ride routes 27th july – 2nd aug

sometimes when facing a storm you need to look for the silver lining….or at least the natural refraction of light into it’s colourful spectrum.  for me this past couple of weeks it has been a renewed motivation for riding my bike.  strangely enough this has come on the back of the most interesting tour de france in years.  the lack of clear winner, let alone team leader has made this one of the most open since the inception of the skynet team of robots.  however, late nights and early mornings mean that something has to suffer.  and suffer i have after being dropped just past the uni on this mornings ride.

ride leader sponsor –there is no ride leader sponsor for august.  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.

SPR ToMR 2019 – ToMR EOI’s are closed and emails sent out for the first ToMR team meeting. Scheduled for this Saturday 27th July, post-Main rides at Dome Westralia Plaza.
We will cover logistical details and costs, and field any questions you may have.
If you are still interested but didn’t register, see the Race@SPR crew this Saturday. Be quick or be ready for next year!

ToMR Breakaway 2019 – BUT WAIT – THERE’S MORE TO ToMR!!! There are other options at ToMR aside form racing. ToMR are running their “Breakaway” rides. What are they? The Breakaway rides basically ride the full race courses ahead of the race in a fully supported group. Last year, that group was headed up by none other than Jens Voigt – I mean, who else would you get to lead a Breakaway? If there is suitable demand from non-racing SPR members, we can look towards packaging an accommodation bundle to travel with the SPR ToMR-ers. If you like bikes and riding it is one of the best weekends away all year.  For more info on the Breakaway rides, check out the ToMR event website. Email if you are interested, and/or pop along to Saturday’s ToMR meeting.

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 –after a low turn out last week, hopefully the clear weather will allow a few more people the chance to venture outside.  not the warmest weekend, but certainly not the coldest either.  make sure you layer-up.

saturday 27th july

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 shelley 40.59km spr saturday

fast/main – south lake 51.99km spr saturday

sunday 28th july

rides start at coode st carpark at 7:00am

development group – coffee ride

short – brktn weir 82.89km spr sunday

long – carr peet obs 97.72km spr sunday

monday 29th july

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 30th july

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

wednesday 31st july

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 1st august

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 2nd august

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride