ride routes 12th – 18th october

a very busy weekend ahead for our club and as such we may be a little short of ride leaders for saturday.  please be aware that as stated in our etiquette guide, safety is the number one priority.  this is both your safety and the safety of others.  one of the main causes of accidents is when people react to something and brake or swerve suddenly.  one of the reasons for this is not knowing when the group is turning or even going straight at intersections. please be aware of the ride route beforehand especially any of the turns that you need to take.  there may not be a ride leader in your group, so don’t just rely on others to yell instructions.  the last thing you want to have happen on a saturday ride is being responsible for bringing other riders down due to riding erratically.

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.

  • beverley race, cx & 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 currently we sit at 9 units ordered.  I will leave it open till the end of next week to see how many we get and then put the order through.  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 in 1 week.  we are aiming to start juniors again on the 19th october.  the weather has been awesome lately and school holidays will be finished so no better time to get the kids out and active.

from the ride coordinator – As a club, there is not a bigger weekend across the year than the one ahead. On and off the track there will be plenty of green white and black being represented in Beverley. It’s a great event and as members we should be delighted that we continue to support metro and regional cycling events in WA. Good luck to all SPR riders who are participating this weekend. For those that are volunteering this weekend, we wouldn’t have an event without you so a big thanks. But don’t worry, for those that can’t make it up to Beverley this weekend, we are also running our main and transitional rides in Perth. Whatever way you participate this weekend, get out there and enjoy and be proud of our great cycling club that goes close to offering something for just about everybody.

saturday 12th 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 – shelley & mosman 50.14km spr saturday

sunday 13th october

rides start at coode st carpark at 7:00am

development group – coffee ride

short – kal goose 67.63km spr sunday

long – kal chook obs 89.74km spr sunday

monday 14th october

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 15th october

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

wednesday 16th october

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 17th 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 18th october

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride

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