All posts by Amanda Nabi

Fuelling for Endurance – SPR Chicks Event

The NSW Institute of Sport say…

“If you intend to drive a car for several hours, it wouldn’t make much sense to start that drive with the fuel light on. It’s going to be far more efficient for your drive to put enough petrol in the tank”.  The same thinking can be applied to going on a long hills ride or taking part in a multi-day cycling event.

Come join Nutritionist and Executive Coach, Lesley Burch and Passionate Foodie Mandy McEvoy (both SPR Women) for an interactive afternoon in the kitchen discussing how to fuel for more than the Saturday club ride.  Recipes will be demonstrated and up for sampling, plus you’ll walk away a few little goodies designed to keep you energised whilst cycling and recovering well so you can keep turning those pedals!

Date:  Sunday, 10th October 2021

Venue:  Earthwise Community, 315 Bagot Road, Subiaco, WA, 6008

Time:  2:00pm – 4:00pm

Cost:  Free for members

Reserve your place here

Lesley is a passionate and experienced Executive Coach, Qualified Nutritionist and Mentor focused on building women’s resilience with a deeply personal approach to restore calm and strength. Her clients incorporate nutrition, focused rest, stress cycle techniques and inner foundational work to optimise wellbeing and performance.

www.lesleyburch.com

Growing up in a premier Perth Hospitality family, Mandy was always destined to be a Foodie. She honed her talents working in and around her family businesses and doing some catering through university but shunned Commercial cookery for Financial Markets. 

Mandy describes cooking as her creative outlet and has had a long volunteering history loving her years at The Big Issue HQ in Melbourne cooking for vendors and teaching them about good nutrition. Since returning to Perth she has been active with Foodbank and Oz Harvest and has recently joined the volunteer team cooking Community Lunches at Earthwise.

Mandy firmly believes food has the ability not only to nourish but more importantly unite people and is passionate about Sustainability, including eating seasonally, using what you have (a “leftover queen”) and living a low waste, single use plastic free life. 

SPR thanks these knowledgeable women for giving their time for the benefit of our members.

Healthy turnout to SPR Women’s Health Afternoon Tea

Well today’s weather was wet and wild but it didn’t stop our women coming along to this event aimed at supporting our women with health issues that can impact their performance and enjoyment of cycling.

Dr Rachel McCormick and PhD Scholar Serene Lee shared their wealth of knowledge, in particular iron supplementation for iron deficient athletes and “period”-ised training and nutrition planning beneficial for cyclical female athletes.

We were delighted to be able to offer this opportunity for our women through the generosity of both Rachel and Serene volunteering their time and Toby Brown for offering up the DOME Westralia Plaza as a venue and providing the catering etc.

Thanks goes to our women taking up the opportunity and sharing their experiences so openly and the SPR Women’s Interest Sub-Committee for their efforts in organising the event.

The club is keen on hearing from its women on how it can support them in enjoying their time on the bike, in particular with the club.  Feel free to send ideas, queries etc to women@southperthrouleurs.com.au

SPR Women’s Health Talk & Afternoon Tea

Female cyclists can often encounter health issues that require careful monitoring or maintenance.  Come join Dr Rachel McCormick and PhD Scholar Serene Lee to discuss these issues and how they can be managed to lessen the impact they can have on your cycling and health.  The club will be putting on afternoon tea!

Date:  Sunday, 1st August 2021

Venue:  Dome Westralia Plaza

Time:  1:00pm – 3:00pm

Cost:  Free for members

Reserve a place

Dr Rachel McCormick

Rachel is a PhD graduate from the University of Western Australia where she investigated strategies of iron supplementation for iron deficient athletes. She conducted her PhD research in collaboration with the Western Australian Institute of Sport where she has also worked as a physiologist for the last 5 years. Her research has also recently guided the Australian Institute of Sports protocols for treating iron deficient athletes. Currently, she is continuing to develop her research profile, conducting studies to improve gut health in a clinical population and athletes at Edith Cowan University. As an avid track runner, a lot of Rachel’s research is motivated by issues associated with endurance sports.

PhD Scholar Serene Lee

Serene is a PhD scholar at Murdoch University studying the effects of hormonal fluctuations on exercise performance in female cyclists. She will be discussing how a “period”-ised training and nutrition plan may be beneficial for the cyclical female athlete. She will also answer some of the common questions such as, how often and when should I strength train, are rest days necessary and are saddle sores normal.

SPR thanks these knowledgable women for giving their time for the benefit of our members.

SPR Yoga for Cycling Course

Feeling stiff and sore after cycling (and blaming the cold weather)? Trying to better manage your heart rate, power output and/or overall performance? Then explore the benefits of Yoga for Cycling in a tailored 3 part series for SPR Members in July!

What

There are many ways the practise of yoga can benefit cyclists including improved strength, flexibility and balance however a lesser known one is regulating breath with movement which has untold benefits on and off the bike. We have tailored this series to activating, strengthening and releasing the muscles and fascia (connective tissue) we use in cycling.  The classes will be a strong Vinyasa flow for 50 minutes with 25 mins of restorative Yin to finish.

When

Tuesdays July 13, 20 and 27 from 18.15 – 19.30 

Where

North Perth’s Lesser Hall (next to the Town Hall), 24 View St, North Perth

Who

Guiding us will be Eve Gindein, a senior teacher and lead facilitator at some of Perth’s largest and most successful yoga studios who also trains new teachers on registered YTT200 and advanced teacher trainings. Eve discovered a love for yoga after a serious scooter accident in 2010 rendered her fairly immobile. Her weekly practise evolved into a daily yoga (and meditation) practise and subsequently she became a teacher to share her passion and relatable knowledge about how and why yoga can transform the mind and body. Eve’s classes always offer anatomically intelligent sequencing combined with challenge, levity and humour. 

How much

The Series is $30.00 only and bookings are essential via the club shop. Places are very limited so book now to avoid disappointment.

Tickets available here.

No prior yoga experience is necessary and we invite SPR men and women, novice to experienced cyclists to join us. 

To read more about the benefits of yoga for cyclists, read some more here.

Any questions can be directed to Women’s Subcommittee member Mandy McEvoy at msmandymc@gmail.com.

Basic Bike Mechanics Session for our SPR Chicks!

The club has organised for Stefanie Van Amerongen to deliver this session aimed at helping women that may be fairly new to the club and cycling learn the basics when it comes to fixing and maintaining their road bike.

Steff in action…

Date: Saturday, 22nd May 2021

Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Venue: Melody Wheels 7/4 Pritchard St, O’Connor WA 6163

Cost: Free

Bring: Road bike

There are 12 places. The intent is to make these available, where possible, to new members.

If you are interested in attending please send an email to women@southperthrouleurs.com.au

Notice of AGM

The South Perth Cycle Club Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Saturday 27 March 2021 at 9:00am. This will be held at DOME Westralia Plaza (5/167 St Georges Terrace, Perth) following the usual Saturday ride.

COVID-19 considerations mean that we won’t be having the buffet breakfast available that has been a part of AGMs in previous years.

Each year at the AGM all office holder and general committee positions are declared vacant. In order to keep the club moving forward and meet the needs of all, it is important that the SPR committee is representative of our broad membership.

Initial indications are that the club will need at least 2 new committee members for 2021.

Positions on the committee include:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Race committee representative
  • Kit committee representative
  • Community committee representative
  • Training and development representative
  • General committee members

There is also an opportunity to assist the club on the following sub-committees, and new volunteers are always welcome:

  • Race sub-committee
  • Kit sub-committee
  • Community sub-committee
  • Women’s interests sub-committee
  • Training and development sub-committee

If you are interested in joining (or continuing on) the main committee or one of the sub-committees, please email admin@southperthrouleurs.com.au.

Please note that to be a committee member or to vote at the AGM you must be a current financial member. You can sort your membership out  here.

Nominations are due by Friday, 19 March 2021.

After the success of last year’s enforced trial of online voting we will again be holding our Committee election virtually, with the results being declared at the AGM. Voting will commence on 20 March 2021 and conclude on 26 March 2021. All members eligible to vote will receive an email at the beginning of the voting period to advise them how to place their votes.

Constitution Amendment

At this year’s AGM members will also be asked to vote on a minor change to our constitution which clarifies some membership issues. The change is outlined in another blog post on the club website.

Notice of AGM

NOTE: AGM POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES

The South Perth Cycle Club Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Saturday 21 March 2020 at 9am. This will be held at Dome Westralia Plaza (5/167 St Georges Terrace, Perth) following the usual Saturday ride.

There will also be the usual breakfast at Dome on this morning from 8:40am onwards. $15 (cash only) will get you a drink and access to the famous Dome SPR breakfast buffet.  Please RSVP in the comments section of this post so we know how many people to cater for.

Each year at the AGM all office holder and general committee positions are declared vacant. In order to keep the club moving forward and meet the needs of all, it is important that the SPR committee is representative of our broad membership.
Initial indications are that the club will need at least 1 new committee member for 2020.

Positions on the committee include:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Race committee representative
  • Kit committee representative
  • Social committee representative
  • Training and development representative
  • General committee members

There is also an opportunity to assist the club on the following sub-committees, and new volunteers are always welcome:

  • Race sub-committee
  • Kit sub-committee
  • Social and sub-committee
  • Training and development sub-committee

If you are interested in joining (or continuing on) the main committee or one of the sub-committees, please email admin@southperthrouleurs.com.au.

Please note that to be a committee member or to vote at the AGM you must be a current financial member. You can sort your membership out  here.

Nominations are due by Sunday, 15 March 2019.

Notice of Annual General Meeting 2019

The South Perth Cycle Club Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Saturday,   23 March 2019 at 9am.  This will be held at Dome Westralia Plaza (5/167 St Georges Terrace, Perth) following the usual Saturday ride.

There will also be the usual breakfast at Dome on this morning from 8:40am onwards. $15 (cash only) will get you a drink and access to the famous Dome SPR breakfast buffet.

Please RSVP in the comments section of this post so we know how many people to cater for.

Each year at the AGM all office holder and general committee positions are declared vacant.  In order to keep the club moving forward and meet the needs of all, it is important that the SPR committee is representative of our broad membership.

Initial indications are that the club will need at least 2 new committee members for 2019.

Positions on the committee include:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Race committee representative
  • Kit committee representative
  • Social committee representative
  • Training and development representative
  • General committee members

There is also an opportunity to assist the club on the following  sub-committees, and new volunteers are always welcome:

  • Race sub-committee
  • Kit sub-committee
  • Social and sub-committee
  • Training and development sub-committee

If you are interested in joining (or continuing on) the main committee or one of the sub-committees, please email admin@southperthrouleurs.com.au

Please note that to be a committee member or to vote at the AGM you must be a current financial member.  You can renew your membership here.

Nominations are due by Sunday, 17 March 2019.

General Meeting – 9 June 2018

Your club is run according to a set of rules which are outlined in the club’s constitution.  In case you haven’t seen it before, you have always been able to find a copy of it on the club website – here.

In 2015 the State Government made changes to the law which outlines the requirements for these rules – the Associations Incorporation Act 2015.  In order to comply with some of the new requirements of this law we have to update our constitution.

If you click here you can find a copy of the proposed constitution.  If you have comments or queries in relation to the new rules please contact the committee via admin@southperthrouleurs.com.au, so that those concerns can be considered.

In order to adopt the new constitution, it is necessary to hold a General Meeting of club members.  Notice is given that this General Meeting will be at 9:00am on 9 June 2018 (post the Saturday ride) at Dome Westralia Plaza, Shop 5 Westraila Plaza, 167 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000.  There will be an attendance register for current members to sign.

Note: We will NOT be running a Dome buffet breakfast as we normally do in conjunction with the Annual General Meeting.

2018 Annual General Meeting

The South Perth Cycle Club Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Saturday,   17 March 2018 at 9am.  This will be held at Dome Westralia Plaza (5/167 St Georges Terrace, Perth) following the usual Saturday ride.

There will also be a club breakfast at Dome on this morning from 8:40am. $15 (cash only) will get you a drink and access to the famous Dome SPR breakfast buffet.

Please RSVP in the comments section of this post so we know how many people to cater for.

Each year at the AGM all office holder and general committee positions are declared vacant.  In order to keep the club moving forward and meet the needs of all, it is important that the SPR committee is representative of our broad membership.

Positions on the committee include:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Kit committee representative
  • Race committee representative
  • Social and Women’s committee representative
  • Training and development representative
  • General committee members

There is also an opportunity to assist the club on the following  sub-committees:

  • Kit sub-committee
  • Race sub-committee
  • Social and women’s sub-committee
  • Training and development sub-committee

If you are interested in joining (or continuing on) the main committee or one of the sub-committees, please email admin@southperthrouleurs.com.au

Please note that to be a committee member or to vote at the AGM you must be a current financial member.  You can renew your membership here.

Nominations are due by Sunday, 11 March 2017.