Ride Routes 9th – 15th October

I want to sent a shout out to our Tour of Margaret River Teams this week. We have a huge number of teams entered this year including 3 women’s teams and 6 men’s teams. Not to mention SPR members riding in a range of teams in and around the Perth cycling community.

For my part, our team spent last weekend in Nannup testing out our legs on the team time trial stages of TOMR 2021. See photographic evidence below. The South West of our state is beautiful this time of year. I won’t pretend to be the expert when it comes to team time trials but I can tell you that practicing with your team is worth the time spent – in particular for us adjusting the pace and power output to cater for the individual team members.

I also want to put out a call for a female rider to join the SPR Women’s 1 Team.

The team is needing one more rider due to a late change. If you are interested, we would love to have you. Please get touch via Facebook, or on either women@southperthrouleurs.com.au or race@southperthrouleurs.com.au.

PS I went looking for more photos and did not find lots… feel free to share training photos to the SPR group so I have more to choose from next time πŸ™‚

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 – OK, so if you are a regular reader of this part of the blog (well done for getting down this far) your going to have a sense of deja vu in reading tonight’s post. If this is the first time that you read that the start times for all but one of the Sunday Hills rides is changing this weekend then perhaps you missed last weeks post. But because we are keen to make sure there is no confusion for anyone, and we don’t want to disappoint, we need to reiterate it again this week.

Our start times departing the Coode Street car park for this weekends Sunday Hills are as follows:

  • Sunday Short Hills and Sunday Long Hills – 6am
  • Sunday Short Hills Social – 7am

The primary difference between Short Hills and the social variant is speed and there are more regroups in the social short hills. The new difference is the start time for Summer. All rides will revert back to a 7am start from March onwards.

If you are a regular hills rider on Sunday,Β  please have a chat with your fellow regulars and ask if they are aware of the change as we want to make sure everyone is informed.

Saturday 9th October

Sunday 10th October

Monday 11th October

Tuesday 12th October

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

Wednesday 13th October

Thursday 15th October

Friday 15th October

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