Ride Routes 16th – 22nd September

Two things worthy of your special attention this week. Number one: We have white arm warmers 💚 Some of you will recall that white arm warmers have not been on the menu for several years, but with this year’s Tour of Margaret River Kit design now finalised (we think you’ll like it) we are pleased to announce they are now available.

Check them out.

IMPORTANT: The kit shop is still taking orders for all items (not just the new arm warmers), but must close Sunday night. If you want something, get in now!

Two, the Rapha Women’s 100 is this weekend. All the details below.


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. WCMCC Casuarina Graded Road Race

Juniors Ride — Our junior ride on 16/9 will start as usual from the Holy Family Catholic Church car park at 10am. The plan is to ride ~20km to Fremantle (https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/194134285).

We will ride some parts in roads shared with normal traffic, so the presence of parents is fundamental.

We will then have a nice lunch in Freo all together before returning home with the train or, for the bravest, by riding back home.


From the Ride Coordinator — With a bit of luck Saturday will be dry for a Reverse Hale Rd loop. Its a straightforward route with very familiar roads for most of us. Take note of the three turns around the 26km mark, from Midland Ridge Hill – Watsonia – Gooseberry Hill. If you’re reading this, then you’re part of the solution, but we still have many who don’t know the route on the day, so lets speak to our groups to make sure everyone knows where we’re going, stays together and reads the blog next week.

Sunday should be good weather, and both short and long hills are great courses. Long Hills is a classic with spectacular roads and scenery between Albany and Brookton Hwys. Some testing climbs, including a tough first one – Carawatha Rd. Short is a newer one, with an amazing new loop at the top of Brookton Hwy with a few extra pinch climbs. Perfect for this time of the year. Whichever you choose, enjoy your riding and stay safe.

Saturday 16th September

Sunday 17th September

Monday 18th September

Tuesday 19th September

Wednesday 20th September

Thursday 21st September

Friday 22nd September