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: 166
Latest Activity: 17 hours 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

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

Amy's Ride SA - Sunday the 1st of November.

Started by Andrew Watts. Last reply by Andrew Watts Sep 30. 14 Replies

Hi all.One of our riders, Andrew Jones, asked me how many folks are looking to take part in Amy's Ride this year?Personally, this ride usually coincides with assignment/exam periods so I don't usually go. I would be interested in understanding how…Continue

Tags: SSRC, Ride, Amys

Ride start times

Started by Matt Rodda. Last reply by Matt Rodda Jan 23. 2 Replies

Hi, I was looking at the L and P rides.  I am interested to find out what time they start on Saturdays.  I assume they start/ finish around McLaren Vale. Continue

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Comment by Greg McConnell on October 1, 2015 at 12:10

Hi all ... While out riding with you guys Wendy and/or myself may have occasionally mentioned our pannier touring adventures. We took these photos earlier in September during an eight day wander around the northern Flinders Ranges with a few mates from our touring club. We stayed 4 nights in the Moolooloo Station shearer's quarters and did day rides to interesting places in the area. We tented in various other locations for the other 3 nights. Somehow we managed to score a shower every night!

Comment by Andrew Watts on September 26, 2015 at 13:13
What a great morning for a ride. I hope you enjoyed yourselves today. L & P rides for next Saturday will be up by the end of today. Alison has a surprise for the P Riders!! Cheers, Wattsy.
Comment by Rob Pryde on September 25, 2015 at 9:41

Dave, Marcus and Myself went down the hill also, and it wasn't too bad as long as you use extra caution.  we went through at about 15km/h, so quite slow.  It does come upon you quite quickly when going down though, so need to slow down well in advance.  there is a bit of a drop off from the bitumen.

Comment by Paul Mc on September 25, 2015 at 9:22

The compacted base was okay but the raised man hole covers and dangerous.

Comment by Andrew Jones on September 24, 2015 at 22:22
Paul - good luck you know Education Road is a total killer going up - different story coming down! If needed there's a pavement on the one side,so use that to get by this section of road.
Comment by Paul Mc on September 24, 2015 at 8:34

Thanks Andrew, I hope it isnt too bad I am riding up it tomorrow morning

Comment by Alison Watts on September 24, 2015 at 8:03
Thanks Andrew. I was going to mention that on Saturday to whoever turns up.
Comment by Andrew Jones on September 24, 2015 at 5:16
Hi all - with regards to Alison's P ride (Bains - Chandlers) this Saturday, I thought I'd better mention that about 100 metres of Education Road (where the dip is over the creek) has been dug up between Singer Drive and Fraser Avenue. The asphalt has been cut away to soil level, leaving the road very uneven with plenty of stones and other debris laying around. As long as the decent on Education Road (past Singer Drive) is ridden with caution, then I can't foresee any drama.
Comment by Rob Pryde on September 21, 2015 at 13:42

Just a heads up guys.  On Saturday I'm fairly sure i saw a snake on the C2V just south of river road, just after you go down the drop off. As the weather starts to warm up, these things will come out to warm themselves on the path so just be aware.  

Comment by Andrew Watts on September 15, 2015 at 23:17

Thanks Dan. I'm expecting to post about a P Ride in the next day or two.


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