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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: 133
Latest Activity: 1 hour ago


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.

Officially, we organise only the L ride, however this is quite a large group and many of us ride together at other times, members will usually organise other rides on here, so shout up if you 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 every fortnight on a Saturday morning (routes vary), see the events for more details.

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

Route Distance Climbing (m) Rating
McLaren Vale, California 43.2 406 4
Bayliss & Aldinga 44.7 311 3


Other Routes

Route Distance Climbing (m) Rating
Happy Valley & Veloway 47.1 671 7
Cox's Hill 47.2 670 7
Aldinga 58.8 582 7
Blewitt Springs (long) 63.1 836 9
Blewitt Springs (short) 54.6 766 8
Willunga Hill & Range (short) 46.4 645 7
Willunga Hill & Range (long) 55.5 706 8
Penny's Hill 58.4 683 8
Kangarilla, Meadows & Willunga 61.5 667 8
California & McLaren Flat 44.1 451 5
Up Chandlers down Coxes 45 606 7
Penny's and Pottery 57 842 9



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.


Michelle and Phil

Discussion Forum

SSRC/Muddies racers

Started by Muddies. Last reply by Paul Mc Mar 15. 1055 Replies I won't see Mr King until the end of the race then ;) How much did you pay the handicapper? Me and Paul will have to tag team to try and…Continue

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Comment by Rob Pryde 1 hour ago

advice time.  

tyres - gatorhardshell are out of stock (wiggle). didn't have a good run with gatorskins so thought i'd try 4seasons.  reviews say they roll better, and still offer a good level of puncture protection and durability.  i seem to chew through rear tyres.  only done about 2000km if that.

driveline - current original is about 8-9000km old so is due for replacement soon.  chain is stretched beyond satisfactory apparently but still shifts ok.   given the mileage i've got out of tiagra, i was looking to just replace it with some more budget items.  tiagra is no longer available it seems, so next cheapest is 105 cassette.  what would be a comparable chain to my current kmc x10?  ultegra is about $30, but could i sae a few dollars and make do with something cheaper?  yes, funds are pretty tight at the moment ;-) 

thanks for any assistance in these areas.

Comment by Steven Ellison on Wednesday

With a little luck there should be a video on youtube of my descent of Penny's Hill road during last Saturday's P Ride at

Comment by Steven Ellison on Wednesday

I have just posted a new P ride for Saturday the 30th Aug 2014 at

The ride will take us from McLaren Vale, through Blewitt Springs, Bakers Gully, Clarendon, descending Cox's Hill and returning to McLaren Vale, a total of 54 km's!

Comment by Muddies on Tuesday

I'm out this Wednesday too, going to see the doc about me dodgy knee.

Comment by Phil Crick on Tuesday

As Michelle is now coaching at the Velodrome a few nights a week (including Wednesdays), I'm not going to be able to come out on Wednesday nights for the foreseeable future.

Comment by Paul Mc on Monday

Toby I can meet you at 5.50 am

Comment by Toby C on Sunday

Anyone up for the Range ride Tuesday morning? If yes, due to my schedule, I will be leaving from Fasta Pasta at 5:50am and not 6.

Comment by Steven Ellison on August 17, 2014 at 13:04

A ride report is up for the P ride on the 16/8/2014 up Old Willunga hill at

Comment by Rob Pryde on August 14, 2014 at 19:51

just a heads up for anyone doing the range ride, the magpie at the end of Reynell rd is awake and is a persistent bugger.  

Comment by Steven Ellison on August 13, 2014 at 19:41

Thanks Paul


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