Ride Routes 11 – 17th September

Newspaper clipping from Arthur Riddle’s collection

Many who have been part of the club for a few years now will remember the club’s association with the town of Beverley, and the historic Beverley Race that dates back over a century. In particular, club member Toby H ran The Beverley Heroic for 7 years and the club running a re-invention of the classic race in the town each October.

For a range of reasons in the current climate we have been unable to continue with these events (SPR is this year running a team time trial closer to home in Jarrahdale in October) but still love to maintain a link with this history.

So a little closer to home, and in commemoration of the finish of the classic race, the WA Historical Cycle Club is holding an exhibition celebrating this part of the rich history or cycling in Western Australia.

A little history on the race:

Tom Griffith’s scrapbooks, Cycling related newspaper clippings and photographs from the 1930’s

Western Australia’s premier one day endurance race, first ridden in 1897, was contemporary with the Liège–Bastogne–Liège Classic (1892) and the Melbourne to Warrnambool Classic (1895). Originating on roads made for horse drawn carts, ‘The Beverley’ was founded by WA cycling legend Percy Armstrong. The 185km (116 mile) route followed the Avon Valley between Beverley and Toodyay before encountering the punishing hills and washed out culverts of the Darling Ranges, finishing more than 30 times at the historic Peninsular Hotel in Maylands.

Credit: WA Historical Cycle Club

Check out all the details on Facebook and on the historical society’s web page.

It will be worth visiting.

SPR Water Tower Challenge – We are back for the SPR Water Tower Challenge 2021 Edition after a great event last year.

Ride against the clock in teams of 3, through the Perth suburbs in search of water towers. You will likely find water towers that you never knew existed and visit suburbs you do not usually ride through.

And remembering that water towers are built on the top of hills, you will have the opportunity to do some climbing as well 😀 – choose either the Imperial (170km and 1,800m of climbing) or the Metric tonne (103km and 1,300m of climbing).

This is a fundraiser for the club and helps support the Rider Leaders Programme that both members and non-members enjoy 365 days a year.

The event is open members and non-members.

All of the details are on the EntryBoss event page, which is where you sign up!

Find a team and get involved. 

From the Ride Coordinator – Wasn’t it great to feel that sunshine last weekend and judging by the turn out of numbers in the car park on Saturday and Sunday it looks like quite a few of those who prefer to hibernate during the the cold have awoken from their winter slumber. We had great numbers across all groups and even had 3 main 2 groups last weekend. We also had quite a number of riders identify themselves as new riders and we hope they enjoyed themselves to give it another crack this weekend.

So it’s probably a good time for everyone to (re)familiarise themselves with the clubs expectations around riding etiquette which can be found here. Doesn’t matter if you are new to the club or been with us since the start, it’s always good to give this article a read as it sets out the expectations of riding on the club rides and reminds us all of things like good bike preparation, signalling and calling, not to half wheel whilst riding etc. Well worth another read and essential if you’ve never read it before. Ultimately it sets expectations  on each rider who wants to ride with SPR not only for safety but also your enjoyment.

Saturday 11th September

Sunday 12th September

Monday 13th September

Tuesday 14th September

  • Ride starts under the Narrows (cityside) at 5:30am
  • Ride starts Frasers ave at 5:45am
    • Development group – interval training kings park

Wednesday 15th September

Thursday 16th September

Friday 17th September