ride routes 11th – 17th january

identify your “mountain” this year and make a plan to climb it.

limited internet and limited time means that this update will be pretty limited. there is a lot going on, however, with the crits in full swing in perth and the nationals happening this week in ballarat.  we have a few riders in victoria already and there are some results coming through.  patrick chucked his hat in the ring against durbo and dennis for the itt and put in a solid effort to come 22nd.  oli stenning also came in 19th in the under 23 event. coming up we have teneal attard in the crit and kate bonner, patrick and oli in their respect road races. some of this will be televised, but also there are a few facebook feeds that show the events. support them if you can.

crit racing – there is racing available throughout summer – pretty much every weekend. this sunday there are races on from RCCC and west coast masters. an updated program with links to the events HERE.  for a bit more info on why crit racing could be for you, check out the previous post.

spr race mentors – the race mentors will be your go to for questions, queries and advice so you can dip your toe with some support. if you think you want to be a race mentor to help those that are curious about racing, then you can sign up to help out.  check out the previous post for more information.

mercantile lane closure – some of you may remember that the pedestrian bridge over mercantile lane fell down last year.  this is the back lane that we take to get from mounts bay rd to st georges terrace.  as of 20th dec it will be closed again to facilitate the rebuilding of that foot bridge.  no idea how long it will be down for, so you will need to take the next road (william st) to hook back around to the cafe after the ride.

hot weather policy – there has been a lot of discussion after last weeks heat wave as to how the club should run the sunday hills rides when the mercury rises significantly. there are a number of options being looked at including shortening rides, cancelling rides or changing times.  as always, we cannot tell you not to ride and you do so at your own risk.  however, if we deem that the conditions are not suitable, the club sanctioned training ride may be adjusted to suit. watch this space as more develops.

cycling trip to france – this year long time spr member, christophe is looking at organising a trip to france to ride in the mountains.  it is 12 nights with 2 french speaking guides cruising around such little hills as mount ventoux.  if you are interested, see christophe at the coffee shop after the ride or email him at crosstraining@optusnet.com.au

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 awesome out there, so get the kids out and onto the bikes.  come ride your bike and you may get to feed the magpies. lets see if there were any bike related presents under the tree this year.

from the ride coordinator – The club committee and ride leaders sub committee has been busy scoping some new ride routes for all members to enjoy. This weekend we commence the roll out of this programme with the introduction of a new long hills ride route for Sunday. This one is an epic with lots of kilometers and plenty of elevation. Great for those is training for either the Peaks and 5 Dams events which are coming up in March and April. So enjoy. As soon as the weather is right, we also have 2 new Saturday ride routes with corresponding transition rides ready to go. Those with a keen eye may have noticed the new additions added to the blog last week.

saturday 11th january

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 abernethy 39.96km spr saturday

fast/main – holmes rd 50.42km spr saturday

sunday 12th january

rides start at coode st carpark at 6:00am

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

development group – coffee ride

short –wlsh weir 62.23km spr sunday

long – zania darl mund dodd obs 111.68km spr sunday

monday 13th january

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 14th january

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

wednesday 15th january

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 16th january

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 17th january

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride