ride routes 2nd – 8th november

good to see some green on the podium to go with that gold at last weekend’s state championships down in bunbury.  this pic shows the gold medal winners from each division in the road race, but we also had some success in the individual time trial as well.  well done to all those that took part, especially those that raced on a very hot and windy sunday.  also, don’t forget the sunday ride now starts at 6:00am sharp.

cycliq camera lights – the lights have been dispatched so we will distribute as soon as they hit my doorstep.

ToMR race team – final teams for the tomr will be announced soon.  we have 3 men’s teams and a women’s team and more importantly a team of awesome volunteers.

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 – a couple of recaps from the beverley race the other weekend.  a race report from kate bonner and a race overview from mo von moinstein.  check them out so you know what you missed out on this year and hopefully inspire you to get on board for next year.

sunday start locations – as numbers increase over summer, we are looking at how we can manage the groups on a sunday morning.  as such we are implementing a start location system to give us an idea of how big the groups are.  we can then split them before they leave the carpark to ensure that the groups are a safe size on the road.  see the previous blog post about where to meet and the new start time.

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 – juniors, juniors, juniors. the weather is looking good so get the kids out and onto the bikes.  we had 5 with us last week including a first-timer who climbed 3 hills in kings park.

from the ride coordinator – A reasonably practical one from me this week reinforcing to everyone the change in start time for this week’s Sunday Hills ride to 6am, as posted by El Prez earlier in the week. Note also the intent to split both short and long hills groups to cater for different speed/capability (if there are sufficient numbers to allow).

saturday 2nd november

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 reabold 38.69km spr saturday

fast/main – reabold & cottesloe 50.91km spr saturday

sunday 3rd november

rides start at coode st carpark at 6:00am

note: sunday rides now start at 6:00am from nov to feb

development group – coffee ride

short – khna weir 72.23km spr sunday

long – khna trnr obs 101.76km spr sunday

monday 4th november

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 5th november

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

wednesday 6th november

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 7th november

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 8th november

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride