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Each year, SPR recognises some of the cyclists and participants who help to support the club or inspire others with their cycling achievements. There are five awards this year, a new award to recognise our ride leaders. Presentations of the awards will take place at the Christmas breakfast on Saturday 21 December 2019.

There will also be a prize awarded at the breakfast for the best dressed rider/bike on the Christmas ride, so don’t forget to dress up your bike and yourself. Other awards (from the Race Committee and the President) will also be given at the Christmas breakfast.

You can nominate up to two people for each award. If you could provide some background as to why the person is being nominated, even if they are not the final award recipient, they will still have the opportunity to read the collated comments. Note this survey is fully anonymous.

This survey will be open until midnight Wednesday 18 December 2019.

Thank you for participating in our survey. Your feedback is important.

SPR Christmas Drinks 2019

“How did that happen?” I can hear you all ask. Is it really that time of the year? Already?”

The answer is yes – the SPR annual out-of-lycra festive season celebration is upon us once again so dust off your fancy pants, put some bells on and join us for what is, to quote last years’ committee blog post, “undoubtedly one of the highlights of the SPR social calendar”.

The essentials:

Where? The Empire Bar, 220 Great Eastern Highway, Rivervale – on the outdoor terrace (weather permitting)

When? Sunday 15th December 2019, 6:00pm until cyclist’s-o’clock

How Much? $30 per person – includes a drink,  finger food and pizza.

Who? All the people – this event is, like our club, inclusive. Partners and children are more than welcome.

Booking? Get your tickets in the SPR shop  before Thursday 12th December.

With less than four weeks to go you better make like a reindeer and Dash(er) off to get your tickets.


2018 SPR Tour de France Dinner at Chez Pierre’s

SPR Tour de France Dinner at Chez Pierre’s in NedlandsTuesday 17 July (Stage 10) 6.30pm

The booking is in their separate dining room so places are limited to 30. This time we are keeping it simple so just come along for a wonderful three-course meal with your friends and partners – no need to swot up on the highest mountain in France or the previous Tour de France winners.

Stage 10 is in the Haute –Savoie region in the Auvergne-Rhône Alps and the set menu below reflects food from the region.

  • Amuse Bouche
  • Tartiflette – a traditional winter dish from Savoy in the Alps. Potatoes, caramalised onions served with a light veloute and crispy lardons and finished in the oven with Gruyere and Raclette cheese
  • Sorbet
  • Filet of Boeuf au Roquefort. Tender Harvey fillet of Beef, served with a gratin potato dauphinoise, pumpkin and cardamom puree and spinach finished with a classis Roquefort sauce
  • Fondant au Chocolat. Hot baked Belgium Dark chocolaté Lava cake, with a rich liquid centre, served with vanilla bean ice-cream, salted caramel sauce and pouring crème anglaise.

Note the restaurant also caters for vegan, vegetarian and gluten free with substitute courses so please email Belinda at once you have booked so the restaurant can be notified in advance.

Cost: set menu is $59.90 per person; BYO wine with corkage $10.50 per bottle. Book and pay via the SPR Shop.

Where: Chez Pierre 131 Stirling Hwy Nedlands (08) 9386 5886. For more information on the restaurant visit their web site: Parking in front of or near the restaurant.

Hope to see you there.