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: 140
Latest Activity: 18 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 Jolie Barton on Tuesday. 40 Replies

There you go RobContinue

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Comment by Michelle yesterday
Have a great ride tomorrow ladies and gent's
Comment by Marcus Williams on Wednesday
Thanks John, should be ok...
Comment by John Thorp on Wednesday

Hi Marcus we have a couple of group rides this saturday morning depending on your ability leaving from port noarlunga 

Comment by Marcus Williams on Wednesday
Hi all, I'm a new member looking for weekday riding mates, flexible times and places....cheers M
Comment by Adam S on November 10, 2014 at 20:49
not me, riding to work tomorrow.
Comment by Toby C on November 10, 2014 at 8:21

Any takers on the Tuesday morning  Range Ride?

Comment by Andrew Watts on November 6, 2014 at 17:19

The P Ride has been added for this Saturday. To be run by Ali.

Comment by Andrew Watts on November 6, 2014 at 12:00
I'll put the ride up once I get home this evening. Ran out if time last night. Cheers, Andrew.
Comment by Alison Watts on November 5, 2014 at 23:21
Andrew is going to put the P ride up for me in my name. So hopefully you will see it up soon.
Comment by Greg McConnell on November 5, 2014 at 21:40

Hi Alison ... If you put a P ride up Wendy and I will attend ;-) ... Starting from McLaren Vale seems sensible considering the Ls are starting from there.


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