ride routes 6th – 12th january

new year, new you???  for many of you new year is just a continuation of the previous one.  an endless pursuit of kilometers to try to achieve some strava orientated goal.  however, there is usually an increase in riders in the new year.  whether they are inspired to start riding, have brushed the cobwebs off the bike or are just taking advantage of the nice weather.  regardless, we need to make these people welcome as well as guide them in the way that we organise our rides.  this is not just the job of the ride leader, but the general peer support of all members.  providing a positive experience for people assists in getting them to come back and continues to grow the club in the right direction.

ride leader sponsor – the ride leader sponsor for january is Valetudo Health.  SPR club member Corrie Fillmore (Johnstone) coaches triathletes and cyclists at Valetudo Health and also provides injury rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, sports dietetics, and exercise physiology services.

xmas award summary – there were a significant amount of nominations for this years club awards.  check out the summary which not only shows the winners of each award, but also all the nominations and why they were nominated.  all of this is on the previous post.

tour de bintan – the tour de bintan is a great 3 day race on the island of bintan in indonesia.  not only is the race well organised and in beautiful tropical surroundings, but it also a qualifier for the UWCT final to be held in italy in september.  toby brown’s strive cycle training, has once again organised a combined travel and training package that includes return airfares, accommodation and transfers, and access to strive coaching services for the event.  there are approximately 5 spots on the trip left to fill, and these now available for SPR members.  if you’d like the opportunity to qualify for the UWCT final, and experience racing in asia get in touch now. dates: 23-25 march. cost: $1666 per person
info@strivecycletraining.com

ride start locations – just a friendly reminder that the bike path under the narrows is a public thoroughfare that needs to be kept open.  please make sure that bikes and pedestrians have access in both directions.  we are getting more and more people on our rides and it is starting to become a problem.  please be considerate and move down rather than stand 3 abreast.

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.  if you want to change clubs, email through your membership number and we can initiate the change.  make sure you are insured while riding, even if you are not racing.

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 – and all of a sudden, the public holidays are gone and the festive 500 is over.  back to the routine.

saturday 6th january

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 shelley 40.59km spr saturday

fast/main – south lake 51.99km spr saturday

sunday 7th january

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 8th january

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 9th january

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 10th january

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 11th january

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 12th january

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride

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