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ToMR Mens 2016 Stage 4 preStart

ride routes 27th aug – 2nd sep

14055080_10154231078620709_324775838543150706_nteam.  there are lots of opportunities for you to represent spr between now and the end of the year.  if you managed to qualify for the grand fondo, then you could be racing in your aussie/spr kit.  if not, then you can always help out at our feedzone on the day.  pickering brook race in on this weekend as is the last of the cyclocross races for those that want a softer landing (and beer handups).  for the ultimate team experience, you can’t beat the tour of margs.  travelling as a team, racing as a team, staying together as a team.  so much green for a weekend.

life ready logoride leader sponsor – the ride leader sponsor for august is Life Ready Physio & Pilates South Perth who are back as a second time sponsor. 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.

cyclocross – the last race in the numbat cup is this sunday at garvey park. if you are looking for something different, or something for the kids to do, then entries close late tonight.

ride leader pilot program – as mentioned previously, we are kicking off the ride leader pilot program.  this is to ensure that we have a consistent message across all the groups. as such, some of our regular ride leaders may be taking part in the practical sessions that are being run in conjunction with the online theory.  we may be looking for a few regular riders to step up and help the club by looking after a group.

778388p3442EDNmain24939The-Beverley-Race-2016-700_200-CSWA-bannerthe beverley – this is just a heads up for more information to come soon.  the beverley race returns in conjunction with the beverley heroic.  this race will be run by spr and will be a similar format to the collie-donnybrook.  more info and entries can be found here, but there will be a blog post to follow soon.

Womens Warm up Nannup 2016tour of margs spr riders – the riders that have nominated for this years tomr have now been announced.   teams will be determined from this list to give the best balance of abilities in each team.  as with previous years, there are usually a few people dropping out due to sickness/injury/family/work so a couple more on the reserves list will not hurt.  check out the previous post for more details and let the all powerful race committee know if you are interested.

uwct grand fondo final 2016

uwct training – we will continue to replace the normal long hills ride with the uwct course and will be a race pace ride for those that have qualified.  check out the previous post for more details.

uwct volunteers – to run a race as big as the uwct grand fondo final takes a lot of people covering a lot of ground.  currently they are looking for volunteers for the 4th september to work as road race marshals.  they are looking for people to help stand on corners, and it’s important that these people have some experience in cycling as they will be on the more challenging aspects of the course so being able to think like a cyclist will help. there are two areas of particular need:

  • zone 9 –  16 marshals (mundaring weir road)  – 4.75hr shift approx.
  • zone 14 – 13 marshals (leithdale rd – clayton rd) – 4.5hr shift approx.

cic events have offered to make a donation to the club of $50 for every volunteer.  if you are available to help out on the day, sign up here or contact the race organiser for more information.  there is a field “associated sporting club” – make sure they put in your club name so the money can be reconciled.

volunteers will also receive

  • an official UCI Gran Fondo World Championship shirt
  • an official UCI Gran Fondo World Championship cap
  • an official UCI Gran Fondo World Championship handbook
  • lunch pack
  • volunteer post event bbq
  • certificate of appreciation
  • award ceremony
  • actively participate in all other aspects of the event

spr road race champs – this weekend’s pickering brook race will be the next race in our club champs.  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 – sigh, another saturday, another prediction of rain.  this one is looking pretty full on too.  heavy showers from midnight till dawn and then more showers during the day.  see who gets belgium points this weekend.

saturday 27th august

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 28th august

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 29th august

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 30th august

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 31st august

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 1st september

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 2nd september

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 20th – 26th august

2526for those that think that they know how to handle a bike, check out this picture from the olympic women’s keirin qualification heats.  what is important to note is that the outcome of this “interaction” was that the french rider in blue crashed, but the dutch women in orange made it back onto the track and stayed upright.  not only that, with a track bike, there are no brakes and you can’t stop pedalling.  unfortunately a bit of shoulder on shoulder action in our group rides can have a similar outcome.  not necessarily the olympic exposure, but a hard hit with the ground can leave you a lot worse for wear.  it is predicted to be a little wet this saturday, so make sure that you give yourself a little more space as your recovery skills may not be to olympic standard.

life ready logoride leader sponsor – the ride leader sponsor for august is Life Ready Physio & Pilates South Perth who are back as a second time sponsor. 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.

collie-donnybrook – in 1925 on a typical collie winter’s day a small field of enthusiastic young cyclists pedalled their way through rain and hail over a rough, gravel bush road in the longest cycle race held by the collie cycle club (ccc) in its short history.  good luck to the spr riders that are in the race this saturday.

778388p3442EDNmain24939The-Beverley-Race-2016-700_200-CSWA-bannerthe beverley – this is just a heads up for more information to come soon.  the beverley race returns in conjunction with the beverley heroic.  this race will be run by spr and will be a similar format to the collie-donnybrook.  more info and entries can be found here, but there will be a blog post to follow soon.

Womens Warm up Nannup 2016tour of margs spr riders – the riders that have nominated for this years tomr have now been announced.   teams will be determined from this list to give the best balance of abilities in each team.  as with previous years, there are usually a few people dropping out due to sickness/injury/family/work so a couple more on the reserves list will not hurt.  check out the previous post for more details and let the all powerful race committee know if you are interested.

uwct grand fondo final 2016

uwct training – we will continue to replace the normal long hills ride with the uwct course and will be a race pace ride for those that have qualified.  check out the previous post for more details.

1443uwct spr jersey – so for the people that will be representing both spr and australia at the grand fondo, the new kit has arrived.  expect a message from the all powerful kit committee outlining when it can be collected.

uwct volunteers – to run a race as big as the uwct grand fondo final takes a lot of people covering a lot of ground.  currently they are looking for volunteers for the 4th september to work as road race marshals.  they are looking for people to help stand on corners, and it’s important that these people have some experience in cycling as they will be on the more challenging aspects of the course so being able to think like a cyclist will help. there are two areas of particular need:

  • zone 9 –  16 marshals (mundaring weir road)  – 4.75hr shift approx.
  • zone 14 – 13 marshals (leithdale rd – clayton rd) – 4.5hr shift approx.

cic events have offered to make a donation to the club of $50 for every volunteer.  if you are available to help out on the day, sign up here or contact the race organiser for more information.  there is a field “associated sporting club” – make sure they put in your club name so the money can be reconciled.

volunteers will also receive

  • an official UCI Gran Fondo World Championship shirt
  • an official UCI Gran Fondo World Championship cap
  • an official UCI Gran Fondo World Championship handbook
  • lunch pack
  • volunteer post event bbq
  • certificate of appreciation
  • award ceremony
  • actively participate in all other aspects of the event

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 – ahhh, bugger.  looks like the saturday forecast will involve a wet morning.  therefore an old favourite of the tv stations will be on the cards so people can concentrate more on skills than navigation.  sunday may be even wetter, so i hope that makes your saturday brighter.

saturday 20th august

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 – tv stations 50.29km spr saturday

sunday 21st august

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 – uwct grand fondo final 2016 training

monday 22nd august

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 23rd august

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 24th august

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 25th august

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 26th august

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 13th – 19th august

13901437_10157186773005109_5029637015396199468_ncongratulations to paul and francine on the arrival of little elliot.  goodbye to bikes and home brew and hello to nappies and feeding. 🙂 its been a while since we have had an spr baby (i.e. both parents ride with us) and i think that kizzi’s twins were the last ones.  i fully expect that the twins would be close to running marathons by now.  paul and francine now get to add a bike seat, balance bike and kids trailer to the bike collection.

life ready logoride leader sponsor – the ride leader sponsor for august is Life Ready Physio & Pilates South Perth who are back as a second time sponsor. 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.

New kit
The new kit…

kit delivery – the latest kit order is available for collection by emailing kit@southperthrouleurs.com.au to organise a time.  alternatively you can purchase a “post my kit” option in our online shop and get it sent out to you.

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.

collie-donnybrook – in 1925 on a typical collie winter’s day a small field of enthusiastic young cyclists pedalled their way through rain and hail over a rough, gravel bush road in the longest cycle race held by the collie cycle club (ccc) in its short history.  if you want to be part of history, there are limited spots left, as entries close midnight tonight.

778388p3442EDNmain24939The-Beverley-Race-2016-700_200-CSWA-bannerthe beverley – this is just a heads up for more information to come soon.  the beverley race returns in conjunction with the beverley heroic.  this race will be run by spr and will be a similar format to the collie-donnybrook.  more info and entries can be found here, but there will be a blog post to follow soon.

Womens Warm up Nannup 2016tour of margs spr riders – the riders that have nominated for this years tomr have now been announced.   teams will be determined from this list to give the best balance of abilities in each team.  as with previous years, there are usually a few people dropping out due to sickness/injury/family/work so a couple more on the reserves list will not hurt.  check out the previous post for more details and let the all powerful race committee know if you are interested.

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bike 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 top of this, it will be held at the velodrome this friday while 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 2016

uwct 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.

uwct volunteers – to run a race as big as the uwct grand fondo final takes a lot of people covering a lot of ground.  currently they are looking for volunteers for the 4th september to work as road race marshals.  if you are available to help out on the day, sign up here or contact the race organiser for more information.  we will be looking for spr specific volunteers later for the feedzone.

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 – although it is absolutely bucketing down as i type this, the weather for the weekend is looking mighty grand.  for a change, the rain is during the week and we have a dry weekend to ride.  take advantage of it and get some big k’s in.

saturday 13th august

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 14th august

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 – grnmt goose 65.22km spr sunday

long – uwct grand fondo final 2016 training

monday 15th august

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 16th august

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 17th august

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 18th august

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 19th august

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 6th – 12th august

1470194234400so there was an interesting article on the watoday website that i came across yesterday.  it had to do with a reporter that decided to ride her bike to work to save money on public transport.  now many of us have been riding for years and there are so many thing that we do out of habit.  it was funny to read her account of just how difficult it is to be able to signal by taking your hands off the bars; turn your head to check your blind spot; dodging pedestrians on the causeway; riding when it is 1.6 degrees.  many of these things we take for granted and may have been doing them since we were kids.  however, there are lots of people out there that may not have ridden a bike since they were at school and just lack that bit of confidence to get back on.  we are not talking about going from couch to riding in a pack, but even just tackling the bike paths can be daunting.  the reporters mum was with her for moral support and it got me thinking, who do you know that just needs that little bit of encouragement to get onto a bike.  we are not talking about rocking up on saturday morning, but just a gentle roll down to the river for a coffee.  there are many husband/wife pairings in the club and at one stage the friday ride was considered the “couples ride”.  who knows, one day we may see this reporter upgrading and coming down to join an spr ride.

life ready logoride leader sponsor – the ride leader sponsor for august is Life Ready Physio & Pilates South Perth who are back as a second time sponsor. 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.

New kit

kit delivery – the latest kit order is available for collection by emailing kit@southperthrouleurs.com.au to organise a time.  alternatively you can purchase a “post my kit” option in our online shop and get it sent out to you.

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 Warm up Nannup 2016tour of margs spr riders – the riders that have nominated for this years tomr have now been announced.   teams will be determined from this list to give the best balance of abilities in each team.  as with previous years, there are usually a few people dropping out due to sickness/injury/family/work so a couple more on the reserves list will not hurt.  check out the previous post for more details and let the all powerful race committee know if you are interested.

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bike 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.

numbat cup cyclocross – this sunday is round 5 of the numbat cup to be held at guilford grammar.  there is a bit of rain predicted, but the kids love the puddles.  i think that adult entries have closed, but kids are okay on the day.  more info here.

uwct grand fondo final 2016

uwct 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 up Front CCladies day – the first saturday of the month is ladies day with a main 1, 2 & 3 ride for women only.  a great opportunity for the women to set the pace of their own ride.

ride routes – 9am saturday, 67% chance of a shower.  can we get to the coffee shop before the rain hits??? lets do a flat and fast route to try to beat it in.  unfortunately sunday is not looking like the day to be on the road bike…maybe cyclocross instead.

saturday 6th august

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

ladies main 1,2 & 3 groups – abernethy rd 48.21km spr saturday

fast & main groups – abernethy rd 48.21km spr saturday

sunday 7th august

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 8th august

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 9th august

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 10th august

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 11th august

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 12th august

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 30th jul – 5th aug

Ijqj7d_Viewsome of you may know one of our members, shane french is currently riding his way across america.  the route covers just over 6,000 kms so is a pretty epic riding holiday.  he has been doing the occasional update to the spr facebook page, but if you really want to see how he is going, have a look at his blog.  currently he is 26 days in and already up to his 4th state.  he has been writing about each day and i have browsed through, but mostly flicked through some of the awesome scenery that he has passed through.  this year seems to be the year of spr riding holidays.  who has the next big trip planned???

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.

New kit

kit delivery – the latest kit order is available for collection at the coffee shop after the ride.  please see the previous post for further details.

12031531_10153688925457718_1003513515698950732_ospr quarterly breakfast – the quarterly club breakfast will be held this saturday after the main ride.  cost is $15 and for that you receive a coffee and access to the Dome buffet table.  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 Warm up Nannup 2016tour of margs spr riders – the riders that have nominated for this years tomr have now been announced.   teams will be determined from this list to give the best balance of abilities in each team.  as with previous years, there are usually a few people dropping out due to sickness/injury/family/work so a couple more on the reserves list will not hurt.  check out the previous post for more details and let the all powerful race committee know if you are interested.

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bike 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 – there has been a bit of a spate of westerly winds on saturdays, so we are taking advantage of it and programming in the rides to come home from the coast. this may mean that we get a few repeated rides over the coming weeks, but once we hit the constant easterly winds, you will then get sick of coming home from the hills.

saturday 30th 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 – scarbs beach & hale 51.21km spr saturday

sunday 31st 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 1st august

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 2nd august

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 3rd august

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 4th august

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 5th august

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 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.

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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