ride routes 20th – 26th april

the latest uci qualifier was run in brisbane last weekend with a contingent of spr riders heading over.  a new event with a great big hill in it makes this the third qualifier in australia after amy’s and bathurst.  for something a bit different, there was an nrs level event run on the same course before the qualifier with teneal and kate bonner giving that a crack.  teneal was there in the sprint and and came in 8th overall with kate rolling later with the bunch.  there were also a couple of our riders that managed to gain a qualification and now have to decide whether to go to poland.

ride leader sponsor –The ride leader sponsor for april is West Australian Cyclocross WACX.  cyclocross is a cross between road and mountain biking usually held on a grass or dirt circuit. there are divisions for all abilities and a kids race before on a shortened circuit. check out any of the events coming up soon and get on down to ring a cowbell.

the 7th annual vice president’s good friday ride – due to inclement weather predicted for good friday, the vp ride has been postponed to easter monday.  now, in it’s 7th year, it is more about tradition, then training.  see the previous post for further details.

junior jersey policy – In order to further encourage junior participation the Committee has resolved to offer all junior members a free club jersey!  And in recognition that juniors will keep growing, the policy allows for one jersey per year (as  long as they are a member) until 18 years of age. Please see the previous post for more details.

memberships new changes – if you are a member of another club and want to change to spr then it is simply a matter of calling up  cycling australia memberships and giving them your membership number.  i have requested that an additional fee is not required and most people don’t care what club is written on their card as long as they are in the right club in the system. it should be a zero fee transaction and if they ask for anything, tell them to contact the club.

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 – last week the juniors tried something different and we went to optus stadium to do laps around the outside.  this provided a good safe environment which allowed us to teach them how to form a paceline.  15 sec on the front then peel off and head to the back.  after the first few loops they had it running smoothly.  in the future, we will rotate between kings park and the stadium with this week us heading back to the park for hill climbs.  under 10’s or over 10’s welcome with parents.

from the ride coordinator –Hope everyone has a happy & safe Easter. If you are not getting away and are around, there are lots of opportunity to ride as the weather across the weekend improves. Come join us and enjoy a “guilt free” extra hot cross bun or Easter egg. (please note that the 2 public holiday rides this week have a route change where we avoid cottesloe)

saturday 20th april

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

development group –  novice shelley 36.06km spr saturday

transitional 1/2 – trans canning vale 42.34km spr saturday

fast/main – canning vale & welshpool 49.74km spr saturday

sunday 21st april – easter sunday

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 23rd april – easter monday

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

ride starts at coode st carpark at 6:00am

the annual vice presidents good friday ride – 150kms

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

fast/main – public hol 57.62km spr special

tuesday 24th april

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

wednesday 25th april

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 26th april – anzac day

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

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

fast/main – public hol 58.97km spr special

friday 27th april

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride