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ride routes 1st – 7th october

14316983_10154493026758744_7280951368188384570_nthere is an article in the fairfax online paper that talks about a certain uk police approach to cycling safety.  it contained the following quote that i thought was very interesting.

“Cyclists don’t cause us, as an organisation, problems, that’s because they aren’t causing our communities problems, they aren’t killing nearly 100 people on our region’s roads as mechanically propelled vehicles currently do.  Statistical analysis shows they aren’t to blame, innocent in the majority of KSI [killed and seriously injured] collisions. The figures speak for themselves … drivers, don’t let your prejudices get in the way of the truth …”

it is encouraging to see that a police organisation is actually trying to get road users to understand the issue, rather than just blame the victims.  cyclist are the more vulnerable road users and it is easy to just say that “maybe you should ride there” or “if you get hit it is your own fault”.  well no. as much as the cyclist needs to take responsibility for riding on a busy road, the motorist needs to take responsibility for actually being in control of their vehicle.  not only concentrating on where they are going but also understanding the limits and limitations of their vehicle when overtaking others. i know that i am preaching to the converted, but regardless of actual legislation (come on colin, give us a law), it would be good to see this type of understanding spread to other road users.

square_blue-bk_orangeride leader sponsor – the ride leader sponsor for october is Discover Cycling.  Founded and run by SPR member Leigh Outschoorn, Discover Cycling is a boutique cycle coaching provider who works with you to develop a personalised training program to achieve your cycling goals.

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.

race licences – there are a couple of different types of licences that you can get when you become a member of spr.  a recreational licence and a racing licence.  recreational licences are for those that really only do the club training rides and want a bit of insurance coverage.  it covers a full year from the time you purchase it.  a race licence covers you for both training and racing and is necessary if you want to pin a number on.  race licences are only valid for the calendar year which means that they expire at the end of december.  however, the 2017 licences can be purchased from the 1st october and will then give you 15 months of coverage.  if you are looking at upgrading to do some racing next year, or need one to do next weeks beverley race, then this weekend is the time to join or renew.

ride leader pilot program – as mentioned previously, we have kicked off the ride leader pilot program.  this is to ensure that we have a consistent message across all the groups.  there are a few more practical assessments that will be run over the coming weeks and as such we will need some of our regulars to help out looking after groups.  don’t worry, it is just about keeping people together and you may find that you enjoy it and want to learn more.

778388p3442EDNmain24939The-Beverley-Race-2016-700_200-CSWA-bannerthe beverley – the beverley race is not a new thing.  it is the reincarnation of the original beverley to perth race that was held for many years (see article from 1904 – feedzones had sherry back then).  however, the modern race will be a basic out and back handicap race similar to the collie-donnybrook.  a handicap race gives the “slower” riders a head-start and the “faster” riders have to catch up.  therefore everyone is in the same race and everybody has the same chance of winning.  if you are looking for a pre-tomr hit out, then there are not many left, so check out previous post for more details and links to registration.  rego has been extended to tuesday next week, so no excuses.  if you are not racing, then the all powerful race committee is looking for volunteers to help resurrect this classic event.  there is a lot of history here and there is the potential to make this as popular as the collie race.  check out the previous post about volunteers as we appreciate all the help we can get. events don’t just happen by themselves, and we need the club to pitch in and help out.

New kit

The new kit…

spr kit orders – the latest round of kit orders close tomorrow night.  kit is for members only, so join up if you want to order.  check out the previous post for more details.  make sure that you have spr kit if you are going to race for spr in the tour of margs.

Womens Warm up Nannup 2016

tour of margs spr riders – the spr teams for this years tour or margs have now been announced.  we are however, still looking at a few reserves as there is always some issues that take riders out close to the event.  if you are interested, please let the all powerful race committee know via email.  when changes do happen, we generally reshuffle the teams to make sure that they are as balanced as possible.  this is a great opportunity for anyone to be a part of a great team event.  ask anyone that has been involved in the race the past few years, and it has little to do with the results and more to do with the trip.

ride routes – so it looks like winter is here to stay.  4 degree mornings and another wet weekend are on the cards.  however, this weekend there is also a prediction of +30km/hr winds.  this makes riding both interesting and potentially more dangerous.  be spatially aware of what is going on around you.  don’t cross wheels and make sure that you give everyone enough space.  your duty of care is not just to yourself, but also to those you are riding with.

saturday 1st october

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

early lap – earlybird 40.93km spr special

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

development group –  novice shelley 36.06km spr saturday

transitional – trans mosman 40.39km spr saturday

fast & main groups – rebold & cottesloe 50.91km spr saturday

sunday 2nd october

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

early lap – earlybird 40.93km spr special

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

development group – coffee ride

short – wlsh weir 62.23km spr sunday

long – wlsh weir kal 101.71km spr sunday

monday 3rd october

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 4th october

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 5th october

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 6th october

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 7th october

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 24th – 30th september

pinjarra-classic-women-2016helmets.  sometimes they look good, and sometimes they….well match your kit.  whatever the visual aspect of helmets, the odds are if you have come off your bike, you know how much of a life saver they can be.  it isn’t just a speed issue either.  a few years ago, brendan came off his bike at a very slow speed and directly contacted the ground with his head.  he was in a coma for a couple of days which is a pretty scary situation for his family.  if he didn’t have a helmet on, then who knows.  there was recently some research around bike accidents and helmets and it has confirmed what we already knew.  a helmet reduces the risk of serious head injury in an accident.  there is always a lot of noise about responsible adults being forced to wear helmets and whether this stops people from riding their bikes.  to me it is the same as seat belts.  you can’t prove that seat belts or bike helmets make it less safe.  and anyway, those people that don’t ride because they don’t want to wear a helmet, probably don’t really want to ride anyway.  if you turn up to a club ride without a helmet, you will be asked to leave, even if it has happened by accident.  it does happen more in winter when people wear caps and stuff under their helmet.

melody-wheels_logo_FINALride leader sponsor – the ride leader sponsor for september is Melody Wheels. a specialist wheel builder and repairer, they are located in the old freo prison.  let them help you in the selection, build and repair of your next set of wheels.  a number of our members have already utilised their services and others have attended their wheel workshops.

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 leader pilot program – as mentioned previously, we are kicking off the ride leader pilot program soon.  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.

New kit
The new kit…

spr kit orders – the latest round of kit orders close at the end of this month.  kit is for members only, so join up if you want to order.  check out the previous post for more details.  make sure that you have spr kit if you are going to race for spr in the tour of margs.

Womens Warm up Nannup 2016

tour of margs spr riders – the spr teams for this years tour or margs have now been announced.  we are however, still looking at a few reserves as there is always some issues that take riders out close to the event.  if you are interested, please let the all powerful race committee know via email.  when changes do happen, we generally reshuffle the teams to make sure that they are as balanced as possible.  this is a great opportunity for anyone to be a part of a great team event.  ask anyone that has been involved in the race the past few years, and it has little to do with the results and more to do with the trip.

ride routes – it’s a long weekend, yay.  it’s going to rain all weekend, boo.  hopefully the gaps in the showers align with the rides.  saturday morning is looking pretty good at the moment, but sunday and public holiday monday are not too sure.

saturday 24th september

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 25th september

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 – cann dam 100.13km spr sunday

monday 26th september

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

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

fast/main – public hol 58.97km spr special

tuesday 27th september

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 28th september

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 29th 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 30th 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 17th – 23rd september

14249920_1132309916823564_6635310405450476847_oafter last weeks world champs, some of the riders decided to back it up and headed to victoria to have a crack at qualifying for next years world champs.  some really good results across the board and it was great to see some awesome photos filtering through the facebook feed.  it was great to see such a good club representation and it seems like the event may be a great opportunity for another club based trip….something to think about, race committee.

melody-wheels_logo_FINALride leader sponsor – the ride leader sponsor for september is Melody Wheels. a specialist wheel builder and repairer, they are located in the old freo prison.  let them help you in the selection, build and repair of your next set of wheels.  a number of our members have already utilised their services and others have attended their wheel workshops.

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 leader pilot program – as mentioned previously, we are kicking off the ride leader pilot program soon.  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.

14264933_1132425790145310_1349165586445058517_namy’s grand fondo – the amount of photos that filled my facebook feed over the weekend have certainly made me jealous.  lots of great results and it looks like there will be quite a few club members booking their flights to france next year.  the highlight would have to be the vice president julian johnson and his wife vanessa being interviewed on local radio after they both qualified for france.

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.

New kit
The new kit…

spr kit orders – the latest round of kit orders close at the end of this month.  kit is for members only, so join up if you want to order.  check out the previous post for more details.  make sure that you have spr kit if you are going to race for spr in the tour of margs.

Womens Warm up Nannup 2016

tour of margs spr riders – the spr teams for this years tour or margs have now been announced.  we are however, still looking at a few reserves as there is always some issues that take riders out close to the event.  if you are interested, please let the all powerful race committee know via email.  when changes do happen, we generally reshuffle the teams to make sure that they are as balanced as possible.  this is a great opportunity for anyone to be a part of a great team event.  ask anyone that has been involved in the race the past few years, and it has little to do with the results and more to do with the trip.

spr road race champs – there is one more race left in our club road champs and it is on this weekend.  the leaderboard can be found in the menu above or here.

ride routes – it is raining as i type this but it looks like it will be okay for the weekend.  a cool morning and moderate easterly winds will make saturday an absolute delight for riding.

saturday 17th september

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 rd reverse 51.37km spr saturday

sunday 18th september

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 – grnmt prk mnd wr 93.71km spr sunday

monday 19th september

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 20th september

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 21st september

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 22nd 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 23rd 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 10th – 16th september

img_8043there are a lot of positive things that can be said about the grand fondo world championships that the club participated in last weekend.  lots of great performances on the bike, lots of people volunteering, lots of great club camaraderie, lots of positives all round.  however, i am going to be a bit negative at the moment.  the majority of the media was about the road closures.  even the positive media was about how the road closures were not that bad.  this was a world champion event.  not just a dockers vs eagles match, but a world level event and perth was more worried about the roads that were going to be closed.  i am hoping that tomorrow, the headlines in the paper focus more on the footy fans parking in the kids hospital carpark, then the actual outcome of the game. sorry, i know that it is not going to happen and a lot of cultural change is necessary for us to be seen as anything more than a annoyance on the road.

melody-wheels_logo_FINALride leader sponsor – the ride leader sponsor for september is Melody Wheels. a specialist wheel builder and repairer, they are located in the old freo prison.  let them help you in the selection, build and repair of your next set of wheels.  a number of our members have already utilised their services and others have attended their wheel workshops.

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 leader pilot program – as mentioned previously, we are kicking off the ride leader pilot program soon.  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.

amy’s grand fondo – there are a lot of spr riders over in lorne this weekend to take on the next round of the uci grand fondo world series.  good luck to all riders and i am sure that you will do the club proud.

Pinjarra Classic Poster 2016pinjarra classic – a race for anyone that is a regular of the sunday hills ride.  this classic race is a staple of the wa cycling calendar and is always a great day out.  fully supported by the spr all powerful race committee, check out the previous post for more details.

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 spr teams for this years tour or margs have now been announced.  we are however, still looking at a few reserves as there is always some issues that take riders out close to the event.  if you are interested, please let the all powerful race committee know via email.  when changes do happen, we generally reshuffle the teams to make sure that they are as balanced as possible.  this is a great opportunity for anyone to be a part of a great team event.  ask anyone that has been involved in the race the past few years, and it has little to do with the results and more to do with the trip.

uwct volunteers – as previously mentioned, if you had an official volunteering role for the uwct, then please drop us an email outlining what job you performed.  for each volunteer, the club is set yo receive $50, so we would like to ensure that all volunteers are accounted for.

spr road race 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 – please be dry, please be dry, please be dry.

saturday 10th september

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 st 51.23km spr saturday

sunday 11th september

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 – khna can mills 94.55km spr sunday

monday 12th september

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 13th september

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 14th september

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 15th 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 16th 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 3rd – 9th september

20160822_184531represent.  this weekend (including today) represents the culmination of a whole lot of training for a number of spr riders.  not only will they be representing spr, they will also be representing australia in the time trial and road race.  there are over 1000 riders taking part and some fields (50-54 age group) have 180 riders.  this will be a massive spectacle of old people in lycra.  there was a ceremony of sorts with the distribution of the coveted spr aussie kit to those that have qualified.  unfortunately for me, i was only there on official duties.  if you have time on sunday, make sure you cheer on the riders.

melody-wheels_logo_FINALride leader sponsor – the ride leader sponsor for september is Melody Wheels. a specialist wheel builder and repairer, they are located in the old freo prison.  let them help you in the selection, build and repair of your next set of wheels.  a number of our members have already utilised their services and others have attended their wheel workshops.

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 leader pilot program – as mentioned previously, we are kicking off the ride leader pilot program soon.  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.

 

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spr feedzone in kalamunda

uwct volunteers – the race organisers are still looking for volunteer marshals to assist on the day. 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. spr will also have a tent in the feedzone, so if you want to assist in handing out bottles to our riders, or you have someone that you are already looking after, then come along on sunday to kalamunda.  we are hoping to set up on railway road close to the anglican church.

spr road race 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 up Front CCladies day – it’s the first saturday of the month, so it will be ladies day.  women’s only rides for main 1, 2 & 3 will be available for those that want to have the opportunity to “ride up front”.

ride routes – its a dry weekend.  hooray.  for those doing the grand fondo, it looks like the weather will be a treat.  for those not, it looks like great weather for a long ride. sunday sees the running of the uwct grand fondo.  as such, mundaring weir rd will probably be closed.  if you are on the short hills ride, you will need to bring the group up lawnbrook to get back to kalamunda.  drop in at the feedzone and cheer on the riders.

saturday 3rd september

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

ladies only groups – maddington 51.87km spr saturday

fast & main groups – maddington 51.87km spr saturday

sunday 4th september

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 (detour up lawnbrook)

long – can mills peet obs 90.30km spr sunday

monday 5th september

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 6th september

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 7th september

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 8th 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 9th september

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride

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