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: 133
Latest Activity: 3 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

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Comment by Colin Chapman 3 hours ago

Cool. Should be there, but if not, just go.


Comment by John Thorp 3 hours ago

@colin yeah it is as there are so many posts it went onto the next page arrive at becks bakery about 7,30 for a 7,45 leave I am trying to time it so we can meet up with the P+ riders for a coffee after

Comment by Colin Chapman 3 hours ago

Hi John, is your ride still on? Can't find info.

7:45 @ Becks yeah?

Comment by Lynn Ellison yesterday

John, I am sorry but I will not be able to join you this Saturday as I have another engagement on that morning. I hope you all have a great ride!

Comment by Andrew Watts yesterday

John. I'm confirming that I'll be at Becks by 7.45am this Saturday.

Comment by Adam S yesterday
if the kids sleep through the night, 50/50. if im not there dont wait.
Comment by Rob Pryde yesterday

yeah, a duck at this stage.  toby is in if its dry.  meet corner of bains and panalatinga at 6(ish).

Comment by Paul Mc yesterday
I think that is what they are thinking, can you come out?
Comment by Adam S yesterday
what are you thinking of doing in the morning paul-duck?
Comment by Graham King yesterday

No worries Pat, just me & David tonight, made a change for it to be dry. It was windy though ;-)


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