ride routes 17th – 23rd november

when we formed the club nearly ten years ago, there was a particular culture that we wanted to ensure was maintained as it grew.  as such, we eventually conceived the four cornerstones of the club; safe, organised, inclusive and social.  events like the tour of margs are a prime example of how that is meant to work.

  • although racing throws up a great big unknown, we try to behave as safely as possible.  but even off the bike, ensuring that people travelling to and from the event have the best route planned out and there are options for back-up drivers.
  • the amount of organisation that the team directors and  volunteers do, before, during and after the event is testament to how well we plan for these things.
  • we aim to be as inclusive as possible.  by providing 5 teams, we can hopefully get an even mix of skills in each team.  however, if that doesn’t always go to plan, keeping everyone involved and included should be the focus.  whether you come in first or come in last, it is still being part of a team.
  • last but not least, it should be social.  whether it is the end of tour bbq or the sharing of meals etc in the team houses.  this should be a social experience and it often is one of the highlights of the tour.

to really gain the most out of the club is a matter of being involved and not just being a spectator.  the club is more than just the kit, or the training rides.  the club is the people and it is what we do with those people that defines the club.

ride leader sponsor –the ride leader sponsor for November is Colour & Moore Photography , owned by SPR member Kirstie Moore. Colour & Moore specialises in portrait photography (family, newborn, maternity, business, athlete, children, events, couples and lifestyle)

new kit day – if you ordered kit from the last run, it will be available for collection from the coffee shop after the main ride on saturday. if you need to make alternative arrangements for collection please email me at kit@southperthrouleurs.com.au and we can sort something out.

spr christmas drinks – our christmas drinks this year will be held on sunday 16th december at a currently undisclosed venue.  nothing really secretive about it, we just don’t have confirmation yet.  this is an “out of lycra” event that you can bring your partner to without them getting embarrassed because you are still in cycling gear.

christmas club ride – our end of year breakfast and awards will be held (as usual) on the last saturday before christmas.  this year it is pretty close as it will be on the 22nd december.  held at Dome after the main ride, there will be an end of year wrap up of stories and awards along with the usual buffet breakfast from Dome.

The cyclists thundering to destiny

save the date – on the 6th of april next year we will be celebrating our 10 years of being an affiliated club.  the group came together in 2008, but officially we became an incorporated, affiliated club in 2009.  help us celebrate this occasion.  hopefully many “founding members” will be in attendance to see how the club has evolved over the years.

tomr 2018 – the tour of margs (nannup) has been run and won for another year.  we look forward to the race reports from each of the team as we had 5 teams cover the 3 stages over 3 days.

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 – juniors is in full swing again.  bring your kids for laps of kings park.

from the ride coordinator – 

saturday 17th november

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 – reabold & cottesloe 50.91km spr saturday

sunday 18th november

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 – grnmt goose 65.22km spr sunday

long – grnmt prk mnd wr 93.71km spr sunday

monday 19th november

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 20th november

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 21st november

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 22nd november

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 23rd november

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride