ride routes 25th – 31st august

as we enter the last week of winter we also seem to hit that second round of the colds and flu that plague us during the season.  i, among many, have had days off work but worse than that has been the days off the bike.  not the best lead up to an international event.  a week of couch time and day-time tv has certainly dulled my senses. hopefully the italian sunshine will burn the rest of the sickness away. i know i said that there will be no more european holiday photos, but they just keep coming through on facebook.

ride leader sponsor – the ride leader sponsor for august is Chaotic Energy. they are an exercise and rehabilitation centre with a difference. the general exercise membership gives you access to state of the art equipment (including a number of wahoo kickr’s for those rainy days) and includes personalised gym programming and ongoing support to achieve your goals. the calm and professional atmosphere has specifically been created to enable you to get the most out of your training.

bike parking on saturday – My dear club mates and customers….
When you come for coffee on Saturday morning can you please please please not put your bikes on the Basilica cafe across the plaza. They (and their security company) complain constantly about bikes resting on their building.
I do my best to shield you from their antagonism, but, I need your help. Please feel free to rest your bikes on my cafe wall wherever they fit. Dome loves bikes – and we will do our best to accommodate you – even when you’re sweaty and gross and pay with money covered in gel goo and perspiration! Ive heard recently that some of our custom bike racks are dying, and Im investigating replacements as we speak. Thanks everyone – please keep coming – but please help me keep the peace with the neighbours. – Love Toby (Dome)

ToMR 2018 – Nominations are well and truly closed, cash has been sought from the pockets atop those hardened legs. Yep – ToMR is coming. The SPRouleur Squad will be announced in tomorrow’s post. Standby!

The Beverley 2018 – SPR’s Race event The Beverley, run along with the oddly retro but truly passionate Mr Vesperazzi over The Beverley Heroic weekend, is returning! Race day is slated for Saturday 13th October again as a 114km out-and-back handicap race. Starting and finishing in the beautiful Wheatbelt town of Beverley, this one is special.
Originally known as The Rover Road Race from Beverley to Perth, it started life back in October 1897. The event returns for a 3rd year under the custodianship of SPR – a stunning legacy to have the chance to honour. Check out these treasures here, here and here.  Registrations will be open soon. There is a call out for volunteers about to be made for both the Saturday Handicap Race and the Sunday Beverley Heroic events. Email race@southperthrouleurs.com.au if you’d like to be involved. If you are in the ToMR squad, you are expected to be there for one of them. More detailed Volunteer duties to come next week!

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.

next generation – photo amanda nabi

spr juniors – we have started our saturday juniors rides and we will be ridng again this week as long as the weather holds out.  this is for kids 10-15 yrs old and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  the route is listed below and involves laps in kings park.  it will be between 25-30kms by the time you get back to the carpark, so ensure your kids can cope with that.

from the ride coordinator –The City to Surf is on this Sunday, be aware of the road closures, as this may affect your cycling plans / options.

saturday 25th august

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

juniors (10 – 15 yrs with parent) – kings park juniors 23.72km spr saturday

development group –  novice shelley 36.06km spr saturday

transitional 1/2 – trans mosman 40.39km spr saturday

fast/main – karrinyup 52.14km spr saturday

sunday 26th august

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 obs kal 90.32km spr sunday

monday 27th august

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 28th august

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 august

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 30th august

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 31st august

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride