ride routes 11th – 17th may

El Prez is still in absentia, enjoying Utah, so it falls to the VP to provide the spiel.   There has been some discussions this week regarding wet weather riding.  The “Belgian” fan club has been tut-tutting the Fair Weather Riders for not venturing out last Saturday.  From my perspective, the FWRC is a great ride option for those not wanting to risk riding in the rain, and after last year, when I was confined to a trainer for 4 months, it was the only way to do group rides.  I’m sure that the FWRC will have several more outings this winter, but this weekend won’t be one of them.  Come out and enjoy the sunshine, the camaraderie and the post ride hot chocolate (or something else for the caffeine freaks).

Also, the annual Giro night is on again later this month.   See previous post (see previous post) for further details.

Also, also, kit orders are closing soon (see previous post) for further details

ride leader sponsor –there is no ride leader sponsor for may.  if you want to promote your business to our 400 members and 2500 facebook followers, get in contact with the club.

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 –

The European cycling season steps up another gear with the start of the legendary Giro d’Italia this weekend. In sympathy with the challenges that all those participants face over the next 3 weeks, our Saturday main ride this week is one of our more difficult circuits through our own foothills of Perth. So whilst you push through the pain going up Hale and Ridgehill Roads, spare a thought for those cyclists about to tackle the magnificent peaks of northern Italy.
If that is not enough to motivate you, then think of it as preparation for SPR’s upcoming Giro Pizza night at Solo Pizza on 27th May (see other blog note). More energy used = less guilt.

saturday 11th may

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 benara 39.90km spr saturday

fast/main – hale & ridgehill 50.58km spr saturday

sunday 12th may

rides start at coode st carpark at 7:00am

development group – coffee ride

short – kal goose 67.63km spr sunday

long – kal obs goose 97.40km spr sunday

monday 13th may

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 14th may

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

wednesday 15th may

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 16th may

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 17th may

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride