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: 137
Latest Activity: 13 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

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 P riders

Started by Michelle. Last reply by Rob Pryde on Monday. 35 Replies

There you go RobContinue

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Comment by Lynn Ellison 13 hours ago

will email you steve mobile number so you can meet us at the start. jo and i getting lift to start, steve riding to start. we all getting lift home as i will b half dead LOL. u riding home or leanne coming to collect or u getting bus????  can discuss sunday if you like. check your email for mobile numbers for sunday then.  c u sunday. xx

Comment by John Thorp 13 hours ago

Ok thanks lynn i will joint you as well i think as we do need to get used to riding as a group for next yr

Comment by Lynn Ellison 14 hours ago

hi John. steve and Jolie are riding the 70ks with me at my pace. feel free to ride with us if you like. as you know i will be slower than the 3 of you so you can ride on at your own pace if you get tired of waiting for me to catch up. steve is riding with me to ensure i dont blowout hr and cadence as i am worried about commercial road climbs, they will be my weak spot.

Comment by John Thorp 14 hours ago

@ jolie I am doing the 70km  not sure on anyone else at this stage

Comment by Jolie Barton 17 hours ago
Which distance are you doing John?
For those who don't want to go hammer and tongs, it's a good idea to try and stick together.
Comment by John Thorp 17 hours ago

To all who are doing amy's ride on sunday are we grouping together or just going for it your thoughts ?

Comment by Paul Mc yesterday

Katie bought the jersey in return for a $30 donation to the Amy Gillett Foundation

Comment by Toby C on Wednesday

Paul and I are riding the Duck tomorrow morning. 5:50am cnr Bains and Panatalinga Rd - All welcome

Comment by Rob Pryde on Tuesday

Thanks GK and Michelle.  

will pop in again tomorrow on way home and see how i go, otherwise its a good excuse for a pootle down to the vale.  glad to hear they are just relocating.  

Comment by Michelle on Tuesday

They are open tomorrow and thurs for a relocation sale not sure where they are headed yet.

If you need a bargain go and get stuff and less than cost price...


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