Ride Routes 2nd – 8th October

This week I wanted to highlight what it means to be part of SPR. On one hand, it provides a way to belong and to contribute to a community that has formed around cycling and healthy living – captured in the club’s core values.

Safe. Inclusive. Organised. Social.

Another way of thinking about being a part of the South Perth Rouleurs is to think about what value you as a member receive: Things like safe and organised group rides, support & assistance participating in the sport of cycling – whether just learning or competing in racing across a range of disciplines – or taking part in community events ranging from purely social through to health, nutrition and lifestyle events.

There is also some formality to being a member. SPR is an affiliated AusCycling club – the national cycling organisation – and your membership fee gets you insurance and licensing which covers your riding, training and racing (depending on the license type you choose) as well as a small contribution to the club to enable it to do all of the things that it does. We also provide avenues for those who are members of other cycling-related organisations to join the club – see here for all the details.

Rather than write lots more, I have pulled together a range of images that provide a snapshot of what being a part of SPR is all above.


SPR Team Time Trial – This year we have changed location of the team time trial to the Shire of Jarrahdale, on a course similar to Stage One for the Tour of Margaret River.

The Perth Dauphane to the TOMR.

Teams of 6 riders (minimum 4 riders) and the 4th rider will stop the clock. Teams will be released on regular intervals of between 1 and 2 minutes.

It is a great warm-up for the Tour of Margaret River to train your team skills.

See all the details and enter here: https://entryboss.cc/races/7947

Fuelling for Endurance – Come join Nutritionist and Executive Coach, Lesley Burch and Passionate Foodie Mandy McEvoy (both SPR Women) for an interactive afternoon in the kitchen discussing how to fuel for more than the Saturday club ride.  Recipes will be demonstrated and up for sampling, plus you’ll walk away a few little goodies designed to keep you energised whilst cycling and recovering well so you can keep turning those pedals!

See here for all the details.

From the Ride Coordinator – Anybody notice the light starting to creep back in on our EBRs? Anyone else  thinking that it’s not quite as cold as it use to be when you first leave the house in the morning either? Tell me you noticed those (b)easterlies blowing us back down Benara Rd last weekend! These are sure signs we are moving closer to summer riding conditions.

With that we wanted to signal an upcoming change to our Sunday Hills rides start times. So from NEXT weekend (ie Sunday 10th October) we will be changing the start of our Long and Short Hills rides to a 6am start from Coode Street. This will continue all through to the end of Summer – with our last official ride at the earlier time slot being Sunday 27th February. One exception to this will be the Sunday Short Hills Social group, who after consultation with the current regular riders are keen to leave their departure from Coode Street to 7am until well into summer itself. We will post further advice on the change to this groups start times in the future.

So for all you Sunday Hills fanatics, enjoy your last Saturday night out late with a mini sleep in, because it all changes next weekend.  (edited) 

Saturday 2nd October

Sunday 3rd October

Monday 4th October

Tuesday 5th October

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

Wednesday 6th October

Thursday 7th October

Friday 8th October

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