ride routes 18th – 24th may

there are some events that you do where you just say to yourself “wow, that was a great event, but i would probably enjoy it a lot more if i was fitter”.  seVen is like that.  technically, it is not that hard, but fitness-wise it is brutal.  127kms with over 2500m of climbing and all on dirt roads.  last year i was fairly fit.  leading into the event i had been over to the tour of bintan and done a number of race events in and around perth.  this year……i’ve been riding with the kids on saturday.  hmm. someone didn’t think that through too well.  as far as events go, though, this one is awesome.  as usual the team behind the tour of margs brings another well run event to the south-west with numbers now exceeding 500 entrants.  there are a number of returnee’s from spr heading down to tackle the course again.  there are a few spr first-timers but hopefully next year, as it’s reputation spreads, that translates into a whole bunch more.

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.

spr giro dinner – This year, SPR is heading to local South Perth haunt, Solo Pizza. Owned and operated by our favourite local Italians Stefania and Giovanni, Solo Pizza will host SPR for an evening of Giro, pizza, gelato, vino and birra.  After Stage 15 from Ivrea to Como (true story) , Solo Pizza is opening exclusively for SPR with a selection of the Solo Pizza menu, garden salads, desserts and corkage – the venue is BYO for beer and wine only.  see the previous post for more details and links to tickets.

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 – before the weather gets too cold, get your kids out for some laps of kings park or optus stadium.  juniors will continue to run over winter so if you have kids that are keen, then we will still be there.

from the ride coordinator – cold mornings predicted for this weekend.  i hope that you got your order in for some warmer gear before the club kit orders closed.

saturday 18th 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 cresswell 40.21km spr saturday

fast/main – morley drive 50.77km spr saturday

sunday 19th may

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 20th may

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 21st may

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

wednesday 22nd may

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 23rd 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 24th may

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride