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: yesterday


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

Stolen De Rosa King3 and Focus Raven - Prospect

Started by Michael Townsend Jun 18. 0 Replies

Hi everyone! Sorry to gatecrash your Southern Suburbs group and make my first post about a theft but two of my bikes, including my pride and joy De Rosa were stolen recently from our place in Prospect. Please message me if you see them, they are…Continue

SSRC/Muddies racers

Started by Muddies. Last reply by Paul Mc Mar 15. 1055 Replies I won't see Mr King until the end of the race then ;) How much did you pay the handicapper? Me and Paul will have to tag team to try and…Continue

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Comment by Graham King yesterday
I think you'd be guessing right Pat ;-)
Comment by Muddies yesterday

I'm guessing it's a trainer session for everyone  tonight :(

Comment by Graham King on Tuesday

I'm expecting a trainer ride tomorrow night but would much rather be out on the road.

Comment by Muddies on Tuesday

Not looking too good for the Wednesday night beach run, hopefully the rain isn't as bad as forecast.

Comment by Mel Rocca on Monday

Hi Paul! 

Thanks for that i might check that site out too!! :)

Definitly looking forward to the L ride as well! :D 

Comment by Toby C on Monday

I thought long and hard about being sensible....

Comment by Paul Mc on Monday

Yes mate, c u at 6, its only us presently, everyone is being soft, or is that sensible? ;-)

Comment by Toby C on Monday

Hi Paul, So are we on for a 6am Range? Not sure i like the fact the time is same as the temp....

Comment by Paul Mc on Monday

Hi Mel,

Welcome aboard to Adelaide Cyclists and SSRC.

The L ride is a great place to start riding and making cycling friends.

I noticed Bike Society does a ladies ride once a month as well that goes from Brighton to Henley and return.  Its not on here but check out Bike Society website / facebook

Comment by Michelle on Monday

Event here

By the way Phil your taking this one as I will be sorting out your daughter's birthday party :-)


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