ride routes 22nd – 28th september

Tech Park. Volunteers are what makes this business keep rolling. Be like Dinesy. Volunteer with the SPR Green Army.

“you couldn’t pay me enough to do that job”  welcome to the world of a volunteer run organisation.  none of us get paid for keeping spr running.  we all work for a living but it is the passion that keeps us doing the extra hours to keep the monster alive.  even the coffee card for the ride leaders is a token gesture as in reality they do it anyway because they believe in what we have built (evident in september with no ride leader sponsor).  so what if you don’t feel like you are experienced enough to be a ride leader, or don’t really want to be president???  the club has very few organised events where we really need volunteers to assist in the running of the day.  we will not be running any crits this year at tech park, so the main focus will be the beverley handicap race. we are still 7-8 volunteers away from having a full compliment. 3 drivers, 2 water station attendees and 2 more marshal/rego desk.  none of them are very arduous tasks and you will be given instructions on the day.  contributing to the wa racing calendar is an important aspect to our club and finding 20 volunteers from a pool of 400 members should not be a difficult task.  if you are racing, feel free to volunteer your significant other to help out.  we need you.

ride leader sponsor – there is no ride leader sponsor for september.  if you would like to promote your business through our website, please contact the club via email and we can send you details about what is involved.  thank-you to all the business’ that have supported the club over the past few years.

ToMR 2018 – The SPR ToMR squad returns to TTT sessions this Saturday. Check your emails for the latest. SPR kit order is closed, but we will need your cash for final payment soon!

The Beverley 2018 –Volunteers. Yep – what el Prez said. Beverley is a not-too-tiny organisational challenge to make happen. All of this up until the call out for vollies is a two man show. After the head start SPR gets from Mr Vesparazzi, council and Police approvals, traffic management, timing, course management…….. the whole days’ operations is down to the Club. ToMR Squad members have been quiet – you are expected to volunteer for one of the two days! Refer to the PREVIOUS POST and get your email responses in to race@SPR to register your interest

pointing is an important skill that is taught at ride leader training. pointing the wrong way can have disastrous effects.

ride leader training –the ride leader program that we have developed has given our club an extra dimension of organisation and stability.  it has been recognised by other clubs for the positive impact that it brings to club training rides and as such has been adopted outside of spr.  if you want to be involved and give something back to the club, then check the previous post about the current expression of interest in the next training block. the more leaders we have, the less frequently those leaders will be rostered on.  you also get a cool jersey.

entertainment books – we will again be selling entertainment books this year through the club.  the digital version means you don’t have to carry around a bulky book anymore. 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 – school holidays starts this weekend, so that means a lot of junior sport is on break.  take this opportunity to get the kids out on the bike and join our juniors ride.  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 is usually between 25-30kms by the time you get back to the carpark but we will see how everyone copes.

from the ride coordinator – We recently had RUOK? Day, which is a reminder to check in with people in our lives who might be having a tough time. For many members our cycling buddies are close friends and ‘family’, and it is important to keep any eye on each other. A ride and a coffee is a good way to catch up with someone and see how they are doing.

saturday 22nd september

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 canning vale 42.34km spr saturday

fast/main –maddington 51.87km spr saturday

tomr ttt teams – reabold loops

sunday 23rd september

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 cam goose 88.67km spr sunday

monday 24th september

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

all rides start at coode st carpark at 7:00am

main/fast – public hol 58.97km spr special

tuesday 25th september

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 26th september

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 27th september

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 28th september

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride