Southern Suburbs Road Cyclists

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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: 203
Latest Activity: Jul 16

Welcome

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
Aldinga58.85827
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

 

Video

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.

Cheers

 

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 Siobhan Goble on July 14, 2016 at 20:36

Hi Carl and Dan, thanks for your replies. I ride inconsistantly, moderate fitness and sometimes ride in small groups. I dont know what my average speed is, i'll be happy to go with the slower group on saturday. See you saturday.

Comment by Carl Salt on July 14, 2016 at 16:50

Hello Siobhan, can you please tell me a little about yourself and your riding ability, this would enable me to place you into a ride group this Saturday, we are leaving from Port Noarlunga, Car park next to Becks Bakery. we meet at 7.30am for a 7.45am ride.

Andrew Watts cant make the ride this week so I will be your contact person. If you ask for Carl when you arrive, I am sure our friendly group will head you in the right direction.

Comment by Dan on July 14, 2016 at 16:45

Hi Siobhan - welcome!

If you go to the Events page http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/events you'll find 3 x rides for this Saturday departing Beck's Bakery at Port Noarlunga.

See you Saturday!

Comment by Siobhan Goble on July 14, 2016 at 16:14

Hi ssrc, i've just joined your group. Is there any rides this saturday at an L/P level i can join? Thanks.

Comment by Andrew Watts on July 5, 2016 at 20:57
Comment by Andrew Watts on July 5, 2016 at 20:51

Oh the joys of technology...! To be fair I did test that on my laptop not my phone.

Comment by Paul on July 5, 2016 at 20:49
Nope, it shows the event but no details on my phone, might be different on my PC tomorrow
Comment by Andrew Watts on July 5, 2016 at 20:42

The link still works, even if you don't have an account. The only things you can't do is respond or comment.

Comment by Paul on July 5, 2016 at 20:28
Sorry Wattsy I don't do FB so what is it?
Comment by Andrew Watts on July 5, 2016 at 20:24
So... this is happening on August 20th. https://www.facebook.com/events/1559350844368685/?ti=cl
 
 
 


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