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