ride routes 25th nov – 1 dec

this time of year represents that absolute best time to be riding.  not too hot but not cold either.  no need for vests and arm-warmers and no need for lights for the earlybird ride.  as you can see in the picture, the numbers are starting to pick up for the earlybird rides.  we do take up a lot of space on both the road and while waiting on the bike path.  please be respectful to other path and road users as not everyone appreciates what we do.  however, don’t let that stop you from getting out and enjoying some of the best riding weather we have…besides the wind today, that is.

ride leader sponsor – the ride leader sponsor for november is Mount Hawthorn Family Practice.   a fully accredited and equipped, modern general practice whose friendly staff look forward to welcoming you. the experienced team of doctors and staff can assist you with your general health needs and offer a range of general practice services.  please see the previous post for more details.

christmas drinks – save the date…christmas drinks will be at the empire bar again this year.  sunday 17th december, 6:00pm.  stay tuned for more details…


2018 italy trip – similar to last year, leigh and jeremy are heading to italy for a cycling based holiday.  this is not a fully organised tour, but they can give you contacts for places to stay and hopefully if you are all there at the same time, rides to do together.  if you are interested, they are running an info night tonight.  more details on the previous post.

club survey – have your say on how the club should be run.  make sure that you spend a bit of time filling out the survey monkey for the club.  this sets the context for what the committee will work on next year.  where your money gets spend, what trips and events are organised, or even how the club should feel”.  your feedback is important to us…and your could win an ipad just for completing the survey.  check out the previous link for more info.

tomr race reports – lots of race reports have come in so far.  make yourself a cuppa and pull up a pew.  reports can be found for stage 1 mixed, stage 1 women’s 1, stage 2 men’s 2, stage 3 men’s 1 and stage 3 men’s 3 plus an overview from the team organisers.  this gives you a good insight into what it was like to race and what each different team experienced.  a great into if you are keen to join us next year.

2018 licences renewal – any race licence that you purchase now will be valid until the end of 2018.  recreational licences are a year from the date purchased, but race licences are for a calendar year.  if you are looking at changing clubs and wish to join spr, then now is the time to do it.  a club change before a renewal is free, so get it done now then when you renew you will be a member of spr.

group sizes and ride etiquette – a timely reminder from our training and development officer on just why we split the ride up into certain size groups.  why we need to keep separated on the road and what it means for your safety.  have a read of the previous post, because if you get pulled up for one of these issues don’t expect that “i didn’t know” to be a valid excuse.

thursday training ride – 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.

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.

ride routes – hang on, it’s december at the end of this weeks ride routes.  where the hell did that come from!!!  it is predicted to be a bit windy this weekend, so be careful when riding in a group.  watch out for overlapping wheels and make sure you are rolling the right way.

saturday 25th 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 – south lake 51.99km spr saturday

sunday 26th 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 – coffee ride

short – wlsh weir 62.23km spr sunday

long – wlsh weir kal 101.71km spr sunday

monday 27th november

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 28th november

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 29th november

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 30th november

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 1st december

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride