Ride Routes 21st – 27th October

So. I can’t say I thought I’d say this… but we are short riders due to COVID.

For this year’s Tour of Margaret River, we will have 15 teams (90 riders) including 2 women’s teams and several mixed teams, a record for SPR. It is going to be an excellent event, and I know riders across Western Australia (not just SPR 😎) are looking forward to it.

However, we’ve had several riders come down in the past few days with COVID and so we’re urgently looking for last minute substitutions. If that is you, or you know someone who might be interested, please get in touch with Steve via email on race@southperthrouleurs.com.au.

Tour De Gracetown — The Tour De Gracetown is on Saturday 28 October. It is not only a well organised road cycling event with three distances to choose from, it’s a wonderful weekend away with fellow cyclists and partners. To top it off there is also a recovery ride on the Sunday with coffee at the Berry Farm.

Some accommodation is still available in Margaret River which you can book via the SPR shop; $75 per person in a twin share room. Contact Carol if you have any questions.

The cost is $125 for all distances if you register by 16 October (OK, so you’ve missed that… now $145).

We still have two spaces so if you are interested, please get in touch with Carol.

Women Talking Cycling — You may recall that Shokz sponsored our recent Womens event, and that we mentioned a competition last week. Well… SPR won first prize in the #tryshokzon social medial challenge which you would have seen us promoting last week. We only beat the South Pine Strides by less than ten likes (395 to 386)! 

Thank you to everyone who liked and shared our post. The Committee will be meeting shortly to decide how we will give these out as prizes. But, two lucky members who liked and shared our competition post will be getting a pair. If you want know more about Shokz check out their website

A special mention to Belinda for her competitive spirit and entering our club to get us selected for the competition. She also told me that half our ‘likes’ to win came from her staff members at work and students at Curtin University, so if you win a pair you have them to thank. 


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

1. WCMCC Herne Hill Memorial Handicap Road Race (plus End of Season presentations)

2. MCC Midland Traders 100 (coming 29 October)

Juniors Ride — Next Saturday, our junior group will meet at Wireless Hill Park to practice bunch riding skills and explore the nearby area. We’ll all gather at the car park (https://maps.app.goo.gl/is8CupgwtzfVVsmn8) at 11am.

From the Ride Coordinator — One of the reasons we like to keep the size of Saturday groups to around 15 riders, is to limit the physical length of the group on the road. Longer groups are a greater disruption to traffic, and more susceptible to being split at lights.

One way to help maintain a compact group is to delay accelerating when coming out of corners. A good rule of thumb is to count up to the number of riders behind you, before picking up your pace. So if there are 10 riders behind you, count to 10 after the corner before picking up speed.

Try it this week, and enjoy the rides.

IMPORTANT: We have changed the start time of our Sunday Hills rides this week back to our summer time of 6am. Take note‼️

Saturday 21st October

Sunday 22nd October

Monday 23rd October

Tuesday 24th October

Wednesday 25th October

Thursday 26th October

Friday 27th October