SPR Weekday Rides Overview

One of the best features of SPR is the wide variety of safe group rides that are on offer every day throughout the working week. It’s been a major factor in the popularity of the club, and also why so many non-members choose to come along on our rides.

Over time, the rides and routes have increased, and evolved, so I thought it would be useful to provide a quick summary of each ride, the approximate speeds involved, and roughly how long they are.

With all rides, the goal is to have a safe, enjoyable ride where everyone gets home without incident. Please read the Ride Etiquette page (go on, read it again) and remember that everyone needs to make sure club etiquette is being followed, not just the ride leaders.

Monday – Recovery Ride – 33.2 Km
5:30AM Narrows (South Side)
Approximate Speed: 30 km/h
Approximate Time: 1:10

The Monday ride has a (very) small, but loyal following. “Officially” a recovery ride, there are a few hills along the way. The group sticks together, with regroups as needed after some of the bigger hills, and we finish up at Canning Bridge as a group.

Tuesday – “Little Ring” Spin ride – 36.0 Km
5:30AM Narrows (North Side)
Approximate Speed: 30-32 km/h
Approximate Time: 1:05 – 1:10

This is a small ring ride, however, if you’ve got compact cranks, or you just can’t keep up, then feel free to move up to the big ring. If you do this, the one thing we ask is that you do not impact the speed of the group.

The ride is meant to be a good solid group ride, with a challenging hill climb up to Mosman Water Tower with a regroup at the top.

Wednesday – Casual Cruise
5:30am Narrows (South Side)
Approximate Speed: 28-30km/h average

Steady pace social ride through Shelley, Murdoch drive, North Rd, up to Melville Parade, with a detour down Kintail, finishing with coffee at Little Horn.

Thursday – Fast and Main groups – 36.7 Km
5:30AM Narrows (North Side)
Approximate Speed:

  • Group 1 – 38-42 km/h
  • Group 2 – 37-39 km/h (May split into multiple groups)
  • Group 3 – 33-36 km/h
  • Group 4 – 30-32 km/h

Irrespective of the group, this is a challenging ride for experienced bunch riders only. There are other rides available to build your skills in preparation of joining this ride.

The first group launching on the dot of 5:30, followed by each subsequent group.

There are a couple of sprint “zones” along the way, at Port Beach, and at the approach to the Raffles.

Friday – Solid group ride – 38.5 Km
5:30AM Narrows (South Side)
Approximate Speed: Fast Group – 33-35 km/h
Main Group: 30-32km/h
Approximate Time: 1:15

Another “solid” ride, at a leisurely Main 1 pace, the Friday ride heads south towards a fast roll-through along Shelley and a regroup after the bridge. We then head along Riley, a left on to High Rd, followed by a left onto Nicholson. Making our way along Albany Hwy to Manning Rd, we take a left turn into Drogheda Way/Waterford Ave, coming to traffic lights with Manning Rd for a safe continuation onto Kent St, before heading back into South Perth via Curtin and Kensington. There’s a final sprint up to the Zoo along Mill Point Road, with coffee close to the finish at Atomic!

Please note: 2+ groups numbers permitting. Where numbers are insufficient, the group will ride at the main group pace.



All rides depart Coode St Car Park. See the blog for the hills ride course/s each week.

  • 6:00AM (October – March)
    • Long Hills
    • Short Hills
    • Social Hills
  • 7:00AM (April – September)
    • Long Hills
    • Short Hills
    • Social Hills
  • 7:00AM Coffee Ride

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