Training and Development

SPR Training and Development offer a range of opportunities for aspiring riders to improve their cycling skills as well as fitness in a friendly and supportive environment. Thank you to our generous volunteers for your time and commitment to these training rides!

In the wet weather, there may not be a group leader in attendance every single week. If you have made it out of house and there is no one there, don’t be disheartened, ride anyway! You’ve done the hard part by getting out of bed!

  • Make sure you have lights when you attend these rides.


– Beginner Ladies skills session – Saturday, 3rd October

– ‘Group ride’ Buddy Program – 10th October (details coming soon)

– Ride leader course – coming soon!

Weekly Development Training rides

Tuesday 5:45am Fraser Avenue Kings Park – Clock tower

Wednesday 5:30 Raffles bike path

Thursday 5:45am Fraser Avenue Kings Park – Clock tower

Friday 5:30 Under the  Narrows bridge South Side

Saturday 7am Coode Street Jetty Car park South Perth

Focus Rides

Ladies Day with 3 ladies groups rolling out on the 1st Saturday of the Month -7am

Beginner Ladies – (3rd October 2015, January & March 2016)

Programs and Initiatives

Race Buddy Program

Group Ride Buddy Program – Commences in September

Ride leader course – coming soon

Upcoming Club Supported Events


Social Forums

Facebook – SPR

Facebook – SPR Chicks

If you have any questions, please direct them to Leigh;

More information about Rides and Programs….

Group Rides

Tuesday & Thursday – Group ride and hills training

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. 30mins of Stock Road repeats completed at your own pace. After the repeats we regroup is 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 – Group skills

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.

Saturday Development Rides – No drop 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.

The 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.

The group ride together on a pre-determined route with maps available on the SPR blog website every Thursday evening.

Ride finishes at the Dome Coffee Shop in Westralia place on St. Georges Terrace 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

Buddy Programs

Race Buddy is aimed at riders interested in trying out the racing scene for the first time or still in the beginning stages of 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. It’s in progress, email if you are interested!

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.

The Group Ride Buddy Program starts in September and notice will be provided via the Bog closer to the time.

Beginner Ladies 

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 you 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.

If you have any questions pre or post ride email them to Leigh;