Junior Riders at SPR


SPR has a regular Juniors Ride. Whilst it does run regularly, it does not run every week, so please be sure to check the weekly blog for details.

If you have any questions, please contact us via email at juniors@southperthrouleurs.com.au.

SPR Juniors Ride FAQs

What can I expect during a SPR Junior ride?

Our SPR Junior rides are tailored for kids who want to enjoy safe and fun cycling experiences with friends and parents. Each session offers a unique blend of activities, ranging from leisurely road rides on Perth’s bike paths covering distances between 10 and 25km at an average speed of approximately 15 km/h. We also conduct practical drills to teach bike handling, riding in traffic, and group riding skills. The sessions conclude with games and a delightful visit to one of Perth’s charming cafes. The rides are designed to be inclusive and to have a lot of fun!

Can my child join the SPR junior rides riding a bike with training wheels?

These particular rides are intended for children who can ride a bike without the need for training wheels. If you would like your child to learn how to ride a bike without any assistance, the AusBike program might be a more suitable option. For more information about this program, please search online.

Do I need a membership to ride with SPR?

Our rides are open to everyone, regardless of membership status. However, we highly recommend that parents consider getting a membership for their children, as it provides insurance coverage. Additionally, kids under 18 with a AusCycling Lifestyle or higher membership will receive a free SPR jersey. For more information on the free junior jersey offer, please visit: https://southperthrouleurs.com.au/team-kit/free-junior-jers.

Do I need a parent or guardian with me during the ride?

While it’s not mandatory, we highly recommend having a parent or guardian accompany children on our rides. Riding with a parent or guardian not only enhances safety but also fosters a meaningful bonding experience between kids and their families. Many parents have discovered that they, too, enjoy the rides.

How long does a ride session last?

The duration of a ride session depends on the activities planned. Generally, our rides take place between 10.30am and 12pm.

When do we meet?

We typically meet on Saturday mornings at around 10.30am, although start times may vary based on the scheduled activities.

Where do we meet?

We don’t have a fixed meeting spot, as it depends on the day’s activity. Some of our regular locations include Holy Family Church car park, Wireless Hill Park, and Kuljak Island. Keep an eye on the blog for updates on where and when to meet each Saturday.

What type of bike should I use?

A road bike is recommended, but any roadworthy bike will suffice at this stage.

What should I bring with me?

To ensure a safe and enjoyable ride, please bring the following items:

  • Helmet: You must wear a helmet to participate.
  • Water Bottle: Staying hydrated is essential, so bring a water bottle.
  • Repair Kit and Pump: Carry a repair kit and a pump for punctures and minor repairs.


  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen.
  • Rain Jacket.
  • Gloves.

What bike checks should I perform?

We adhere to the ABCDE checks:

  • A for Air: Verify that your tires are properly inflated and in good condition.
  • B for Brakes: Ensure your brakes are in good working order.
  • C for Chain: Make sure your gears run smoothly and that your chain is clean and lubricated.
  • D for Drop: Drop the bike to the ground from about 5cms. Are there any funny clanging sounds. This can indicate a loose part to the bike. Investigate and speak to your local bike shop or bike mechanic.
  • E for Ends: Are the holes at the end of the handlebar covered? These can be quite dangerous if they are exposed, and you have a crash.

Additionally, check the following:

  • Stem and Bar Bolts: Confirm that stem and bar bolts are adequately tightened and aligned.
  • Adjust Your Bicycle to Fit: Adjust your seat’s front-to-back level and height to maintain a slight knee bend when your leg is fully extended.

Are there any riding etiquette guidelines to follow?

When riding in traffic, please observe the following:

  • Riding Formation: Always ride in a single file and keep to the left side of the road.
  • Look Ahead: Maintain focus on the road ahead and be aware of your surroundings.
  • Communication: When the ride leader announces “slowing,” “stopping,” or “right/left turn,” please repeat the message for the rider behind you and act accordingly.
  • Signalling Turns: Use appropriate arm signals for left and right turns.
  • Intersection Safety: Do not cross intersections without adult supervision.
  • Yielding to Vehicles: If you hear “car back” or “bike back,” stay calm and keep to the left side of the road. Do not obstruct vehicles approaching from behind.

Can I bring snacks or treats for the ride?

You’re welcome to bring your favourite snacks or treats to enjoy during the ride, but please be mindful of any allergies or dietary restrictions of fellow riders.

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