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: 150
Latest Activity: on Tuesday


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.


Michelle and Phil

Discussion Forum

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

SSRC P riders

Started by Michelle. Last reply by Paul Mc Mar 12. 64 Replies

There you go RobContinue

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Comment by Andrew Watts on Tuesday

The L Ride is still on this Saturday. A 7.45am depart with a minute silence just before we head out.

Comment by Paul Mc on April 16, 2015 at 20:04

Friday's Duck ride has been cancelled for tomorrow

Comment by Andrew Watts on April 15, 2015 at 21:09

A ride this Saturday for the slower folk, starting at McLaren Flat and heading up Blewitt Springs Road and Peters Creek Road.

Comment by Paul Mc on April 14, 2015 at 14:08

This week we are doing 6 am Wednesday Range Ride from C2V/Pimpala and 6 am Friday the Duck from Bains and Panatalinga Corner.

Comment by Hannah McConnell on April 13, 2015 at 11:14

Thanks Julie. Sounds great :)

Comment by Julie Hocking on April 13, 2015 at 10:10
Hannah. Alison & I are doing 100 km on Sunday. You can ride with us.
Comment by Hannah McConnell on April 13, 2015 at 9:25

Thanks Andrew

Comment by Andrew Watts on April 12, 2015 at 22:26

I think Alison is doing this, Hannah. She's offline at the moment, went on holiday for a few days. I'll remind her of your request when she gets back.

Comment by Hannah McConnell on April 12, 2015 at 22:23
Is anyone doing the Grandslam on Sunday who doesn't mind me tagging along? I'm thinking of doing the 100km.
Comment by Rob Pryde on April 11, 2015 at 18:38

i thought black was meant to be slimming...


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