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ride routes 24th, 25th & 26th jan

10926303_858595694196471_7677455171288760427_oas you can see, mr bonner has had a successful surgery and is now back on the bike, albeit in a quite a tentative state. please do what you can to help support both mike and davina after their respective crashes.  we are quite vulnerable out there and despite what our beloved premier says, i feel safer (from traffic) when i am riding two abreast in a bunch.

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.

Allused Logo (2)ride leaders sponsorship – this months ride leaders are proudly sponsored by Allused, Commercial Equipment.   please see the previous post detailing what they provide and we thank them for encouraging our members to step up as ride leaders.  ride leaders will receive a $10 Dome voucher to be used after the saturday ride.  if you have a business that you want to promote to our members, check out the previous post to both promote your business and help out the club.

club donations - we have had a couple of members involved in car bike incidents over the new year. davina summers was hit from behind at an intersection and michael bonner was u-turned in front of in kings park.  as both of them make their recovery (both physical and financially) people were asking what they can do to help.  as most of us do not have readily available medical/legal skills, if you want to make a donation to help out, then there is a donation link to the right of the website.  it is also a timely reminder to ensure that your club membership is up to date as this gives you a bit of insurance in case you have an accident.  please see the previous post for more details.

new 2015 spr cycle kit – the current order for the club kit will remain open until about 9pm 26th, australia day.  after this time any orders will automatically roll into the next order.  currently we are looking at a late feb delivery date and distribution.  see the previous post for further details of how to order. there is a special random prize for 10 lucky members which will reimburse them for a jersey and knicks.

australia day crits - this year we will be helping rccc to run their annual australia day crits on the tech park circuit.  as such we will need a couple of volunteers to help setup and packup, so if you can come down early to the race, it would be appreciated.  first race is at 7:30am, so you can do the earlybird and swing by to help out.   more info can be found on the facebook event page here.  entries are online as this is an open event and they close on friday evening.

twilight crit series – want some midweek crit racing???  check out the previous post for details.

beginner ladies session - at the end of january, spr will be holding the next free ladies beginners skills session.  this is aimed at ladies that have been reluctant to take that next step and come out riding in a group environment.  if you know someone like that, please forward this onto them and invite them along.  leigh and a couple of the other experienced ladies will take them through a number of riding skills and will finish up at the coffee shop for a brew.  mroe info can be found on the previous post.

uwct training ride - this will now be a regular fixture on our sunday mornings until the event at the end of march.  starting at 6am to avoid the traffic, this is a ride for those intending to do the uwct qualifier.  this is a ride for experienced hills riders, the pace is fast and the hills are long.  if you are thinking of doing the uwct event, but are not at the sunday long hills ride pace yet, i would recommend that you start with the sunday short hills ride first.  more info can be found on the previous post.

ride routes – there are a few things happening this weekend which may clash with our normal ride organisation.  firstly, on sunday, there are quite a few of the regular “ride leaders” doing the uwct ride at 6am.  as such we will need someone just to take control of the 7am ride to explain the route and split the groups.  also, on australia day there will be people at the crits, so it will need someone to step up and split the groups if necessary.  there is also the australia day triathlon at point walter.  this will mean that the majority of burke drive will be closed.  both the earlybird and public holiday ride will need to divert down stoneham road.

saturday 24th january

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 – hale rd reverse 51.37km spr saturday

sunday 25th january

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

early lap – earlybird 40.93km spr special

ride starts at coode st carpark at 6:00am

uwct training – uwct training 107.2km spr sunday

beginner dams training – churchman wungong return 98 km

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

monday 26th january

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

early lap – south stock 33.76km spr monday

rides start at coode st carpark at 7:00am

fast & main groups – public hol 58.97km spr special

cadel's last nationals

ride routes 17th & 18th january

cadel's last nationals
cadel’s last nationals

new years resolutions.  it is the third weekend of the year and so for a lot of people they have already broken or given up on their new years resolution. for spr this year, I would like the new years resolution to be an adherence to the ride etiquette guide.  there have been too many reports coming back in of people riding in a manner which could cause an unsafe act to themselves or other riders.  many of our rides will slow if the group gets split at a red light, so there is no reason for people to go through a red.  this is also the reason why we split the groups at the beginning of the ride.  the smaller the group, the less chance the group has of being split at lights and the easier it is for cars to get passed.  the etiquette guide is there for your safety, lets try to make 2015 as safe as we can possibly can.

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.

Allused Logo (2)ride leaders sponsorship – this months ride leaders are proudly sponsored by Allused, Commercial Equipment.   please see the previous post detailing what they provide and we thank them for encouraging our members to step up as ride leaders.  ride leaders will receive a $10 Dome voucher to be used after the saturday ride.  if you have a business that you want to promote to our members, check out the previous post to both promote your business and help out the club.

club donations - we have had a couple of members involved in car bike incidents over the new year. davina summers was hit from behind at an intersection and michael bonner was u-turned in front of in kings park.  as both of them make their recovery (both physical and financially) people were asking what they can do to help.  as most of us do not have readily available medical/legal skills, if you want to make a donation to help out, then there is a donation link to the right of the website.  it is also a timely reminder to ensure that your club membership is up to date as this gives you a bit of insurance in case you have an accident.  please see the previous post for more details.

new 2015 spr cycle kit – after a bit of a technical delay, the new 2015 kit is now ready to order.  there will be a final kit sizing session after the ride this saturday.  see the previous post for further details of how to order. there is a special random prize for 10 lucky members which will reimburse them for a jersey and knicks.

infocrank demo/display - this saturday after the group ride, there will be a special demonstration and display of the infocrank powermeter from verve cycling.  toby is a special infocrank affiliate coach so has organised for some special deals for spr members. hang around after the ride and see the benefits of training with power.

twilight crit series – want some midweek crit racing???  check out the previous post for details.

beginner ladies session - at the end of january, spr will be holding the next free ladies beginners skills session.  this is aimed at ladies that have been reluctant to take that next step and come out riding in a group environment.  if you know someone like that, please forward this onto them and invite them along.  leigh and a couple of the other experienced ladies will take them through a number of riding skills and will finish up at the coffee shop for a brew.  mroe info can be found on the previous post.

uwct training ride - this will now be a regular fixture on our sunday mornings until the event at the end of march.  starting at 6am to avoid the traffic, this is a ride for those intending to do the uwct qualifier.  this is a ride for experienced hills riders, the pace is fast and the hills are long.  if you are thinking of doing the uwct event, but are not at the sunday long hills ride pace yet, i would recommend that you start with the sunday short hills ride first.  more info can be found on the previous post.

ride routes – strong hot easterly winds are predicted for saturday.  a perfect day for benara road and a tailwind home to the coffee shop.

saturday 17th january

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 benara 39.90km spr saturday

fast & main groups – benara rd 50.76km spr saturday

sunday 18th january

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

early lap – earlybird 40.93km spr special

ride starts at coode st carpark at 6:00am

uwct training – uwct training 107.2km spr sunday

transitional – pickering brook loop 85km

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

short – kal goose 67.63km spr sunday

long – kal chook obs 89.74km spr sunday

jono at the national criterium champs

ride routes 10th & 11th jan

jono at the national criterium champs
jono at the national criterium champs

the australian cycling nationals are on this week in ballarat and there are a couple of spr riders competing.  this is for the cream of australian cycling, but remember that they all had to start somewhere.  as a

jules at the national criterium champs
jules at the national criterium champs

club, we try to provide a pathway to allow our riders to develop their skills and fitness.  i can still remember when jono and jules first came along to spr and it has been a pleasure to see how they have developed.

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.

Allused Logo (2)ride leaders sponsorship - this months ride leaders are proudly sponsored by AllusedCommercial Equipment.   please see the previous post detailing what they provide and we thank them for encouraging our members to step up as ride leaders.  ride leaders will receive a $10 Dome voucher to be used after the saturday ride.  if you have a business that you want to promote to our members, check out the previous post to both promote your business and help out the club.

membership reminder – there have been a couple of traffic incidents with our members at the start of this year.  remember that if you have a race licence, it expired at the end of the calendar year.  this could mean that you are riding around uninsured.  recreational licence expire at the end of quarters, so check your membership card.  see the previous post for more details.

twilight crit series – want some midweek crit racing???  check out the previous post for details.

beginner ladies session - at the end of january, spr will be holding the next free ladies beginners skills session.  this is aimed at ladies that have been reluctant to take that next step and come out riding in a group environment.  if you know someone like that, please forward this onto them and invite them along.  leigh and a couple of the other experienced ladies will take them through a number of riding skills and will finish up at the coffee shop for a brew.  mroe info can be found on the previous post.

new 2015 spr cycle kit – sorry for the delay in ordering the new kit.  there were a few issues with the online ordering that we needed to get sorted out before we went live.  hopefully it will be up soon, please keep an eye on the blog for links once they are up. see the previous post for more details.

uwct training ride - this will now be a regular fixture on our sunday mornings until the event at the end of march.  starting at 6am to avoid the traffic, this is a ride for those intending to do the uwct qualifier.  after our initial ride last week, i would say that this is a ride for experienced hills riders.  the pace is fast and the hills are long.  if you are thinking of doing the uwct event, but are not at the sunday long hills ride pace yet, i would recommend that you start with the sunday short hills ride first.  more info can be found on the previous post.

ride routes – whiteman park on saturday…don’t get lost.  where have all the public holidays gone.

saturday 10th january

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 – whiteman park 50.4km spr saturday

sunday 11th january

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

early lap – earlybird 40.93km spr special

ride starts at coode st carpark at 6:00am

uwct training – uwct training 107.2km spr sunday

transitional hills – serpentine dam 110km

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

short – khna weir 72.23km spr sunday

long – khna trnr obs 94.99km spr sunday

 

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ride routes 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th jan

10403523_10153432654303502_3647247951209488883_nwelcome to the new year.  all those new year resolutions being made that involve more exercise mean that we will see a steady increase in numbers over january.  speaking of numbers, as of today we have 440 financial members in the club.  this will change on the 1st of jan as a bunch of race licences will expire.  firstly, it is a testament to the vitality of our club that it continues to grow year on year, but please make sure you renew your licence…you can’t purchase the new kit without it. :)

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.

Allused Logo (2)ride leaders sponsorship - this months ride leaders are proudly sponsored by AllusedCommercial Equipment.   please see the previous post detailing what they provide and we thank them for encouraging our members to step up as ride leaders.  ride leaders will receive a $10 Dome voucher to be used after the saturday ride.  if you have a business that you want to promote to our members, check out the previous post to both promote your business and help out the club.

ride etiquette - unfortunately there have been a few incidents that our group have been involved in lately that have brought spr to peoples attention for the wrong reasons.  from not stopping as the lights are changing to merging with traffic without looking, and aggressively passing other riders then cutting back in.  we have an etiquette guide that we recommend new riders read before coming out.  it seems that some more experienced riders may also need to have a quick look to refresh their knowledge.  click here now.

beginner ladies session - at the end of january, spr will be holding the next free ladies beginners skills session.  this is aimed at ladies that have been reluctant to take that next step and come out riding in a group environment.  if you know someone like that, please forward this onto them and invite them along.  leigh and a couple of the other experienced ladies will take them through a number of riding skills and will finish up at the coffee shop for a brew.  mroe info can be found on the previous post.

ladies fast ride - this saturday sees our next ladies fast ride.  this ride is open to any ladies that want to have a go at good hard riding without the blokes there to mess it up and get the group lost.  this group will head off after the fast group and before the main group.  the aim is to try to encourage more girls to take that step into more competitive riding.  it is now a monthly occurrence but see the previous post for a few more details.

ladies main 2 ride - that’s right, the first of the month is ladies day.  kicking off between main 1 and main 2 we are trialling another ladies only ride.  aimed at those that are trying to make the jump to main 1 this ride will be lead by leigh and lorraine.  this is the first time this ride is being run, so we will see how it goes.

new 2015 spr cycle kit – sorry for the delay in ordering the new kit.  there were a few issues with the online ordering that we needed to get sorted out before we went live.  hopefully it will be up soon, please keep an eye on the blog for links once they are up. see the previous post for more details.

uwct training ride - this will now be a regular fixture on our sunday mornings until the event at the end of march.  starting at 6am to avoid the traffic, this is a ride for those intending to do the uwct qualifier.  after our initial ride last week, i would say that this is a ride for experienced hills riders.  the pace is fast and the hills are long.  if you are thinking of doing the uwct event, but are not at the sunday long hills ride pace yet, i would recommend that you start with the sunday short hills ride first.  more info can be found on the previous post.

ride routes – this friday is not a public holiday but lots of people will be taking it off.  as such we will run a normal public holiday ride on friday as well.  please be aware that there will be a little more traffic on the roads as you come back into the city so please keep it together if you have to.

there are a couple of ladies only rides on this saturday.  please don’t see this as a discrimination of sorts.  this is allowing women to have a go without worrying about feeling out of their depth.  it is also an opportunity for other women outside of spr to come along for a ride to see what we have to offer.  any women that come along on saturday do not have to ride in these groups if they choose not to.  some may want the extra pressure of holding onto the fast group, or the gentle draft of a 120kg body cutting through the wind in front of them.

there is also a transitional hills ride on at 6am on sunday.  the distance is longer than the short hills, but the pace will be slower and there will be lots more regroups.  this is to get people used to the hills without worrying about racing up the climbs.  this ride will be lead by shane, and you are reminded to make sure you have adequate food and drink with you.

thursday 1st january – new years day

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

early lap (fast & main) – spr thursday 37.26km (cott & freo)

rides start at coode st carpark at 7:00am

fast & main groups – public hol 58.97km spr special

friday 2nd january

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

early lap – spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

rides start at coode st carpark at 7:00am

fast & main groups – public hol 58.97km spr special

saturday 3rd january

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 canning vale 42.34km spr saturday

fast & main groups – south st 51.23km spr saturday

ladies fast group – south st 51.23km spr saturday

ladies main 2 group – south st 51.23km spr saturday

sunday 4th january

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

early lap – earlybird 40.93km spr special

ride starts at coode st carpark at 6:00am

uwct training – uwct training 107.2km spr sunday

transitional hills – grnmt prk mnd wr 93.71km spr sunday

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

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ride routes 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th december

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photo by tom barratt

it’s beginning to smell a lot like christmas.  so close in fact that the ride routes are a day early so i actually get a break tomorrow and not have to worry about it.  spr has had a very successful year and we appreciate the efforts that people have made to achieve this.  we are a volunteer organisation so we rely heavily on the membership to get events off the ground.  at the end of the day, we put on events for our members and to attract new members.  we are currently sitting at 437 members and still growing.  we look forward to 2015 and another successful year of growth in both numbers and events.  we hope that you get some nice bike related christmas presents and please, stay safe over the holiday period.

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.

Allused Logo (2)ride leaders sponsorship - this months ride leaders are proudly sponsored by AllusedCommercial Equipment.   please see the previous post detailing what they provide and we thank them for encouraging our members to step up as ride leaders.  ride leaders will receive a $10 Dome voucher to be used after the saturday ride.  if you have a business that you want to promote to our members, check out the previous post to both promote your business and help out the club.

ride etiquette - unfortunately there have been a few incidents that our group have been involved in lately that have brought spr to peoples attention for the wrong reasons.  from not stopping as the lights are changing to merging with traffic without looking, and aggressively passing other riders then cutting back in.  we have an etiquette guide that we recommend new riders read before comeing out.  it seems that some more experienced riders may also need to have a quick look to refresh their knowledge.  click here now.

beginner ladies session - at the end of january, spr will be holding the next free ladies beginners skills session.  this is aimed at ladies that have been reluctant to take that next step and come out riding in a group environment.  if you know someone like that, please forward this onto them and invite them along.  leigh and a couple of the other experienced ladies will take them through a number of riding skills and will finish up at the coffee shop for a brew.  mroe info can be found on the previous post.

thursday night crit training - thursday evening crit training is now suspended as there are midweek twilight crits being held at the showgrounds.  we will reassess in feb.

new 2015 spr cycle kit – sorry for the delay in ordering the new kit.  there were a few issues with the online ordering that we needed to get sorted out before we went live.  hopefully it will be up soon, please keep an eye on the blog for links once they are up. see the previous post for more details.

ride routes – lots of rides available over the next few days.  for more incentive, sign up to the rapha festive 500 on strava.  can you smash out 500kms between christmas eve and new years eve?  more info here.

thursday 25th december – christmas day

ride starts at coode st carpark at 6:00am

ride for those with no christmas commitments.  course of your choice.

friday 26th december – boxing day

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

early lap – spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

rides start at coode st carpark at 7:00am

fast & main groups – public hol 58.97km spr special

saturday 27th 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 abernethy 39.96km spr saturday

fast & main groups – hale & ridgehill 50.58km spr saturday

sunday 28th december

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

early lap – earlybird 40.93km spr special

ride starts at coode st carpark at 6:00am

uwct training – uwct training 107.2km spr sunday

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

tranny – flat ride up to 60km

short – brktn weir 82.89km spr sunday

long – carr peet obs 97.72km spr sunday

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ride routes 20th & 21st december

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thursday earlybird – still a couple of minutes for the numbers to double.

this time next week it will be christmas day.  i hope that you all have many bike related presents under the tree waiting for you to unwrap them. school/public holidays and nice weather means that we will generally have more people out riding, more travelling traffic on the roads and more broken glass to contend with.  please stay safe over the christmas period whether it is on the bike or not.  rides will be on all the normal days, except christmas day.  those without kids/etc can still meet up at coode st at 6:00 for a christmas ride if you like.  boxing day will have an earlybird and public holiday ride as per normal.  i expect to see all the shiny new bike bits making their first appearance.

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.

Allused Logo (2)ride leaders sponsorship - this months ride leaders are proudly sponsored by AllusedCommercial Equipment.   please see the previous post detailing what they provide and we thank them for encouraging our members to step up as ride leaders.  ride leaders will receive a $10 Dome voucher to be used after the saturday ride.  if you have a business that you want to promote to our members, check out the previous post to both promote your business and help out the club.

thursday night crit training - this thursday we continue our night time crit training in canning vale.  as long as it is not raining, check out the previous post and head on down.  there may be some adjustments in the future, check out the update post.

new 2015 spr cycle kit – just released.  new design and new manufacturer.  there is an opportunity to try the sizing kit before you order.  please be aware that we need to return this sizing kit to the manufacturer, so any damaged goods will need to be paid for by the club.  please keep an eye on the blog for when orders open.  there are just a few things that we are trying to get sorted as we want it to be right first time.  see the previous post for more details.

out of lycra event - the next out of lycra event is on tonight the 18th december at empire bar in rivervale.  this is an opportunity to catch-up with other club members, but in a setting where you don’t have to try to hold their wheel.  see the previous post for more details.

quarterly breakfast and christmas ride - this saturday is our breakfast and christmas ride.  decorate your bike and yourself and then join us for breakfast after the saturday ride.  $15 at the Dome, please try to bring exact change.  see the previous post for more details.

ride routes – dress-up your bike, dress-up yourself.  come riding on saturday.  prizes for best dressed.

saturday 20th 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 mosman 40.39km spr saturday

fast & main groups – rebold & cottesloe 50.91km spr saturday

sunday 21st 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

tranny – flat ride up to 60km

short – wlsh weir 62.23km spr sunday

long – wlsh obs kal 90.32km spr sunday

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ride routes 13th & 14th december

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ladies fast ride – photo by tom barratt

a relatively quiet week this week after having so much on last week.  no ladies fast ride, no fixie ride and no smashfest.  also, for me no week of meetings and christmas parties.  as we head towards christmas, there will be more of the regulars away and we may be a little shorthanded on saturday morning.  please help out where you can as even though there may be some on holidays, the warmer weather also brings out more riders.

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.

Allused Logo (2)ride leaders sponsorship - this months ride leaders are proudly sponsored by AllusedCommercial Equipment.   please see the previous post detailing what they provide and we thank them for encouraging our members to step up as ride leaders.  ride leaders will receive a $10 Dome voucher to be used after the saturday ride.  if you have a business that you want to promote to our members, check out the previous post to both promote your business and help out the club.

thursday night crit training - this thursday we continue our night time crit training in canning vale.  as long as it is not raining, check out the previous post and head on down.  there may be some adjustments in the future, check out the update post.

new 2015 spr cycle kit – just released.  new design and new manufacturer.  there is an opportunity to try the sizing kit before you order.  please be aware that we need to return this sizing kit to the manufacturer, so any damaged goods will need to be paid for by the club.  see the previous post for more details.

out of lycra event - the next out of lycra event is on thursday the 18th december at empire bar in rivervale.  this is an opportunity to catch-up with other club members, but in a setting where you don’t have to try to hold their wheel.  see the previous post for more details.

yanchep beach criterium - the week after smashfest finishes, if you are still up for some racing, head north and check out the yanchep beach criterium that northern beaches are running.  the northern beaches club does a lot at the smashfest criteriums to ensure that the junior races are run well, so we really need to return the favour and support their race.  more details on the previous post or register here.  entries close midnight tonight.

ride routes – expecting big numbers this weekend with perfect riding conditions.  please help out if you can.

saturday 13th 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 rebold 38.69km spr saturday

fast & main groups – maddington 51.87km spr saturday

sunday 14th 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

tranny – flat ride up to 60km

short – grnmt goose 65.22km spr sunday

long – grnmt prk mnd wr 93.71km spr sunday

 

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ride routes 6th & 7th december

10735897_10153336367544908_519987206_nthere is lots happening for spr leading up to christmas and it all kicks off this saturday with our first ladies fast group ride.  this is just part of the organic growth of the club as most of our rides have developed from a need identified from within.  when we first started (pre-spr) there was just one group on a saturday morning, and now look at it.  even the weekday rides started with a thursday morning ride to practice how to do a cyclo-sportif.  it is encouraging to see such growth continuing especially when we think that we may be at the limit of the clubs development.

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.

Allused Logo (2)ride leaders sponsorship - this months ride leaders are proudlysponsored by AllusedCommercial Equipment.   please see the previous post detailing what they provide and we thank them for encouraging our members to step up as ride leaders.  ride leaders will receive a $10 Dome voucher to be used after the saturday ride.  if you have a business that you want to promote to our members, check out the previous post to both promote your business and help out the club.

thursday night crit training - this thursday we continue our night time crit training in canning vale.  as long as it is not raining, check out the previous post and head on down.

smashfest criterium series - the final race in the smashfest series will be held this sunday at tech park.  it has been a successful series so far with an increase in both the junior an ladies ranks. if you want to have a go at racing, then this is the place to start.  nice easy course and lots of spr support.  just rock up, pay your money and race.  men’s and women’s races will be separate and juniors can race in ‘e’ grade.

smashfest criterium volunteers – we will only need a few volunteers this year as we are paying for traffic management and for st john.  still a handful will be needed to help setup and assist in the rego/drink desk.  racing for juniors starts at 7am so if we can have a couple of people down there at 6:30 it would be great.

spr end of year awards - we are calling for nominations in  particular categories.  have a look at the previous post and let us know who you think is deserving this year.

single speed summer scorcher - our fixie ride is back again this time with a summer ride (i think the last one was a bit wet).  get your bikes ready for this saturday and see the previous post for more info.

ladies fast ride - this saturday also sees our first ladies fast ride.  this ride is open to any ladies that want to have a go at good hard riding without the blokes there to mess it up and get the group lost.  this group will head off after the fast group and before the main group.  the aim is to try to encourage more girls to take that step into more competitive riding.  it is intended that this ride will be a monthly occurrence. we will see how this saturday goes and maybe it will grows to be a weekly ride.  see previous post for a few more details.

new 2015 spr cycle kit – just released.  new design and new manufacturer.  there is an opportunity to try the sizing kit before you order (larger men’s sizes should be available this weekend).  please be aware that we need to return this sizing kit to the manufacturer, so any damaged goods will need to be paid for by the club.  see the previous post for more details.

out of lycra event - the next out of lycra event is on thursday the 18th december at empire bar in rivervale.  this is an opportunity to catch-up with other club members, but in a setting where you don’t have to try to hold their wheel.  see the previous post for more details.

yanchep beach criterium - the week after smashfest finishes, if you are still up for some racing, head north and check out the yanchep beach criterium that northern beaches are running.  the northern beaches club does a lot at the smashfest criteriums to ensure that the junior races are run well, so we really need to return the favour and support their race.  more details on the previous post or register here.

ride routes – lots of choices for rides this weekend and it looks like the weather will be ideal for bike riding.  

saturday 6th 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

ladies fast group – south lake 51.99km spr saturday

single speed summer scorcher – fixie course

sunday 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

tranny – flat ride up to 60km

short – brktn weir 82.89km spr sunday

long – carr peet obs 97.72km spr sunday

racing – smashfest criterium series – tech park

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ride routes 29th & 30th november

1012958_10152915932947446_5855490375677952699_nsorry, no spiel this week as i have lots of meetings tonight and people start getting worried when it is getting late and the ride routes still aren’t out.

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.

ride leaders sponsorship - this months ride leaders are proudlySquareLogo-02sponsored by the BikeDr.  please see the previous post detailing what they provide and we thank them for encouraging our members to step up as ride leaders.  ride leaders will receive a $10 Dome voucher to be used after the saturday ride.  if you have a business that you want to promote to our members, check out the previous post to both promote your business and help out the club.

thursday night crit training - this thursday we continue our night time crit training in canning vale.  as long as it is not raining, check out the previous post and head on down.

smashfest criterium series - the crits continue this week after a successful two weeks.  good racing in all grades with 4 grades of women’s included.  if you want to have a go at racing, then this is the place to start.  nice easy course and lots of spr support.  it is now just rock up, pay your money and race.  men’s and women’s races will be separate and juniors can race in ‘e’ grade.

smashfest criterium volunteers – we will only need a few volunteers this year as we are paying for traffic management and for st john.  still a handful will be needed to help setup and assist in the rego/drink desk.  racing for juniors starts at 7am so if we can have a couple of people down there at 6:30 it would be great.

cyclesport wa agm - held on the 29th november, this is your opportunity to see how the sport of cycling is governed in wa.  there is a members forum after the agm which you as members of an affiliated club are welcome to ask questions of the board and ceo.  if you want any more info about this, drop me an email.

spr end of year awards - we are calling for nominations in  particular categories.  have a look at the previous post and let us know who you think is deserving this year.

single speed summer scorcher - our fixie ride is back again this time with a summer ride (i think the last one was a bit wet).  get your bikes ready for the 6th december and see the previous post for more info.

girls fast ride - also on the 6th of december we will have the first girls only fast group ride.  spawned from the success that the spr girls had down at margaret river, it was decided to put on a monthly girls fast group ride on saturday mornings.  this ride will leave after the fast ride and before main 1.  the idea is to try to encourage more girls to take that step into more competitive riding.

new 2015 spr cycle kit – just released.  new design and new manufacturer.  there is an opportunity to try the sizing kit before you order.  see the previous post for more details.

ride routes – the weather is nice.  do lots of riding.

saturday 29th 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 canning vale 42.34km spr saturday

fast & main groups – south st 51.23km spr saturday

sunday 30th 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

tranny – flat ride up to 60km

short – khna weir 72.23km spr sunday

long – khna can mills 94.55km spr sunday

racing – smashfest criterium series – tech park

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ride routes 22nd & 23rd november

1654701_800161653378891_1873727715995583334_oi often have discussions at the board level about racing being the be all and end all of our sport.  my argument is that people need to start somewhere and if you don’t provide pathways, then your sport will eventually die out.  our club is different to many others in this state as we have more than half of our membership on a recreational licence.  for other clubs it is all about racing, but our focus is a little broader than that.  however, it was great to see so many spr jerseys out at the crits last weekend, especially in the women’s races.  we do have a good system for developing people from weekend warriors through to fully fledged racers so if you want to take that step, don’t be afraid to ask for some help.  the crits as a good place to start, even if you just come down to watch on sunday to see what is involved and who is involved.  often people don’t feel ready to “pin on a number” but are happy to be competitive on a saturday morning.  you may be surprised at who is actually racing, and find that you may already be at that level to give it a go.

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.

ride leaders sponsorship - this months ride leaders are proudlySquareLogo-02sponsored by the BikeDr.  please see the previous post detailing what they provide and we thank them for encouraging our members to step up as ride leaders.  ride leaders will receive a $10 Dome voucher to be used after the saturday ride.  if you have a business that you want to promote to our members, check out the previous post to both promote your business and help out the club.

thursday night crit training - this thursday we continue our night time crit training in canning vale.  as long as it is not raining, check out the previous post and head on down.

smashfest criterium series - the crits continue this week after a successful kick off last week.  good racing in all grades with 4 grades of women’s included.  if you want to have a go at racing, then this is the place to start.  nice easy course and lots of spr support.  it is now just rock up, pay your money and race.  men’s and women’s races will be separate and juniors can race in ‘e’ grade.

smashfest criterium volunteers – we will only need a few volunteers this year as we are paying for traffic management and for st john.  still a handful will be needed to help setup and assist in the rego/drink desk.  racing for juniors starts at 7am so if we can have a couple of people down there at 6:30 it would be great.

cyclesport wa agm - held on the 29th november, this is your opportunity to see how the sport of cycling is governed in wa.  there is a members forum after the agm which you as members of an affiliated club are welcome to ask questions of the board and ceo.  if you want any more info about this, drop me an email.

single speed summer scorcher - our fixie ride is back again this time with a summer ride (i think the last one was a bit wet).  get your bikes ready for the 6th december and see the previous post for more info.

girls fast ride - also on the 6th of december we will have the first girls only fast group ride.  spawned from the success that the spr girl had down at margaret river, it was decided to put on a monthly girls fast group ride on saturday mornings.  this ride will leave after the fast ride and before main 1.  the idea is to try to encourage more girls to take that step into more competitive riding.

new 2015 spr cycle kit – coming soon.  stay tuned for the release of the new design and an opportunity to try the sizing kit before you order.

ride routes – there was some talk about the sunday tranny group leaving at 6am.  if that is the case, let me know and i can blog it appropriately.  otherwise, all rides as listed below, but be aware that there will be lots of regulars at the crits on sunday morning.

saturday 22nd 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 reverse river 40.58km spr saturday

fast & main groups – tv stations 50.29km spr saturday

sunday 23rd 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

tranny – flat ride up to 60km

short – wlsh weir 62.23km spr sunday

long – wlsh obs kal 90.32km spr sunday

racing – smashfest criterium series – tech park