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: 1 hour 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 Paul Mc 1 hour ago
Lol Rob
Comment by Rob Pryde 1 hour ago
Paul, a week ago you were basically riding in the snow. I'm sure you'll be fine in the morning. ;-)
Comment by John Thorp 2 hours ago

For anyone that would like to join me this Saturday morning for a ride while Steve is running his P+ ride here is the map it is suitable for L rider level

Comment by Paul Mc 3 hours ago

Forecast say 11 deg tonight, I hope they are right

Comment by Paul Mc 3 hours ago

Yes its early enough, but it is going to be so cold, there is no cloud outside at present, I am not sure if I can be bothered riding in the cold again, I am so over it.  But I will probably be there to keep you honest.

Comment by John Thorp 7 hours ago

Leaving from becks bakery pt noarlunga 7.45am depart out to willunga and back I will post up a map a little later

Comment by Andrew Watts 9 hours ago

I may join you John. Let me know where when etc and I'll confirm availability later in the week.

Comment by John Thorp 9 hours ago

I will be heading out for a ride on saturday if anyone is interested it will be an "L" format ride I was going to start at the same point as the P ride so we can get back to the finish and have coffee with the P riders

Comment by Toby C 10 hours ago

Early enough for you as well Paul?

Comment by Rob Pryde 10 hours ago

see you at 6 then Toby.  


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