn’t get a chance to get his rego but I’d still recommend
    a report be lodged to the police on this one, particularly given this knobber’s intent
    and the possible consequences. Other riders may have reported him and possibly
    got rego, and if there’s separate reports lodged on said knobber they will often
    go knock on his door.

    Court action won’t happen however unless you get it on film or he kills or injures

    Next SPR hills front and back Contours will be rolling on my bike.

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