ride routes 22nd & 23rd march

cars and cyclists
cars and cyclists

there has been lots of debate going on this week especially in social media after a not very good weekend on the road for cyclists.  luckily in the three incidents that have been filling up the pages of facebook, no-one has actually been killed, but that does seems to have more to do with luck.  i have been very careful not to comment or link to any of the videos as that just seems to attract the cyclist hating trolls (that on facebook are suppose to be your “friends”).  what can we do as a club???  well for starters obeying the road rules regardless of what others are doing.  stop lights means stop.  don’t slide down stopped traffic when we are riding in a group.  ride single file if we need to.  ride safely and in a considerate manner so that we are not the ones that spoil it for everyone else.  stay safe.

ride leaders – support the club and help us become ambassadors for the sport in the public eye. put your name down as ride leader to ensure that the group ride is safe and organised.  sign up here.

2014 spr agm – this saturday after the ride, we will be having our quarterly breakfast along with our agm.  as a financial member of spr you can vote on any items that we need to present to the membership as well as vote on the members of the 2014 committee.  please see the post on the blog or (if you are a member or expired member) you will receive more info via email and add to the comments if you are attending.

ucwt masters and tour de perth – next weekend will be the culmination of many of our riders training for the past few months.  there will be a few members that are racing in the 4 stage tour de perth national road series race, and a whole lot more that will be competing in the uci masters championships.  the tour de perth is held over 4 days (while most of us are at work) but culminates in the final stage around rebold hill.  the masters race is held after the tour around the same course.  we will hopefully have a supporters tent in the feedzone and if you have someone in the race, you can join us there to help support/feed/yell at them.

beginners course – if you are new to cycling, maybe look at the a beginners course first.  see the previous post for info on what one of our club members, cathi dixon, is running.

ride routes – the last of the bonner uci laps are on this saturday.  hopefully in a couple of weeks, things will get back to normal.  strong easterly winds mean a nice smash along benara road.

saturday 22nd march

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

early lap – earlybird 40.93km spr special

ride starts under the narrows (cityside) at 6:00am

uci training – more info here

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

development group – novice shelley 36.06km spr saturday

transitional – trans benara 39.90km spr saturday

fast & main groups – benara rd 50.76km spr saturday

sunday 23rd march

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 – khna weir 72.23km spr sunday

long – khna can mills 94.55km spr sunday

2 thoughts on “ride routes 22nd & 23rd march”

  1. An update on Brett and Nick who were involved in the accident on Canning Hwy during this morning’s ride. Both are recovering well and without serious injuries in RPH. Both have several layers of bark missing and an assortment of bumps bruises and soft tissue damage. Brett might have a cracked bone. I have spoken to both of them and it is likely they will be released in the next few days.

    Both Nick and Brett have asked me to thank everyone who was at the scene of the accident for their help and support. From my perspective, it confirms all of the reasons why I joined SPR and why it is the best club in Perth.

    I think both Nick, Brett and in fact all of us were very luck to get away the level of damage. It also goes to show that even with a large group in what one would think are relatively safe conditions, anything can happen when motorists are involved.

  2. Great to hear Nick and Brett haven’t got serious injuries. Big call out to Kelly and Vicky for taking control on the medical front and to everyone else for assisting with traffic management and giving support to the guys.

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