ride routes 29th oct – 4th nov

spr_logo_cmyk_masterbranding.  so recently we had a look at our branding and how we could incorporate the club culture into a logo.  the last thing we wanted to see was another stylised bike picture slightly on an angle depicting speed.  we think that we are a bit more than that and we wanted something that embraces the four cornerstones of the club – safety, inclusive, organised & social.  a pretty big ask but it looks like our resident designer (charlotte) was up to the task.  the logo is more asbstract than exact and incorporates four elements into a rotational mass that is easily recognisable as bike orientated.  you will be seeing this logo appearing on more of our stuff in the future including the next run of kit.  (sorry for the delay in the ride routes, i was overly busy this week and totally forgot what day it was).

square_blue-bk_orangeride leader sponsor – the ride leader sponsor for october is Discover Cycling.  Founded and run by SPR member Leigh Outschoorn, Discover Cycling is a boutique cycle coaching provider who works with you to develop a personalised training program to achieve your cycling goals.

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.

letter-exceptions-6-october-2016-ride-up-and-disc-brakestechnical regulations – there have been a couple of changes to the wa technical regulations in relation to racing.  firstly, any juniors that renew their licences after the 1st october and move up an age group are then eligible to race in their new division.  this means that some junior riders will now be able to ride in the tomr.  secondly, there has been a technical exemption for the tomr to allow road bikes to use disc brakes.  there have been lots of new bikes released in the last couple of years that have disc brakes and the tomr is meant to encourage more people into racing.  as such, if your current bike has discs, you don’t need to find a different bike to ride.  click on the letter to see all the details.

hvcf-flyer_dennis_2016henk vogels foundation charity dinner – your chance to meet protour bmc rider, 2016 aussie olympian and former 1hr world record holder, rohan dennis.  the henk vogels foundation is holding a charity dinner on the 4th of november.  all proceeds from the dinner will go back into the sport of cycling. click on the flyer for more information and links to purchase tickets.

race licences – there are a couple of different types of licences that you can get when you become a member of spr.  a recreational licence and a racing licence.  recreational licences are for those that really only do the club training rides and want a bit of insurance coverage.  it covers a full year from the time you purchase it.  a race licence covers you for both training and racing and is necessary if you want to pin a number on.  race licences are only valid for the calendar year which means that they expire at the end of december.  however, the 2017 licences can be purchased from the 1st octoberand will then give you 15 months of coverage.  if you are looking at upgrading to do some racing next year, or need one to do the summer crit races, then now is the time to join or renew.

rac council voting – some of you may remember ronny low and his partner emma richardson as regular spr riders a few years back.  well emma’s dad is on the rac council and is up for re-election this year.  if you are a member of the RAC and have no idea of who to vote for, have a read of his introduction letter and lets start pushing for a perth where roads are not just for cars.

ride routes – so i am hoping that the weather report is wrong and it will not rain on saturday morning… we are doing hale road this week, but a different one to last week.

saturday 29th october

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 mosman 40.39km spr saturday

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

sunday 30th october

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 – coffee ride

short – khna weir 72.23km spr sunday

long – khna can mills 94.55km spr sunday

monday 31st october

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 1st 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 2nd november

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 3rd 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 4th november

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride