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: 207
Latest Activity: Sep 20

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 Andrew Watts on May 13, 2012 at 22:29

Thanks Phil. Its a great route aside from Iverene Road. Its at least partially dirt and is a dismount to get through the blocked entrance from South Road.

Unless that's all been changed lately!

Cheers

Wattsy

Comment by Phil Crick on May 13, 2012 at 22:06

Here's a possible L Ride alternative route, it's currently a bit longer (44km), but there's plenty of scope for shortening it.

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/91928647/?new_route=1

It starts in McLaren Vale, follows the bike track to Malpas, then goes across to Aldinga, along the coast and back again, then heads back towards Willunga, where it picks up the bike track heading towards McLaren Vale. It's fairly flat and we don't spend any time on south road, other than crossing it twice.

I've ridden round most of this at one stage or another and most of it is quiet roads.

If people want to give it a go, I'll put it up as the next L ride on the Saturday 26th May, although I hope to test ride it fully before then.

Comments?

Comment by David Arnold on May 10, 2012 at 17:52

thanks Michelle,  there's nothing showing on the group events page.

Comment by Michelle on May 10, 2012 at 17:45

Yes David, Matt J & Paul are taking this out for us as I have to work 

http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/events/ssrc-l-ride-3

Comment by David Arnold on May 10, 2012 at 17:43

is there an "L" ride this Saturday?

Comment by Michelle on May 7, 2012 at 18:37

There is a post on the main AC forum about this, we all should get behind it and have a say x

http://communityplan.onkaparingacity.com/visions_and_outcomes

Comment by Michelle on May 6, 2012 at 22:47

Next P ride organised below - Phil will be taking this one as part of his training for the next GS ride on Sun 27th May.

As suggested we will ride up to meet the AC ride, distance of 60kms to Semaphore comes under our remit or a little bit more challenging. Of course you can head up to Outer Harbour.

Meet AC Winter ride 1

Comment by Michelle on May 6, 2012 at 22:03

OK guys or ladies we have a problem...

We need a volunteer to lead the ride out and take on the leader role for this saturday L ride as I am working.

If we don't get a volunteer the ride will be cancelled... Memory serves me right Mr McGregor owes us one if you are up for it Paul?

Comment by Paul on April 29, 2012 at 15:14

@ Michelle, I think you are on the right track with the Sunday rides making them a little bit more challenging in terrain and distance.  It gives us a step up to a Muddies ride.

Comment by Michelle on April 28, 2012 at 13:47

Great day for a ride this morning and good to see many people out.

Next Sunday's ride 45km and a little more taxing than a flat ride, saying that the hill is not big but a good challenge.

SSRC Sunday ride

The aim with the Sunday rides is to make them a little bit more challenging either with a little bit more distance or a few more bumps.

 
 
 


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