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ride routes 23rd – 29th july

13765962_1137981182924951_2692795856108293044_oit’s a big world out there, especially since perth is one of those cities where everyone seems to know each other.  what i have been surprised about is how often the spr connection brings people together.  the picture above is of sarah and charlotte over in france, and while that was probably prearranged, it is good when two holiday’s converge.  the picture to the right is jj and edward.  edward used to ride with us a lot while he was working over here for bhp.  he has since headed back to korea and if you follow him on strava, he is still doing big k’s.  jj and elar are over there on holidays and were surprised to see an spr jersey riding around.  it is good to make those connections and even better when they are unexpected.  you will be surprised how many waves you get just on the bike path if you are wearing your club colours.

Burnt_logo-Copy-205x145ride leader sponsor – the ride leader sponsor for july is 45 Degrees North, a cycling/coaching/chalet/training facility based in morzine in france.  more info can be found on the previous post.

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

stage 10tour night – not an official spr event, but there is a viewing of stage 19 this friday 22nd july at the local hotel in freo.  a separate room has been arranged with a projector so everyone can see the action of the second last mountain stage.  see the facebook event for further detail.

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tour de france tipping – heading into the final few days of the tour and there seems to be clear winners in the sweepstakes.  however, the final standings is where the big money is hiding.  if your team hasn’t collect much loot so far, but has riders in the top positions, then you can expect a share to come. the sweepstakes leaderboard is already being updated, so you can see which teams are doing well at the moment.

spr quarterly breakfast – it’s a breakfast.  it’s held quarterly.  it is coming on the 30th july.  see the previous post for more details.

DSC_7127bwswan valley photos – the club organised for tony lendrum to take photos at this years cyclo-sportif at swan valley.  the photos are now available to download from this website for you to use as you wish.  use the multimedia tab on the menu or click on this link.

Womens Start Bunch Nannup 2016tour of margs – expressions of interest for the spr teams close after this weekend.  anyone that has been at previous years events will attest to what a great club/team experience it is.  check out the previous post and put your name down if you are interested.

13499426_1348406185174327_1688778365_obike swap meet – later this year perth will be hosting the pacific youth track cycling tournament. this event will actually cost quite a bit to hold and as such midland are organising a bike swap meet to raise funds.  if you have any old bike parts that you think still have value, then you can register to sell them at this event.  on to of this, it will be held at the velodrome while friday night track racing is one.  buying bike stuff and watching bike racing.  what more can you ask for.  click on the flyer pic to the right for more details.

uwct grand fondo final 2016uwct training – the new uwct grand fondo course has been annouced and as such we will be running training rides on sunday.  this will replace the normal long hills ride and will be a race pace ride for those that have qualified and those that just want a hard hit out.  check out the previous post for more details.

spr road race champs – the club road champs has been updated after the second pickering brook race.  if you have raced in any of the races listed, see how you are tracking in club points.  the leaderboard can be found in the menu above or here.

ride routes – the prediction for this saturday is a mid morning shower.  usually these things slide a bit over a couple of days, so we may get away with a dry run.  the cold mornings are returning next week, so that means drier starts to the day.  this time of year it is a matter of making up for what you have missed.

saturday 23rd july

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 – karrinyup 52.14km spr saturday

sunday 24th july

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

early lap – earlybird 40.93km spr special

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

development group – coffee ride

short – khna weir 72.23km spr sunday

long – uwct grand fondo final 2016 training

monday 25th july

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 26th july

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

ride starts frasers carpark at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

wednesday 27th july

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 28th july

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

spr thursday 37.26km (cott & freo)

ride starts frasers carpark at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

friday 29th july

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride

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ride routes 16th – 22nd july

13603731_10207876496725157_1902549285779048482_osorry, been on the tools all day doing bathroom renovations.  totally forgot about the ride routes, so i have slapped something together and it is probably full of spelling mistakes.  i am really just stringing words together to make it look like i have written something insightful and to bulk out the blog enough to get the text past the picture on the left.  with the tour on at night and early rides in the morning, something was eventually going to have to give.

Burnt_logo-Copy-205x145ride leader sponsor – the ride leader sponsor for july is 45 Degrees North, a cycling/coaching/chalet/training facility based in morzine in france.  more info can be found on the previous post.

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

logo-tour-de-france-2015tour de france tipping – with half the tour completed,  the teams of the sprinters are smashing ahead of the rest.  however, with some serious mountains ahead, the gc riders have a chance to take in some serious coin. the sweepstakes leaderboard is already being updated, so you can see which teams are doing well.

spr quarterly breakfast – it’s a breakfast.  it’s held quarterly.  it is coming on the 30th july.  see the previous post for more details.

Womens Start Bunch Nannup 2016tour of margs – expressions of interest have opened for this years tour of margaret river.  we have secured 3 men’s and 3 women’s teams, so it should allow us to provide for a decent spread of abilities.  check out the previous post and put your name down if you are interested.

13499426_1348406185174327_1688778365_obike swap meet – later this year perth will be hosting the pacific youth track cycling tournament. this event will actually cost quite a bit to hold and as such midland are organising a bike swap meet to raise funds.  if you have any old bike parts that you think still have value, then you can register to sell them at this event.  on to of this, it will be held at the velodrome while friday night track racing is one.  buying bike stuff and watching bike racing.  what more can you ask for.  click on the flyer pic to the right for more details.

uwct grand fondo final 2016uwct training – the new uwct grand fondo course has been annouced and as such we will be running training rides on sunday.  this will replace the normal long hills ride and will be a race pace ride for those that have qualified and those that just want a hard hit out.  check out the previous post for more details.

spr road race champs – the club road champs has been updated after the second pickering brook race.  if you have raced in any of the races listed, see how you are tracking in club points.  the leaderboard can be found in the menu above or here.

ride routes – the weather is not looking that good this saturday, but there is a good chance that the morning will remain clear.  heavy rain predicted for the afternoon, but only a chance in the morning.  usually that means that it is dry everywhere except where we want to ride.  will need to play it by ear in the morning, but hoping for the best.

saturday 16th july

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 – ewen st 50.26km spr saturday

sunday 17th july

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

early lap – earlybird 40.93km spr special

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

development group – coffee ride

short – brktn weir 82.89km spr sunday

long – uwct grand fondo final 2016 training

monday 18th july

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 19th july

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

ride starts frasers carpark at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

wednesday 20th july

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 21st july

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

spr thursday 37.26km (cott & freo)

ride starts frasers carpark at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

friday 22nd july

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride

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ride routes 9th – 15th july

street artso, the federal election has be run and, and, and…well, still being counted.  we had a crack at the senate and after 60% of the count has been done, we really didn’t poll enough to make an impact.  politics is a fickle thing and at the moment it seems that to get votes for your minor party, it pretty much needs to be openly racist.  the rise of the “patriotic” parties is a bit disturbing and a few years ago, no-one would have thought that pauline would get votes.  for us, it has been a learning experience and we appreciate the support that has been showed.  talking to the party president, the day after, we discussed that the conversation really needs to not be directed at cyclists.  it is preaching to the converted.  we need to convince drivers that more cyclists means less cars on the road and therefore less congestion.  something to think about for next time.

Burnt_logo-Copy-205x145ride leader sponsor – the ride leader sponsor for july is 45 Degrees North, a cycling/coaching/chalet/training facility based in morzine in france.  more info can be found on the previous post.

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

petite-mort-perth-01tour de france dinner – our annual tour de france dinner is on again to celebrate the biggest bike race of the year.  tickets sales close midnight tonight for the sunday event.  anyone that went last year will tell you what a great night it is.  last chance, so jump on in if you want to attend.  please see the previous post for more details and a link to the online shop.

logo-tour-de-france-2015tour de france tipping – with the tour already underway, we are looking at selling our final 2 spots in the sweepstakes so we can draw the teams.  with only 5 stages completed, etixx-quickstep has so far won back 1/3 of their investment.  the team with the winning rider however, walks away with over $140 for their $30 investment. check out the previous post and grab the final 2 spots so we can draw the teams out.  the sweepstakes leaderboard is already being updated, so you can see which teams are doign well.

20160612_140935cyclocross – round 4 of the numbat cup is on this sunday at edgewater quarry, joondalup. racing for all ages and abilities and nothing is taken too seriously.  there are even beer handups and fancy dress (for some). see their event page for more details, but entries close tonight.  you don’t even need a fancy cx bike as just a mtb will do.

Womens Start Bunch Nannup 2016tour of margs – expressions of interest have opened for this years tour of margaret river.  we have secured 3 men’s and 3 women’s teams, so it should allow us to provide for a decent spread of abilities.  check out the previous post and put your name down if you are interested.

SPR National Kitspr aussie kit – are you representing australia at the uwct final this year? do it in style by representing spr as well.  check out the previous post to order your own spr aussie kit for the final. orders close next week, so don’t miss out.

13499426_1348406185174327_1688778365_obike swap meet – later this year perth will be hosting the pacific youth track cycling tournament. this event will actually cost quite a bit to hold and as such midland are organising a bike swap meet to raise funds.  if you have any old bike parts that you think still have value, then you can register to sell them at this event.  on to of this, it will be held at the velodrome while friday night track racing is one.  buying bike stuff and watching bike racing.  what more can you ask for.  click on the flyer pic to the right for more details.

uwct grand fondo final 2016uwct training – the new uwct grand fondo course has been annouced and as such we will be running training rides on sunday.  this will replace the normal long hills ride and will be a race pace ride for those that have qualified and those that just want a hard hit out.  check out the previous post for more details.

spr road race champs – the club road champs has been updated after the second pickering brook race.  if you have raced in any of the races listed, see how you are tracking in club points.  the leaderboard can be found in the menu above or here.

ride routes – great, i finally get clearance from the doctor to ride combined with school holidays means no swimming, and it looks like it will be a washout this saturday.  basic river ride is planned, to keep us nice and close to civilisation.  see who gains belgium points this weekend.

saturday 9th july

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 – river ride 51.80km spr saturday

sunday 10th july

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

early lap – earlybird 40.93km spr special

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

development group – coffee ride

short – kal goose 67.63km spr sunday

long – uwct grand fondo final 2016 training

monday 11th july

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 12th july

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

ride starts frasers carpark at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

wednesday 13th july

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 14th july

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

spr thursday 37.26km (cott & freo)

ride starts frasers carpark at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

friday 15th july

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride

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ride routes 2nd – 8th july

13532838_10208373039237694_602557225814668332_nquite a busy weekend last week with cyclosportif’s, cyclocross and masters racing all happening.  winners are grinners down at the masters racing but i think that they may need to upgrade the podium boys before next race.  however, it is masters, so maybe they are age-appropriate podium boys.  this coming weekend is again going to be busy.  the tour de france starts on saturday and again we are running a sweepstakes.  stage 1 signifies the start of a long few weeks, whilst saturday marks the end of a different type of race. the federal election finishes with the country casting it’s ballot.  as would you have seen, i am running for federal senate as a candidate for the australian cyclist party.  we are realistic on our chances, but the more votes we get, the more chance the major parties will have to start taking notice of us.  i know that i have your support, but you need to convince your family members to throw a vote our way too.

Burnt_logo-Copy-205x145ride leader sponsor – the ride leader sponsor for july is 45 Degrees North, a cycling/coaching/chalet/training facility based in morzine in france.  more info will be posted soon.

ACP Logo_FINAL - Copyfederal election – as mentioned the last couple of weeks, i am standing for the wa senate at this years federal election as a candidate for the australian cyclist party.  on top of your vote, we also need your support to let others know that they have another choice in the election.  convince those family members to put us on their preferences or even better as #1.  check out our facebook page for more details as they emerge.

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.

petite-mort-perth-01tour de france dinner – our annual tour de france dinner is on again to celebrate the biggest bike race of the year.  tickets are selling fast to next weekends event, so jump on in if you want to attend.  please see the previous post for more details and a link to the online shop.

logo-tour-de-france-2015tour de france tipping – the sweepstakes are now open for this years tour.  each entry is given a random team and then win the percentage equivalent that the actual team does at the tour.  therefore even the minor teams may get money due to sprint points and mountain climbs.  half the teams are already sold, so check out the previous post and get your entry in.

Womens Start Bunch Nannup 2016tour of margs – expressions of interest have opened for this years tour of margaret river.  we have secured 3 men’s and 3 women’s teams, so it should allow us to provide for a decent spread of abilities.  check out the previous post and put your name down if you are interested.  there will be another attempt at a q&a this saturday at the coffeeshop for anyone interested in doing the tomr.  last week the rain certainly affected numbers in attendence, so we will try again.

New kit
The new kit…

spr kit – order close tonight for the current run of spr kit.  check out the club kit page for more info about how to login to the cannibal system and order your kit.  remember, you must be a member of spr to purchase kit.

SPR National Kitspr aussie kit – are you representing australia at the uwct final this year? do it in style by representing spr as well.  check out the previous post to order your own spr aussie kit for the final. orders close next week, so don’t miss out.

13499426_1348406185174327_1688778365_obike swap meet – later this year perth will be hosting the pacific youth track cycling tournament. this event will actually cost quite a bit to hold and as such midland are organising a bike swap meet to raise funds.  if you have any old bike parts that you think still have value, then you can register to sell them at this event.  on to of this, it will be held at the velodrome while friday night track racing is one.  buying bike stuff and watching bike racing.  what more can you ask for.  click on the flyer pic to the right for more details.

Ride up Front CCladies day – it is the first saturday of the month, so that makes it ladies day.  separate ladies only rides for main 1, 2 & 3.  totally dependant on numbers, but we will endevour to provide an oppurtunity for women, to develop their skills in group riding.

uwct grand fondo final 2016uwct training – the new uwct grand fondo course has been annouced and as such we will be running training rides on sunday.  this sunday will be a recon ride on the new course so people can get used to it.  this will be like a normal sunday group ride with regroups at the top of climbs, etc.  from next weekend until the actual race, the long hills will be a race pace uwct training ride.  check out the previous post for more details.

spr road race champs – the club road champs has been updated after the second pickering brook race.  if you have raced in any of the races listed, see how you are tracking in club points.  the leaderboard can be found in the menu above or here.

ride routes – looking like a nice, but brisk morning for saturday.  hopefully we have seen the last of the inconsiderate saturday morning rain showers that come after a relatively nice week.  ladies rides and uwct recons highlight the weekend.

saturday 2nd july

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 main 1, 2 & 3 – whiteman park 50.4km spr saturday

fast & main groups – whiteman park 50.4km spr saturday

sunday 3rd july

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

early lap – earlybird 40.93km spr special

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

development group – coffee ride

short – khna weir 72.23km spr sunday

long – uwct grand fondo final 2016 training

monday 4th july

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 5th july

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

ride starts frasers carpark at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

wednesday 6th july

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 7th july

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

spr thursday 37.26km (cott & freo)

ride starts frasers carpark at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

friday 8th july

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride

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ride routes 25th june – 1st july

13495457_10153846015269790_2856672031471354749_oso the night is dark and full of terrors, but since the winter solstice passed us by on tuesday, the days are officially getting longer.  in a couple of weeks time the sun will actually be up by the time we start the saturday ride.  however, we are still heading deep into winter while a number of spr members like dave (left) enjoy a european summer.  i doubt that it will snow here in perth this winter, but there are obviously places in europe high enough to produce snow in summer.  it may be time to “hide” the posts of certain people on facebook as they continue to post photos of riding whilst on holidays.

life ready logoride leader sponsor – the ride leader sponsor for june is Life Ready Physio & Pilates South Perth.  A number of our members already utilise the services provided by Life Ready Physio & Pilates South Perth as they are conveniently located in South Perth.

ACP Logo_FINAL - Copyfederal election – as mentioned the last couple of weeks, i am standing for the wa senate at this years federal election as a candidate for the australian cyclist party.  on top of your vote, we also need your support to let others know that they have another choice in the election.  convince those family members to put us on their preferences or even better as #1.  check out our facebook page for more details as they emerge.

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.

numbat cup round 3 – the next round of cyclocross is on this sunday.  entries close tonight and kids race free (with a day licence).  more info can be found here.

3T5A6090cyclo-sportif swan valley  – the spr cyclosportif teams are set to take on both the new and old swan valley circuits.  we have 52 riders signed up for the event so if you are coming, look for the spr tent and flags.

petite-mort-perth-01tour de france dinner – our annual tour de france dinner is on again to celebrate the biggest bike race of the year.  tickets are selling fast so jump on in if you want to attend.  please see the previous post for more details and a link to the online shop.

logo-tour-de-france-2015tour de france tipping – keep your eye on the blog as we will soon be running our annual tour tipping comp.  really easy again this year.  your name goes into a draw and you then win the percentage equivalent that the actual team does at the tour.  therefore even the minor teams may get money due to sprint points and mountain climbs.

Womens Start Bunch Nannup 2016tour of margs – expressions of interest have opened for this years tour of margaret river.  we have secured 3 men’s and 3 women’s teams, so it should allow us to provide for a decent spread of abilities.  check out the previous post and put your name down if you are interested.

SPR National Kitspr aussie kit – are you representing australia at the uwct final this year? do it in style by representing spr as well.  check out the previous post to order your own spr aussie kit for the final.

13499426_1348406185174327_1688778365_obike swap meet – later this year perth will be hosting the pacific youth track cycling tournament. this event will actually cost quite a bit to hold and as such midland are organising a bike swap meet to raise funds.  if you have any old bike parts that you think still have value, then you can register to sell them at this event.  on to of this, it will be held at the velodrome while friday night track racing is one.  buying bike stuff and watching bike racing.  what more can you ask for.  click on the flyer pic to the right for more details.

spr road race champs – the club road champs has been updated after the second pickering brook race.  if you have raced in any of the races listed, see how you are tracking in club points.  the leaderboard can be found in the menu above or here.

ride routes – its the end of june this week and although it seems that it has been pretty wet, we are still below our long term average.  expect a few wet ones coming up, which is great for cyclocross and mtb, but not so good for the road riders.  this saturday is also looking like a reprieve to the eastern winds, so for a change the ride route will head to the coast…with some hills.

saturday 25th june

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 – scarbs beach & hale 51.21km spr saturday

sunday 26th june

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

early lap – earlybird 40.93km spr special

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

development group – coffee ride

short – brktn weir 82.89km spr sunday

long – carr peet obs 97.72km spr sunday

monday 27th june

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 28th june

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

ride starts frasers carpark at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

wednesday 29th june

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 30th june

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

spr thursday 37.26km (cott & freo)

ride starts frasers carpark at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

friday 1st july

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride

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ride routes 18th – 24th june

13433325_10154141097086166_6083240840812633720_olots of people taking advantage of the european summer at the moment with a number of spr members showing their colours overseas.  sarah fitton is still traipsing around most of europe while steph has landed in italy after being in norway.  the outschoorns are out and about in italy, while dave is in fair verona.  at least the weather in perth is nice at the moment.  probably actually better than some places in europe.  am i feeling jealous???  well considering i am still not on my bike post-surgery, even the old lady riding on the bike path is making me jealous.

life ready logoride leader sponsor – the ride leader sponsor for june is Life Ready Physio & Pilates South Perth.  A number of our members already utilise the services provided by Life Ready Physio & Pilates South Perth as they are conveniently located in South Perth.

ACP Logo_FINAL - Copyfederal election – as mentioned last week, i am standing for the wa senate at this years federal election as a candidate for the australian cyclist party.  on top of your vote, we also need your support to let others know that they have another choice in the election.  convince those family members to put us on their preferences or even better as #1.  check out our facebook page for more details as they emerge.

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.

pickering brook race 02 – the next round of the pickering brook series is on this weekend.  the spr race committee will be out in support so look for the bright green tent if you are racing.  midland are asking for some volunteers to help keep the races run at a high level.  most of the jobs are pretty easy and will be centred around the start/finish area.  these include time keepers, rider assembly and roll calls and will allow a midland member to go and man a corner on the circuit.  if you can help out, or if your partner can while you are racing, please contact wayne directly and let him know what you can do.  it is important that the local racing continues to be provided so that the sport can develop.

3T5A6090cyclo-sportif swan valley  – expressions of interest are open for anyone that wants to be in an spr team for the swan valley cyclo-sportif.  this is a great opportunity for anyone that is looking for that next step after the spr group rides.  it is not quite racing, but it also, kind of is.  teams of up to 9 riders complete a timed course with the entire team finishing together. it is an all new course as the track cycling will not be running this year. make sure you have a look at the bwa links as there are a few different course with and without climbs.  please see the previous post for further info and add your name to the comments if you are interested.

spr road race champs – the club road champs has been updated after the first pickering brook race.  if you have raced in any of the 4 races listed, see how you are tracking in club points.  the leaderboard can be found in the menu above or here.

slow hills ride – this week there has been a call for a slow sunday hills ride.  it is aimed at those that currently cannot keep up with the short hills.  the idea is that they will have their own regroup and build up endurance over the next few weeks until they can regroup with the main group.  rebecca kelly is organising, so find her before the ride so they know how many to wait for.  they will be initially heading out with the long/short hills.

ride routes – doesn’t perth have the best winters.  next week is looking a bit wet, but this week has been great.  take advantage of it before you are forced onto the trainer in the garage.

saturday 18th june

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 – morley drive 50.77km spr saturday

sunday 19th june

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

early lap – earlybird 40.93km spr special

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

development group – coffee ride

short – wlsh weir 62.23km spr sunday

long – wlsh weir kal 101.71km spr sunday

monday 20th june

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 21st june

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

ride starts frasers carpark at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

wednesday 22nd june

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 23rd june

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

spr thursday 37.26km (cott & freo)

ride starts frasers carpark at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

friday 24th june

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride

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ride routes 11th – 17th june

ACP Logo_FINAL - Copypoliticians.  generally regarded as a bunch of lying bastards that love to hear the sound of their own voice.  however, the way this country is run and access to the funding available means that you sometimes need to get a little political to make things happen.  as such myself and the northern beaches cc president, chris howard, have nominated to stand as senate candidates in this years federal election.  we are representing the australian cyclist party and our aim is to give all cyclist a voice especially in regards to legislation and infrastructure.  the australian cyclist party is not that well known here in perth but it has done enough in the east over the past few election cycles to qualify as a national party.  the aim is to start to influence policy and decisions as we see a close link between cycling and transport, health, environment and town planning priorities.

so what can you do???  well for starters, voting for the party on the white senate paper would be a good start.  we will probably need some help on election day to have a presence at polling booths, and there will also be some political fundraising later to cover costs.  however, right now, it is all about getting the name out there.  we have setup a facebook page and i encourage you to like/share/comment.  the way that facebook works is that the more interaction we get, the more it ends up in other peoples newsfeed.  at the end of the day, there are a lot of cyclists in perth and we need to let them all know that they have a political option.

life ready logoride leader sponsor – the ride leader sponsor for june is Life Ready Physio & Pilates South Perth.  A number of our members already utilise the services provided by Life Ready Physio & Pilates South Perth as they are conveniently located in South Perth.

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.

20160522_134235numbat cup cyclocross – the next round of the numbat cup is on this weekend.  you don’t even need a cx bike as a mtb will do as an alternative.  there is even a kids race on for the under 13’s.  very low key racing and there is even beer handups (not in the kids race).  entries close tonight (except kids can enter on the day).  please see their website for entry and further details.

pickering brook race 02 – the next round of the pickering brook series is on next weekend.  this event always sells out early, so if you want to race, then get on board.  results from this series go towards our road race champs.  for those of you that have been out and raced the midland events at pickering brook, you will know what a well run event it is.  however, they need a bit of help.  midland are asking for some volunteers to help keep the races run at a high level.  most of the jobs are pretty easy and will be centred around the start/finish area.  these include time keepers, rider assembly and roll calls and will allow a midland member to go and man a corner on the circuit.  if you can help out, or if your partner can while you are racing, please contact wayne directly and let him know what you can do.  it is important that the local racing continues to be provided so that the sport can develop.

3T5A6090cyclo-sportif swan valley  – expressions of interest are open for anyone that wants to be in an spr team for the swan valley cyclo-sportif.  this is a great opportunity for anyone that is looking for that next step after the spr group rides.  it is not quite racing, but it also, kind of is.  teams of up to 9 riders complete a timed course with the entire team finishing together. it is an all new course as the track cycling will not be running this year. make sure you have a look at the bwa links as there are a few different course with and without climbs.  please see the previous post for further info and add your name to the comments if you are interested.

spr road race champs – the club road champs has been updated after the first pickering brook race.  if you have raced in any of the 4 races listed, see how you are tracking in club points.  the leaderboard can be found in the menu above or here.

ride routes – a partly cloudy morning with very little chance of rain predicted for saturday morning.  hopefully this breaks the cycle of wet saturday mornings and there can be a good (but cold) turnout for the main ride.

saturday 11th june

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 12th june

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

early lap – earlybird 40.93km spr special

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

development group – coffee ride

short – brktn weir 82.89km spr sunday

long – carr peet obs 97.72km spr sunday

monday 13th june

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 14th june

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

ride starts frasers carpark at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

wednesday 15th june

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 16th june

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

spr thursday 37.26km (cott & freo)

ride starts frasers carpark at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

friday 17th june

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride

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ride routes 4th – 10th june

13305215_1257194377626053_2034369569709579234_oi am not going to discuss the knife wielding perth drivers in this post as i have seen an awful lot of commentary in social media already.  there isn’t anyone out there that thinks that the driver did the right thing, so i will leave it at that.  what i do want to discuss is 9 news perth and their persistent attack on cyclists in general.  first it was “war on our roads” now it is “war on our paths”.  firstly we are too slow and getting in cars ways, now we are too fast and can “potentially kill a pedestrian”.  i haven’t been able to find the “news” story on their social media sites, for those that haven’t seen it.  they had some experts basically telling us that anything over 20kph is too fast and there is potential for a pedestrian to be injured or even killed.  the expert had a radar gun and was clocking riders as they came up the freeway bike path just before the narrows.  what i didn’t see, however, was any pedestrians on the path at the time the speed checking was done.  there are so many holes in the logic and so many issues with actually enforcing any limit that it is not worth worrying about.  however, it just seems to be constant theme where channel 9 wants to polarise viewers to get a response and therefore higher ratings.  the story was so one sided but i am not expecting for them to show any footage of pedestrians walking on the wrong side of the path, prams 3 abreast, dogs on one side of the path and owners on the other with a lead in between, or that couple in south perth that walk around with earphones in whilst reading the paper (i.e. they can’t see where they are going).  in the meantime, the number of bike fatalities from cars still outweighs the number pedestrian fatalities from bikes.  but, you know, as long as we are focussing on the ratings rather than the actual problem.

life ready logoride leader sponsor – the ride leader sponsor for june is Life Ready Physio & Pilates South Perth.  A number of our members already utilise the services provided by Life Ready Physio & Pilates South Perth as they are conveniently located in South Perth.

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.

bicycle-lights_590_360_80_all_10bike lights – it is now at that time of year where if you are doing the earlybird ride, then you need a good set of lights.  last year i wrote a long post about bike lights and what we expect when riding in a group.  basically, bigger/brighter is not always better.  please read the post take note of what effects your lights have on the rest of the group. take any suggestions on board as at the end of the day, it is for the safety of the group as a whole.

3T5A6090cyclo-sportif swan valley  – expressions of interest are open for anyone that wants to be in an spr team for the swan valley cyclo-sportif.  this is a great opportunity for anyone that is looking for that next step after the spr group rides.  it is not quite racing, but it also, kind of is.  teams of up to 9 riders complete a timed course with the entire team finishing together. it is an all new course as the track cycling will not be running this year. make sure you have a look at the bwa links as there are a few very hard climbs involved.  please see the previous post for further info and add your name to the comments if you are interested.

spr road race champs – the club road champs has been updated after the first pickering brook race.  if you have raced in any of the 4 races listed, see how you are tracking in club points.  the leaderboard can be found in the menu above or here.

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ladies day – the first saturday of the month means that it is ladies day.  there will be a ladies only ride in main 1, 2 & 3 for any women interested.  this is an opportunity to set your own standard and ride up front.

uwct sunday – the first sunday of the month means that the long hills ride this week will be the uwct route.  normal rules apply.  controlled till the group gets to helena valley, then race pace until guilford.  15 – 20 minute regroup, then home along guilford road.

ride routes – you wouldn’t believe it would you.  it has been perfectly fine all week and now that the weekend is almost upon us, they are predicting rain for saturday morning.  this would have to be a record for us having so many saturday mornings washed out.  what always surprises me is just how many people still turn up on a rainy day.  if you do turn up, ride to conditions and look after each other.

saturday 4th june

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

women’s main 1, 2 & 3 – tv stations 50.29km spr saturday

fast & main groups – tv stations 50.29km spr saturday

sunday 5th june

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

early lap – earlybird 40.93km spr special

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

development group – coffee ride

short – khna weir 72.23km spr sunday

long – spr 2016 uwct training course

monday 6th june – wa day

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

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

public hol 58.97km spr special

tuesday 7th june

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

ride starts frasers carpark at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

wednesday 8th june

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 9th june

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

spr thursday 37.26km (cott & freo)

ride starts frasers carpark at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

friday 10th june

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride

matt lambie in the US

ride routes 28th may – 23rd june

represent.  after the other weeks post showing a spr branded bike, i was looking at some other examples of people representing spr. i often get emails or facebook shows me lots of people showing the club colours away from perth.  so sarah is in italy at lake como visiting the ghisallo da bellagio, katrina has moved to chile and is climbing mountains there, while matt is in las vegas checking out team tibco.  with the club the size that it is, there was always people on the move riding in different locations.  send in any good pics you have or post them to any of the spr facebook sites and you may end up as a blog header.

CARTONANDCO MasterLogo_RGBride leader sponsor – the ride leader sponsor for may is Carton & Cowater.  bringing you water in a more environmentally friendly packaging.  Carton & Co is a Perth based company trying to lighten the load on our planet.

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.

bicycle-lights_590_360_80_all_10bike lights – it is now at that time of year where if you are doing the earlybird ride, then you need a good set of lights.  last year i wrote a long post about bike lights and what we expect when riding in a group.  basically, bigger/brighter is not always better.  please read the post take note of what effects your lights have on the rest of the group. take any suggestions on board as at the end of the day, it is for the safety of the group as a whole.

New kit
The new kit…

spr kit – the latest shipment of kit will be available for pickup after the saturday main ride.  there are a few minor items on back order (some gloves & socks) but the main kit has arrived.  the one-off lycra socks will also be available.  the weather may effect this, so contact andrew via kit@southperthrouleurs.com.au if you want to make other arrangements.

Goldfieldsgoldfields classic – entries have closed for this race but we are still organising the logistics behind getting people there and back.  if you have already been in contact with the race committee about travelling with the club, then some payment is now due. please see the previous post for more details.

spr road race champs – the club road champs has been updated after the first pickering brook race.  if you have raced in any of the 4 races listed, see how you are tracking in club points.  the leaderboard can be found in the menu above or here.

ride routes – just to make things consistent for the month of may, it looks like they are again predicting heavy showers for saturday morning.  not quite the stormy conditions from last week but it may be enough to thin the numbers significantly.  it has been an above average month for rainfall, but still well short of the maximum for may so this weather should not be unexpected.  however, it just seems to line up with when we want to ride.

saturday 28th may

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 – scarbs beach & hale 51.21km spr saturday

sunday 29th may

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

early lap – earlybird 40.93km spr special

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

development group – coffee ride

short – brktn weir 82.89km spr sunday

long – carr peet obs 97.72km spr sunday

monday 30th may

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 31st may

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

ride starts frasers carpark at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

wednesday 1st june

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 2nd june

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

spr thursday 37.26km (cott & freo)

ride starts frasers carpark at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

friday 3rd june

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride

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ride routes 21st – 27th may

20160423_165004had a very long busy week which still hasn’t finished.  don’t have anything to talk about or the energy to think of an engaging topic.  so, lets throw this back to you.  what is bugging you at the moment???  the weather, riding, politics???  comments on the blog and facebook sites will be responded to.

CARTONANDCO MasterLogo_RGBride leader sponsor – the ride leader sponsor for may is Carton & Cowater.  bringing you water in a more environmentally friendly packaging.  Carton & Co is a Perth based company trying to lighten the load on our planet.

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.

spr community guidelines and advertising policy – as the club has grown we tend to get more and more requests to advertise a business or event that may or may not be relevant to our membership.  after a few difficult discussions, the committee has developed a policy regarding both how people can advertise on our sites and also what our expectations are for our own community.  the community guidelines can be found above under the “about spr” tab.  these cover how we expect you to behave when commenting our spr branded sites.  these include this blog, the south perth rouleurs facebook page, the spr facebook page and the spr chicks facebook page.  the promotions policy can also be found under the same tab.  it covers how and what we will allow to be advertised on our sites.  just do not assume that because it is bike related, it will be okay to post.  since members of the committee have admin rights to all of the previously mentioned sites, you may find that your post gets removed.  the committee has developed this policy to protect our club sponsors from other business conflicts and also our members from events or other promotions that may not offer an adequate level of coverage.  please read the policies and ask a committee member before you post anything that you are unsure about.

bicycle-lights_590_360_80_all_10bike lights – it is now at that time of year where if you are doing the earlybird ride, then you need a good set of lights.  last year i wrote a long post about bike lights and what we expect when riding in a group.  basically, bigger/brighter is not always better.  please read the post take note of what effects your lights have on the rest of the group. take any suggestions on board as at the end of the day, it is for the safety of the group as a whole.

racing – both the 1st of the pickering brook series (sold out) and the first of the numbat cup cyclo-cross series (entries open till tonight) are on this sunday.  hopefully we get a good representation across both races.  the pickering brook race goes towards the road rider of the year award.  maybe even a few hard core racers do both???

New kit
The new kit…

spr kit – the latest shipment of kit will be available for pickup after the saturday main ride.  there are a few minor items on back order (some gloves & socks) but the main kit has arrived.  the one-off lycra socks will also be available.  the weather may effect this, so contact andrew via kit@southperthrouleurs.com.au if

Goldfieldsgoldfields classic – feel like racing across the vast expanse of the kalgoorlie area???  the goldfields classic handicap race is on again and we are looking at who wishes to head across for the long weekend of racing.  as in previous years, spr will organise the logistics of transport, accommodation and transfers so you can just pay, turn up and race.  please see the previous post if you are interested in racing or even in volunteering to help out.

spr road race champs – off the back of the crit championships will be the road race championships for 2016.  there are a number of races identified that riders will accumulate point for.  a change in the scoring system this year to try to allow those that have a go at ‘a’ grade a better chance of getting points.  please see the previous post for more info.

ride routes – well another saturday in may and another predicted wet day.  this week’s prediction is for a good one though.  heavy rain and high winds always make for “awesome” riding conditions (note sarcasm).  however, the predictions usually slip back a few hours over the next few days.  there is a chance that it may stay clear until mid-morning. if not, and you are riding anyway, just be aware to ride to conditions and not to do anything risky.  you are not the only one that can get hurt.

saturday 21st may

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 – cresswell & herdsman 48.86km spr saturday

sunday 22nd may

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

early lap – earlybird 40.93km spr special

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

development group – coffee ride

short – wlsh weir 62.23km spr sunday

long – wlsh obs cam goose 88.67km spr sunday

monday 23rd may

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 24th may

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

ride starts frasers carpark at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

wednesday 25th may

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 26th may

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

spr thursday 37.26km (cott & freo)

ride starts frasers carpark at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

friday 27th may

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride