ride routes 25th – 31st may

i know that i talked about seVen last week, but with over 500 riders in attendance, it is seriously becoming a iconic event for wa.  there were a number of categorised climbs, but in between them was generally more climbing as the roads wound their way around hills and valleys.  the highlight was a lady playing violin seemingly in the middle of nowhere as we crested the arcadia climb.  stunning scenery at every turn made up for the over 3000m of climbing that you endured.  seeing a number of other spr riders along the way also made it bearable.  however, i may do a bit more training before next years event.

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. Members, partners, kids, hangers on and all in between are welcome.

  • Venue:       Solo Pizza, 135A Coode St, South Perth
    Date:          Monday 27th May
    Time:          Starting at 18:30 to 21:00 – very cyclist friendly
    Tickets:      $35.00 per person

entertainment book – once again we are selling the entertainment book as a fundraiser for the club.  available as a digital version, you can carry it anywhere on your phone to make sure that you never miss out on those discounts.  if you do want a physical book, these are still available but you must select a postage option.  click here to order your new book.

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 – As the days get shorter and the nights grow colder, it definitely takes more motivation to get out and get going. Couple of inspirations for me. One is the magnificence of the sunrises that happen around this time of year. The other is a quote from Alistair Humphreys in his book on cycling around the world – Moods of Future Joys “ I’ve never met anybody who regretted taking a long ride. But I’ve met many who regretted not doing one”. So whilst our weekend rides are not quite as epic as Alistair’s, it’s always good to have some other perspective to help you get out there and create your own adventures.

saturday 25th may – presidents day

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 – south st 51.23km spr saturday

sunday 26th may

rides start at coode st carpark at 7:00am

development group – coffee ride

short – wlsh weir 62.23km spr sunday

long – wlsh obs kal 90.32km spr sunday

monday 27th may

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 28th may

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

wednesday 29th may

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 30th 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 31st may

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride