Ride Routes 9 – 15th September

This week we have another inspirational cycling story. If you haven’t seen it already, please take the time to read Nancy’s story (photos included!) recounting her journey to and experience that was the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships.

Please note that we have needed to cancel the La Vuelta Family Day 10 September – not enough takers unfortunately. The Committee will do a review – the event was quite popular last year but no so this time round it would seem.

See you out on the bike.


Women’s 100 Perth 2023 — In conjunction with Rapha Women’s 100, we’re celebrating a sisterhood that stretches beyond borders and breaks down barriers, the Women’s 100 returns for another year. And whether going the distance is challenge enough, or you’re taking it up a gear to push your limits, it’s all about riding it your way. Off road or on, uphill or down, no two riders are the same and nor should your ride be. Up the stakes and up the elevation, or enjoy every minute and tick off a milestone – carve your own path and celebrate in style.

On Sunday 17th September, we’re challenging you to ride 100km in one day, a global connection of shared experience. You in?

Meet: Coode Street Car Park, South Perth Foreshore
Time: 7.30am
Distance: 100km

Heading out to Guilford, into Swan Valley before returning back to South Perth via the Northern Suburbs. There will be a brief stop mid ride with morning tea supplied.


Join the Strava Challenge here or find out more about the Rapha Women’s 100 here.

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

1. PDCC State Champs (Junior/Kermesse/Para)

2. WCMCC Neerabup Graded Road Race


Juniors Ride — Next ride with the juniors is going to be a relaxed tour in the area of Waterford and Salter Point (https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/192045627). The ride will start from the Holy Family Catholic Church car park in Como at 10.30am. We will end our ride at Comer Reserve Park where we will play some games together with the parents.

It is going to be an easy ~13km ride considering the 5 week break, so the kids can slowly build up again some training.

I am pleased to share with you that some of the kids that rode with us in the past weeks, will take part to the Ballidu gravel family ride in the end of September and the next coming rides will be very useful to overcome the 12km ride in the dirt at Ballidu!


From the Ride Coordinator — Looks like we may just get lucky with the rain this weekend. Saturday takes us to Bernara Rd – which has a lot of roundabouts. We still see too many avoidable incidents on roundabouts, so maybe time for another reminder:

#1 Slow down on the approach to the roundabout

#2 Stay in your lane as the group goes through the roundabout. Don’t cut corners – as this puts pressure on riders and cars alongside you.

There is a good article here about how to ride through single and dual lane roundabouts.

Reminder for Friday 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 riding!

Saturday 9th September

Sunday 10th September

Monday 11th September

Tuesday 12th September

Wednesday 13th September

Thursday 14th September

Friday 15th September