ride routes 10th – 16th august

the forlorn figure of nick finch at some cafe in blankensee in north-eastern germany just reminds us that it is not winter everywhere.  although the forecast for this week is looking pretty damn good.  no rain and low to mid 20’s….probably the same as the north german summer.  actually, i just looked up the weather in blankensee and it is 23 deg just after lunch.  we really shouldn’t complain.  at least we don’t need snow chain on our bikes in winter.

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.

weekend racing – here is what is on offer this weekend if you want to pin a number on.

SPR ToMR 2019 –ToMR EOI’s are closed and details and costs are being finalised.
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 – There’s more to ToMR than just racing ToMR!!! ToMR are hosting their “Breakaway” rides – get to 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 – who else would you get to lead a Breakaway if Thomas De Gendt isn’t available? 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 websiteEmail if you are interested or chat to Steve or Greg after Saturday Main rides at Dome.

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 – Question for the week: Who would leave their house in their car not quite sure of where they are going ? Perhaps for some there is a thrill in that but it’s definitely not good if your intending to ride one of the clubs training rides. Just rocking up to a ride and giving someone else the responsibility for your own personal safety doesn’t seem like a smart thing to do. We’ve had some recent examples of near misses on the main rides where people have been confused about the direction of where they are going and almost caused an accident. But with a little bit of prep tonight, tomorrow or even on Saturday morning, you can reduce the risk (for you and others) by simply familiarising yourself with this weeks ride routes. After all, many ride for the coffee at the end. Be sure you don’t miss it.

saturday 10th august

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 canning vale 42.34km spr saturday

fast/main – maddington 51.87km spr saturday

sunday 11th august

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 12th august

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 13th august

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

wednesday 14th august

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 15th 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 16th august

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride

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