ride routes 14th – 20th november

10403598_10206766811363001_7393658879358737190_nin lieu of any real race report from the tour of margaret river, i would just like to say what an awesome time we had down there.  from my point of view, it was not even the racing that made it good.  the social atmosphere we created and the club organisation certainly helped the non-riding aspects.  with houses all in the same area, club sponsored drivers for the buses, centralised race tent and just people that were willing to help everyone out, made it a great 1/2 week away.  there were some good results (as listed below), but the “family” bbq and evening at the pub after all the racing had finished was probably the highlight.  also, spending hours on a bus together was certainly a good way to get to know people.

LEE&DEREKride leader sponsor – november’s ride leader sponsors are spr members Lee & Derek Baston, who own Baston & Co. Property, a boutique property management and real estate sales agency located in victoria park, servicing its surrounding suburbs.  more info on the previous post.

rules of engagement – please read the previous post if you come out on any of our rides.  it is up to all members to enforce these rules.

Bike Survey Banners_facebook LRwestcycle bike safety survey – as the peak body for cycling in western australia, increasing bike safety is one of westcycle’s key targets. their key challenge is creating an environment where people aren’t afraid to ride.  to do this we need to transform our streets, roads and communities into places where traveling by bike is safe and normal. this survey will assist westcycle and their member organisations to develop a bike safety manifesto to make riding a bike a safer option. this survey is for everyone – the people who already ride bikes, people who drive cars, people who would like to ride more but are concerned about safety. the survey closes on the 23rd november, so please take the time to fill it out and pass the link on to your friends.  take the survey here.

Tour-of-Margaret-Rivertour of margaret river – a great time was had down at margaret river with the 4 spr teams competing.  lorna henson and paul george took out the bronze medals in their respective masters categories for the spr teams.  there were also a lot of other spr riders at this race but riding for other teams.  some of the other podiums were; for the women, sarah duffield of niche living, took out the over women’s classification as well as the wmas1 division.  judy gibson placed 2nd in the wmas5 division racing for the mercy ships maidens team.  for the men; luke ellis took out 1st place in the mas1 division riding for dome, sam smith took 1st in the mas4 division riding for unicorn specialized, thomas o’neill was 1st in the mas5 division for squadra rtr, paul burke was 3rd in the mas3 division riding for team transform and james taylor was 3rd in the mas6 division riding for margaret river choc/squadra barista. check out the results on metarace.  a very special thanks to our volunteers that gave up their time to help out; andrew williams, cathi dixon and amanda nabi.  we wouldn’t have gotten through the week without you.  also a very special thanks to the man with the critically acclaimed (by matthew keenan) mustache, greg murray who drove one of the buses down and back as well as raced.

me in italyitaly trip – would you like to ride your bike over in italy next year.  there is a trip being organised where you can join/leave at your leisure.  if you are interested, more info is available on the previous post.  an info night will be held on the 12th of november so if you need more info before you take the plunge, have a look at the other previous post.

tim’s ride – the charity ride is on this weekend and in memory of tim anderson, a cyclist who was killed by a drunk driver, riding on a road that many of us ride every week.  there are still spots available, so check out the previous post for more info and get on board.

white ribbon ride – the white ribbon ride is on the 15th november. this initiative is to support the campaign against domestic violence. the ride is 100km, and costs $60 per person, all proceeds go to support and campaign against domestic violence. registrations via this link.

spr christmas drinks – save the date. the empire bar. thursday december 10th. more info to come soon.

smashfest criterium series – the dates for this years smashfest criteriums at tech park have been submitted and are awaiting final approval.  this year they will all be held on a saturday afternoon on the following dates – 21st nov, 5th dec, 9th & 16th jan.  after this we will also have on the same circuit, the aussie day crit, renae’s race and the state champs.  we will be holding a crit spr championship with a points system held across all 7 races (similar to the spr road race champs).  the all powerful race committee is still finalising things, but your best 4 or 5 races will count towards the championship. stay tuned for more info.

ride routes – looks like a hot weekend coming up so make sure you are properly prepared for the rides.

saturday 14th november

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 abernethy 39.96km spr saturday

fast & main groups – scarbs beach & hale 51.21km spr saturday

sunday 15th november

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

monday 16th november

ride starts under the narrows (sth perth side) at 5:30am

main group – south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 17th november

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

ride starts frasers carpark at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

wednesday 18th november

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

spr wednesday 14.22km (uci masters)

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

development group – stock road repeats

thursday 19th november

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

spr thursday 37.26km (cott & freo)

ride starts frasers carpark at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

friday 20th november

ride starts under the narrows (sth perth side) at 5:30am

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday development ride