ride routes 19th – 25th october

the biggest weekend for the club, from an external perspective, was held at beverley last weekend.  this is where we as a club present to the other clubs our ability to organise and run a road race.  this is no mean feat and the work behind and in front of the scenes was immense from a small group of volunteers.  these people deserve a huge thanks from everyone as we had an incident free event that the club can be proud of.  also a huge thanks to those racing as earlier in the week, we were contemplating cancelling the race this year.  numbers have been low in a lot of races around perth and it was looking like it was not going to be viable.  driving in a support car on the day, i was pleased to see so many spr jerseys out there, so thanks again for supporting the event.

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.

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 we now over over 10 orders.  I will close off the order at the end of this weekend and then send it through to cycliq.  if you want a camera light, then get in fast.  more information and a link to the shop is on the previous post.

ToMR race team – as per yesterday’s blog post there is a call out for some reserves. Please get in contact with race@spr if you are interested.

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.

The Beverley – Last weekend was The Beverley Heroic weekend, including The Beverley Classic Race. There were some cracking rides and results from SPR members and beyond. Stay tuned for a Race Report from Fastest Female, Kate Bonner, and the usual ramblings from The Mo. Standby for the action!

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 – BACK THIS WEEK.  the weather has been awesome lately and school holidays are finished so no better time to get the kids out and active.

from the ride coordinator – Just when we thought the cold mornings were finished for the calendar year, I found myself having to pull out the fingered gloves and arm warmers again this week as overnight temps dropped back to single figures. Fear not though fellow riders we have some warmer weather forecast for our rides this weekend with the return of the winds from the east. With Benara road scheduled up this weekend, once you turn the corner from West Swan road, enjoy the sweet ride home !

saturday 19th 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 – kings park juniors 23.72km spr saturday

development group –  novice shelley 36.06km spr saturday

transitional 1/2 – trans benara 39.90km spr saturday

fast/main – benara rd 50.76km spr saturday

sunday 20th october

rides start at coode st carpark at 7:00am

development group – coffee ride

short – wlsh weir 62.23km spr sunday

long – wlsh weir kal 101.71km spr sunday

monday 21st october

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 22nd october

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

wednesday 23rd october

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 24th 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 25th october

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride