ride routes 17th – 23rd june

helmets are law in australia.  regardless of your opinion on whether it is a “nanny state”, whether it stops people from actually riding, or whether it will matter or not when you hit that truck, you must wear a helmet to ride your bike.  there are numerous people in the club that will attest to how the safety aspects greatly outweigh the inconvenience, and unfortunately this is from personal experience.  however, as the mornings get colder, people start to wear skull caps and headbands under their helmet.  this is great to keep warm, but can come with a downside.  actually forgetting to put your helmet on.  once you have that snug feeling of something on your head, you can forget to actually put the helmet on.  this usually happens a few times over winter where people rock up sans helmet.  unfortunately, no matter how good a rider you are, you will be asked to not ride with us.  not only is it law, no-one in the group wants to be responsible for putting you on the asphalt where the risk of head injury high.  if you are wearing head gear underneath, make sure that your helmet is waiting on your bike so you can’t leave without it.

ride leader sponsor – our ride leaders for june are proudly sponsored by return sponsor, Seeton Consulting.  they  are Chartered Accountants in South Perth providing Cloud based accounting and taxation solutions to small businesses specialising in franchise operations.

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.

tour of margs 2017 – the spr squad of nominees is about to be announced this weekend.
tomr is a 4 stage team-of-6 racing event held annually in november across the iconic south west of wa. if you are a late comer, check out the previous post for more details. spr will have a dedicated team manager, the spr van in tow and a few surprises as well this year. email the race subcommittee or speak with greg murray or jon hanson at dome after the saturday main rides this week.

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.

cyclo-sportif york – the swan valley cyclo has been moved to york for the weekend.  there is still an opportunity for people to put a team in and some more details can be found in the previous post.

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 – jon snow and ned stark obviously had it wrong.  winter is not coming, at least not to perth. even late next week when it may rain, they are still predicting a 20 degree day.  however, a week of single digit mornings will certainly test the resolve of some, but just remember, at least it is not wet.

saturday 17th june

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 – tv stations 50.29km spr saturday

sunday 18th june

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 – brktn weir 82.89km spr sunday

long – carr peet obs 97.72km spr sunday

monday 19th june

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 20th june

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 21st june

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 22nd 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 23rd june

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride

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