ride routes 15th – 21st june

how was your riding this week???  i have spent the entire week in brisvegas and the weather has been perfect for winter.  minimums of 13 and max of 25 pretty much what perth had the week before winter kicked in.  unfortunately i don’t have access to a bike over here, and running when it is 90% humidity at 7am isn’t always pleasant. however, it should help with cyclocross training. so with no bike to ride, i wore a bike instead and it kind of reflects how i feel on the bike at the moment.

ride leader sponsor –there is no ride leader sponsor for june.  if you want to promote your business to our 400 members and 2500 facebook followers, get in contact with the club.

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.

spr club championships – with only 100 members expressing interest in a club champs, we have decided to not run it this year.  hiring the venue and providing a safe environment with st john on site means that we would be looking at about a $5000 loss. i still think that the idea has merit and so the committee will investigate it further in the future.

tour of margs expression of interest – well it is on again and spr will be sending teams to compete in the biggest team cycling event in wa.  the tour of margaret is a multi-stage teams based race centred around the down south town of nannup.  there so many reasons why this is such a cool race to be part of and there are lots of links within the previous post.  if you want to be part of it, make sure you contact the club via the email address in the previous post.

junior jersey policy – In order to further encourage junior participation the Committee has resolved to offer all junior members a free club jersey!  And in recognition that juniors will keep growing, the policy allows for one jersey per year (as  long as they are a member) until 18 years of age. Please see the previous post for more details.

memberships new changes – if you are a member of another club and want to change to spr then it is simply a matter of calling up  cycling australia memberships and giving them your membership number.  i have requested that an additional fee is not required and most people don’t care what club is written on their card as long as they are in the right club in the system. it should be a zero fee transaction and if they ask for anything, tell them to contact the club.

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 – before the weather gets too cold, get your kids out for some laps of kings park or optus stadium.  juniors will continue to run over winter so if you have kids that are keen, then we will still be there.

from the ride coordinator –Like many of us, this time last week, I was really happy to see some precipitation in the weather forecast. “Good for the farmers” I thought. I was even looking forward to a little less intensity on the bike for the weekend, having done lots of KMs across May. Well they say a week is a long time in politics, it’s also a long time if your not part of the FWRC (for those who don’t don’t that is the girls and boys who don’t mind the trainer aka fair weather riding club) so I’m now positively itching to get back out there. And I’m not alone. Kudos to those few hardy souls who did the main ride last week, I’m hoping to join you this week. Showers or Shine !

saturday 15th june

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 (with parent) – kings park juniors 23.72km spr saturday

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 16th june

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 17th june

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 18th june

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

wednesday 19th june

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 20th june

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 21st june

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride

Tour of Margaret River 2019 is coming…..

SPR’s annual trip organisation for Tour of Margaret River is underway for 2019. Race@SPR are seeking Expressions of Interest from SPR Members to be a part of the SPR Squad for 2019 prior to opening nominations so we can get a gauge of the number of teams for this year.

There’s no “I” in TEAM. But there is an AvV.

In recent years SPR has fielded teams comprising women’s, men’s and mixed teams and we are expecting the same this year. The event is organised as an SPR Club trip, so we stay in team houses based in Busselton and package 4 nights’ accommodation, event registration and subsidy for SPR Volunteers as a set price for participating SPR racers.

The event website has a load of general info HERE which will give you an idea. There are updates coming regularly and we will look to keep the SPRouleurs updated through the Blog posts here, and the FaceBook pages as well.

For some SPR history lessons, here is a list of links to previous ToMR Race reports on the SPR Blog for your reading pleasure:

el Prez: And then I said “just leave me and I’ll finish at my own pace”. But they made me stick with the group and hurt.
AvV: Oh, those crazy #FTS guys!

This year the event is scheduled as a 3 day, 4 stage race event based on teams of 6 racers. Stage 1 is a Team Time Trial that ranks the teams into grades for the remaining stages. Hosted in the stunning South West area of Nannup over 7th-10th November 2019, it is a true Pro-Am event, with Current and Past World Tour Pro’s amongst the peloton. In 2017 SPR scored the current World ITT Champion and all ’round Legend, Dutchie Extraordinaire Annemiek van Vlueten as a Team member. It was 4 days of awesome we’ll not forget – thanks AvV!

So before you move, please understand there are a few “non-negotiables” when nominating:

  • You must be a current member of SPR.
  • You must have or be prepared to have an SPR Race License (your Recreational License can be upgraded to Race).
  • You should be expecting to train and race through the year with the SPR Team(s) to prepare.
  • You must volunteer for at least one event for SPR through the year.
Shut Up Poodle!

There will be some more information released and Q&A Information Sessions prior to nominations officially opening. Nominations this year will require a deposit and an acceptance of the SPR ToMR Guidelines. Think of them as Terms and Conditions, Expectations, “The Rule Book” – they have become a necessary documented guide for us and will be published when nominations open.

If you have any questions, have a chat with your Race Sub-Committee members post-ride on Saturday’s at Dome.

Most importantly, to Express Your Interest:

Email race@southperthrouleurs.com.au with your name, contact details and current Saturday Group you are riding with.

ride routes 8th – 14th june

last week on the thursday ride the group i was in had to wait for a train in freo.  over the past 10 years i don’t think that i could count on one hand how many times i have had to stop at that rail crossing.  a few years ago during the paris-roubaix a group of riders when under a train crossing while the lights were flashing and went on to finish the race in the top few positions.  in the end, they were all disqualified for not obeying the traffic rules. train crossings, red lights, roundabouts, there are all rules in place around these traffic interactions and it is important that we all obey those rules.  please help enforce the correct behaviours by having a quiet word to anyone that isn’t doing the right thing.  this is not something that should be left to the ride leaders or committee.  best case is that they give the club a bad name, worst case is we have to scrape them off the road.

ride leader sponsor –there is no ride leader sponsor for june.  if you want to promote your business to our 400 members and 2500 facebook followers, get in contact with the club.

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.

spr fair weather riders club (fwrc) – as there is a chance of rain this saturday, for those riders that are made of sugar and are at risk of dissolving, there will be a ride set up on zwift.  a 50km fairly flat ride leaving at 7am on saturday may be an option for those that need to train but have recently cleaned their bikes.

spr club championships – the final votes are in so now the committee will determine whether it is worth setting up a club championship race.  please stay tuned for for info.

spr national kit – You should know by now if you have qualified for the UCI Masters’ World Champs in Poland. Good luck to those who are making the trip! If you need SPR National Kit please order it now through the club shopso that there is time to get it manufactured.  Orders will close on June 10th, so be quick.

junior jersey policy – In order to further encourage junior participation the Committee has resolved to offer all junior members a free club jersey!  And in recognition that juniors will keep growing, the policy allows for one jersey per year (as  long as they are a member) until 18 years of age. Please see the previous post for more details.

memberships new changes – if you are a member of another club and want to change to spr then it is simply a matter of calling up  cycling australia memberships and giving them your membership number.  i have requested that an additional fee is not required and most people don’t care what club is written on their card as long as they are in the right club in the system. it should be a zero fee transaction and if they ask for anything, tell them to contact the club.

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 – before the weather gets too cold, get your kids out for some laps of kings park or optus stadium.  juniors will continue to run over winter so if you have kids that are keen, then we will still be there.

from the ride coordinator –Well we were boasting last week of the great weather we were having and lots of people got the extra kms in. But the weather gods haven’t smiled on us this week. Hopefully we will get the Saturday main ride in, between fronts.

saturday 8th june

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 (with parent) – kings park juniors 23.72km spr saturday

development group –  novice shelley 36.06km spr saturday

transitional 1/2 – trans cresswell 40.21km spr saturday

fast/main – cresswell & herdsman 48.86km spr saturday

sunday 9th june

rides start at coode st carpark at 7:00am

development group – coffee ride

short – brktn weir 82.89km spr sunday

long – carr peet obs 97.72km spr sunday

monday 10th june

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 11th june

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

wednesday 12th june

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 13th june

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 14th june

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride

ride routes 1st – 7th june

photo – doug flanagan

way back in 2012 we jointly ran a race at barbagello raceway as part of the kings of waneroo motorcycling festival.  we had limited time and a lot of divisions, so we run a short course race kind of like a kermesse.  the committee has been discussing holding an SPR only event back on this course so we can crown a club champion.  as an inclusive club, we are ensuring that this is not just targeted to the “a” grade racing set, but rather look at holding divisions that match our saturday morning rides.  this will be in a safe environment riding with people you do every weekend.  check out the blurb below and vote in the facebook poll to let us know how you feel.

ride leader sponsor –there is no ride leader sponsor for june.  if you want to promote your business to our 400 members and 2500 facebook followers, get in contact with the club.

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.

spr club championships – the club committee has been investigating the possibility of running a club championship…but with a difference.  recognising our roots and the fact that the saturday morning ride is where we have to most influence, we wanted to run races based on the groups you regularly ride in.  the intent is that it is not actually that much more of a step from what many people do, but we are formalising it a bit.  also, we wanted to make sure that it was held in a safe environment free from any distractions.  hence we are looking at hiring our barbagello raceway. this endeavour will cost the club both financially and with volunteer time, so we want to make sure that people are interested before we commit.  therefore we are running a poll on our facebook page to understand what the membership desires. head on over and cast your vote and leave a comment if you need any clarification.

spr national kit – You should know by now if you have qualified for the UCI Masters’ World Champs in Poland. Good luck to those who are making the trip! If you need SPR National Kit please order it now through the club shopso that there is time to get it manufactured.  Orders will close on June 10th, so be quick.

junior jersey policy – In order to further encourage junior participation the Committee has resolved to offer all junior members a free club jersey!  And in recognition that juniors will keep growing, the policy allows for one jersey per year (as  long as they are a member) until 18 years of age. Please see the previous post for more details.

memberships new changes – if you are a member of another club and want to change to spr then it is simply a matter of calling up  cycling australia memberships and giving them your membership number.  i have requested that an additional fee is not required and most people don’t care what club is written on their card as long as they are in the right club in the system. it should be a zero fee transaction and if they ask for anything, tell them to contact the club.

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 – before the weather gets too cold, get your kids out for some laps of kings park or optus stadium.  juniors will continue to run over winter so if you have kids that are keen, then we will still be there.

from the ride coordinator –This time of year we are usually dodging storm fronts & showers. NOT THIS LONG WEEKEND ! Awesome riding conditions are forecast for the first official weekend of winter with 26 degrees on Saturday & 24 on Sunday. Even our public holiday ride on Monday will be bathed in sunshine. This long weekend is a great opportunity to celebrate the great weather that this city is often blessed with so why not do it on a bike.

saturday 1st june

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 (with parent) – kings park juniors 23.72km spr saturday

development group –  novice shelley 36.06km spr saturday

transitional 1/2 – trans benara 39.90km spr saturday

fast/main – benara rd 50.76km spr saturday

sunday 2nd june

rides start at coode st carpark at 7:00am

development group – coffee ride

short – grnmt goose 65.22km spr sunday

long – haddrill rd 98.55km spr sunday

monday 3rd june – wa day

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

all rides start at coode st carpark at 7:00am

fast/main – public hol 57.62km spr special

tuesday 4th june

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

wednesday 5th june

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 6th june

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 7th june

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride

ride routes 25th – 31st may

i know that i talked about seVen last week, but with over 500 riders in attendance, it is seriously becoming a iconic event for wa.  there were a number of categorised climbs, but in between them was generally more climbing as the roads wound their way around hills and valleys.  the highlight was a lady playing violin seemingly in the middle of nowhere as we crested the arcadia climb.  stunning scenery at every turn made up for the over 3000m of climbing that you endured.  seeing a number of other spr riders along the way also made it bearable.  however, i may do a bit more training before next years event.

ride leader sponsor –there is no ride leader sponsor for may.  if you want to promote your business to our 400 members and 2500 facebook followers, get in contact with the club.

spr giro dinner – This year, SPR is heading to local South Perth haunt, Solo Pizza. Owned and operated by our favourite local Italians Stefania and Giovanni, Solo Pizza will host SPR for an evening of Giro, pizza, gelato, vino and birra.  After Stage 15 from Ivrea to Como (true story) , Solo Pizza is opening exclusively for SPR with a selection of the Solo Pizza menu, garden salads, desserts and corkage – the venue is BYO for beer and wine only.  see the previous post for more details and links to tickets. Members, partners, kids, hangers on and all in between are welcome.

  • Venue:       Solo Pizza, 135A Coode St, South Perth
    Date:          Monday 27th May
    Time:          Starting at 18:30 to 21:00 – very cyclist friendly
    Tickets:      $35.00 per person

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.

junior jersey policy – In order to further encourage junior participation the Committee has resolved to offer all junior members a free club jersey!  And in recognition that juniors will keep growing, the policy allows for one jersey per year (as  long as they are a member) until 18 years of age. Please see the previous post for more details.

memberships new changes – if you are a member of another club and want to change to spr then it is simply a matter of calling up  cycling australia memberships and giving them your membership number.  i have requested that an additional fee is not required and most people don’t care what club is written on their card as long as they are in the right club in the system. it should be a zero fee transaction and if they ask for anything, tell them to contact the club.

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 – before the weather gets too cold, get your kids out for some laps of kings park or optus stadium.  juniors will continue to run over winter so if you have kids that are keen, then we will still be there.

from the ride coordinator – As the days get shorter and the nights grow colder, it definitely takes more motivation to get out and get going. Couple of inspirations for me. One is the magnificence of the sunrises that happen around this time of year. The other is a quote from Alistair Humphreys in his book on cycling around the world – Moods of Future Joys “ I’ve never met anybody who regretted taking a long ride. But I’ve met many who regretted not doing one”. So whilst our weekend rides are not quite as epic as Alistair’s, it’s always good to have some other perspective to help you get out there and create your own adventures.

saturday 25th may – presidents day

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 (with parent) – kings park juniors 23.72km spr saturday

development group –  novice shelley 36.06km spr saturday

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

fast/main – south st 51.23km spr saturday

sunday 26th may

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 27th may

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 28th may

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

wednesday 29th may

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 30th may

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 31st may

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride

ride routes 18th – 24th may

there are some events that you do where you just say to yourself “wow, that was a great event, but i would probably enjoy it a lot more if i was fitter”.  seVen is like that.  technically, it is not that hard, but fitness-wise it is brutal.  127kms with over 2500m of climbing and all on dirt roads.  last year i was fairly fit.  leading into the event i had been over to the tour of bintan and done a number of race events in and around perth.  this year……i’ve been riding with the kids on saturday.  hmm. someone didn’t think that through too well.  as far as events go, though, this one is awesome.  as usual the team behind the tour of margs brings another well run event to the south-west with numbers now exceeding 500 entrants.  there are a number of returnee’s from spr heading down to tackle the course again.  there are a few spr first-timers but hopefully next year, as it’s reputation spreads, that translates into a whole bunch more.

ride leader sponsor –there is no ride leader sponsor for may.  if you want to promote your business to our 400 members and 2500 facebook followers, get in contact with the club.

spr giro dinner – This year, SPR is heading to local South Perth haunt, Solo Pizza. Owned and operated by our favourite local Italians Stefania and Giovanni, Solo Pizza will host SPR for an evening of Giro, pizza, gelato, vino and birra.  After Stage 15 from Ivrea to Como (true story) , Solo Pizza is opening exclusively for SPR with a selection of the Solo Pizza menu, garden salads, desserts and corkage – the venue is BYO for beer and wine only.  see the previous post for more details and links to tickets.

junior jersey policy – In order to further encourage junior participation the Committee has resolved to offer all junior members a free club jersey!  And in recognition that juniors will keep growing, the policy allows for one jersey per year (as  long as they are a member) until 18 years of age. Please see the previous post for more details.

memberships new changes – if you are a member of another club and want to change to spr then it is simply a matter of calling up  cycling australia memberships and giving them your membership number.  i have requested that an additional fee is not required and most people don’t care what club is written on their card as long as they are in the right club in the system. it should be a zero fee transaction and if they ask for anything, tell them to contact the club.

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 – before the weather gets too cold, get your kids out for some laps of kings park or optus stadium.  juniors will continue to run over winter so if you have kids that are keen, then we will still be there.

from the ride coordinator – cold mornings predicted for this weekend.  i hope that you got your order in for some warmer gear before the club kit orders closed.

saturday 18th may

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 (with parent) – kings park juniors 23.72km spr saturday

development group –  novice shelley 36.06km spr saturday

transitional 1/2 – trans cresswell 40.21km spr saturday

fast/main – morley drive 50.77km spr saturday

sunday 19th may

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 20th may

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 21st may

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

wednesday 22nd may

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 23rd may

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 24th may

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride

ride routes 11th – 17th may

El Prez is still in absentia, enjoying Utah, so it falls to the VP to provide the spiel.   There has been some discussions this week regarding wet weather riding.  The “Belgian” fan club has been tut-tutting the Fair Weather Riders for not venturing out last Saturday.  From my perspective, the FWRC is a great ride option for those not wanting to risk riding in the rain, and after last year, when I was confined to a trainer for 4 months, it was the only way to do group rides.  I’m sure that the FWRC will have several more outings this winter, but this weekend won’t be one of them.  Come out and enjoy the sunshine, the camaraderie and the post ride hot chocolate (or something else for the caffeine freaks).

Also, the annual Giro night is on again later this month.   See previous post (see previous post) for further details.

Also, also, kit orders are closing soon (see previous post) for further details

ride leader sponsor –there is no ride leader sponsor for may.  if you want to promote your business to our 400 members and 2500 facebook followers, get in contact with the club.

junior jersey policy – In order to further encourage junior participation the Committee has resolved to offer all junior members a free club jersey!  And in recognition that juniors will keep growing, the policy allows for one jersey per year (as  long as they are a member) until 18 years of age. Please see the previous post for more details.

memberships new changes – if you are a member of another club and want to change to spr then it is simply a matter of calling up  cycling australia memberships and giving them your membership number.  i have requested that an additional fee is not required and most people don’t care what club is written on their card as long as they are in the right club in the system. it should be a zero fee transaction and if they ask for anything, tell them to contact the club.

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 – last week the juniors tried something different and we went to optus stadium to do laps around the outside.  this provided a good safe environment which allowed us to teach them how to form a paceline.  15 sec on the front then peel off and head to the back.  after the first few loops they had it running smoothly.  in the future, we will rotate between kings park and the stadium with this week us heading back to the park for hill climbs.  under 10’s or over 10’s welcome with parents.

from the ride coordinator –

The European cycling season steps up another gear with the start of the legendary Giro d’Italia this weekend. In sympathy with the challenges that all those participants face over the next 3 weeks, our Saturday main ride this week is one of our more difficult circuits through our own foothills of Perth. So whilst you push through the pain going up Hale and Ridgehill Roads, spare a thought for those cyclists about to tackle the magnificent peaks of northern Italy.
If that is not enough to motivate you, then think of it as preparation for SPR’s upcoming Giro Pizza night at Solo Pizza on 27th May (see other blog note). More energy used = less guilt.

saturday 11th may

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 (with parent) – kings park juniors 23.72km spr saturday

development group –  novice shelley 36.06km spr saturday

transitional 1/2 – trans benara 39.90km spr saturday

fast/main – hale & ridgehill 50.58km spr saturday

sunday 12th may

rides start at coode st carpark at 7:00am

development group – coffee ride

short – kal goose 67.63km spr sunday

long – kal obs goose 97.40km spr sunday

monday 13th may

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

south stock 33.76km spr monday

tuesday 14th may

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

spr tuesday 36.37km (river ride)

wednesday 15th may

ride starts raffles bike path at 5:30am

interval training – stock road repeats

thursday 16th may

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 may

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

spr friday 42.01km (shelley)

friday training/recovery ride

SPR Giro d’Italia Dinner

The Spring Classics are done. The Cobbles, The Ardennes, and now the one week tours are on. That can only mean one thing…

Ciao Bella!

This year, SPR is heading to local South Perth haunt, Solo Pizza. Owned and operated by our favourite local Italians Stefania and Giovanni, Solo Pizza will host SPR for an evening of Giro, pizza, gelato, vino and birra.

After Stage 15 from Ivrea to Como (true story) , Solo Pizza is opening exclusively for SPR with a selection of the Solo Pizza menu, garden salads, desserts and corkage – the venue is BYO for beer and wine only.

Tom Doumoulin? El Prez? We’ve never seen them in the same place at the same time. Just sayin’.
After pizza, gelato,vino an birra, THIS is what it’s all about.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Venue:       Solo Pizza, 135A Coode St, South Perth

Date:          Monday 27th May

Time:          Starting at 18:30 to 21:00 – very cyclist friendly

Tickets:      $35.00 per person

Members, partners, kids, hangers on and all in between are welcome.

There is a lucky door prize, a Giro d’Italia quiz, and a best dressed Giro d’Italia theme prize for Jack Chang – because, well, no one has ever come close! Dress in your best pink, Giro or just plain Italian themed gear to get in the mood.

Tickets available now in the SPR SHOP here. Numbers are limited, so veloce!

Grazie Mille!

The Passo Gavia, 1988. A bit like mid-winter EBR’s.

The website for the South Perth Cycle Club