ride routes 29th june – 5th july

thirteen at the startline

riding in the rain is nothing new to this club.  this photo was from almost 10 years ago and even with unpleasant conditions, people still turned up for a ride.  not as many places to hide and most likely to finish the ride with a sand beard, but it is winter after all.  looks like there will be a window of opportunity this saturday, so get out and turn the pedals without having to clean the bike afterwards.

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

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.  there are usually different weekly offers on when you buy your entertainment book. if you buy your book before midnight sunday you will also receive a $10 jb hifi gift card.

tour of margs expression of interest – well it is on again and spr will be sending teams to compete in the biggest team cycling event in wa.  the tour of margaret is a multi-stage teams based race centred around the down south town of nannup.  there so many reasons why this is such a cool race to be part of and there are lots of links within the previous post.  if you want to be part of it, make sure you contact the club via the email address in the previous post.  expressions of interest close soon as we need to commit the number of teams and entry fee to the tour organisers.  if you are planning on doing this event, or are needing an incentive to train more, put your name down now.

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 – CANCELLED.  a bit of a discussion with the other parents and we have decided to put the juniors ride on hold over winter.  the last few weeks have been too wet and the prediction is for more rain on saturday.  even if it is not wet, then 2 deg in kings park is not pleasant and we want to make sure that the kids are actually having fun.  we will reassess mid august as to when to start up again.

from the ride coordinator – With the wettest June in 14 years and third wettest on record looming, it’s been difficult to consistently get on the bike across the month and this weekend the poor weather looks to continue. Hopefully we get a break in the rain long enough to have a dry ride on Saturday but I’m through trying to predict if we will or not. For those brave souls who are planning either of the hills rides on the weekend, please take note that Welshpool Rd between the end of Kewdale Rd and the Leach highway is scheduled (finally)for the completion of resurfacing along that stretch, so there may be some diversions in place to send you on some local streets, just when the end of the ride is in sign (Doh!). But who knows, even the weather might impact on this as well.

saturday 29th june

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 – CANCELLED over winter

development group –  novice shelley 36.06km spr saturday

transitional 1/2 – trans abernethy 39.96km spr saturday

fast/main – abernethy rd 48.21km spr saturday

sunday 30th june

rides start at coode st carpark at 7:00am

development group – coffee ride

short – brktn weir 82.89km spr sunday

long – cann dam 100.13km spr sunday

monday 1st july

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 2nd july

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

wednesday 3rd july

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 4th july

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 5th july

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride