ride routes 10th & 11th may

fair enough
fair enough

so there was an accident on the sunday hills ride and it happened well and truly before any hills.  a pothole on welshpool road was not effectively called and a rider came down hard.  hard enough to be unconscious for a few minutes and also needing an ambulance to take him to hospital.  i just want to take this time to reinforce our ride etiquette guide and or call signals. these are essential parts of what keeps our riders safe and our rides organised.  the safety of the entire group is up to you.  you may make it through a hazard with no problems, but a few people down the line may not be that lucky.  i remember a few years ago that a couple of guys came down when they hit a shoe on canning hwy.  the first few people called “shoe” but then it became a joke, so people were laughing and didn’t call.  by the time the back of the group came across the shoe, it wasn’t called and caused an accident.  for hazards that are a bit more permanent, there is actually a website where you can report road hazards.  you can find it here.

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.

women’s skill session – back when leigh o started riding with us she found it quite a daunting experience.  coming down to a saturday morning ride for the first time, with over 100 riders waiting in a carpark, can be nerve wracking as there are so many unknowns.  even after you have been with spr for a while, what skills you need to have to move up the groups may also be unclear.  so leigh has gone out and got her coaching ticket and wants to help the next lot of girls that are coming through the ranks.  this is primarily for those that are in the novice/tranny group and feel a bit out of their depth.  it is also for those women that you know of that may need a little push to come out with the group.  going through the skills course before coming out with the novice group, may be just the transition to group riding that they need.  if you are (or know someone that maybe) interested, please see the previous post.

women’s race training day – hall training is putting on a race training day just for spr women.  if you do race or have been thinking about it, then come along to this free day where you will be shown the basic of road racing.  see the previous post for details.

goldfields cyclassic – the next big race on the calendar is at the start of june and as it is in kalgoorlie, it will take a bit of organising.  more info is on the previous post and if you are interested, please put your name in the comments section.

ride routes – the first real wet week that we have had this year and it looks like it will continue into the weekend.  numbers will probably be down on saturday as the weather report is predicting a 77% chance of rain.  for those brave (foolhardy) enough to turn up, take it nice and easy and keep the group together.  you will still get a ride in, which is better than slipping out on a corner because you went too hard.  sunday is mothers day…just a reminder to grab some flowers on the way home from the hills ride.

saturday 10th may

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 rebold 38.69km spr saturday

fast & main groups – morley drive 50.77km spr saturday

sunday 11th may

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 – wlsh obs cam goose 88.67km spr sunday

2 thoughts on “ride routes 10th & 11th may”

  1. Used the link you gave Pete regarding pothole.
    Ron from the Canning Council rang today saying he was having a look at it this morning.
    Hopefully it will be fixed.

    I can see this link being used quite a bit.

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