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ride routes 26th & 27th july

IMG_3991bthis week is women’s cycling week (20-27th july).  there is a call out to show your support via social media and people are being asked to tweet or facebook themselves with the comment – I support women’s cycling #owntheroad #womenscycling.  there is a lot of disparity in our sport with teams like sky having a budget that could easily fund all women’s teams many times over.  many women in the professional peloton are not actually paid to race, but still do it anyway.  we have lots of women in our club that are discovering racing for the first time and we want to do whatever we can to support them.

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

ride leaders sponsorship - if you have a business that you want to promote to our members, check out the previous post to both promote your business and help out the club.

tomr teams - the teams for the tour of margaret river have been announced.  see the previous post to see how hard you need to train.  don’t worry if you are on the reserve list.  going by last years performance, there is a good chance that you will be called up as there are three months for riders to get sick, injured, or have work/family commitments.

lighthouse to lighthouse - if anyone is interested in doing an organised ride down south, the lighthouse to  lighthouse ride is coming up.  see the previous post for more details and leave a comment if you are thinking of heading down.

ride routes – hopefully the rain will stay away (at least until we finish our ride).  i was asked the other day if we cancel rides in bad weather.  i said that someone usually turns up no matter what the weather.  if this is you, then maybe a combined smaller group is the go.  stay safe.

saturday 26th 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 – abernethy rd 48.21km spr saturday

sunday 27th 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

tranny – flat route usually around the river.

short – brktn weir 82.89km spr sunday

long – khna trnr obs 94.99km spr sunday

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ride routes 19th & 20th july

WATSON_00003871-019how bizarre has this tour been with so many of the big names crashing out in the first week.  doing the best training, having the best nutrition and being in the best form of your life means nothing if you aren’t there are the end of the race.  or, in our case, there at the end of the ride.  many of the crashes in the tour have been caused by inattention or not riding to conditions.  make sure that you are on the ball during our club training rides because the crash that you cause, may result in someone else coming off worse.

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.

bike stickers – as seen in the previous post, the club is subsidising bike name stickers so others in the club know who you are.  this is a great deal and will also help members know who they are actually riding with.  last chance to order.

tour of margs - last chance to get your name down for a race team.  see the previous post for more details.

ride leaders sponsorship - if you have a business that you want to promote to our members, check out the previous post to both promote your business and help out the club.

tour de france night - dinner to celebrate the tour de france.  see more info on the previous post.

ride routes – cold morning on saturday and a wet morning on sunday.  winter is well and truly upon us.

saturday 19th 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 shelley 40.59km spr saturday

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

sunday 20th 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

tranny – flat route usually around the river.

short – khna weir 72.23km spr sunday

long – khna can mills 94.55km spr sunday

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ride routes 12th & 13th july

you may have noticed the new website design was implemented over the weekend.  initially there were a few things missing (like a login portal) but most things have been fixed now.  if there are any further issues, let us know and we will try to get them fixed as soon as possible.  the website is our main contact point for many people discovering us for the first time.  the look of the website is just one aspect of what they see.  the content is also important as it can change people’s opinion of our club very quickly.  please make sure you think before you post anything on the blog or forum as we want to keep the content as positive as possible.

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.

bike stickers – as seen in the previous post, the club is subsidising bike name stickers so others in the club know who you are.  this is a great deal and will also help members know who they are actually riding with.

ride leaders sponsorship - if you have a business that you want to promote to our members, check out the previous post to both promote your business and help out the club.

tour de france night - dinner to celebrate the tour de france.  see more info on the previous post.

dome discount - the relationship that we have with dome is a very good one and as a club we would like to keep it this way.  the discount that is offered to riders is not a contracted discount and as such may or may not be applied to your purchase.  however, the discount applies to those people that are wearing the club kit that actually shows “dome” on the front.  if you are not showing the logo, then what is dome getting for their money?  this is also true for club members that come in at other times wearing casual clothes.  if you are not wearing the club kit and you demand a club discount, be prepared to be disappointed.

ride routes – c c c c cold start to both saturday and sunday expected so rug up.  make sure that you know the ride routes so you don’t get lost if a blizzard comes in.

saturday 12th 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 abernethy 39.96km spr saturday

fast & main groups – morley drive 50.77km spr saturday

sunday 13th 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

tranny – flat route usually around the river.

short – wlsh weir 62.23km spr sunday

long – wlsh obs kal 90.32km spr sunday

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ride routes 5th & 6th July

IMG_5263 (1920x1528)sorry for the late posting.  late meeting, so a quick post.

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.

bike stickers – as seen in the previous post, the club is subsidising bike name stickers so others in the club know who you are.  this is a great deal and will also help members know who they are actually riding with.

tipping comp – the tour de france starts this weekend and as usually we will be starting a tipping comp.  see the previous post for more details, but all entry money goes into the prize pool, so the more people that enter, the more money you can win.  join in and i can guarantee that it will make the tour more exciting to watch.

ride leaders sponsorship - if you have a business that you want to promote to our members, check out the previous post to both promote your business and help out the club.

ride routes – whiteman park always seems to test the navigational skills of most of the groups so make sure you have a good look at the ride route before saturday.

saturday 5th 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 – whiteman park 50.4km spr saturday

sunday 6th 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

tranny – flat route usually around the river.

short – wlsh weir 62.23km spr sunday

long – chook obs goose 94.01km spr sunday

winter in perth.  we are doing it hard.

ride routes 28th & 29th june

winter in perth.  we are doing it hard.
winter in perth. we are doing it hard.

it is encouraging to see how competitive entry into the tour of margaret river has become.  not just in general, but also within our club.  it is a sign of a healthy club that we now have more people racing than ever before.  our club is not just about racing though and the majority of our members are on recreational licences.  this weekend we are fielding 9 cyclo-sportif teams and the majority of those riders are not just from the fast group.  there are more events out there now that try to cater for a wider cross-section of riders which is great for our club as we have a wide cross-section of riders.  if you find an event that you think we should be involved in, don’t hesitate to contact one of the committee members to see if we should promote it the rest of the club.

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

ride leaders sponsorship - if you have a business that you want to promote to our members, check out the previous post to both promote your business and help out the club.

spr ride buddy program - another initiative to help develop our fledgling riders.  all it takes is 1 ride a month in the lower groups and you can make a big difference.  see the previous post and contact leigh for more info.  mentors and mentees will be meeting up before the ride this saturday.

swan valley cyclo-sportif – sunday 29th june.  we have nine teams for this sunday.  remember to get there early to get your spr pastry to fuel up for the ride.  a group photo will also be taken at the velodrome.

tour of margaret river - expressions of interest are now open for this race.  please see the previous post and let the all powerful race committee know if you want to be involved.

ride routes – make the most of an expected dry, but cold weekend.  a lot of people will be at the cyclo-sportif on sunday so make sure you know the ride route if you are doing the hills.

saturday 28th june

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

early lap – earlybird 40.93km spr special

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

development group – novice shelley 36.06km spr saturday

transitional – trans benara 39.90km spr saturday

fast & main groups – benara rd 50.76km spr saturday

sunday 29th 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

tranny – flat route usually around the river.

short – wlsh weir 62.23km spr sunday

long – wlsh obs kal 90.32km spr sunday

ride routes 21st & 22nd june

10414505_10152931099713135_5241726908166435277_nwhy do you ride???  fitness, weight loss, race training, the social aspect, to see beautiful mornings like in the picture to the left, all of the above???  our club is lucky to be able to tick all the boxes as to what we provide.  as we continue to grow, it is important to maintain the clubs culture as one of welcoming and inclusiveness.  the last thing we want to give people is a negative riding experience.  ride leaders and ride mentors are there to help people develop as riders so that they can get the maximum enjoyment out of our rides.  if you already get enjoyment from our rides, be a leader or mentor so that you can continue that club culture.

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

ride leaders sponsorship - if you have a business that you want to promote to our members, check out the previous post to both promote your business and help out the club.

spr ride buddy program - another initiative to help develop our fledgling riders.  all it takes is 1 ride a month in the lower groups and you can make a big difference.  see the previous post and contact leigh for more info.

swan valley cyclo-sportif – sunday 29th june.  teams are being finalised as you can see on the previous post.  make sure you get your entry in as this event is coming up fast.

tour of margaret river - expressions of interest are now open for this race.  please see the previous post and let the all powerful race committee know if you want to be involved.

ride routes – weather report says that it will more than likely be wet on saturday.  as such a very basic ride route will be offered on the basis that there may be limited combined groups and the need for regroup points.  ride carefully and stay safe.

saturday 21st 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 mosman 40.39km spr saturday

fast & main groups – river ride 51.80km spr saturday

sunday 22nd 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

tranny – flat route usually around the river.

short – goose kal 63.41km spr sunday

long – darl weir 100.09km spr sunday

ride routes 14th & 15th

name your bike
name your bike

sometimes you just have to remember how much fun it is to ride your bike.  when it is the middle of winter and you are still training for races, it can be hard to motivate yourself to get out and ride. that is where the social aspect of our club comes into it.  not the social dinners but just the act of riding in a group with other like minded people.  you are all suffering through the same cold stretch of road and this combined suffering makes the social coffee at the end even better.  i am struggling at the moment, but i hope to be out on colonel winning dragon even on these cold mornings.  see you there.

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

ride leaders sponsorship - if you have a business that you want to promote to our members, check out the previous post to both promote your business and help out the club.

spr ride buddy program - another initiative to help develop our fledgling riders.  all it takes is 1 ride a month in the lower groups and you can make a big difference.  see the previous post and contact leigh for more info.

swan valley cyclo-sportif – sunday 29th june.  each year we target this event as a great way of getting people interested in the more serious side of cycling (without actually committing to a race).  it is also a great way to promote spr out to the cycling world as we usually dominate when it comes to number of teams present.  you may have seen on the previous post that we are looking for expressions of interest for team leaders.  this is for all levels of riders so we are hoping to get a fast group as well as all the mains and trannies represented.  multiple times if necessary.  we will also have a tent at the event so there is somewhere that you can leave your stuff while you ride.  get together with some of the people that you like to ride with and put your name down on the blog.

ride routes – looking forward to a couple of nice brisk mornings to kick off the weekend.  make sure you dress appropriately but at least it will be dry.

saturday 14th 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 canning vale 42.34km spr saturday

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

sunday 15th 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

tranny – flat route usually around the river.

short – khna weir 72.23km spr sunday

long – carr peet obs 97.72km spr sunday

ride routes 7th & 8th june

IMG_2440some people were asking about the funds that we raised for nicky and brett after the accident a couple of months back.  thanks to your generous support we managed to raise quite a lot of money to help them in their recovery.  the committee decided to match the funds raised and so therefore doubled the final amount.  this money has been split evenly and already given to both the guys.  it has been good to see them out and about and good to see nicky make the trip to kalgoorlie to help out .

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

spr quarterly breakfast - our next club breakfast is on this weekend.  put your name down so we know how many to cater for. see the previous post for details.

women’s group skills session -  this saturday a group of riders from spr will be taking our first women’s skills session.  this spr initiative is all about a supportive introduction to group riding that takes the ‘unknown’ out of your first group ride. this opportunity is aimed at those wishing to explore the prospect of group riding without the pressure of high traffic or high speed.  see the previous post.

swan valley cyclo-sportif – sunday 29th june.  each year we target this event as a great way of getting people interested in the more serious side of cycling (without actually committing to a race).  it is also a great way to promote spr out to the cycling world as we usually dominate when it comes to number of teams present.  you may have seen on the previous post that we are looking for expressions of interest for team leaders.  this is for all levels of riders so we are hoping to get a fast group as well as all the mains and trannies represented.  multiple times if necessary.  we will also have a tent at the event so there is somewhere that you can leave your stuff while you ride.  get together with some of the people that you like to ride with and put your name down on the blog.

swan valley training session - john kitching is doing a training session for anyone who wants to have ago at the cyclo-sportif course before the event.  he is leading a main 3 group, so anyone around that speed may benefit from this session.  meeting at the velodrome at 7am on sunday and riding around the course a few times.

ride routes – a nice brisk ride to build up an appetite for the quarterly breakfast.  if you do the double, you can have double the food.

saturday 7th 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 mosman 40.39km spr saturday

fast & main groups – maddington 51.87km spr saturday

sunday 8th 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

tranny – flat route usually around the river.

short – brktn weir 82.89km spr sunday

long – khna trnr obs 94.99km spr sunday

ride routes 31st may & 1st june

photo by toby brown
photo by toby brown

winter is coming (well it will be here on sunday). but the weather is still pretty nice so we expect there to be a few riders out.  it is a bit disappointing to see that there have not been any ride leaders putting their name down before the ride.  we usually have people that will volunteer on the day, but it seems to be the same people every time.  the club is big enough to support this and the culture of the club should be one of encouraging people and looking after each other.  take the time to help riders develop the right skill set early on so that the groups remain safe during out rides.

spr quarterly breakfast - our next club breakfast is on next weekend.  put your name down so we know how many to cater for. see the previous post for details.

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.

2014 goldfields cyclassic - this weekend sees the running of the 86th goldfields classic.  there is a large contingent of spr riders making trek and we are well represented across all grades.  basically we have 39 out of the 157 riders or just under 1/4 of the field.  well done to the race committee in organising the transport, accommodation and volunteers and i hope all the riders have a good race.

women’s skill session - back when leigh o started riding with us she found it quite a daunting experience.  coming down to a saturday morning ride for the first time, with over 100 riders waiting in a carpark, can be nerve wracking as there are so many unknowns.  even after you have been with spr for a while, what skills you need to have to move up the groups may also be unclear.  so leigh has gone out and got her coaching ticket and wants to help the next lot of girls that are coming through the ranks.  this is primarily for those that are in the novice/tranny group and feel a bit out of their depth.  it is also for those women that you know of that may need a little push to come out with the group.  going through the skills course before coming out with the novice group, may be just the transition to group riding that they need.  if you are (or know someone that maybe) interested, please see the previous post.

swan valley cyclo-sportif – sunday 29th june.  each year we target this event as a great way of getting people interested in the more serious side of cycling (without actually committing to a race).  it is also a great way to promote spr out to the cycling world as we usually dominate when it comes to number of teams present.  you may have seen on the previous post that we are looking for expressions of interest for team leaders.  this is for all levels of riders so we are hoping to get a fast group as well as all the mains and trannies represented.  multiple times if necessary.  we will also have a tent at the event so there is somewhere that you can leave your stuff while you ride.  get together with some of the people that you like to ride with and put your name down on the blog.

ride routes – one of the few remaining public holidays left in the year the weather looks like it will be fairly nice so make the most of it.

saturday 31st may

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

early lap – earlybird 40.93km spr special

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

development group – novice shelley 36.06km spr saturday

transitional – trans abernethy 39.96km spr saturday

fast & main groups – abernethy rd 48.21km spr saturday

sunday 1st 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

tranny – flat route usually around the river.

short – wlsh weir 62.23km spr sunday

long – wlsh obs cam goose 88.67km spr sunday

monday 2nd june

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

early lap – south stock 33.76km spr monday

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

(fast/main/trans-m3) - public hol 58.97km spr special

ride routes 24th & 25th may

ewen st - photo by stu ivins
ewen st – photo by stu ivins

patience, respect and consideration.  as the majority of us that ride bikes also drive cars, it is worth thinking about just how you treat other drivers when you are out on the road.  during the short drive to work, i saw so many people cut each other off, not let others into the flow of traffic and zoom up to close off gaps.  if this is how drivers treat each other, then it is little wonder that we as cyclists have a hard time just being on the road.  i understand that there are cyclists out there that do the wrong thing, but this does not give anyone the right to put someone’s life in danger.  next time you are driving your car, show people a bit of consideration and hopefully they will do the same thing to another driver and just maybe they will show that consideration to a cyclist.  it is amazing how far a friendly wave can get you compared to just using one finger.

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.

women’s skill session - back when leigh o started riding with us she found it quite a daunting experience.  coming down to a saturday morning ride for the first time, with over 100 riders waiting in a carpark, can be nerve wracking as there are so many unknowns.  even after you have been with spr for a while, what skills you need to have to move up the groups may also be unclear.  so leigh has gone out and got her coaching ticket and wants to help the next lot of girls that are coming through the ranks.  this is primarily for those that are in the novice/tranny group and feel a bit out of their depth.  it is also for those women that you know of that may need a little push to come out with the group.  going through the skills course before coming out with the novice group, may be just the transition to group riding that they need.  if you are (or know someone that maybe) interested, please see the previous post.

women’s race training day - hall training is putting on a race training day just for spr women.  if you do race or have been thinking about it, then come along to this free day where you will be shown the basic of road racing.  see the previous post for details.

swan valley cyclo-sportif – sunday 29th june.  each year we target this event as a great way of getting people interested in the more serious side of cycling (without actually committing to a race).  it is also a great way to promote spr out to the cycling world as we usually dominate when it comes to number of teams present.  you may have seen on the previous post that we are looking for expressions of interest for team leaders.  this is for all levels of riders so we are hoping to get a fast group as well as all the mains and trannies represented.  multiple times if necessary.  we will also have a tent at the event so there is somewhere that you can leave your stuff while you ride.  get together with some of the people that you like to ride with and put your name down on the blog.

ride routes – winter is coming so the night is dark and full of terrors.  therefore you need a good set of lights and this week a good rain jacket.  i am expecting that numbers will be down but just remember that it is not even that cold yet, so take advantage of it.  and the tv stations ride is at lennies request.

saturday 24th may

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

early lap – earlybird 40.93km spr special

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

development group – novice shelley 36.06km spr saturday

transitional – trans reverse river 40.58km spr saturday

fast & main groups – tv stations 50.29km spr saturday

sunday 25th 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

tranny – flat route usually around the river.

short – grnmt goose 65.22km spr sunday

long – grnmt prk mnd wr 93.71km spr sunday