Ride Routes 2nd – 8th March

Last weekend saw Renae’s Race 2024 take place, and whilst not quite everything we had hoped for β€” the main event in the form of the Women’s Open race was rained out 😒 β€” it was opportunity for lots of racing, and in particular, lots of women racing.

By my count, there were just on 20 SPR members racing, with special mention going to:

  • Women’s B grade
    • πŸ₯ˆ Claire Rapson
    • πŸ₯‰ Nancy Tippaya
  • Men’s B grade
    • πŸ₯‡ Mathew Wardynec
  • Junior B
    • πŸ₯‰ Casey Bunton

Check out some photos below.

This coming weekend, whether you are racing in the crits or heading out on a Public Holiday ride, have a wonderful long weekend.


SPR Chicks Feedback Survey β€” Each year, the SPR Women’s sub-committee creates a range of events for the women of the club. To keep creating events enjoyable to our members, your feedback and suggestions for future events is appreciated.

SPR Water Tower Challenge 2024 β€” It’s on again!! The new course was well received last year and it back for 2024. Put Sunday 14 April 2024 in the diary and give some thought to whether you select the imperial or metric edition.

Ride against the clock in teams of 2-4 riders, through the Perth suburbs in search of water towers. You will likely find water towers that you never knew existed and visit suburbs you do not usually ride through north and south of the Swan River.

This is a fundraiser for the club and helps support the rider leaders programme that both members and non-members enjoy 365 days a year.

This open to all – SPR members and non-members.


The SPR Water Tower Challenge is a participation event designed to challenge riders of any ability. Whether it is to traverse the course in the fastest time or just record a century, this event is for you. There are two routes to choose from: the imperial century (101 kms) and the metric century (160 kms).

Make sure you read the full details on EntryBoss.

And if you are not able to ride on the day, please consider helping out as a volunteer.

Get in touch with Steve via the race@southperthrouleurs.com.au email to sign up as a volunteer.

Ride or volunteer… get involved πŸ˜ŽπŸ’š


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

1. PDCC 23-24 Summer Criterium Race 4

2. WCMCC Kewdale Graded Criterium

3. Perth Watertower Challenge 2024


Juniors Ride β€” I would like to congratulate Casey and Claudia for their performances in last Sunday’s race, where they secured 3rd and 2nd places in the junior B grade male and female categories, respectively. Their effort throughout the race was commendable. Fantastic job, both of you!

Looking ahead to next weekend, our training will shift focus towards building endurance. We are planning a ~20km cycling session designed to enhance our stamina. The pace will be comfortable and steady, allowing us to maintain a low intensity throughout. However, we may occasionally pick up the speed in certain sections to add variety to our ride. I have outlined the proposed route: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/251017135

We will start again from Shelley beach (https://maps.app.goo.gl/kiuYkanTPNu4C5V56) at 10.30am on 2/3/2024 and stop for a treat at Lo Quay cafe.

From the Ride Coordinator β€” As the days get shorter, two points to note. 1. Sunday Hills rides will change to 7am start on 10th March. This Sunday is still 6am.  2. Working lights front and back are a necessity for early rides. I was reminded recently that while flashing rear lights are great for visibility in car traffic, they are a safety hazard when riding in a group. Riders behind are blinded by the flashes, making it unsafe.

Last Saturday despite several cautionary words, we saw two crashes – one at a roundabout and one at a sharp bend. While there wasn’t much rain on the rides and road conditions looked fine, road surfaces were horrendously slippery. Riders slowed down to what would normally be a very safe speed, but it was not enough. There’s a good chance of more rain again this weekend, especially early on Sunday, so please take extra care by slowing down and increasing your following distance through roundabouts & corners. We really want everyone back safely at the coffee shop.

Saturday 2nd March

Sunday 3rd March

Monday 4th March β€” Labour Day Public Holiday

Tuesday 5th March

Wednesday 6th March

Thursday 7th March

Friday 8th March