ride routes 20th – 26th october

a lovely day for a ride – photo audrey xie

the element road series brought together a number of road race events across wa in a series spanning from may to now.  spr had a good showing across all grades and managed to take out the club leaderboard of points accumulated across the series.  unlike the kit that people may be wearing in the race, the club leaderboard accumulated points based on what wa cycle club you were a member of.  this meant that team riders also participated even if they weren’t in spr colours.  coming into the beverley race, we were trailing midland by a number of points.  a strong presence at that event meant that we jumped into first with a healthy margin.  not only that, but there were a number of notable top three overall finishes in a many categories.

  • 3rd C Men – Michael Morris
  • 1st B Women – Kirstie Moore
  • 2nd B Women – Rebecca Kelly
  • 1st B Men – Tomasz Wolczyk
  • 3rd B Men – William Celis
  • 2nd A Women – Corrie Filmore
  • 3rd A Men – Patrick Sacanni-Williams

well done to all those that raced throughout the season and to those that volunteered to help run the beverley race on the weekend.  a special thanks to greg murray who managed to pull it all together under very trying circumstances.

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 –
We are a few weeks away and the our good mates at tomr event mgmt central are starting to release all the info. excited much? ttt training session is on this saturday, meeting at 07:00 at coode st. we have a team briefing/meeting organised for monday 29th october at dome westralia plaza at 18:30. keep an eye on your emails for more updates from hanno and mo.

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 – done and dusted for another year, the beverley handicap and the beverley heroic rides were staged last weekend. there are some stunning photos appearing on social media from the official event snapper daniela tomassi, but also from spr members. check out paul george’s collection on facebook. standby for race reports from inside the event organisation and from in the peloton. also hoping for a truly heroic write up from mr vesparazzi.

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 – looking at a nice saturday morning weather-wise, so why not bring the kids out for a ride.  any parents with kids around 10+ that want to come along on our juniors ride are quite welcome.  an easy jaunt along the bike path and then loops in kings park before meeting the rest of the crew in the city for coffee.

from the ride coordinator – If you’re interested in the pro racing, the UCI have made some rule changes for next year. Some seem sensible, others may be just a bit of unnecessary meddling.

saturday 20th 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 reabold 38.69km spr saturday

fast/main – scarbs beach & hale 51.21km spr saturday

sunday 21st 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 – khna weir 72.23km spr sunday

long – khna can mills 94.55km spr sunday

monday 22nd october

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 23rd 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 24th october

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 25th 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 26th october

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride