ride routes 7th – 13th july

with the oscars, i mean, world cup coming to a close for the year, it is time to focus on a sport where suffering is applauded, not faked. although their spindly arms give the appearance of a fragile insect, the pain threshold of pro cyclists is generally pretty high.  on a scale of neymar jr (1) to giving birth (10), i am sure that we have all seen tours where someone is giving it a good solid 9 before the lights go out.  why do we aspire to this kind of masochistic behaviour? is it all about winning? for many of us, it is not winning, but just being better.  sometimes that involves winning, but improvement drives most of us to get out of bed, put on 15 layers of clothing and go ride in the dark when the temp is closer to 0 then it is to 10.  however, we also need our heroes to inspire us.  although the tour is full of heroes (and villains) i find that inspiration can come from sources closer to home.  the quiet achievers that go out and do something without the big song and dance.  riders that are humble in their achievements and could at any moment ride your legs off you, but choose not to.  club riders like mike bonner and brian sing.  if you don’t know what they have achieved, take the time to have a chat with them.

ride leader sponsor – there is no ride leader sponsor for july.  if you own a business and would like advertise/sponsor our ride leaders, please contact the club via email for more information.


Tour de France 2017 – 23/07/2017 – Paris Champs-Elysées  – France – Warren BARGUIL (SUN) Meilleur grimpeur, Simon YATES (ORS) Meilleur jeune, Christopher FROOME (SKY) Meilleur au général, Michael MATTHEWS (SUN) Meilleur sprinter

spr tour de france sweepstakes – the tour kicks off this weekend and we will again be running a sweepstakes.  unlike other tipping comps, where you have to pick a bunch of riders, or sweeps for individual riders, in our sweep you get a whole team.  during the tour the riders get prize money for all types of things, not just finishing first.  crossing a categorised mountain, intermediate sprints, wearing a leaders jersey, being best young rider, best team, etc.  all of this money adds up to the team total.  for our sweep, all money from the entry fee, goes into a prize pool and this then gets split up in the same ratio as the tour would, it’s prize pool.  check out the previous post for more details and get on board before the tour starts.  teams will be selected randomly after all entries are sold.

spr tour de france dinner – as we do every year, the social committee will be holding a spr tour de france dinner at chez pierre’s in nedlands.  it will be held on tuesday 17 july (stage 10) 6.30pm and places are limited.  more information and the menu can be found on the previous post, so jump on board quickly so you can experience the tour without having to climb a mountain first.

tour of margs teams – based on the expressions of interest we have registered 3 men’s and 1 women’s team for this years tour of margs.  our first team briefing will be this saturday at the coffee shop after the main ride.  there the logistic of the event will be explained and an indication of the final cost as well as introduction to the terms and conditions.  please make every effort to attend.

entertainment books – we will again be selling entertainment books this year through the club.  the digital versions actually come online now and last years don’t finish till the end of june allowing you twice as many offers for 3 months.  check out the links on the previous post to find out more.

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.

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saturday 7th july

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 1/2 – trans canning vale 42.34km spr saturday

fast/main – canning vale & welshpool 49.74km spr saturday

sunday 8th july

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 – can mills peet obs 90.30km spr sunday

monday 9th july

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 10th july

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 11th july

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 12th july

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 13th july

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride

3 thoughts on “ride routes 7th – 13th july”

  1. absolute rubbish el preZ . The world cup is the number ONE sporting completion in the world in both viewing and partisanship. Cycling is well down the line, so get your facts straight mate….

  2. At least the riders don’t riggle around on the floor when they are “injured”. Look at Turbo Durbridge when he came off on Stage 2. Bleeding from both knees and still gave a interview before getting treatment.

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