ride routes 27th may – 2nd june

two years ago i spent my birthday on the shores of lake como in italy.  this year i am still in como, but there doesn’t seem to be a lake and very few italians.  dave, however, is traipsing around italy and even seems to be doing a bit of ride leading… either way, he is making the rest of us jealous with his pics of mountains and lakes and awesome cycling locations.  however, he isn’t the only one, so if you are heading over and there are a few pics of you wearing your spr jersey, don’t be surprised to see yourself up as “poster boy/girl” on the blog.

ride leader sponsor – our ride leaders for may are proudly sponsored by return sponsor Melody Wheels.  they are a wheel building specialists in the same way as one might distinguish a medical specialist from a GP.  they do precision wheel building and wheel repairs, and that’s the only thing they do.

entertainment books – this year the club has decided to sell the every popular entertainment books as a way to raise funds.  even better there is now an app available so you don’t need to carry vouchers with you.  there is also a cool function where you can see a map of your location and all the available offers in the area.  check out the previous post for more details and links to registration.

New kit
The new kit…

kit pickup – the latest run of club kit has arrived and should be available for collection at the coffee shop after the saturday main ride.  if you cannot collect on the day, please contact the kit email address to organise another time.  more info in the previous post.

swan valley cyclosportif – every year we put together a number of teams to participate in the bwa swan valley cyclosportif.  it is a great opportunity for people that have never ridden competitively before to experience it in a non-competitive format.  essentially it is a team time trial so you will only be riding with people you know.  spr usually has a number of teams entered and should be able to cater for a wide range of abilities.  see the previous post for further details.

spr national kit – are you heading to france this year for the uwct masters championships???  do you need an aussie kit to compete???  do you want to also represent your club???  if the answer is yes to all three, then you need to get yourself the exclusive spr national kit.  check out the previous post for more details, but orders close on the 25th may.

tour of margs 2017 expressions of interest – as per previous years we are looking at putting multiple teams in for the tour of margs in november.  this is a 3 stage teams based race with a team time trial and 2 road races.  expressions of interest are now open and you can check out the previous post for more details,  we would like people to be committed if they say that they want to do it this year.

a plan for safer cycling – the city of south perth and the town of victoria park have been awarded funding for the development of a joint bike plan through the wa bicycle network (WABN) grants program. the aim of the joint bike plan is to understand the needs of the cycling community and seek to further develop existing cycling infrastructure across our two neighbouring local governments. the plan will also identify opportunities to improve the cycling network and provide better connections in these areas. check out the media release and provide feedback via the links.  this is your chance for local government to hear from cyclists that use not only paths but also the road.  survey closes 31st may.

cyclocross – round 1 of the numbat cup starts this weekend 28th may.  there are grades for everyone and a kids race for every kid under 13.  you don’t even need a fancy cx bike as a mountain bike will do.  even better is that fact that if it rains, it is even more fun.  details and entry can be found here and you can race on a cycling aust race licence or mtb licence.

tour of esperance – if you are thinking of heading down to esperance in july, then make sure that you take your bike.  this year the tour of esperance will be holding a handicap race on the 16th july with lots of prize money to boot.  being a handicap race, everyone has a chance of winning the prize.  check out their facebook event page for further details.

saturday start locations – we have revamped the group start locations on saturday morning.  please have a look at the map so you know where your group will congregate.  this makes it easier for ride leaders to give you a briefing before the ride starts.  see the previous post for more details.

thursday training ride – this week we implemented a new system of splitting the thursday group ride to keep the size manageable.    we think that we have come up with a good way of splitting the groups, but we need you to be honest about your own abilities.  have a look at the strava segment for the ride so you know where you sit.  there is nothing to stop you stepping up to challenge yourself, but this will at least provide a guide as to how much more challenging it will be.

ride routes – the weather is looking good to finish off the month of may.  a single digit start to the day will necessitate the cold weather gear.  i hope you picked yours up from the kit collection last weekend.

saturday 27th may

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 – south st 51.23km spr saturday

sunday 28th may

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 – coffee ride

short – grnmt goose 65.22km spr sunday

long – grnmt prk mnd wr 93.71km spr sunday

monday 29th may

ride starts under the narrows (sth perth side) at 5:30am

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 30th may

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

ride starts frasers ave at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

wednesday 31st may

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 1st june

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

see previous post for ride groups

spr thursday 37.26km (cott & freo)

ride starts frasers ave at 5:45am

development group – interval training kings park

friday 2nd june

ride starts under the narrows (sth perth side) at 5:30am

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride