ride routes 5th – 11th october

an absolutely awesome and awe inspiring race by honorary spr member annemiek van vleuten.  reports have said that even she was saying to herself that it was a stupid move to make….at the time.  on her own for over 100kms with a group of very strong riders trying to chase her down.  they got within 40 sec of her, before they self destructed and she pushed it back out to over 2 min.  overall a experience that the commentators said would probably never be seen the likes of again.  its interesting that even with a story like this, there is still a discussion about women’s sport being “not as interesting” and therefore not attracting sponsors.  it certainly looked interesting to me.

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.

  • DIRT

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 – Well if the recent UCI world championships in Yorkshire weren’t enough to inspire you to get out there and ride then you are a very hard person to please. Unbelievable effort from our very own (well we will lay claim to her anyway, even it it is a long bow) Annemiek van Vleuten with a break 100ks out is truly amazing. Adding to that was a great effort by the Dane Mads Pederson in atrocious conditions to take the win. Two very different races but both inspirational. Cycling, you gotta love it, so enjoy your own ride this weekend.

saturday 5th october

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 reverse river 40.58km spr saturday

fast/main – murdoch & freo 49.8km spr saturday

sunday 6th october

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 7th october

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 8th october

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

wednesday 9th october

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 10th 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 11th october

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride