ride routes 13th – 19th october

with the exception of patrick most people in our club that ride a bike would also drive a car.  as drivers i am sure that we have engaged in behaviours that would be considered “not on task”.  fiddling with the music, yelling at the kids, checking the phone, perving on a bike we are passing.  the majority of bike related fatalities are caused by distracted drivers.  not the groups that are holding drivers up, but drivers that just randomly run into the back of a single riders, because “i didn’t see them there”.  it is hard to see a rider when you are looking at something else.  i have said it a number times before that i don’t mind drivers complaining about cyclists, because at least they can see them to complain about.  this morning there was a spike in riders attending the earlybird ride.  maybe it is the gap in the spring showers or warmer mornings that suddenly brought every one out.  i was acutely aware of the presence that we had as the riders spilled over onto the road shoulder.  however, i did notice that any cars driving by slowed dramatically.  they noticed us.  as drivers that also ride, we must make sure that we are aware of our surroundings.  don’t be a distracted driver.  don’t be the average driver that is distracted for 45% of their journey as the results of a study show in this article.

ride leader sponsor – The ride leader sponsor for October is Free Energy HR, owned by SPR founding member and ride leader Rob Ramsden. Free Energy HR delivers transformational executive & organisational coaching, team & leadership development as well as organisational culture and engagement programs.

ToMR 2018 – this event is coming up fast.  keep an eye on your emails for more information and ramp up your training.  this is always a good event and an awesome weekend away.

passbox – If you live in Perth, we need you to volunteer to put PassBox on your bicycle for two weeks. PassBox records all of your usual cycling and helps us understand what makes cars pass close.  As a thank you for participating all participants will get a free one year cycling Australia membership including insurance. Help make cycling safer in Perth, volunteer now.  See website for further details.

The Beverleys 2018 – the race and heroic and cx and town ride are all on this weekend.  the club has put a lot of work into getting the race to actually happen and there were a few moments when we thought that it would not.  good luck to those in each of the events and a big thank you to all the volunteers especially the race director greg murray who has put many, many hours into making the event happen. more details HERE.

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.

spr juniors – we tripled our juniors at last saturday’s ride.  in such a short time we had a 300% increase in numbers going from 1 to 3.  hopefully the predicted rain will not appear or even better the predicted gap will stay around the 7am slot and we can get out and ride.  there was also a 300% increase in sausages, eggs and pancakes at the end.

from the ride coordinator –A wet and windy weekend ahead, good luck to all the riders at Beverley this weekend, racing and heroic rides.

saturday 13th october

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 reverse river 40.58km spr saturday

fast/main – reabold & cottesloe 50.91km spr saturday

sunday 14th october

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 – kal goose 67.63km spr sunday

long – kal obs goose 97.40km spr sunday

monday 15th october

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 16th october

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 17th october

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 18th october

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 19th october

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride