ride routes 22nd – 28th december

finishing the year on a high note with the delivery of 10 brand new bike racks for our saturday rides.  we still have too many bikes, but at least those on the racks will be more secure.  thank you very much to babylon pump and power for manufacturing the racks and even adding a little branding for the club.

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.

shared path extension freo line – there is a group that is trying to get the department of transport to extend the bike lane along the freo line from grant st to freo itself.  although we don’t use paths for our training rides, many of us commute and paths like this are important to ensure that we get to our destination safely.  please take the time to fill in the survey so that more pressure is applied to get these things done (it takes about 30 sec)

anorexic santa

christmas club ride –our end of year breakfast and awards will be held this saturday 22nd, the last saturday ride before christmas.  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 ($15 cash only) from Dome.  this is our dress up ride, so wear something christmassy or decorate your bike.  there is an award for the best costume or bike.

spreading goodwill – the vice president started a new tradition on the xmas ride last year.  bring along a pack of minties and hand them out to any car drivers that we stop next to at the traffic lights.  showing goodwill to other road users is a good way to get drivers to actually see us as people.  i encourage as many of you as possible to bring a bag of minties and had them out.

Team SPR

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 junior juniors – after a bit of a trial last week, we will be starting our junior juniors (also known as – juniors fast 2).  this will be for the under 10’s as last week the outschoorn kids headed into kings park before finishing at dome with everyone else.  they will meet at the coode st carpark at 7am with every other group and will follow a similar route to kings park as the “juniors fast 1”.  the number of loops/etc will depend on who is in attendance.  as with all our junior rides, a parent or guardian needs to be in attendance.

spr juniors – juniors is getting bigger.  more kids, more hill climbs, more pancakes and more bacon.  seriously, pancakes with bacon seems to be the food of choice.  anyway, summer is coming so suns out, sons out (daughters welcome too).

xmas week rides – so there are a number of non-standard rides coming up this week, so make sure you have a look at the listing below.  xmas day is tuesday and as per tradition, mr bonner will be taking a very low key ride out for those that are not required to be supervising kids unwrapping gifts.  boxing day is wednesday, but being a public holiday, we will do the usual tues route as earlybird so that people can get a river lap in rather than stock rd repeats. thursday is a special day for those that don’t need to go back to work and mr bonner will again be running the hadrill hundred.  there are also a couple of other rides on.  i will be attempting the boxing day test (4 laps of the river) starting with the night owl at 3:45am.  and at some stage during the week, dean roser will be hitting a 300km ride for those interested.

from the ride coordinator – Sat is going to be a scorcher. Consider your Christmas outfit accordingly, and don’t forget extra fluids and sunscreen. And wishing you all a Merry Christmas.

saturday 22nd 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

junior juniors (under 10 with parent) – kings park juniors 23.72km spr saturday

juniors (10 – 15 yrs with parent) – kings park juniors 23.72km spr saturday

development group –  novice shelley 36.06km spr saturday

transitional 1/2 – spr retro roll 41.60km

fast/main – cresswell & herdsman 48.86km spr saturday

sunday 23rd 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 cam goose 88.67km spr sunday

monday 24th december

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 25th december – christmas day

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

mr bonners unofficial xmas day ride

wednesday 26th december – boxing day

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

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

public hol 58.97km spr special

thursday 27th 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

rides start at coode st carpark at 7:00am

mr bonners hadrill hundred

friday 28th december

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride