Southern Suburbs Road Cyclists


Southern Suburbs Road Cyclists

A social group of road bike riders for the new rider. Ride with experienced riders at a sedate pace on easy, quiet routes to learn the basics of group riding and riding in general.

Want to take the next step from just riding your bike on your own? This is the place.

Home of the 'L' Ride (for beginners/or a cruise)

Feel free to suggest rides for members to come along to.

Location: Port Noarlunga and Surrounding Area
Members: 201
Latest Activity: Jun 12


Welcome to the group page of the Southern Suburbs Road Cyclists.

A road cycling group based in the southern suburbs. Home of the L ride, a great place to start if you are new to group cycling and want to join in.

L Rides

If you're not sure where to start, this is probably the ride for you.

  • Designed for beginners/new riders or those returning to riding
  • Flatish routes
  • Quiet roads
  • Learn group riding skills
  • Regular re-groups
  • Sedate pace (20kmh)
  • Approx 40km
  • Tailend charlie to ensure no one gets left behind


L rides are held weekly on a Saturday morning (routes and start/finish points vary), see the events for more details.

P Rides

You're improving and can manage a longer ride at a slightly quicker pace.

  • Designed for improving riders who have gained some group riding experience 
  • Routes regularly include one of the major local hills (Old Willunga, Pennys Hill, Wickhams Hill as examples)
  • A mix of quiet roads and more regularly used roads. Less reliance on shared paths.
  • Assumed knowledge of some group riding skills. Some bunch riding where safe to do so.
  • Regular re-groups
  • Increased pace (23-26kmh is typical)
  • Approx 50km

P rides are held weekly on a Saturday morning (routes and start/finish points vary), see the events for more details.

The Green Ps!

You're a strong rider now and want a fast pace, but without the race!

  • Designed for experienced and fit riders who have gained a good deal of group riding experience 
  • Routes regularly include at least one of one of the major local hills (Old Willunga, Pennys Hill, Wickhams Hill as examples).There may be more than one!
  • A mix of quiet roads and more regularly used roads. Less reliance on shared paths.
  • Assumed knowledge of group riding skills. There will be a further increased usage of bunch riding where safe to do so.
  • Occasional re-groups, mostly rolling-regroups.
  • Ride leaders will attempt to keep riders together as much as possible.
  • No-drop.
  • Increased pace (26kmh and higher is typical)
  • Approx 50-60km, depending on parcours.

'Green P' rides are planned to be held weekly on a Saturday morning (routes and start/finish points vary), see the events for more details. This is a new group so availability may vary according to who is available to lead these rides.

Special Event Rides

One off rides that are a bit special, these include long distance epics,  climbing marathons and special occasion rides (Christmas special for example). There are no real generic guidelines for these rides as each one is different.

Strava Group details here

Strava group and the passcode is Noarlunga


L Ride Routes

Rating is 1 - easy, 10 - very hard

RouteDistanceClimbing (m)Rating
McLaren Vale, California43.24064
Bayliss & Aldinga44.73113


Other Routes

RouteDistanceClimbing (m)Rating
Happy Valley & Veloway47.16717
Cox's Hill47.26707
Blewitt Springs (long)63.18369
Blewitt Springs (short)54.67668
Willunga Hill & Range (short)46.46457
Willunga Hill & Range (long)55.57068
Penny's Hill58.46838
Kangarilla, Meadows & Willunga61.56678
California & McLaren Flat44.14515
Up Chandlers down Coxes456067
Penny's and Pottery578429



Check out the videos for a couple of our rides:

L Ride McLaren Vale, California video

Blewitt Springs (short) video

Other Information

Riders ride at their own risk of injury or bicycle damage and are strongly advised to have some form of cycle specific insurance.

Group creator and admin retains the right to remove people from this group.



Discussion Forum

Social gathering

Started by Colin Chapman. Last reply by Michael Carraro Jun 4. 2 Replies

Hi All,Just wanted an expression of interest in a get together / social function early July?Would anyone interested post here or on FB page.Just a get together with a buffet/nibbles and some music. Might even have a band ;-)Anyway, let me know and…Continue

Coast to Coast 2016

Started by Andrew Paffett. Last reply by Andrew Paffett Mar 29. 20 Replies

Hi guys. I have registered for the Coast to Coast from Glenelg.I know a ride like the Coast to Coast is probably best as a self paced ride unless you have a riding buddy all teed up but I was wondering if anyone else from SSRC was doing the ride…Continue

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Comment by Chris Beavis on June 12, 2016 at 21:16

Hi everyone, Wayne and I are planning on doing a coastal ride tomorrow morning starting from the Park n Ride at 8:30am.   There is no set course but thinking we will head over to Hallett Cove then down to the Coast and travel along Maybe to Semaphore or Largs then see where we go from there....If anyone wants to join the more the merrier.

Thanks Chris.

Comment by Andrew Watts on June 8, 2016 at 10:01

(From the SSRC Facebook page)

Winter is here! To celebrate the fact that we'll have rides in the cold and wet we'll have shorter hillier rides. Those of you who rode with is last year may remember the "A Little Bit of Pain Never Hurt Anybody" series of hills rides held over the colder months. These started at Peters Ceek Road and increased in severity until Bangor was tackled 8 weeks later. These rides were designed to be shorter but steeper than usual SSRC rides and, as usual, TECs are appointed so no one is left behind. For the slower folks these will be resurrected and held fortnightly. There will be normal rides in the intervening weeks.

For the faster folks there appears to be some appetite to START from Bangor Road!! So we'll pop a ride up for you!! Going on from that you'll get two hills per ride in the series (ie Bangor & Willunga or Willunga and Wickhams) unless someone else comes up with another idea to inflict short bursts of wintry pan on the group! The ride will need a leader and TEC.

These rides will go ahead as posted, regardless of weather, unless conditions become unsafe for riding.

If either of these ideas are not your cup of tea then feel free to post your own event up with your own route. The more people posting up their proposed rides the better.

Cheers, Wattsy.

Comment by Paul on May 8, 2016 at 17:54
I can lead a ride this Saturday guys if you want?
Comment by Andrew Watts on April 19, 2016 at 10:54
This is just a final heads up about the planning meeting for the group to be held at 6.30pm at Aldinga Beach SLSC tonight.
Comment by Andrew Paffett on March 27, 2016 at 12:48
I may ride down from Woodcroft, do the ride but leave at Kangarilla Rd and go back via Clarendon.
John, normal start time, 7:30 for 7:45 start?
Comment by Gareth on March 26, 2016 at 13:47

I will be there

Comment by Paul on March 26, 2016 at 13:06
Not sure yet but What time are you thinking John?
Comment by Gary Fenna on March 26, 2016 at 12:57
How many you got for the ride Monday John? And are we heading up or down owh
Comment by Gary Fenna on March 23, 2016 at 19:40
It will b my first ride back for a week. I will not b going hard. Hopefully I have recovered from my operation.
Comment by John Thorp on March 23, 2016 at 19:38

@Gary For me as fast as i can for you a steady pace 


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