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ride routes 23rd & 24th aug

10393656_1550322718524726_857309775597416136_nan interesting incident last week for a club member on their way to the saturday morning ride.  they were physically attacked and assaulted while riding on the path.  the incident had been reported and the assailant dealt with but from a club perspective there was a slightly disturbing follow up.  after the incident, the member tried to wave down a fellow spr rider for help, but they refused to stop.  last week i wrote on the blog about helping anyone that is in need because you never know when you may need help.  in this case if someone (especially another spr member in kit) is asking for help, then it really shouldn’t be too much to ask you to stop.  the ride route actually went back past the incident location, so even if you had to stop, you could have jumped on as the groups went by.  bottom line.  look after one another.

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.

cycling safari - want to race overseas???  check out this opportunity that mark is organising for anyone in the club.  see the previous post.

single speed/fixie ride - some of the guys in the club want to do a single speed ride.  it is scheduled for next weekend so make sure you have your single speed or fixie bike ready to go.  see more info here.

the beverley heroic - back in the day, there used to be a race from beverley to perth.  nowadays, the logistics of these types of races make to very difficult to accomplish so what has been revived is somewhere in between.  also, to relive some of that past history, there is an option to do the event on an old time bike.  to add to that, some of the roads are dirt.  spr will be supporting this event and we will need to source some volunteers.  if you can provide a volunteer, then your entry is free.  see the previous post for details.

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.

cape to cape mtb race - nigel is hosting a few training rides for anyone interested in doing the cape to cape mountain bike race in october.  see the previous post for more details.

ride routes – we are looking at a very very nice dry weekend after the wet days we have had this week.  this usually means that we will have a few more out on saturday, so help out by signing up as a ride leader.

saturday 23rd 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 canning vale 42.34km spr saturday

fast & main groups – alexander drive 50.46km spr saturday

sunday 24th 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

tranny – flat route usually around the river.

short – khna weir 72.23km spr sunday

long – cann dam 100.13km spr sunday

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ride routes 16th & 17th aug

1972387_10153037545799908_7432437087624873339_ni was out on a recovery ride by myself the other day and came across a lady on the bike path struggling to adjust her brakes after putting her front wheel on.  i asked her if she needed some help and it was a pretty basic fix to get them connected again.  i also explained to her how a quick release works as she had just used the lever to wind it on tight.  pretty basic stuff, but invaluable to someone that is just starting out riding.  no-one fell out of bed and knew everything about bikes, so we have all been there before.  if you see someone at the start of the ride that has something not quite right, or see someone on the side of the road with a flat, ask them if they need some help.  one day it could be you.

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.

pickering brook race - collie donnybrook is this weekend, but next weekend if the next pickering brook race.  if you are interested, check out the previous post and get your entry in as they will sell out.

cycling safari - want to race overseas???  check out this opportunity that mark is organising for anyone in the club.  see the previous post.

single speed/fixie ride - some of the guys in the club want to do a single speed ride.  it is not till the end of the month so it gives you some time to source a single speed or fixie bike.  see more info here.

the beverley heroic - back in the day, there used to be a race from beverley to perth.  nowadays, the logistics of these types of races make to very difficult to accomplish so what has been revived is somewhere in between.  also, to relive some of that past history, there is an option to do the event on an old time bike.  to add to that, some of the roads are dirt.  spr will be supporting this event and we will need to source some volunteers.  if you can provide a volunteer, then your entry is free.  see the previous post for details.

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.

cape to cape mtb race - nigel is hosting a few training rides for anyone interested in doing the cape to cape mountain bike race in october.  see the previous post for more details.

ride routes – whiteman park (so you can come home with a tailwind), don’t get lost.

saturday 16th 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

fast & main groups – whiteman park 50.4km spr saturday

sunday 17th 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

tranny – flat route usually around the river.

short – wlsh weir 62.23km spr sunday

long – wlsh weir kal 101.71km spr sunday

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ride routes 9th & 10th aug

10473413_688006281278821_1085396466325092427_nride routes are out early today as i am home looking after #1 son who was sick last night.  a few years ago i used to love having a day off midweek as that meant that i could head out solo on the bike to to crack out a metric tonne or climbs some hills that we don’t do on sundays.  however, those types of things pale into insignificance when compared to watching your kid ride a bike unassisted for the first time; seeing them get out of the saddle for their first “climb”; get told to make the ride longer, just so they can hit 20kms for the first time.  #1 son also got his first road bike this year with the intent of having a go at the tech park crits over the summer.  don’t be outdone by an 8 year old.  get out there and make your own “firsts”.

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.

collie donnybrook race - coming up in a couple of weeks is the collie to donnybrook return handicap race.  this is one of the monuments of western australian cycle racing and should be experienced at least once.  see more info here.

single speed/fixie ride - some of the guys in the club want to do a single speed ride.  it is not till the end of the month so it gives you some time to source a single speed or fixie bike.  see more info here.

the beverley heroic - back in the day, there used to be a race from beverley to perth.  nowadays, the logistics of these types of races make to very difficult to accomplish so what has been revived is somewhere in between.  also, to relive some of that past history, there is an option to do the event on an old time bike.  to add to that, some of the roads are dirt.  spr will be supporting this event and we will need to source some volunteers.  if you can provide a volunteer, then your entry is free.  see the previous post for details.

tour of the murray river - a few of our female members went over to compete in this race.  check out their write up here.

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.

cape to cape mtb race - nigel is hosting a few training rides for anyone interested in doing the cape to cape mountain bike race in october.  see the previous post for more details.

ride routes – take advantage of the unseasonally warm winter we are having by getting out and riding lots this weekend.  a total of 232kms is available in spr rides if you really want to do it.

saturday 9th 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 – south lake 51.99km spr saturday

sunday 10th 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

tranny – flat route usually around the river.

short – grnmt goose 65.22km spr sunday

long – haddrill rd 98.55km spr sunday

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ride routes 2nd & 3rd aug

in·spire – to affect, guide, or arouse by divine influence.

mo·ti·vate – to provide with an incentive; move to action; impel.

what helps you to get on the bike when it is predicted to be only 5 degrees this saturday.  do you get inspired by seeing the picture of jeremy climbing the stelvio??? or are you motivated to ride on the day that your mate doesn’t, just so you can stay a step ahead.  it has been wet and it is still cold, but a perth winter is still better for riding than an english summer, so on your bike.

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.

cape to cape mtb race - nigel is hosting a few training rides for anyone interested in doing the cape to cape mountain bike race in october.  see the previous post for more details.

ride routes – looks like the rain has cleared, but the cold mornings are back with a vengence.  rug up and stay warm, but we will do some harder/hillier routes to make sure you stay warm.

saturday 2nd 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 reverse river 40.58km spr saturday

fast & main groups – holmes rd 50.42km spr saturday

sunday 3rd 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

tranny – flat route usually around the river.

short – khna weir 72.23km spr sunday

long – cann dam 100.13km spr sunday

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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

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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