ride routes 1st – 7th december

5:30am thursday morning. sun’s out, bikes out.

From the ride coordinator…

On the first day of Christmas, my Ride Leader said to me “DON’T RIDE THROUGH RED LIGHTS!!!”

On the second day of Christmas, my Ride Leader said to me “DON’T RIDE THROUGH RED LIGHTS!!!”

On the third day …. You get the idea, right? It’s a really bad idea, don’t do it.

Here are some reasons not to run a red light. They are good reasons, I promise, keep reading.

Firstly, It’s illegal.

Secondly, you may be involved in an accident with a vehicle going through a green light. In this case you may be found to be the person at fault, and also will probably be found severely injured or dead. Regardless of injuries, having committed an illegal act, any insurance you think you might have, for you, or your bike, will probably now be invalid. In most circumstances, insurance isn’t paid out if you break the law.

Thirdly, you may get captured on video or camera breaking the law, which impacts the public perception of your club, and the perception of road cyclists in general. Video which may be used to fuel more anti-cycling anger which impact hundreds of other road cyclists, and may also be provided as evidence that you did something illegal.

And finally, but certainly not the least important, not only, as previously mentioned above, have you potentially caused yourself significant injury or worse, but your fellow club mates will have to watch it happen. Someone (either a member of the public or a fellow cyclist) may, through no fault of their own, play a part of your death or disabling injury and will have to live with that for the rest of their lives. Think about that for a moment. You are not the only one who will have to live with the consequences of your choices.

So next time you’re faced with ride leaders instructions and a decision to make as you approach an intersection, do the club and your fellow cyclists a service and think about those reasons.  Is it really that big a deal to have to wait a minute or two? Really? Use the time to grab a drink, take a breath and check on your ride mates waiting with you.

ride leader sponsor –the ride leader sponsor for December is Get Your Visa a migration agency based in Perth since 2012.  Whether you are looking at an employee to sponsor, or having a relative joining you or any migration matters, Get Your Visa is there to help.

new kit day – if you ordered kit from the last run, it is now available for collection.  however, if you have missed the last two saturday’s at the coffee shop, then you will need to contact  kit@southperthrouleurs.com.au to make alternative arrangements.

spr christmas drinks – our christmas drinks this year will be held on sunday 16th december at teh Empire bar in Rivervale.  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.  more info on the previous post where you can order tickets.

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.

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 and watch them stuff pancakes in their face at Dome.

from the ride coordinator – As above

saturday 1st december

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 shelley 40.59km spr saturday

fast/main – freo & canning vale 52.11km spr saturday

sunday 2nd december

ride starts under the narrows (cityside) at 5:30am

early lap – earlybird 40.93km spr special

ride start at coode st carpark at 6:00am

development group – coffee ride – Summer Sundays at Six am (Dec to Feb)

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

short – wlsh weir 62.23km spr sunday

long – wlsh obs kal 90.32km spr sunday

monday 3rd december

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 4th december

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 5th december

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 6th december

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 7th december

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride

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