Ride Routes 26th August – 1st September

CX Nationals — Last weekend, a large team from WA Cyclocross travelled to Ballarat to compete in the AusCycling National Cyclocross Championships. 

The course was a large, relatively flat one, with long sections of thick slippery mud, and one steep technical hill known as the mound. 

I was racing in the U13s – and we were lucky enough to have participants from most states on the start line. 

The first lap was hectic. About half way through the first lap, I’d managed to build up a small gap after running one of the mud sections, only to loose it all when my front wheel slipped out and I got tangled up in the course tape. 

My battle at the front continued for the next two laps, but I finally managed to get away on one of the steep climbs up the mound. After that I was able to slowly build a nice gap and rode across the finish line about 45 seconds in front of second place. 

It was really nice to be able to race against the other states, and the results across the rest of the team show how strong the cyclocross community here in Perth is. 

I would like to thank Louise and Stewart (van der) Carson for the work they have done to establish such a great community of CX racing.

It would be great to see more SPR riders at the CX racing, and it’s a great way to maintain your speed when the weather gets cold.


SPR’s freshly minted U13 National CX Champion 💚

See our earlier blog for details and tickets (direct shop link) to our La Vuelta inspired SPR Family Day.

Racing this weekend – If you want to race, or get in on the action watching others race, read on.

1. WCMCC Chidlow A Graded Road Race

2. Peel Womens and Junior Tour 2023 (2/Sep – see below)

Juniors Ride — Juniors rides will resume on September 2nd, 2023, and we look forward to continuing our cycling adventures


From the Ride Coordinator — As the temperatures rise and the roads dry out, we expect to see more people turning up for rides. Choosing the right group makes for a better experience for everyone; it may be a good idea to drop a group back when making a return if you haven’t ridden for a while.

Remember that the last group to leave riding the Main course on Saturdays is always a NO-DROP group.

Note for Friday’s ride – there are roadworks just after the bike path at the end of Shelly. You may need to stay on the bike path till the bridge.

Enjoy the good weather and stay safe as we hopefully bid winter farewell…

Saturday 26th August

Sunday 27th August

Monday 28th August

Tuesday 29th August

Wednesday 30th August

Thursday 31st August

Friday 1st September