Ride Routes 18 – 24th May

SEVEN was last weekend, for those of you that don’t know. And it was a huge weekend in the WA sport of cycling with over 1,400 people participating.

We had some great results from SPR members so I went to take a closer look at results for members of the club. It turned out to be a bit of a daunting task – I had some help but I’m sure I still missed people, so apologies in advance. Kudos to everyone who participated, and to Brendon and Rebecca for putting on the race.

Looking over the results, you can see that we have lots of riders (and lots of excellent results) in both male and female categories and across all ages.

So here we go for some accolades. First up, podiums:

  • Nathalie Laurendeau – Winner (Seven, 55-59 age group)
  • Stefanie Van Amerongen – Winner (Seven, 45-49)
  • Zoe Davison – Winner (Seven, 19-34)
  • David Manners – 2nd (Seven, 40-44)
  • Mark De Castro – 2nd (Five, 60-64)
  • Oscar Barrett – 2nd (Three, U/19)
  • Sarah Summerscales – 2nd (Seven, 19-34 age group)
  • Stuart Gee – 2nd (Five, 65-69)
  • Tom Barrett – 2nd (Three, 40-49)
  • Annie Bramley – 3rd (Seven, 55-59)
  • Corrie Johnstone – 3rd (Seven, 35-39)
  • Helen Breed – 3rd (Three, 60+)
  • Lauren Humphries – 3rd (Seven, 19-34)
  • Marcus van Dalen – 3rd (Seven, 60-64)

And special mentions for SPR top ten results:

  • Adelia Neethling (Seven, 8th 45-49)
  • Belinda Evans (Three, 6th 40-49)
  • Daryl Puyales (Seven, 10th 35-39)
  • Doug Pavlovic (Seven, 8th 40-44)
  • Jake Harper (Seven, 5th 55-59)
  • Jamie Fabrizio (Seven, 10th 50-54)
  • Kate Bonner (Seven, 5th Elite Female)
  • Kate Nelligan (Seven, 6th 35-39)
  • Michelle Bonner (Three, 4th 60+)
  • Peter Lander (Five, 4th 70-74)
  • Sandra Bektic (Seven, 5th 50-54)
  • Vanessa Johnson (Five, 4th 55-59)

And kudos to everyone else who raced on the day – Adam Ralph, Bryan Bergkamp, Damon Sunderland, Elar Kalda, Gilbert Moore, Giovanni Firmani, Herman du Plessis, Jay Ashford, Johnny Leong, Judd Otley, Lily Handoyo, Michael du Plessis, Peter Lawrence, Peter Mah and Tod Trower.

Well done all 💚


SPR TOMR 2024 EOI Open — SPR is pleased to formally launch the TOMR 2024 campaign, and call for Expressions of Interest from riders, volunteers, and/or sponsors, who are considering joining the SPR team for this year’s event.

This is not a locked in commitment rather a starting point for contact in the future and further information.

Please use the “I’m interested” link and answer the few brief questions. This will enable the Race Subcommittee to gather information for everything from accommodation to team composition.

We want to ensure that we enable everyone that wants to participate to do so.

National Volunteers Week is being celebrated right across Australia this week and as a gesture for all the committee, sub committees and ride leaders who give their precious time to keep our club alive and well, please find myself or our treasurer Shirley Vine after this Saturday’s ride for a complimentary coffee.

Giro d’Italia Dinner — Thank you to everyone who came out Tuesday for the Giro dinner. A great night was had by all.

And thank you to Carol and Danielle for organising 🙏🏻

Canning Road E-Petition — A City of Kalamunda resident has a launched a WA Government petition to make Canning Road safer for cyclists – or create a bypass.

The petition states Canning Road, “is narrow, winding, has no sealed shoulders, frequently no shoulders, high kerbs with steep drop-offs in places, restricted sight-lines, and large trees within 1 metre of the carriageway. Kangaroos cross it.”

“It is unsafe for ALL road users, but particularly so for cyclists.”

It calls for the Government to, “prioritise the remediation of this serious road safety issue,” and calls out, “A designated Cycleway connecting Brockton Highway and Glenisla Road…” as a safer option.

Member for Thornlie Chris Tallentire MLA supports the petition, and shares the concerns about riding on riding on parts of Canning Road.

The petition is here: https://www.parliament.wa.gov.au/…/petitions/24-0003

SPR French Alps Trip 2024 — The French Alps are calling cyclists – don’t miss out – only three places left!! 💚

The itinerary, quality hotels, fully equipped support vehicles provided throughout the trip is truly remarkable for a very affordable price. Thirteen Main 2 riders have already signed up for the SPR French Alps cycle trip with Christophe so don’t miss out – itinerary attached.

The 16-day trip starting in Geneva 31 August takes you through the iconic French Alps for ~ 700km to Nice. If you are interested, please put in an expression of interest via this link.

SPR is arranging this tour to support a collegial cycling experience in Europe with familiar likeminded colleagues.

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

1. WA Cyclocross Numbat Cup Two

2. PDCC Harvey Teams Series – Round 1 (26/May – contact race regarding SPR teams)


Juniors Ride — We will meet in Shelley to practice some efforts, tactics and bike strategies.

I can see that meeting at the Shelley beach public toilets is a bit dangerous with the traffic. So let’s catch up at 10.30am in Watersby Cres (https://maps.app.goo.gl/i2wkShUZU5Bmo8ZS9) corner with Riverton Dr N. It is a safer place to stop and there is plenty of parking there.

From the Ride Coordinator — More great riding weather this weekend. It might be a bit windier than what we’ve enjoyed recently.

Pick your ride groups wisely! These people are going to be your teammates for the ride and you will be wanting to work together to make the ride as smooth, safe and enjoyable as possible. If gaps open up in your roll throughs, or riders are not rolling through, then please look around and moderate your pace to keep the group together. Don’t forget to call “clear” and “last wheel”.

Enjoy being out in these mild mornings!

Please note there is no ride leader assigned to take the Development group this Saturday. Sunday Hills riders take care when going through the ongoing roadworks on Albany Hwy.

IMPORTANT: We have changed the start time of our Sunday Hills rides back to our winter time of 7am. Take note 🥶

Saturday 18th May

Sunday 19th May

Monday 20th May

Tuesday 21st May

Wednesday 22nd May

Thursday 23rd May

Friday 24th May

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