The SPR Training and Development program has a great range of opportunities for aspiring riders to improve their individual skills and fitness as well as group etiquette in a friendly and supportive environment. This is the perfect development pathway to help you mature from Novice through to the SPR Main group rides.
Weekly ‘Development’ Training rides
Tuesday – 5:45am Fraser Avenue, Kings Park entrance – Clock tower
Wednesday – 5:30am Raffles bike path, Applecross
Thursday – 5:45am Fraser Avenue, Kings Park entrance – Clock tower
Friday – 5:30am Under the Narrows Bridge, South Perth Side
Saturday – 7am Coode Street Jetty Car park, South Perth
Ladies Day – 1st Saturday of the Month -7am
Beginner Ladies – (October, January & March)
Programs and Initiatives
Race Buddy Program – Commences in June
Group Ride Buddy Program – Commences in September
Upcoming Supported Events
Swan Valley Cyclo Sportif – Sunday 28th June 2015
Facebook – SPR
Facebook – SPR Chicks
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More information about Rides and Programs….
Group Training Rides
Tuesday and Thursday – Group ride & ettiquette
5:45am meet at the entrance to Kings Park (Fraser Ave), opposite the clock tower. Average speed is approx. 23-25km/hr.
The group ride together past parliament down to Thomas Street, and back and then down St. George’s Terrace, back up Malcolm Street to regroup near the clock tower again. From there the ride heads around Kings Park to Thomas Street, left onto Winthrop Avenue and into Kings Park on Poole Avenue. Once in Kings Park, each person can ride their own pace up Cardiac Hill. Coffee from 7am at Botanical Cafe.
Wednesday Ride – Intensive Hills Training
5:30am meet in front of the Raffles Hotel on the bike path roundabout. Average speed is approx. 23-25km/hr. Distance is approx. 25km.
The group ride together to the bottom of Stock Road in Attadale. 30 mins of Stock Road repeats completed at your own pace. After the repeats we regroup at 6:30am at the bottom of Stock Road on Burke Drive. The group ride together back to the Raffles Hotel or to coffee in Applecross. Ride finishes at approx. 7am.
Friday Ride – Roll Throughs
5:30am meet under the Narrows Bridge South Perth side. Average Speed is approx. 25-27km/hr. Distance is approx. 30kms.
The group ride together over Canning Bridge and past Deep Water Point to Shelley. There is a regroup the top of Bullcreek Road prior to commencing the group roll through drills and we all ride back together to either the Raffles or to South Perth. Ride finishes at approx. 7am.
Saturday Development Rides – No drop group rides
7am meet at Coode Street Jetty Car Park closest to the Douglas Street entrance.
Novice – Average speed approx. 21km/hr. Distance is approx. 35kms.
This group ride together to Shelley and back focusing on roll through drills and basic group riding skills. This is an introduction to riding with SPR and is supportive and encouraging with designated group leaders.
Transition – Average speed is approx. 23km/hr. Distance is approx. 45kms.
This group ride together on a changing route with maps available on the SPR website every Thursday evening. This is a supportive group ride with a designated group leader.
All Saturday rides finish at the Dome Coffee Shop in Westralia place on St. Georges Terrace at approximately 9am.
Parking is available at the Coode Street Jetty car park. Please don’t park in the boat trailer bays as you will be fined.
Toilets are usually open along Douglas Street, the street accessible from the car park.
Ask around to find your group and make yourself known to others when you find your group, there are a lot of riders on a Saturday; we are a helpful bunch and will happily direct you to the right group.
Programs and Initiatives
Race Buddy is aimed at riders interested in trying out the racing scene for the first time or who are racing, but would like some guidance. This program runs for 3 months and the expectation is to give your buddy a leg up about racing, encourage and support them at local races or even just pass on your knowledge and wisdom. Commences in June. Information will be provided via the SPR blog
Group Ride Buddy is aimed at riders who would like more guidance on a group ride and group craft. The expectation is to ride with your buddy and help them with tips you have learned along the way whether its safety, nutrition, ride skills or simply just looking out for them. Commences in September. Information will be provided via the SPR blog.
Ladies Only Rides
SPR Ladies only group rides are held on the 1st Saturday of every month. They encourage the ladies in our club to ‘ride up front’ and enjoy a smooth intuitive ride with other ladies of the same ability. There are Main 1 & 2 paced groups. These groups leave after there respective Main group on the Saturday group ride. This is a no hide ride. Everyone takes a turn up front and you must know the route.
7am meet at Coode Street Car Park – look for the SPR flag!!
This session runs for 1hr and takes place in the car park after everyone leaves. Drills such as following a wheel, signalling /communication and roll throughs will be taught in preparation for the Novice group ride the following week (see Saturday Development Rides section). Club volunteers will support and guide you through the basics of group riding with SPR. Following the skills session we will ride as a group ride to the Dome Coffee Shop in Westralia Place for a de brief and a coffee.
SPR Chicks Facebook page is a great way to plug into our friendly female culture.