ride routes 28th sep – 4th oct

there is only one race that we run each year and it is now only a few weeks away.  the beverley heroic road race is steeped history and we are proud to continue the tradition albeit in a much different format than in the past.   due to the increase in traffic around the greater perth area, the modern beverely is just an out and back handicap race. the original was a much harsher event heading from beverley through york and northam before finishing in perth.  as a handicap race allows riders of all abilities to race together, make sure you get your entry in soon.  if not, then we are always looking for more volunteers to help the race run smoothly.

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.

ride leader program – We are now seeking expressions of interest from SPR members who regularly ride with the Main 2, 3 & 4 as well as Transition groups. We currently have a good number of riders from the Main 1 cohort; we really need to boost our numbers further down the line.  please see the previous post for more info.

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

  • West Coast Masters – 29th September 2019 – Pickerbrook (Hilly 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.  curently we have 15 voluteers signed up but we need closer to 28.  outstanding positions are Rego Desk; Marshaling; Lead Cars x4; SAG Wagon x1.  if you can help out, please email race@southperthrouleurs.com.au to sign up.

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.

cycliq camera lights – we have a bit of a club deal running with cycliq where if we purchase a certain amount of fly6 or fly12 camera lights we get a 20%, 25% or even 30% discount.  we have added the lights to the shop and will reassess orders in a couple of weeks.  if you want more information and a link to the shop, check out the previous post.

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 but coming back soon.  hopefully we will all be back on deck after the school holidays.  there may be a few test rides over the next few weeks, but official kick off will not be that far away.

from the ride coordinator – With better weather we are now experiencing comes more participation as we all wake from our winter hibernation. More participation generally means bigger group sizes which highlights the need to focus on safety. Some simple precautions like knowing the ride routes, being prepared to call up and down the line, not half wheeling etc can make your riding more safe and more pleasurable for you and the group you are riding with. Above all, with larger group sizes, please listen to the guide and ride briefing from your ride leader who’s experience is there to help you get to the coffee shop and enjoy the ride along the way.

saturday 28th 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 canning vale 42.34km spr saturday

fast/main – south lake 51.99km spr saturday

sunday 29th september

rides start at coode st carpark at 7:00am

development group – coffee ride

short – grnmt goose 65.22km spr sunday

long – grnmt prk mnd wr 93.71km spr sunday

monday 30th september – public holiday

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

rides start at coode st carpark at 7:00am

public hol 57.62km spr special

tuesday 1st october

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

wednesday 2nd october

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 3rd october

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 4th october

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride