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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

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ride routes 15th & 16th nov

20141108_080821there is a lot of bad press about cyclists again in the media, so lets talk about something good instead.  the tour of margs was 4 days of riding, eating, cheering, drinking and more riding.  spr had 6 teams (plus a dome team and some other riders in other teams) at this event and put in a great effort in all categories.  the spr women’s 1 team managed to come away with the silver medal in the teams category which was a reflection of the great consistent riding that they did over the 4 days.  meg came away with a 3rd place on a very demanding hill stage but the placings of all the girls on that day was excellent.  brian won a stage and a cow for that same stage putting on a climbing display as we have come to expect.  the final stage saw about 4 top five finishes with some great sprinting in very tightly contested categories.  overall, the tour was not just a success, but also a lot of fun

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 start mid november and this years smashfest will be 4 weekends in a row rather than spread across summer.  due to lack of interest, the teams races have been canned.  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.

ride routes – thanks to the guys that helped out last week kicking off the saturday morning rides while the regulars were down south.  unfortunately i heard that there was an accident in the transitional group that required an ambulance.  please be careful out there especially with the media fueling the “cycling war” on our streets.  a study in the ACT (link here pg 37) found that after an outspoken person has a go at cyclists in the media, there is an increase in stupid behavior by motorists.  they feel that their actions are justified just because someone important/popular said so.

saturday 15th november

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

early lap – earlybird 40.93km spr special

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

development group – novice shelley 36.06km spr saturday

transitional – trans abernethy 39.96km spr saturday

fast & main groups – maddington 51.87km spr saturday

sunday 16th 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 – 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 8th & 9th november

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early ride routes this week as i am racing tomorrow in margs.  another cyclist was hit in perth today in what was believed to be another possible texting incident.  the lady in her 50′s is in a critical condition but was not carrying any identification on her.  after brendan’s accident last year, there was a lot of discussion around carrying some form of ID on you while you are riding.  a lot of people rely on their phone, but if it is locked and you are unconscious, it is not going to help.  even if people know your first name, there is a good chance they don’t know your last or who to call in the case of an emergency.  i carry an old licence and some business cards on me, but others have purchased the rideid bands.  the photo above was taken on sunday on the bike path between canning bridge and mt henry. it seems that we are not safe even on the bike path.

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 start off a night time crit training in canning vale.  as long as it is not raining check out the previous post and head on down there.

smashfest criterium series - the crits start mid november and this years smashfest will be 4 weekends in a row rather than spread across summer.  there is a teams options for men’s a & b grade, so if you want to be part of an spr team there is more info here.  we will only need a few volunteers this year as we are paying for traffic management and for st john.  still a handful for rego/drinks/camera would be great.  also, if someone would like to learn how to use the new timing system, it would be great to have that skill in our club.

ride routes – with many regulars away this weekend for the tour or margs, we will really need some people to step up and lead the groups.  mark and dave will be kicking things off on saturday morning, so if they are asking for help, please volunteer your time.

saturday 8th 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 mosman 40.39km spr saturday

fast & main groups – south lake 51.99km spr saturday

sunday 9th 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

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ride routes 1st & 2nd november

10653675_10152842876157718_7347756038919466105_nbe thankful for the things we take for granted.  i guess for most of us we do take for granted being able to ride almost every day of the year here in perth.  the weather is good, the bike paths are good for commuting and there are lots of places to explore.  i have missed out on some of that these last two weeks as i come down with pneumonia.  it certainly makes me feel old as it usually affects the old and weak.  however, a couple of weeks downtime is nothing compared to the weeks and months of rehab that nicky and brett faced earlier this year.  but at least they are still with us.  the memorial ride for brynt mcswain held last saturday showed just how much support there is out there from within the cycling community.  it also shows how vulnerable we are when pursuing the sport we all enjoy.  the group rides that we hold are not just training to get people fit, they are also a social interaction and a safety mechanism.  it is easy to not notice a solo rider on the road as compared to a pack, so our size often keeps us safe.  it is, however, also up to each individual rider in the group to look after the safety and well being of others.  look out for your fellow riders, drop back and offer a wheel if someone is struggling, work together if a few of you get dropped.  importantly for our group is also the ability to be able to self manage the expectations.  we do not condone at risk behaviour.  running red lights, sliding between cars that are stopped in traffic, taking up more room than we need to is just not on.  lately the saturday fast group has become quite big, and some of these behaviours are becoming evident.  it is not a race, it is a training ride.  if the group is big and you get split at the lights, then you all work together to get back on.  you do not go around people that have stopped at the lights, you do not form a train to bring your “teammates” to the front of the group.  this ride has developed into a hard ride which is what some riders need for their training.  however, if we feel that the size and behaviours within the group do not support the club ethos, then the group may have to change.  we don’t want to hold a memorial ride for you just because you were worried about getting dropped.

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 proudly SquareLogo-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.

spr kit - the final order of the current kit is closing this friday.  if you need an item to “complete the set” then order now.  otherwise 2015 will see a new design.

spr watertower challenge - thanks to the volunteers that helped out at this years watertower challenge.  although numbers were down on last year, the event went off without a hitch and all those participating were pleased with the service they received at the feedzones and registration.

spr chicks recovery ride - every monday the spr girls get together for a leisurely recovery ride.  there is also a spr chicks facebook group if you are looking for a bit more support with your riding.

smashfest criterium series - the crits start mid november and this years smashfest will be 4 weekends in a row rather than spread across summer.  there is a teams options for men’s a & b grade, so if you want to be part of an spr team there is more info here.  we will only need a few volunteers this year as we are paying for traffic management and for st john.  still a handful for rego/drinks/camera would be great.  also, if someone would like to learn how to use the new timing system, it would be great to have that skill in our club.

wednesday uci laps – if you are thinking of doing the uwct masters race next year, then a good place to start your training is ther wednesday uci laps in kings park.  more info here.

ride routes – expecting some nice riding weather this weekend, so numbers will be up.  help out by signing up as a ride leader, especially those tapering for the tour of margaret river.

saturday 1st 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 shelley 40.59km spr saturday

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

sunday 2nd 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

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ride routes 25th & 26th october

10644559_10152584734470709_2712221036579469118_obike clubs.  more than just riding bikes.  the social interaction that we have whilst riding our bikes makes it a lot different to any other sport out there.  you can compete with someone and have a pleasant conversation with them on the same ride.  the club is full of a diverse range of people, make sure that you tap into that and engage with people you may not know.

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 -   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.

brynt mcswain memorial ride - as some of you may know, brynt mcswain was recently killed in a hit & run while riding to meet his partner who was waiting in the hills.  it was early morning, about the same time that we all head to our normal meeting spots, so it could be any of us.  there is a memorial ride scheduled this saturday which clashes with our ride, but i want to promote it anyway.  if you are after an easier ride this week, have a look at the following link and show your support.

spr watertower challenge - this sunday the watertower challenge will hit the streets of perth.  thanks to those who have volunteered their time to help out and also to those taking part. entries are closed but more details can be found on the events page.  rider info will be emailed out tonight.

smashfest criterium series - the crits start mid november and this years smashfest will be 4 weekends in a row rather than spread across summer.  there is a teams options for men’s a & b grade, so if you want to be part of an spr team there is more info here.  we will only need a few volunteers this year as we are paying for traffic management and for st john.  still a handful for rego/drinks/camera would be great.  also, if someone would like to learn how to use the new timing system, it would be great to have that skill in our club.

wednesday uci laps – if you are thinking of doing the uwct masters race next year, then a good place to start your training is ther wednesday uci laps in kings park.  more info here.

ride routes – the watertower challenge is on this sunday, so if you didn’t sign up and still intend to do the hills ride, make sure you know the route.  the normal leaders may be searching for towers instead.

saturday 25th oct

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 – rebold & cottesloe 50.91km spr saturday

sunday 26th oct (you should really be doing the watertower challenge)

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 18th & 19th october

10645258_10152632219948855_2548581742957390733_nterrible news last week of yet another cyclist being killed on perth roads.  the greens are trying to fast track legislation through that will give cyclists a little more room on the road. the feedback i have read on some news websites makes it seem like the car drivers are the victims here as they might actually have to slow down and take care.  these laws are currently being trialled in queensland and the world hasn’t stopped turning over there.  a little consideration from both sides should mean a safer place for all of us on the road.  think about your actions as cyclists as there are lots of examples in both camps of people doing stupid things.  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.

ride leaders sponsorship -   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 watertower challenge - registrations close next week for the 2014 watertower challenge.  get together with a couple of mates to form a team of three and navigate your way around the suburbs of perth.  the event is on sunday 26th october and more details can be found on the events page.

wednesday uci laps – if you are thinking of doing the uwct masters race next year, then a good place to start your training is ther wednesday uci laps in kings park.  more info here.

cycling safari - want to race overseas???  check out this opportunity that mark is organising for anyone in the club.  see the previous post.

ride routes – with the ride to conquer cancer on this weekend, and their ride route coming along mill point road and up douglas, we are heading straight out coode st.  if you do drive to the start,  be aware that the roads may be restricted when coming from the causeway end.

saturday 18th oct

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 19th oct

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