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photo credit - jon-paul bullard

ride routes 2nd – 8th may

photo credit - jon-paul bullard
photo credit – jon-paul bullard

after the stresses of the last couple of weeks, i really feel at a loss of what to write here tonight.  therefore, i am going to have the week off and not add any comment.  look after each other, and stay safe.

ride leaders - support the club and help us become ambassadors for the sport in the public eye. put your name down as ride leader to ensure that the group ride is safe and organised. sign up here.


forever living productsride leaders sponsorship
– May’s Ride Leaders are proudly sponsored by Forever Living Products.   please see the previous post detailing what they provide and we thank them for encouraging our members to step up as ride leaders.  ride leaders will receive a $10 Dome voucher to be used after the saturday ride.  if you have a business that you want to promote to our members, check out the previous post to both promote your business and help out the club.

gary update - not much to add since the previous update.  gary still has a long way to go in his recovery so we have to realise that this will take time.  he is still only seeing family at this time, so no extra visitors yet.  once i get word from the family, we will coordinate visits.

friday development ride – this ride has been put together to help develop anyone that wants to participate in the swan valley cyclo-sportif later in the year.  not aimed at those that are already racing, this is to help get people used to the type of riding required for a cyclo.  see the previous post for more details.

more racing - the tom lowry memorial weekend in collie this weekend.  with a criterium on the saturday around the race track and a road race on the sunday, it looks to be a hot weekend of racing.  more details on this race can be found on the previous post.

goldfields cyclassic - two massive days of racing in kalgoorlie with up to $20,000 in the prize pool.  if you are up for it this year, we are organising a transport and accommodation package for club members.  see the previous post for more details.

club coaches - the club has a few home grown coaches that can help you improve your cycling.  whether you are at the transitional level or wanting to make the jump into “a” grade, there is something for you.  check out the previous post for more details.

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

ladies ride up front –  this saturday is the first of the month so it is ladies day.  we have a ladies only main 1 and a ladies only main 2 ride for those that want to get more experience in group riding.  see the previous post for more details.

ride routes – an “old-school” ride route this saturday as we will be heading over ridgehill rd.  make sure that you pre-arrange any regroups to make sure your group is back together before the ride home.

saturday 2nd april

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 – ridgehill rd 49.58km spr saturday

sunday 3rd 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

short – brktn weir 82.89km spr sunday

long – carr peet obs 97.72km spr sunday

monday 4th may – star wars day

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

main group – south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 5th 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 6th may

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

spr wednesday 14.22km (uci masters)

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

development group – stock road repeats

thursday 7th 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 8th may

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday development ride

photo credit - justin stephenson

ride routes 25th april – 1st may

photo credit - justin stephenson
photo credit – justin stephenson

this week has been the most stressful and traumatic week of my life. as you know, gary pennefather was involved in an accident on the sunday long hills ride.  he has extensive injuries and it will take a very long time for him to recover.  he is still sedated while they continue the lengthy series of operations and therefore is not able to take visitors.  we are not going to discuss the accident or the extent of his injuries at this time, rather we need to focus on him and his family and supporting them through this very rough time.  on top of that, the other 11 people that were on that ride have had to face something that none of us ever want to see again.  please try to be sensitive when talking to these people about the incident and recognise that they may not really want to relive/replay it every time they have a conversation. the club has reached out to these people to offer support and as we get a clearer picture of gary’s condition, we will organise some form of club support for him and his family. please be careful out on the roads as we are one of the most vulnerable road users.  look out for each other and stay safe.

ride leaders - support the club and help us become ambassadors for the sport in the public eye. put your name down as ride leader to ensure that the group ride is safe and organised. sign up here.

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

riders choice spr deal - as part of their ride leaders sponsorship this month, Riders Choice are giving spr members a special headstart to their floor stock clearance.  this friday (24th) if you head into either their cbd or leederville stores, you can get 25% off all floor stock (except garmin).  just show them your ca membership card that has south perth cc listed as your club and you can get a great discount.  this is for the floor stock only of bikes and accessories, no orders.  also, a couple of guys from riders choice shops will be at the coffee shop after the saturday ride handing out cards and answering any questions people may have in regards to new bike purchases.

more racing - this anzac day, the midland club are hosting their annual stan gurney vc memorial criterium.  entries are closed, but if you are not already racing, get out there and support those that are.  next weekend will be the tom lowry memorial weekend in collie.  with a criterium on the saturday around the race track and a road race on the sunday, it looks to be a hot weekend of racing.  more details on both races can be found on the previous post.

goldfields cyclassic - two massive days of racing in kalgoorlie with up to $20,000 in the prize pool.  if you are up for it this year, we are organising a transport and accommodation package for club members.  see the previous post for more details.

club coaches - the club has a few home grown coaches that can help you improve your cycling.  whether you are at the transitional level or wanting to make the jump into “a” grade, there is something for you.  check out the previous post for more details.

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

ride routes – this saturday is anzac day.  it is an important day for us to remember the sacrifice that others have made for our country.  it is also a very busy day in the city and we must be aware of that.  we are trying to plan the ride routes for minimum disruption, but just be aware that if we happen upon a service or ceremony along the way, please be respectful and not disturb them too much.  with the dawn service and then parade on along st georges terrace, access to the Dome may also be a bit tricky.  again, please be respectful and diligent as you head in for coffee as the last few blocks will be closed so we will need to hit the pavement.  Dome will be busy, but the bike racks will be up and they are expecting us.

saturday 25th april – anzac day

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

early lap – earlybird 40.93km spr special

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

development group –  novice shelley 36.06km spr saturday

transitional – trans reverse river 40.58km spr saturday

fast & main groups – alexander drive 50.46km spr saturday

sunday 26th april

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

short – grnmt goose 65.22km spr sunday

long – grnmt prk mnd wr 93.71km spr sunday

monday 27th april

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

development group – development ride

main group – south stock 33.76km spr monday

rides start at coode st carpark at 7:00am

fast & main groups – public hol 58.97km spr special

tuesday 28th april

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 april

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

spr wednesday 14.22km (uci masters)

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

development group – stock road repeats

thursday 30th april

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 may

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

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ride routes 18th – 24th april

hon. simon o'brien mlc
hon. simon o’brien mlc

apologies in advance.  i usually try to keep this bit positive, but this guy really got to me this week.

useless cyclists.  that is how the hon. simon o’brien mlc has described the 8 cyclist that were killed on western australian roads last year.  he has said that riders don’t know the road rules and therefore are getting themselves killed.  (see news article).  so basically, he is saying that retired associate professor Paola Ferroni, who was struck by a 4WD as she rode her bike along kings park road last november didn’t know what she was doing.  that Kaleb Smith who was cycling to work along toodyay road didn’t know what he was doing when he was struck from behind.  that 31-year-old Brynt McSwain who was killed instantly when he was struck from behind by Joseph Frances Haenga who had been drinking with colleagues to celebrate a fortnight-long stint of night shift before he drove home, also didn’t know what he was doing.  it seems that we are repeatedly being bombarded by the “blame the victim” mentality. i.e. don’t wear that (lycra), don’t be out on that road, don’t be there in the early hours or it is your own fault.  now as a government, we need to protect you by restricting you from riding to stop you from being killed.  there is no mention of retraining the motorists to know how to react to more cyclists on the road, and god-forbid trying to introduce safe passing laws like other states have.  that would obviously cause more head-on accidents.  so after all the name calling, is hon. simon o’brien mlc‘s suggestion of more education valid.  well, last year in wa there were 184 fatalities on  the roads.  if you take out the 8 cyclists and 17 pedestrians that still leaves 159 road users that died.  that is 159 accidents where the driver was educated in the road rules as they had to pass a test to get a licence.  how come we are not hearing about a tightening of these tests to ensure that motorist actually know what they are doing.  as cyclists, we are appalled that 8 cyclists have been killed, but 184 fatalities all up and they are concentrating on 4.3%.  by the end of 2013 there were 11 fatal shark attacks from 2000-2013.  after that there was a campaign in 2014 to bait sharks to make the world a safer place.  8 cyclists die in 2014 and it is because we are useless and don’t know the road rules.  in an interview with the hon. simon o’brien mlc, he even posed the question – “when is the last time you have seen a cyclist indicate when they are making a turn”.  well since i have seen lots of cyclists doing that (actually better than motorists on roundabouts) then i would question  – “when has the hon. simon o’brien mlc actually observed what cyclists really do”

ride leaders - support the club and help us become ambassadors for the sport in the public eye. put your name down as ride leader to ensure that the group ride is safe and organised. sign up here.

nav-rcride leaders sponsorship – this months ride leaders are proudly sponsored by Riders Choice.   please see the previous post detailing what they provide and we thank them for encouraging our members to step up as ride leaders.  you can still take advantage of this offer if you book in march for a fit in april.  ride leaders will receive a $10 Dome voucher to be used after the saturday ride.  if you have a business that you want to promote to our members, check out the previous post to both promote your business and help out the club.

club coaches - the club has a few home grown coaches that can help you improve your cycling.  whether you are at the transitional level or wanting to make the jump into “a” grade, there is something for you.  check out the previous post for more details.

cycling infrastructure survey - please take the time to fill in the survey attached in the previous post.  like most things political, it takes more than one voice to get heard.  there are lots of spaces in the survey to put detailed descriptions of what you see as the issues. survey closes on the 20th april.

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.

ride routes – new ride route this saturday for the fast/main.  it is quite easy with very few turns, but make sure that you have a good look beforehand so you don’t end up in geraldton.  sunday is the dams ride, so just be aware that it will be busy down at our start point especially if you are going to drive in.

saturday 18th april

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

beginners skill session

development group –  novice shelley 36.06km spr saturday

transitional – trans rebold 38.69km spr saturday

fast & main groups – karrinyup 52.14km spr saturday

sunday 19th april

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

short – khna weir 72.23km spr sunday

long – khna trnr obs 94.99km spr sunday

monday 20th april

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

development group – development ride

main group – south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 21st april

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 april

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

spr wednesday 14.22km (uci masters)

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

development group – stock road repeats

thursday 23rd april

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 april

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

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ride routes 11th – 17th april

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photo credit – vanessa johnson

when you say that you had an indulgent easter, the majority of people will assume that you ate a lot of chocolate eggs.  however, with a 4 day long weekend, an indulgent easter may just have been how many hours you spent in the saddle.  did anyone manage to beat ben jackson’s 249.1 km ride on easter monday???  if not, then you probably haven’t been as indulgent as you think.  check him out on strava as he treks across victoria.

ride leaders - support the club and help us become ambassadors for the sport in the public eye. put your name down as ride leader to ensure that the group ride is safe and organised. sign up here.

nav-rcride leaders sponsorship – this months ride leaders are proudly sponsored by Riders Choice.   please see the previous post detailing what they provide and we thank them for encouraging our members to step up as ride leaders.  you can still take advantage of this offer if you book in march for a fit in april.  ride leaders will receive a $10 Dome voucher to be used after the saturday ride.  if you have a business that you want to promote to our members, check out the previous post to both promote your business and help out the club.

club coaches - the club has a few home grown coaches that can help you improve your cycling.  whether you are at the transitional level or wanting to make the jump into “a” grade, there is something for you.  check out the previous post for more details.

cycling infrastructure survey - please take the time to fill in the survey attached in the previous post.  like most things political, it takes more than one voice to get heard.  there are lots of spaces in the survey to put detailed descriptions of what you see as the issues. survey closes on the 20th april.

club champion - the next race on the club champion calender is the midland 100 on this sunday, april 12th.  if you are intending to race, then you probably should have your entry in already.  please see the previous post for more details.  the results of the pemberton race are also posted on a previous, but different, 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.

ride routes – with the rain looking at clearing this weekend, get out on the bike before the “fair weather rider” syndrome kicks in.  it always surprises me how many people still turn up on a saturday morning no matter what the weather.  it almost seems to be that if others turn up it justifies your own level of insanity.  it doesn’t look like it will be that bad a day, so ride while you can.

saturday 11th april

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 – morley drive 50.77km spr saturday

sunday 12th april

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

early lap – earlybird 40.93km spr special

ride starts at coode st carpark at 6:00am

beginner dams training – somewhere

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

short – brktn weir 82.89km spr sunday

long – carr peet obs 97.72km spr sunday

monday 13th april

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

development group – development ride

main group – south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 14th april

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 april

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

spr wednesday 14.22km (uci masters)

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

development group – stock road repeats

thursday 16th april

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 april

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

photo credit - lesley burch

ride routes 4th – 10th april

photo credit - lesley burch
photo credit – lesley burch

i think that we take perth weather for granted sometimes, especially as cyclists.  this loooong weekend, there are 4 days at 30 deg or just under.  a third of the way through autumn and we have weather that a lot of places would be proud to have as the height of summer.  make sure you take advantage of it and get some rides in to burn off that extra chocolate you devour.  and make sure you catch up with your family too.

ride leaders - support the club and help us become ambassadors for the sport in the public eye. put your name down as ride leader to ensure that the group ride is safe and organised. sign up here.

nav-rcride leaders sponsorship – this months ride leaders are proudly sponsored by Riders Choice.   please see the previous post detailing what they provide and we thank them for encouraging our members to step up as ride leaders.  you can still take advantage of this offer if you book in march for a fit in april.  ride leaders will receive a $10 Dome voucher to be used after the saturday ride.  if you have a business that you want to promote to our members, check out the previous post to both promote your business and help out the club.

spr kit collection - the new spr kit will be available for collection at the coffe shop after the saturday ride.  please see the previous post for alternative collection arrangements. also be aware that the next order closes at the end of march (and every 3 months after that), so get your winter orders in.

cycling infrastructure survey - please take the time to fill in the survey attached in the previous post.  like most things political, it takes more than one voice to get heard.  there are lots of spaces in the survey to put detailed descriptions of what you see as the issues.

uwct grand fondo photos - i didn’t race due to a back injury, so i lived through the rest of the club via the camera.  some photos on the previous post.

club champion - the next race on the club champion calender is the midland 100 on april 12th.  please see the previous post for more details.  the results of the pemberton race are also posted on aprevious, but different, 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.

vice presidential good friday 3 dams ride - the 3rd annual vp 3 dams ride is on friday 3rd april.  as in other years, this is not a beginners ride, so be aware that the pace will be solid and regroups minimised.  make sure you bring adequate food and water as most shops will not be open.  please see the previous post for further details.

ride routes – the first weekend of the month is ladies day.  this week we will have ladies only main 1 and main 2 rides starting just behind the main 1 and main 2 rides.  take this opportunity to get involved in the pace making with the benefit of trailing groups to pick you up if you get into trouble.

friday 3rd april

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

ride starts at coode st carpark at 6:00am

vice presidential good friday 3 dams ride

rides start at coode st carpark at 7:00am

fast & main groups – public hol 58.97km spr special

saturday 4th april

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 – abernethy rd 48.21km spr saturday

sunday 5th april

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

early lap – earlybird 40.93km spr special

ride starts at coode st carpark at 6:00am

beginner dams training – somewhere

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

short – khna weir 72.23km spr sunday

long – khna trnr obs 94.99km spr sunday

monday 6th april

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

development group – development ride

main group – south stock 33.76km spr monday

rides start at coode st carpark at 7:00am

fast & main groups – public hol 58.97km spr special

tuesday 7th april

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 april

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

spr wednesday 14.22km (uci masters)

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

development group – stock road repeats

thursday 9th april

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 april

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

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ride routes 28th march – 3rd april

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spr friday regroup

what are you riding for???  this weekend is the uwct grand fondo and a number of members have been training hard for an awful long time to be ready for it.  setting goals is a great way of staying motivated especially with winter on the way.  whether a racer or recreational member, it is sometimes hard to not be a fair weather rider.  goals may be as simple as riding comfortably in main 2 where you have been on the limit before.  the dams is a great participation ride goal that many of our members have had on the calendar for a while. the social atmosphere of our club also helps with motivation as a shared goal is easier to ride out the low points.  set yourself a challenge today.

ride leaders - support the club and help us become ambassadors for the sport in the public eye. put your name down as ride leader to ensure that the group ride is safe and organised. sign up here.

Certified-Fitter-2014ride leaders sponsorship – this months ride leaders are proudly sponsored by Retul Bike Fit Lab.   please see the previous post detailing what they provide and we thank them for encouraging our members to step up as ride leaders.  you can still take advantage of this offer if you book in march for a fit in april.  ride leaders will receive a $10 Dome voucher to be used after the saturday ride.  if you have a business that you want to promote to our members, check out the previous post to both promote your business and help out the club.

spr kit collection - the new spr kit will be available for collection at the coffe shop after the saturday ride.  please see the previous post for alternative collection arrangements. also be aware that the next order closes at the end of march (and every 3 months after that), so get your winter orders in.

free monthly beginner sessions - this saturday sees our next free monthly beginners session.  if you are keen to try our group riding, or know someone that would benefit from a session like this, please see previous post for more details.

club champion - the next race on the club champion calender is the midland 100 on april 12th.  please see the previous post for more details.  the results of the pemberton race are also posted on a previous, but different, 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.

vice presidential good friday 3 dams ride - the 3rd annual vp 3 dams ride is on friday 3rd april.  as in other years, this is not a beginners ride, so be aware that the pace will be solid and regroups minimised.  make sure you bring adequate food and water as most shops will not be open.

ride routes – so how was the new ride route last week???  some old and new bits all merged together to give a solid effort, but how did it flow???  too many lights, too many hills, some feedback allows us to know if adjustments need to be made.  also, if you are heading to the hills on sunday, remember that the uwct race is on and there will be road closures in the area.  ride leaders for those rides need to be aware and make changes to the route if necessary.  i am sending you south so that hopefully by the time you get to kalamunda, the race has passed by.

saturday 28th march

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

early lap – earlybird 40.93km spr special

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

development group – monthly beginner session

transitional – trans canning vale 42.34km spr saturday

fast & main groups – holmes rd 50.42km spr saturday

sunday 29th march

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

early lap – earlybird 40.93km spr special

ride starts at coode st carpark at 6:00am

beginner dams training – somewhere

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

short – brktn weir 82.89km spr sunday

long – cann dam 100.13km spr sunday

monday 30th march

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

development group – development ride

main group – south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 31st march

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 april

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

spr wednesday 14.22km (uci masters)

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

development group – stock road repeats

thursday 2nd april

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

spr thursday 37.26km (cott & freo)

ride starts frasers carpark at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

friday 3rd april

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

ride starts at coode st carpark at 6:00am

vice presidential good friday 3 dams ride

rides start at coode st carpark at 7:00am

fast & main groups – public hol 58.97km spr special

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ride routes 21st – 27th march

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photo credit – stu ivins

so another of our long standing club members has left perth this week.  stuart ivins has headed over to melbourne to live, so as a tribute, i stole one of his photos that he posted on facebook.  although a loss to our club, what this does is give us another contact in another city in australia for when we go travelling.  we look forward to seeing the new spr kit around the streets of melbourne.

ride leaders - support the club and help us become ambassadors for the sport in the public eye. put your name down as ride leader to ensure that the group ride is safe and organised. sign up here.

Certified-Fitter-2014ride leaders sponsorship – this months ride leaders are proudly sponsored by Retul Bike Fit Lab.   please see the previous post detailing what they provide and we thank them for encouraging our members to step up as ride leaders.  ride leaders will receive a $10 Dome voucher to be used after the saturday ride.  if you have a business that you want to promote to our members, check out the previous post to both promote your business and help out the club.

spr agm & breakfast - this saturday, march 21st is our next club breakfast and will incorporate the club agm.  please see the previous post for more details.

club auditor - the club requires a annual audit leading up to the agm.  the 2104 financials have been viewed by mike tan and we appreciate the work he has done over the last 2 years.  we need to appoint a new auditor for 2015 so if you have any experience in this area and would like to help out the club, get in contact with us.

spr kit collection - the new spr kit will be available for collection at the agm this weekend.  please see the previous post for alternative collection arrangements. also be aware that the next order closes at the end of march (and every 3 months after that), so get your winter orders in.

club champion - the next race on the club champion calender is the midland 100 on april 12th.  please see the previous post for more details.  the results of the pemberton race will be posted soon.

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

accident report form - as a member, if you are unfortunate enough to have an accident on your bike, please use the form attached on the previous post.  this covers both insurance claims and allows the club to better manage it’s risk.  what we want to use this form for is to understand if we need to change anything that we do on our rides.  if you and someone else touch wheels and come down on one of our rides, i would like you both to fill in a form and send it through.  it doesn’t have to be just for serious accidents, tracking the minor ones can help us understand our risks.

ride routes – a new ride route this saturday to build up a appetite before the club breakfast.  it is a mishmash of a number of old rides including the original scarborough beach road without ewan st.  make sure you know the way or have uploaded to your garmin.  there is a link under the map to help you.

saturday 21st march

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

early lap – earlybird 40.93km spr special

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

development group – novice shelley 36.06km spr saturday

transitional – trans rebold 38.69km spr saturday

fast & main groups – scarbs beach & hale 51.21km spr saturday

sunday 22nd march

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

early lap – earlybird 40.93km spr special

ride starts at coode st carpark at 6:00am

uwct training – uwct training 107.2km spr sunday

beginner dams training – somewhere

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

short – wlsh weir 62.23km spr sunday

long – wlsh obs kal 90.32km spr sunday

monday 23rd march

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

development group – development ride

main group – south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 24th march

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 march

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

spr wednesday 14.22km (uci masters)

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

development group – stock road repeats

thursday 26th march

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

spr thursday 37.26km (cott & freo)

ride starts frasers carpark at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

friday 27th march

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

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ride routes 14th & 15th march

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photo credit: lorna henson

so after a long hot summer, we are finally going to get some rain.  the cyclone off the north-west coast will dump a significant amount on us too.  please be aware to ride to conditions and don’t make unexpected moves as braking times will be reduced and sideways slips will be increased.  even though there is a bit of rain expected, the forecast is for temperatures in the mid-20’s, so you don’t need to dig the winter warmers out just yet.

ride leaders - support the club and help us become ambassadors for the sport in the public eye. put your name down as ride leader to ensure that the group ride is safe and organised. sign up here.

Certified-Fitter-2014ride leaders sponsorship – this months ride leaders are proudly sponsored by Retul Bike Fit Lab.   please see the previous post detailing what they provide and we thank them for encouraging our members to step up as ride leaders.  ride leaders will receive a $10 Dome voucher to be used after the saturday ride.  if you have a business that you want to promote to our members, check out the previous post to both promote your business and help out the club.

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

club auditor - the club requires a annual audit leading up to the agm.  the 2104 financials have been viewed by mike tan and we appreciate the work he has done over the last 2 years.  we need to appoint a new auditor for 2015 so if you have any experience in this area and would like to help out the club, get in contact with us.

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

accident report form - as a member, if you are unfortunate enough to have an accident on your bike, please use the form attached on the previous post.  this covers both insurance claims and allows the club to better manage it’s risk.  what we want to use this form for is to understand if we need to change anything that we do on our rides.  if you and someone else touch wheels and come down on one of our rides, i would like you both to fill in a form and send it through.  it doesn’t have to be just for serious accidents, tracking the minor ones can help us understand our risks.

ride routes – bit of a change to the ride routes this week.  as this serves as our weekly newsletter, we will now show all the rides available throughout the entire week (sat-fri).  if i have missed any, or if the links don’t work properly, let me know via email.

saturday 14th march

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

early lap – earlybird 40.93km spr special

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

development group – novice shelley 36.06km spr saturday

transitional – trans mosman 40.39km spr saturday

fast & main groups – shelley & mosman 50.14km spr saturday

sunday 15th march

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

early lap – earlybird 40.93km spr special

ride starts at coode st carpark at 6:00am

uwct training – uwct training 107.2km spr sunday

beginner dams training – somewhere

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

short – khna weir 72.23km spr sunday

long – khna can mills 94.55km spr sunday

monday 16th march

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

development group – development ride

main group – south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 17th march

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 18th march

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

spr wednesday 14.22km (uci masters)

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

development group – stock road repeats

thursday 19th march

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

spr thursday 37.26km (cott & freo)

ride starts frasers carpark at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

friday 20th march

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

spr representing in south africa

ride routes 7th & 8th march

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spr representing in south africa

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

ride leaders - support the club and help us become ambassadors for the sport in the public eye. put your name down as ride leader to ensure that the group ride is safe and organised. sign up here.

Certified-Fitter-2014ride leaders sponsorship – this months ride leaders are proudly sponsored by Retul Bike Fit Lab.   please see the previous post detailing what they provide and we thank them for encouraging our members to step up as ride leaders.  ride leaders will receive a $10 Dome voucher to be used after the saturday ride.  if you have a business that you want to promote to our members, check out the previous post to both promote your business and help out the club.

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

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

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

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

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

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

ride routes – it’s the first saturday of the month, so it’s ladies day at spr.  there will be a ladies only fast group ride as well as a ladies only main 2 ride.  open to anyone.  flat and fast this week with a strong easterly to blow you home.

saturday 7th march

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

early lap – earlybird 40.93km spr special

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

development group – novice shelley 36.06km spr saturday

transitional –trans benara 39.90km spr saturday

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

fast & main groups – benara rd 50.76km spr saturday

sunday 8th march

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

early lap – earlybird 40.93km spr special

ride starts at coode st carpark at 6:00am

uwct training – uwct training 107.2km spr sunday

beginner dams training – somewhere

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

short – grnmt goose 65.22km spr sunday

long – grnmt prk mnd wr 93.71km spr sunday

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

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

ride leaders - support the club and help us become ambassadors for the sport in the public eye. put your name down as ride leader to ensure that the group ride is safe and organised. sign up here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ride routes – another long weekend.  nice weather.  long rides.  have a go at something different.  test yourself. all good.

saturday 28th february

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

early lap – earlybird 40.93km spr special

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

development group – novice shelley 36.06km spr saturday

transitional –trans shelley 40.59km spr saturday

fast & main groups – south lake 51.99km spr saturday

sunday 1st march

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

early lap – earlybird 40.93km spr special

ride starts at coode st carpark at 6:00am

uwct training – uwct training 107.2km spr sunday

beginner dams training – a long one

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

short – brktn weir 82.89km spr sunday

long – carr peet obs 97.72km spr sunday

monday 2nd march

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

early lap – south stock 33.76km spr monday

rides start at coode st carpark at 7:00am

fast & main groups – public hol 58.97km spr special