ride routes 22nd & 23rd november

1654701_800161653378891_1873727715995583334_oi often have discussions at the board level about racing being the be all and end all of our sport.  my argument is that people need to start somewhere and if you don’t provide pathways, then your sport will eventually die out.  our club is different to many others in this state as we have more than half of our membership on a recreational licence.  for other clubs it is all about racing, but our focus is a little broader than that.  however, it was great to see so many spr jerseys out at the crits last weekend, especially in the women’s races.  we do have a good system for developing people from weekend warriors through to fully fledged racers so if you want to take that step, don’t be afraid to ask for some help.  the crits as a good place to start, even if you just come down to watch on sunday to see what is involved and who is involved.  often people don’t feel ready to “pin on a number” but are happy to be competitive on a saturday morning.  you may be surprised at who is actually racing, and find that you may already be at that level to give it a go.

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 – this months ride leaders are proudlySquareLogo-02sponsored by the BikeDr.  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.

thursday night crit training – this thursday we continue our night time crit training in canning vale.  as long as it is not raining, check out the previous post and head on down.

smashfest criterium series – the crits continue this week after a successful kick off last week.  good racing in all grades with 4 grades of women’s included.  if you want to have a go at racing, then this is the place to start.  nice easy course and lots of spr support.  it is now just rock up, pay your money and race.  men’s and women’s races will be separate and juniors can race in ‘e’ grade.

smashfest criterium volunteers – we will only need a few volunteers this year as we are paying for traffic management and for st john.  still a handful will be needed to help setup and assist in the rego/drink desk.  racing for juniors starts at 7am so if we can have a couple of people down there at 6:30 it would be great.

cyclesport wa agm – held on the 29th november, this is your opportunity to see how the sport of cycling is governed in wa.  there is a members forum after the agm which you as members of an affiliated club are welcome to ask questions of the board and ceo.  if you want any more info about this, drop me an email.

single speed summer scorcher – our fixie ride is back again this time with a summer ride (i think the last one was a bit wet).  get your bikes ready for the 6th december and see the previous post for more info.

girls fast ride – also on the 6th of december we will have the first girls only fast group ride.  spawned from the success that the spr girl had down at margaret river, it was decided to put on a monthly girls fast group ride on saturday mornings.  this ride will leave after the fast ride and before main 1.  the idea is to try to encourage more girls to take that step into more competitive riding.

new 2015 spr cycle kit – coming soon.  stay tuned for the release of the new design and an opportunity to try the sizing kit before you order.

ride routes – there was some talk about the sunday tranny group leaving at 6am.  if that is the case, let me know and i can blog it appropriately.  otherwise, all rides as listed below, but be aware that there will be lots of regulars at the crits on sunday morning.

saturday 22nd november

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 23rd november

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 kal 90.32km spr sunday

racing – smashfest criterium series – tech park