ride routes 24th feb – 2nd march

so every saturday we finish the ride at the dome coffeeshop at westralia plaza.  a number of bike racks are put out to give us somewhere to store our pride and joy while we socialise.  it is important to recognise that we, the club, or you, the cyclist, do not own the property where we finish.  it is also important to recognise that there is a property boundary between westralia plaza and brookfield place.  dome has permission to put up temporary bike racks for our bikes as part of their building usage.  no such agreement exists with brookfield place and as such bikes must not be stacked opposite dome on the shop windows, etc.  now we also realise that sometimes there is not enough room for all the bikes and we are a victim of our own success in this respect.  however, there would not be very many places in perth capable (or willing) to accommodate us anyway. what this is really about is respecting other people’s property.  if you are asked to move your bike from any of the properties opposite dome, then we expect you to do so without complaining and especially without an excessive amount of aggression.  yes, we know that your bike is important to you and you would be upset if someone else moved or damaged it.  however, this is the friendly reminder to not abuse someone for doing their job, especially when you are in the wrong to start with.  it reflects badly on the club, it reflects badly on dome and it reflects badly on cyclists in general.

ride leader sponsor – the ride leader sponsor for february is Central City Health Professionals. SPR club member James Beckett is a physiotherapist at Central City Health Professionals and has a background in exercise science and exercise physiology.  James has a particular interest in sports injuries and has built a following of endurance athletes and average Joe’s alike. Whether you have a cycling related injury, are training for an event or goal or just wake up with a sore neck James is there to help.

spr kit delivery – the latest run of kit has been delivered and will be available for collection from dome cafe after the saturday ride.  please be patient with our volunteers as they also like to do the saturday ride before quickly collecting the kit from home to distribute to you.  you too can look like a cav clone.

pemberton classic – The Pemberton Classic 2018 is on the march labour day long weekend, you get to ride your bike, and there’s a brewery. registrations now open and with accommodation starting to book out for the long weekend, you should get in quickly. the spr race committee will be there with the van and the support kit of tents, flags, jon hanson’s exceptional stories and poodle’s squeaking turkey. I can assure you that you won’t be disappointed. spr post here.

spr agm and breakfast – the south perth cycle club annual general meeting (agm) will be held on saturday,   17 march 2018 at 9am.  this will be held at dome westralia plaza (5/167 st georges terrace, perth) following the usual saturday ride. see the previous post for further details about voting, nominations and breakfasts.

club survey results –we have previously posted the results of last years club survey.  this is used by the committee to set the direction of the club for the next year or so.  the previous post was just the numerical driven data, i.e. what percentage selected each option.  there were a number of places where people could input comments on various topics plus a general comments section at the end.  we have collated all these comments and have provided replies to as much as we could. as you can appreciate, there were a lot of places to add comments so there are a lot of replies.  every single comment is included for transparency sake. i believe that everyone in the club deserves to be heard, not matter if it is positive or negative.  the comments and replies have been spread over five different posts – club & safetykitracing & volunteeringsocial and general.  please take the time to have a look through and the associated replies.  some comments have been replied to directly, while others have been wrapped up in a topical discussion.

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 – a bit of rain predicted for the last few days of summer, but we should be okay for saturday morning.

saturday 24th february

ride starts under the narrows (cityside) at 4:00am

very early lap- nightowl 43.44km spr special

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 canning vale 42.34km spr saturday

fast/main – maddington 51.87km spr saturday

sunday 25th february

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 – khna weir 72.23km spr sunday

long – khna trnr obs 101.76km spr sunday

monday 26th february

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 27th february

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 28th february

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 1st march

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 march

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride