ride routes 12th – 18th october

a very busy weekend ahead for our club and as such we may be a little short of ride leaders for saturday.  please be aware that as stated in our etiquette guide, safety is the number one priority.  this is both your safety and the safety of others.  one of the main causes of accidents is when people react to something and brake or swerve suddenly.  one of the reasons for this is not knowing when the group is turning or even going straight at intersections. please be aware of the ride route beforehand especially any of the turns that you need to take.  there may not be a ride leader in your group, so don’t just rely on others to yell instructions.  the last thing you want to have happen on a saturday ride is being responsible for bringing other riders down due to riding erratically.

entertainment book – once again we are selling the entertainment book as a fundraiser for the club.  available as a digital version, you can carry it anywhere on your phone to make sure that you never miss out on those discounts.  if you do want a physical book, these are still available but you must select a postage option.  click here to order your new book.  there are usually different weekly offers on when you buy your entertainment book.

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.

  • beverley race, cx & heroic

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 currently we sit at 9 units ordered.  I will leave it open till the end of next week to see how many we get and then put the order through.  if you want more information and a link to the shop, check out the previous post.

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.

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 – CANCELLED but coming back in 1 week.  we are aiming to start juniors again on the 19th october.  the weather has been awesome lately and school holidays will be finished so no better time to get the kids out and active.

from the ride coordinator – As a club, there is not a bigger weekend across the year than the one ahead. On and off the track there will be plenty of green white and black being represented in Beverley. It’s a great event and as members we should be delighted that we continue to support metro and regional cycling events in WA. Good luck to all SPR riders who are participating this weekend. For those that are volunteering this weekend, we wouldn’t have an event without you so a big thanks. But don’t worry, for those that can’t make it up to Beverley this weekend, we are also running our main and transitional rides in Perth. Whatever way you participate this weekend, get out there and enjoy and be proud of our great cycling club that goes close to offering something for just about everybody.

saturday 12th 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 – CANCELLED over winter

development group –  novice shelley 36.06km spr saturday

transitional 1/2 – trans reverse river 40.58km spr saturday

fast/main – shelley & mosman 50.14km spr saturday

sunday 13th october

rides start at coode st carpark at 7:00am

development group – coffee ride

short – kal goose 67.63km spr sunday

long – kal chook obs 89.74km spr sunday

monday 14th october

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 15th october

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

wednesday 16th october

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 17th 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 18th october

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride

ride routes 5th – 11th october

an absolutely awesome and awe inspiring race by honorary spr member annemiek van vleuten.  reports have said that even she was saying to herself that it was a stupid move to make….at the time.  on her own for over 100kms with a group of very strong riders trying to chase her down.  they got within 40 sec of her, before they self destructed and she pushed it back out to over 2 min.  overall a experience that the commentators said would probably never be seen the likes of again.  its interesting that even with a story like this, there is still a discussion about women’s sport being “not as interesting” and therefore not attracting sponsors.  it certainly looked interesting to me.

entertainment book – once again we are selling the entertainment book as a fundraiser for the club.  available as a digital version, you can carry it anywhere on your phone to make sure that you never miss out on those discounts.  if you do want a physical book, these are still available but you must select a postage option.  click here to order your new book.  there are usually different weekly offers on when you buy your entertainment book.

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.

  • DIRT

the beverley volunteers – as we have for the last few years, we are running the beverley race as part of the heroic weekend.  curently we have 15 voluteers signed up but we need closer to 28.  outstanding positions are Rego Desk; Marshaling; Lead Cars x4; SAG Wagon x1.  if you can help out, please email race@southperthrouleurs.com.au to sign up.

the beverley race – if you aren’t going to volunteer, then sign up for the race.  for those not familiar with how a handicap race is run, the strongest riders start last (scratch) with everyone else getting a increasing better time advantage.  this means that (if the handicappers get it right), everyone has the same chance of winning the event.  to enter go to the following link as the entryboss page has just been launched.  be heroic.

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 will reassess orders in a couple of weeks.  if you want more information and a link to the shop, check out the previous post.

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.

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 – CANCELLED but coming back soon.  hopefully we will all be back on deck after the school holidays.  there may be a few test rides over the next few weeks, but official kick off will not be that far away.

from the ride coordinator – Well if the recent UCI world championships in Yorkshire weren’t enough to inspire you to get out there and ride then you are a very hard person to please. Unbelievable effort from our very own (well we will lay claim to her anyway, even it it is a long bow) Annemiek van Vleuten with a break 100ks out is truly amazing. Adding to that was a great effort by the Dane Mads Pederson in atrocious conditions to take the win. Two very different races but both inspirational. Cycling, you gotta love it, so enjoy your own ride this weekend.

saturday 5th 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 – CANCELLED over winter

development group –  novice shelley 36.06km spr saturday

transitional 1/2 – trans reverse river 40.58km spr saturday

fast/main – murdoch & freo 49.8km spr saturday

sunday 6th october

rides start at coode st carpark at 7:00am

development group – coffee ride

short – khna weir 72.23km spr sunday

long – khna can mills 94.55km spr sunday

monday 7th october

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 8th october

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

wednesday 9th october

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 10th 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 11th october

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride

The Beverley Heroic Race – entries closing SOON!

On the weekend of Saturday 12th October, we continue the revival of the famous old race, and WACX host their Beverly CX in the eve. Then on and Sunday 13th Mr Vesparazzi hosts the Beverley Heroic Classic rides through the roads less traveled – see post HERE.

SPR are staging the event in the same format as the last three year’s awesome outings. A 114km Handicap race, starting and finishing in the charming Wheatbelt town of Beverley – one and a bit hours East of Perth.

As we wrote previously……..

“Rolling over undulating terrain, riders travel through rural views gently uphill, into shaded bushland of Wandoo National Park. The turnaround on to the return run sees a fast flowing lightly downhill run – handicap groups will need to work well to keep the scratch men at bay. The racing climaxes in the short rise on the approach to Lenard Rd with 4km to go– the first rider to crest holds the advantage in a fast run into the line. The handicap format encourages groups to work well together over the parcours.”

Our first year we were graced with multiple Track World Champions and local legends Cameron Meyer and Michael Freiberg as our winner and runner up in a cracking sprint finish. Not to mention Col Tierney attacking solo from 18km out and ONLY JUST getting caught in the final 300m. Second year, the win came from the bunch off a healthy handicap and last year saw another Moustache win, from MCC.

If you’ve nominated for ToMR this year, you should already have your entry done. Who’s up for the win this year……. ?

Entry for The Beverley Heroic Race is closing soon!!! The link to the EntryBoss registration page HERE.

Be a part of WA Cycling history. Go on – be Heroic.

The Beverley Heroic – Heroic Race, Heroic CX and the Heroic Classics

The Beverley Weekend big one for SPR. As well as The Beverley Race, WACX is again staging Cyclocross racing on Saturday afternoon, then the Beverley Heroic Classic rides on Sunday. A it’s massive weekend of cycling!

WACX hosts the Beverley Heroic CX at dusk on the banks of the Avon River. And if you know CX, you KNOW it’s good fun.

The Beverley Heroic Classic rides are a more social affair. A choice of 50 mile or 100 mile rides (80 or 160km) takes you through some amazing backroads, including some awesome gravel sections.

Even BIGGER this year is The Heroic Triple. Make a big weekend of it and enter all three events – Race, CX AND Classic 110 miler. This year, Triple entries are a packaged discount, as well as camping packages to stay overnight in the town.

Links to all entries are HERE at the Beverley Heroic website.

Volunteers are the Best people!

We’d love to see a sea of green once again. You can race or volunteer to help run either or both of the days. Volunteering and giving back to the Club is what makes our little green community great! Get behind and support the Club.

Email race@spr to register to volunteer.

Be a part of WA Cycling history. Go on – be Heroic.

ride routes 28th sep – 4th oct

there is only one race that we run each year and it is now only a few weeks away.  the beverley heroic road race is steeped history and we are proud to continue the tradition albeit in a much different format than in the past.   due to the increase in traffic around the greater perth area, the modern beverely is just an out and back handicap race. the original was a much harsher event heading from beverley through york and northam before finishing in perth.  as a handicap race allows riders of all abilities to race together, make sure you get your entry in soon.  if not, then we are always looking for more volunteers to help the race run smoothly.

entertainment book – once again we are selling the entertainment book as a fundraiser for the club.  available as a digital version, you can carry it anywhere on your phone to make sure that you never miss out on those discounts.  if you do want a physical book, these are still available but you must select a postage option.  click here to order your new book.  there are usually different weekly offers on when you buy your entertainment book.

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.

  • West Coast Masters – 29th September 2019 – Pickerbrook (Hilly Course) If you have not raced masters before and are over 30 – first race is free.

the beverley volunteers – as we have for the last few years, we are running the beverley race as part of the heroic weekend.  curently we have 15 voluteers signed up but we need closer to 28.  outstanding positions are Rego Desk; Marshaling; Lead Cars x4; SAG Wagon x1.  if you can help out, please email race@southperthrouleurs.com.au to sign up.

the beverley race – if you aren’t going to volunteer, then sign up for the race.  for those not familiar with how a handicap race is run, the strongest riders start last (scratch) with everyone else getting a increasing better time advantage.  this means that (if the handicappers get it right), everyone has the same chance of winning the event.  to enter go to the following link as the entryboss page has just been launched.  be heroic.

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 will reassess orders in a couple of weeks.  if you want more information and a link to the shop, check out the previous post.

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.

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 – CANCELLED but coming back soon.  hopefully we will all be back on deck after the school holidays.  there may be a few test rides over the next few weeks, but official kick off will not be that far away.

from the ride coordinator – With better weather we are now experiencing comes more participation as we all wake from our winter hibernation. More participation generally means bigger group sizes which highlights the need to focus on safety. Some simple precautions like knowing the ride routes, being prepared to call up and down the line, not half wheeling etc can make your riding more safe and more pleasurable for you and the group you are riding with. Above all, with larger group sizes, please listen to the guide and ride briefing from your ride leader who’s experience is there to help you get to the coffee shop and enjoy the ride along the way.

saturday 28th september

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 – CANCELLED over winter

development group –  novice shelley 36.06km spr saturday

transitional 1/2 – trans canning vale 42.34km spr saturday

fast/main – south lake 51.99km spr saturday

sunday 29th september

rides start at coode st carpark at 7:00am

development group – coffee ride

short – grnmt goose 65.22km spr sunday

long – grnmt prk mnd wr 93.71km spr sunday

monday 30th september – public holiday

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

rides start at coode st carpark at 7:00am

public hol 57.62km spr special

tuesday 1st october

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

wednesday 2nd october

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 3rd 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 4th october

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride

cycliq camera lights

most of you would have heard of cycliq camera lights.  a perth based company that has combined front and rear lights with a constantly recording camera.  there are many of you that may already have these lights as they are quite popular within the peleton.

however, if you don’t have any, or are looking at upgrading to the latest version, then we have a deal for you.

cycliq have offered the club a volume based discount on the fly6 ce and fly12 ce models.  what this means is that if the club buys 10 units, we get a 20% discount, 20 units a 25% discount and 30 units a 30% discount.  it must all be done through the club, then a bulk order sent out for us to distribute.

so, in the shop are 2 new items, the fly6 ce for the discounted price of $215 and the fly12 ce at $330.  this is down from $259 and $399 respectively.  this represents the 20% discounted price plus a bit for us to run it through paypal.  if we reach the 20 or 30 unit level, then the club will reimburse the difference in savings.  if however, we don’t reach the 10 unit mark, we will just refund all parties.

we will keep this offer open till mid october to see how we go.  there is no pressure, just an opportunity to get some safety lights at a reduced price.

click here for access to the club shop.

ride routes 21st – 27th september

yes it may have been cold, but it hasn’t been that cold.  while i have missed the cold change that perth has endured this week by strategically being in sunny queensland, further south some members have been climbing mountains in search of snow.  not really something that we see a lot of in perth, but then again we don’t really see any mountains either.

entertainment book – once again we are selling the entertainment book as a fundraiser for the club.  available as a digital version, you can carry it anywhere on your phone to make sure that you never miss out on those discounts.  if you do want a physical book, these are still available but you must select a postage option.  click here to order your new book.  there are usually different weekly offers on when you buy your entertainment book.

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.

  • The Element Round 3 – Lancelin – 22nd September 2019 – Cost $tba – entries close 17th Sep 19 – See details here

the beverley volunteers – as we have for the last few years, we are running the beverley race as part of the heroic weekend.  curently we have 15 voluteers signed up but we need closer to 28.  outstanding positions are Rego Desk; Marshaling; Lead Cars x4; SAG Wagon x1.  if you can help out, please email race@southperthrouleurs.com.au to sign up.

the beverley race – if you aren’t going to volunteer, then sign up for the race.  for those not familiar with how a handicap race is run, the strongest riders start last (scratch) with everyone else getting a increasing better time advantage.  this means that (if the handicappers get it right), everyone has the same chance of winning the event.  to enter go to the following link as the entryboss page has just been launched.  be heroic.

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.

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 – CANCELLED but coming back soon.  hopefully we will all be back on deck after the school holidays.  there may be a few test rides over the next few weeks, but official kick off will not be that far away.

from the ride coordinator – its heating up next week but should be pleasant enough over the weekend to get a few good rides in.  we may be a little short of ride leaders for the fast 2 ride, so please listen to the more experienced riders and make sure that everyone knows the ride route to avoid confusion….and crashes.

saturday 21st september

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 – CANCELLED over winter

development group –  novice shelley 36.06km spr saturday

transitional 1/2 – trans shelley 40.59km spr saturday

fast/main – hale rd reverse 51.37km spr saturday

sunday 22nd september

rides start at coode st carpark at 7:00am

development group – coffee ride

short – wlsh weir 62.23km spr sunday

long – wlsh obs kal 90.32km spr sunday

monday 23rd september

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 24th september

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

wednesday 25th september

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 26th september

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 27th september

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride

2019 SPR Ride Leaders Program – Calls for Expressions of Interest

SPR’s training rides set us apart as a cycling Club; we are one of the few clubs in Australia that is not affiliated with a bike shop facilitating a broad range of opportunities for people to cycle in a group every day. Since its inception in 2009, a key feature of the feedback the Club receives is the need to improve the way our group rides are led. With more consistent, trained and visible ride leaders, the result will be safer, more enjoyable ride experiences for all.

To this end, the Club developed a ride leader development program, with the objectives of:

  1. developing SPR ride leaders’ knowledge and skills of both ride leadership and core cycling skills
  2. building the confidence of ride leaders to ensure ride consistency and enhanced decision making during group rides
  3. growing the pool of capable, confident ride leaders

We are now seeking Expressions of Interest from SPR members who would like to be part of our second public Ride Leader Development Program. The Program consists of three separate but related components:

  1. Theory: covers the core knowledge and skills required to be an effective ride leader for group rides across the Main, Transition and Development rides conducted by SPR (+/- 2hrs personal time)
  2. Skills Sessions: out on the bike, learning all about what it takes to be a good ride leader as well as having the opportunity to practice your skills and ideas in a “safe” environment. (3 x 2.5 hours sessions)
  3. Ride Leader Observations: This will involve you being the ride leader for up to three (3) separate SPR training rides with an observer to determine how you go about deploying your skills and knowledge in the “real world” environment. (2 – 3 ‘normal’ training rides, weekdays or weekends as required)

As a participant, you will get:

  1. New Skills: You will learn new skills and knowledge about cycling as well as ride leadership.
  2. Kudos: Be part of the “qualified” ride leader team out on the road.
  3. Stuff.Upon successful completion, Program participants will receive a custom SPR Ride Leader jersey to be worn whenever you are leading a SPR ride.
  4. On Going Development: Access to private discussion groups; coaching and skills development; ride-leader only events.

In return, once you have completed the Program, we will expect your commitment to the following:

  1. Lead a minimum of 2 rides* per month throughout the year
  2. Be a role model for ride behaviour on ALL rides you participate in
  3. Assist in the recruitment and mentorship of future ride leaders
  4. Assist in training/observing people for their readiness to take on the role of Ride Leader.

*All prospective ride leaders should note that, from time to time, they will need be called on to lead rides of a lower skill &/or fitness level than their own. This means putting the interests of the Club and other riders before their own.

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. While the ability to ride at or above the level of the group you are leading is important, just as critical is the constructive attitude and sound communication skills that are brought to the role. Empathy, care and the ability to encourage others is essential to the success of the ride leader.

In the event we are over-subscribed, the T&D sub-committee will use the quality & content of the EOI’s as well as the need to balance the mix of ride leaders to select the required number of participants. Anyone who is not selected shouldn’t be discouraged; it’s a numbers thing (us) rather than a capability thing (you).

As part of your EOI, we’d like you to outline:

  1. what you hope to get out of being a SPR ride leader
  2. why you feel you will make a good contributor to ride leader team
  3. which SPR group you usually ride with (M2, M3, M4, T), and
  4. your statement of commitment to the role of ride leader in terms of time to complete the Program and to lead the requisite number of rides per month

We anticipate kicking the Program off on the 26th of October and completing it by mid-December.

If interested, please submit your EOI to development@southperthrouleurs.com.au  before 19 October 2019. If you have any questions about the Program before submitting your EOI, please send them through to development@southperthrouleurs.com.au and we will get back to you ASAP.

SPR Training and Development Sub-Committee

ride routes 14th – 20th september

you may have seen the report during the week of cyclists being asked to keep quiet while riding through dalkieth. my view on this is that it is up to all road users to be respectful to residents in the areas they are passing through.  whether this is cyclists holding a loud conversation, the harley rider revving their engine at 2 in the morning or a wrx driver trying to get sideways through a residential area full of kids.  as riders, we do use verbal commands to keep each other safe.  this is still the priority, and no-one is being asked to whisper “car back”.  but as a lot of our riding is done early morning, be equally respectful to the residents as you would want them to be of you.

entertainment book – once again we are selling the entertainment book as a fundraiser for the club.  available as a digital version, you can carry it anywhere on your phone to make sure that you never miss out on those discounts.  if you do want a physical book, these are still available but you must select a postage option.  click here to order your new book.  there are usually different weekly offers on when you buy your entertainment book.

New kit
The new kit…

club kit – the latest order for club kit closes this sunday 15th.  if you are looking at doing the tomr, then make sure that you have enough kit for the multiple stages.  check out the club kit order page here.

weekend racing – here is what is on offer this weekend if you want to pin a number on.

  • West Coast Masters:15th September 2019 – Casuarina (Flat Course) – If you have not raced masters before and are over 30 – first race is free.

the beverley volunteers – as we have for the last few years, we are running the beverley race as part of the heroic weekend.  it is a handicap event which means that anyone has a chance of bring home the bacon.  however, running an event like this take a lot of volunteers.  we need your time to help register people, drive support cars, assist in timing, etc.  if you can help out, please contact the race email and let us know what you can do.  if you are riding in the heroic or cyclocross, maybe you can volunteer the previous day for the race.

the beverley race – if you aren’t going to volunteer, then sign up for the race.  for those not familiar with how a handicap race is run, the strongest riders start last (scratch) with everyone else getting a increasing better time advantage.  this means that (if the handicappers get it right), everyone has the same chance of winning the event.  to enter go to the following link as the entryboss page has just been launched.  be heroic.

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.

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 – CANCELLED.  a bit of a discussion with the other parents and we have decided to put the juniors ride on hold over winter.  the last few weeks have been too wet and the prediction is for more rain on saturday.  even if it is not wet, then 2 deg in kings park is not pleasant and we want to make sure that the kids are actually having fun.  we will reassess mid august as to when to start up again.

from the ride coordinator – a beautiful spring weekend on the horizon so get those k’s under the belt wile you can.  good luck to all those over tackling amy’s grand fondo hope you manage to grab that qualification spot for whistler.

saturday 14th september

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 – CANCELLED over winter

development group –  novice shelley 36.06km spr saturday

transitional 1/2 – trans reabold 38.69km spr saturday

fast/main – ewen st 50.26km spr saturday

sunday 15th september

rides start at coode st carpark at 7:00am

development group – coffee ride

short – grnmt goose 65.22km spr sunday

long – darl richardson weir 89.01km spr sunday

monday 16th september

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 17th september

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

wednesday 18th september

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 19th september

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 20th september

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride

New kit

Kit order closing…

If you aren’t on Facebook you would be missing the marketing blitz around the current SPR club kit order.

If you are need of club kit the order portal is currently open but will close on Sunday 15 September.  Access it from club kit page.

Think about all of those sunny days ahead and make sure you have  enough kit to look your best on club rides!  🙂

This order will arrive in time for the Tour of Margaret river…

The website for the South Perth Cycle Club