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ride routes 7th & 8th march

spr representing in south africa
spr representing in south africa

march is looking to be a very busy time for bike events.  we are holding the state criterium champs later in the month, the giro d’perth is on for those that don’t want to race, the uwct is on at the end of the month for those older folk that do want to race, plus we have our club agm and breakfast.  as mentioned last week, bike week is on mid march with lots of bike related activities.  get on it and encourage others to do the same.

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.

Certified-Fitter-2014ride leaders sponsorship – this months ride leaders are proudly sponsored by Retul Bike Fit Lab.   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.

spr agm & breakfast - saturday march 21st will be our next club breakfast and will incorporate the club agm.  all positions are wiped each year, so if you would like to help the club, please see the previous post for more details.

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.

accident report form - as a member, if you are unfortunate enough to have an accident on your bike, please use the form attached on the previous post.  this covers both insurance claims and allows the club to better manage it’s risk.

spr club champion - if you are racing this year, check out the spr club champion points system.  there are two categories, those who race in spr kit and a separate one for those that  race in a team kit (for both men and women).  check out the previous post for more details.

giro d’perth - now in its 3rd year the giro d’perth will take you to new places, share new secrets  and be the best fun on a bike all autumn.  south perth supports this event and helps run it, so if you are looking for something different in march have a look at this event.  it is a great opportunity to get some family members involved in cycling without making them do a group ride.  check out the website 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.  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 – it’s the first saturday of the month, so it’s ladies day at spr.  there will be a ladies only fast group ride as well as a ladies only main 2 ride.  open to anyone.  flat and fast this week with a strong easterly to blow you home.

saturday 7th 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

development group – novice shelley 36.06km spr saturday

transitional –trans benara 39.90km spr saturday

ladies fast and main 2 – benara rd 50.76km spr saturday

fast & main groups – benara rd 50.76km spr saturday

sunday 8th march

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 – somewhere

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

short – grnmt goose 65.22km spr sunday

long – grnmt prk mnd wr 93.71km spr sunday

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ride routes 28th feb, 1st & 2nd march

10438501_437429929746899_6855267881607037956_nnow that the weather is starting to cool down a bit, we are seeing more and more people out on the bike.  bike week is coming up in march and there are lots of activities including bike breakfasts, ride2school day, social rides, bicycle art, workshops, bike film festivals, bike maintenance courses and cycling participation events.  the giro d’perth is included in there so if you are looking at getting your better half and/or kids into riding, then this is a great opportunity.

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.

New Town Toyota FEELING Logo Regular CMYK with emblemride leaders sponsorship – this months ride leaders are proudly sponsored by New Town Toyota.   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.

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.

skills session - do you know someone that would like to get into cycling but is worried about learning the skills???  invite them along this week to our free skills session.  there are more coming in the next few months as well.  see the previous post for further details.

pemberton classic - some good racing lining up this weekend.  good luck to those making the trip down to pemberton for this years classic.  i look forward to reading the race reports.

spr club champion - if you are racing this year, check out the spr club champion points system.  there are two categories, those who race in spr kit and a separate one for those that  race in a team kit (for both men and women).  check out the previous post for more details.

giro d’perth - now in its 3rd year the giro d’perth will take you to new places, share new secrets  and be the best fun on a bike all autumn.  south perth supports this event and helps run it, so if you are looking for something different in march have a look at this event.  it is a great opportunity to get some family members involved in cycling without making them do a group ride.  check out the website 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.  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 – another long weekend.  nice weather.  long rides.  have a go at something different.  test yourself. all good.

saturday 28th february

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

sunday 1st march

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 – a long one

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

short – brktn weir 82.89km spr sunday

long – carr peet obs 97.72km spr sunday

monday 2nd march

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

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ride routes 21st & 22nd february

10959554_722247487894542_3125038920721827973_nas the club has grown, things naturally change.  some for the better, some may need adjusting.  the weekday rides have grown in size, expanded in number and changed from what their original intent was.  back when there was only a tuesday and thursday ride, the thursday ride was an opportunity for those doing the cyclo-sportifs to practice rolling through and riding hard together.  this has progressed to be the fast group which is now a “hold on for dear life” fast ride.  the intent of the tuesday ride was to limit the speed by implementing the “small chain ring” policy.  this stopped people from smashing it up too much and got people to develop their leg speed.  it is important that this ride does not change too much as there are people that rely on the slower speed so that they can participate in a group ride.  we recently posted a “rules of engagement” for the weekday rides.  it is important for people to understand what is expected of them when on our club training rides.  it is up to everyone on those rides to enforce the rules and not just leave it up to any ride leaders.  being inclusive sometimes means not going flat 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.

New Town Toyota FEELING Logo Regular CMYK with emblemride leaders sponsorship – this months ride leaders are proudly sponsored by New Town Toyota.   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.

pemberton classic - more racing at the end of the month with the pemberton classic.  consisting of a crit and a road race, there is always a decent contingent heading down south for this race.  unfortunately the fires down there have cancelled the mountain bike race, but the road race is still on.  check the previous post for more details.

spr club champion - if you are racing this year, check out the spr club champion points system.  there are two categories, those who race in spr kit and a separate one for those that  race in a team kit (for both men and women).  check out the previous post for more details.

giro d’perth - now in its 3rd year the giro d’perth will take you to new places, share new secrets  and be the best fun on a bike all autumn.  south perth supports this event and helps run it, so if you are looking for something different in march have a look at this event.  it is a great opportunity to get some family members involved in cycling without making them do a group ride.  check out the website 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.  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 – no giants to negotiate this week, just some awesome weather for riding.  get on it.

saturday 21st february

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 22nd february

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 – a long one

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

short – wlsh weir 62.23km spr sunday

long – wlsh weir kal 101.71km spr sunday

spr parking

ride routes 14th & 15th february

spr parkingthere is no better way to show someone you love them than by bringing them along to a group ride this saturday.  bring your better half along and then ride with them in their nominated group.  stop for a romantic breakfast at dome westralia plaza then go see the giants walk through the city.  i am sure it sound so much better than what you already had planned.  roses die and chocolates make you fat, but good cardio vascular fitness is the gift that keeps on giving.

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.

New Town Toyota FEELING Logo Regular CMYK with emblemride leaders sponsorship – this months ride leaders are proudly sponsored by New Town Toyota.   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.

renae’s race - this weekend in conjunction with rccc we will be presenting renae’s race at tech park.  this race showcases women’s races with the final race of the day being reserved for the a grade women.  see the post for more details.  registrations close on friday.

pemberton classic - more racing at the end of the month with the pemberton classic.  consisting of a crit and a road race, there is always a decent contingent heading down south for this race.  unfortunately the fires down there have cancelled the mountain bike race, but the road race is still on.  check the previous post for more details.

spr club champion - keep an eye out for more details, but we will soon be explaining how our club champion points will work this year.  there will be a series of races identified and points will be accumulated through out the year.  the key is consistency and gaining points at more events will be better than just having one good race.  the first event is pemberton, so get on it.

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 – the giants are in town this weekend and there will be a number of road closures.  we will avoid the area as much as possible, but the trannies will still need to head along riverside drive.  the road will not be closed, but just be aware of traffic and pedestrians that cross the road without looking.

saturday 14th february

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 – shelley & mosman 50.14km spr saturday

sunday 15th february

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 – picker +

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 7th & 8th february

IMG_0170there are 2 types of riders. ones that have crashed and ones that have yet to crash.  unfortunately if you do a lot of hours on the road, the odds are not really in your favour as there are so many things out of your control.  in the 10 years i have been in perth, this is only my 2nd crash and the first one was pretty minor.  a very small touch of wheels in front of me meant that i vaulted over a bike and rider sliding down the road at 50km/hr.  what i found encouraging was the about of people that stopped to offer assistance.  not just from our club (which i do appreciate those that gave up their ride to get us sorted), but also other random groups that were passing by.  there were two groups that had people that stopped to help as a paramedic and a doctor offered assistance.  also, the number of groups that just slowed down to ask if we needed help.  at the time i was in the position shown in the picture, so i didn’t see much, but i heard everything.  i managed to come out relatively well, if you consider a slight separation of the shoulder and lots of skin off, well, but i will now be off the bike for a couple of weeks while i recover.  be aware of your surroundings while riding whether it is traffic, road conditions or what other riders are doing.  stay upright, 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.

New Town Toyota FEELING Logo Regular CMYK with emblemride leaders sponsorship – this months ride leaders are proudly sponsored by New Town Toyota.   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.

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 before the fast 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 saturday of the month is ladies day.  kicking off between main 2 and main 3 we have another ladies only ride.  aimed at those that are looking for a chance to improve their cycling without getting swamped, this ride will be lead by leigh.

renae’s race - next weekend in conjunction with rccc we will be presenting renae’s race at tech park.  this race showcases women’s races with the final race of the day being reserved for the a grade women.  see the 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.  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 – first saturday of the month is ladies day and as such we have some separate rides for the women.  the ladies fast group ride is meant to replicate the fast group ride and as such does not regroup unless for an accident.  there are lots of groups following behind that riders can latch onto if needed.

saturday 7th february

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 – freo & canning vale 52.11km spr saturday

ladies fast & main groups – freo & canning vale 52.11km spr saturday

sunday 8th february

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 backdoor – canning dam

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

short – brktn weir 82.89km spr sunday

long – carr peet obs 97.72km spr sunday

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ride routes 31st jan & 1st feb

10403523_10153432654303502_3647247951209488883_nwe are pretty lucky in perth.  good weather all year around and even this week of hot weather isn’t bad enough to stop people from riding.  it is good to just have to get a jersey and knicks out of the wardrobe for a change rather than arm warmers, undergarments, vests, long gloves, knee warmers, bootie covers, etc.  the new kit order has been sent through and so hopefully in about 4 weeks we should be sporting the new gear.  we will be running continuous orders every 2-3 months, so if you missed out, you can still get something in a few months.  also, you will be able to get that winter gear before the nice weather disappears.

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.

beginner ladies session - this weekend, 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.  more 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 – some strong easterly winds predicted for saturday.  lets see if the crosswinds play havoc like they did for the whiteman park route.

saturday 31st 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 – holmes rd 50.42km spr saturday

sunday 1st february

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 – pickering brook circuit

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

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ride routes 24th, 25th & 26th jan

10882335_848555491867158_1612985409992276605_nmr bonner has had a successful surgery and is now back home. 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