ride routes 14th – 20th september

you may have seen the report during the week of cyclists being asked to keep quiet while riding through dalkieth. my view on this is that it is up to all road users to be respectful to residents in the areas they are passing through.  whether this is cyclists holding a loud conversation, the harley rider revving their engine at 2 in the morning or a wrx driver trying to get sideways through a residential area full of kids.  as riders, we do use verbal commands to keep each other safe.  this is still the priority, and no-one is being asked to whisper “car back”.  but as a lot of our riding is done early morning, be equally respectful to the residents as you would want them to be of you.

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.

New kit
The new kit…

club kit – the latest order for club kit closes this sunday 15th.  if you are looking at doing the tomr, then make sure that you have enough kit for the multiple stages.  check out the club kit order page here.

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

  • West Coast Masters:15th September 2019 – Casuarina (Flat Course) – If you have not raced masters before and are over 30 – first race is free.

the beverley volunteers – as we have for the last few years, we are running the beverley race as part of the heroic weekend.  it is a handicap event which means that anyone has a chance of bring home the bacon.  however, running an event like this take a lot of volunteers.  we need your time to help register people, drive support cars, assist in timing, etc.  if you can help out, please contact the race email and let us know what you can do.  if you are riding in the heroic or cyclocross, maybe you can volunteer the previous day for the race.

the beverley race – if you aren’t going to volunteer, then sign up for the race.  for those not familiar with how a handicap race is run, the strongest riders start last (scratch) with everyone else getting a increasing better time advantage.  this means that (if the handicappers get it right), everyone has the same chance of winning the event.  to enter go to the following link as the entryboss page has just been launched.  be heroic.

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.

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 – a beautiful spring weekend on the horizon so get those k’s under the belt wile you can.  good luck to all those over tackling amy’s grand fondo hope you manage to grab that qualification spot for whistler.

saturday 14th september

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 reabold 38.69km spr saturday

fast/main – ewen st 50.26km spr saturday

sunday 15th september

rides start at coode st carpark at 7:00am

development group – coffee ride

short – grnmt goose 65.22km spr sunday

long – darl richardson weir 89.01km spr sunday

monday 16th september

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 17th september

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

wednesday 18th september

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 19th september

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 20th september

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride