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Pickering Brook number two…

Racing at its best! Pickering Brook – in the hills of Perth

Midland Cycling Club have put the race on for many years and everyone raves about it. SPR riders are supported by your race committee, if you are racing wear your SPR jersey.

For those new to the Pickering Brook race here is an brief explanation. The race is in two parts, an (optional) individual time trial of one lap (7k) followed a little while later by a road race. It is graded so the distances for the road race will vary, check it out and register here:

Pickering Brook number two

Pickering Brook race one

A favourite race for many of us is the Midland Cycle Club Pickering Brook event. The race is held in the picturesque hills of Kalamunda. Consisting of a one lap individual time trial, followed later with a road race.

You place yourself in a grade that suites your ability. Distances vary for different grades, for more info about this aspect ask your friendly race committee: Jon Hanson, Steph Lim, Greg Murray, Paul George and Luke Dawson.

Many SPR riders have started their race careers in this event,  the course is a loop that has a combination of easy corners and long straights, with a small hill. Perfect for the all rounder.

Check out the event at

First race is May 22, registrations are open …



Race the Tom Lowry Memorial

Collie Cycle Club is running the Tom Lowry Memorial cycle race 7th May this Sunday.

go to to register. entries close tonight at midnight

Graded racing at its best starts check out the details on the Collie Cycle Club website.



Racing is now transitioning from criteriums to road racing.  AND for those that want to race indoors look to the track for many great events:

25th April
Stan Gurney Memorial in Midvale Speed Dome Eddie Barron Dr Swan

7th May
Tom Lowry Memorial entries closing 2nd May. This ride is the first of two epics that are run in WA each year. Check it out….

13th May
Round Two winter track series.

22 May
Pickering Brook Road Race is three events that start on 22 May – 19 June and the third is 7th August. The event has two components,  a time trial and then a grade race. for those that want to give racing a go for the first time this is a great event, well run and a great course.

29 May
The Peel Junior Tour, obviously for the younger riders, it’s held by Peel CC who run a fun event each year.

4th June
The Goldfields Classic, let us know of your interest in this event – your club supports you an excellent bike, bus and accommodation package.

Time Trial!!! Look to ride the events held by Australian Time Trial Association now at Champion Lakes:

For all race events go to

SPR are looking for nominations for Goldfields let me know if you want to join us.










Its on again! The Goldfields Classic this year it is held on 4th and 5th June. Ride, race and hang with mates for two days…. how good is that!

SPR have been supporting riders to race the Goldfields for many years and again we want to send a contingency of enthusiastic riders to the event.  We will again organise the logistics of transport, accommodation and race transfers.

The race will suit those riders that like long flat roads, who want to take in the beautiful  scenery of the outback and breathe in the fresh country air.

The race committee is looking for you to join us. Right now we are looking for your interest in doing the event, email us at

Some more information from the website.

This year’s Minara Resources Goldfields Cyclassic will continue as a two-stage handicap race across the Goldfields from Kalgoorlie-Boulder to Menzies and on to Leonora. Riders will be racing across some of the richest and historic landscapes of the Western Australian Goldfields.

For the weekend enthusiasts who do not wish to race, but wish to be included in this exciting and iconic event, the Community Challenge is a great way to explore the riches of the Goldfields and enjoy the achievement of completing the course

More info here

Tell us now, let us know by 27th April, email now

Luke Dawson