Tag Archives: routes

10645258_10152632219948855_2548581742957390733_n

ride routes 18th & 19th october

10645258_10152632219948855_2548581742957390733_nterrible news last week of yet another cyclist being killed on perth roads.  the greens are trying to fast track legislation through that will give cyclists a little more room on the road. the feedback i have read on some news websites makes it seem like the car drivers are the victims here as they might actually have to slow down and take care.  these laws are currently being trialled in queensland and the world hasn’t stopped turning over there.  a little consideration from both sides should mean a safer place for all of us on the road.  think about your actions as cyclists as there are lots of examples in both camps of people doing stupid things.  stay safe.

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

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 watertower challenge - registrations close next week for the 2014 watertower challenge.  get together with a couple of mates to form a team of three and navigate your way around the suburbs of perth.  the event is on sunday 26th october and more details can be found on the events page.

wednesday uci laps – if you are thinking of doing the uwct masters race next year, then a good place to start your training is ther wednesday uci laps in kings park.  more info here.

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

ride routes – with the ride to conquer cancer on this weekend, and their ride route coming along mill point road and up douglas, we are heading straight out coode st.  if you do drive to the start,  be aware that the roads may be restricted when coming from the causeway end.

saturday 18th oct

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 – south st 51.23km spr saturday

sunday 19th oct

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 ride up to 60km

short – grnmt goose 65.22km spr sunday

long – grnmt prk mnd wr 93.71km spr sunday

maxresdefault

ride routes 11th & 12th october


it’s magpie season.  the best thing to do is mount a gopro on your helmet, so at least the rest of us can laugh at your misfortune.

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.

buddy program - if you are new to cycling and want to get some advice on what to do, or if you are and old hand and have lots of advice to give, then sign up to our buddy program.  last program was very successful and we actually had more mentors than mentees. see the previous post for more details.

spr watertower challenge - registration are now open for the 2014 watertower challenge.  get together with a couple of mates to form a team of three and navigate your way around the suburbs of perth.  the event is on sunday 26th october and more details can be found on the events page.

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

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 – same ride route as last sunday as due to the washout, the few brave souls that ventured out only did the short course.

saturday 11th oct

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 – shelley & mosman 50.14km spr saturday

sunday 12th oct

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 ride up to 60km

short – brktn weir 82.89km spr sunday

long – f’berg urch obs 96.16km spr sunday

13c2cD3-2900-1024x683-540x360

ride routes 4th & 5th october


local cyclist andrew patterson had a small incident when he was riding in perth.  he has spoken on channel nine about the state governments new campaign to make road users aware of each other.  the majority of cyclists on the road are also drivers, so it is important that our actions and reactions to other road users reflect how we would like to be treated.

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.

buddy program - if you are new to cycling and want to get some advice on what to do, or if you are and old hand and have lots of advice to give, then sign up to our buddy program.  last program was very successful and we actually had more mentors than mentees. see the previous post for more details.

the beverley heroic - a grand fondo with a difference.  good luck to those that are looking at smashing out the k’s on an old time bike.  thanks to those from the club that have volunteered as well.

velodrome kids - if you are looking for something to do with the kids this holidays, then how about trying out track riding.  there are 3 sessions running for a very cheap price aimed at kids aged 8 – 14.  see more info on the previous post.

ladies skill session - after the success of the previous ladies skill session, it is returning this weekend.  aimed at ladies that are either new to riding, or want to improve their skills, please see the previous post and contact leigh for more info.

spr watertower challenge - registration are now open for the 2014 watertower challenge.  get together with a couple of mates to form a team of three and navigate your way around the suburbs of perth.  the event is on sunday 26th october and more details can be found on the events page.

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

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 – saturday is looking like it will be a glorious day.  a glorious day for a bike ride.  so lets go somewhere new.  fast/main have a new ride route.  have a look, download to your garmin.  don’t get lost.

saturday 4th oct

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

early lap – earlybird 40.93km spr special

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

development group – novice shelley 36.06km spr saturday

transitional – trans rebold 38.69km spr saturday

fast & main groups – karrinyup 52.14km spr saturday

sunday 5th oct

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 ride up to 60km

short – brktn weir 82.89km spr sunday

long – f’berg urch obs 96.16km spr sunday

10671237_10152441172508282_3069721685903377685_n

ride routes 27th, 28th & 29th september

10671237_10152441172508282_3069721685903377685_nlong weekend, school holidays, royal show, some good weather for riding.  not the best time to get sick, but when is the best time.  tour of margs will be upon us in about 5 weeks, so i hope those that are competing are having a good lead up.  stay safe, stay away from sick people.

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 and earn cold hard voucher.

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

buddy program - if you are new to cycling and want to get some advice on what to do, or if you are and old hand and have lots of advice to give, then sign up to our buddy program.  last program was very successful and we actually had more mentors than mentees. see the previous post for more details.

the beverley heroic - a grand fondo with a difference.  registrations close this friday for the beverley heroic a ride on some old roads by some old bikes.  for more info see the previous post.

velodrome kids - if you are looking for something to do with the kids this holidays, then how about trying out track riding.  there are 3 sessions running for a very cheap price aimed at kids aged 8 – 14.  see more info on the previous post.

ladies skill session - after the success of the previous ladies skill session, it is returning this holidays.  aimed at ladies that are either new to riding, or want to improve their skills, please see the previous post and contact leigh for more info.

spr watertower challenge - save the date sunday 26th october.  more details coming soon.

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

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 – a real chance of rain for the saturday ride, but the rest of the long weekend is looking good.  see if you can put in some big k’s in celebration of our old queen.

saturday 27th 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 mosman 40.39km spr saturday

fast & main groups – alexander drive 50.46km spr saturday

sunday 28th 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

tranny – flat ride up to 60km

short – wlsh weir 62.23km spr sunday

long – wlsh obs cam goose 88.67km spr sunday

monday 29th september

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

2014-08-14-COSAT0628-thumb

ride routes 20th & 21st september

2014-08-14-COSAT0628-thumb
still a cyclist

so i read an interesting article during the week on “fat shaming” and was wondering how much this relates to our club.  we aim to be as inclusive as possible and this means that we accept anyone who turns up to ride.  unless there is something about their bike or they way they are dressed that is particularly dangerous, then what does it matter.  things like the “velominati” may have started like a joke, but they have suddenly become a standard for bike snobbery and how we should view other riders.  as far as i can see this is crap, and if you are willing to put in the effort and get off the couch and onto the bike, then you are a cyclist.  the article finished with a quote from former american president teddy roosevelt from way back in 1910:

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.

don’t be a critic, be a supporter.  get out and ride.

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 and earn cold hard voucher.

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

spr quarterly breakfast - this weekend is the quarterly spr breakfast.  make sure you bring the right change along to pay at the door.

buddy program - if you are new to cycling and want to get some advice on what to do, or if you are and old hand and have lots of advice to give, then sign up to our buddy program.  last program was very successful and we actually had more mentors than mentees. see the previous post for more details.

world championships - this weekend the cycling world champs begins in spain.  there are 12 races on, but lets take our best bets on 6 of them.  women and men’s team time trial (trade teams), women and men’s time trial and the women and men’s road race.  put your best tips in the comments below and the best overall may win a prize, if not just the adoration of other club members.

spr watertower challenge - save the date sunday 26th october.  more details coming soon.

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

the beverley heroic - volunteers are needed to make sure this event runs smoothly.  if you can provide a volunteer (partner, mum, brother) your entry is free.  see the previous post for more 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.

ride routes – some real summer weather being turned on this saturday with 32 deg predicted with strong ne winds.  this will turn around late sunday with thunderstorms and lightning, very, very frightening.  hopefully the weather holds off till the afternoon so all the rides and races can be out of the way.

saturday 20th 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 abernethy 39.96km spr saturday

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

sunday 21st 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

tranny – special lighthouse training ride – burns beach via rebold hill

short – goose kal 63.41km spr sunday

long – darl weir 100.09km spr sunday

t-shirt 03 logo

ride routes 13th & 14th september

t-shirt 03 logoso, i had the pleasure of riding along the new freeway bike path a couple of times this week.  it was great to see that they actually made it wider and put in retaining walls to stop the dirt edges from reclaiming the path.  i suppose what was more surprising to most non-cyclists, was just how many people use that path on a daily basis.  with the diversion pushing the riders out onto the main mill point road intersection, drivers certainly got to see more cyclists than they would be used to.  as the weather continues to improve, more people will start the commute to work via bike.  it usually means that we will also see an increase in riders attending our club rides.  if you are one of those fair weather riders, it’s time to dust off the bike and come out with us again.

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 and earn cold hard voucher.

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

spr quarterly breakfast - did someone say post ride calories???  see the previous post and put your name down in the comments.  20th september is the date, so keep it free.

spr watertower challenge - save the date sunday 26th october.  more details coming soon.

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

the beverley heroic - volunteers are needed to make sure this event runs smoothly.  if you can provide a volunteer (partner, mum, brother) your entry is free.  see the previous post for more 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.

ride routes – winter is over, and so the easterly winds begin again.  luckily not too strong this weekend and looking mighty fine on the rain front.

saturday 13th 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 benara 39.90km spr saturday

fast & main groups – benara rd 50.76km spr saturday

sunday 14th 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

tranny – flat route usually around the river.

short – khna weir 72.23km spr sunday

long – khna trnr obs 94.99km spr sunday

spr ride angel

ride routes 6th & 7th september

spr ride angel
mel – spr ride angel. get your photo with the wings after the saturday ride.

cycle training involves counting.  counting kilometers, counting watts, counting metres climbed, counting calories.  i am trying to get ready for some key races coming up and i am counting everything.  it gets a bit monotonous sometimes and i am being accused of being a bit over the top with weighing food and counting calories.  but cycling encompasses many  different aspects which can range from riding for pure enjoyment to absolute scientific precision.  i am sitting somewhere in between and am perversely enjoying the scientific aspect…especially if i see some results.  pass me the rice cakes.

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 and earn cold hard voucher.

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

spr watertower challenge - save the date sunday 26th october.  more details coming soon.

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

the beverley heroic - volunteers are needed to make sure this event runs smoothly.  if you can provide a volunteer (partner, mum, brother) your entry is free.  see the previous post for more 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.

ride routes – after an absolutely glorious week of weather, the god of spring has decided to spring some rain on us. this weekend could be a little damp so be aware and take care.  this also may mean that the groups may be smaller and combined.  on sunday, quite a few of the regulars will be down at dardanup flying spr colours in the local tour.  make sure you know the ride routes so you can step up and help out.

saturday 6th 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 reverse river 40.58km spr saturday

fast & main groups – tv stations 50.29km spr saturday

sunday 7th 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

tranny – flat route usually around the river.

short – brktn weir 82.89km spr sunday

long – carr peet obs 97.72km spr sunday

10641066_10202650961299895_6343361263417554429_n

ride routes 30th & 31st aug

10641066_10202650961299895_6343361263417554429_na great day of racing for some last weekend.  some good podiums across many grades, but not such a good race for spr in c grade.  there was an accident towards the end that saw greg (pictured) with one broken collar bone and the other shoulder dislocated along with a bunch of scraps and bruises.  jordan managed to walk away but has 16 stitches in his face and a not so good shoulder.  this is the sometime unfortunate outcome of racing and if you are looking at lining up at some races make sure that you are prepared.  this may mean having your contact numbers handy, good medical and bike insurance and even having more than 1 jersey (greg had his cut off by the doctors).  not trying to scare anyone off racing as it doesn’t happen every race, but better to have thought about it beforehand.

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.

dardanup tour - next sunday there is a great race down south.  the dardanup tour is for teams of 4-6 and consists of a short road race followed by a team time trial.  we would put a post up later, but get a team together.  more info here.

spr watertower challenge - it’s coming.  just trying to get a date bolted down.

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 - this weekend those that are brave enough to only have 1 gear will be doing a fixie ride.  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 – don’t forget the fixie ride this weekend.  also a reminder that all rides are on regardless of the weather.

saturday 30th 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 – ewen st 50.26km spr saturday

spr velo solo spring classic – river route 50.49km

sunday 31st 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 – chook obs goose 94.01km spr sunday

10393656_1550322718524726_857309775597416136_n

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

1972387_10153037545799908_7432437087624873339_n

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