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: 129
Latest Activity: 20 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

Discussion Forum

SSRC P Ride routes and Transition from L rides

Started by Steven Ellison. Last reply by Steven Ellison Mar 27. 4 Replies

***UPDATE*** 2014/04/03 3pm: SSRC P Ride - A step between L and P (12 April 2014) this is the final route I selected for the 12th. and …Continue

Tags: route, P, Discussion, SSRC

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

Tags: racing

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Comment by Steven Ellison 20 hours ago

For those thinking of doing either the NOT L Ride or the P'N'L Ride this saturday I have ridden the L route with Lynn today. Those that have ridden with Lynn know her steady pace so can gauge the pace of this ride.  For the P 'N' L Group this will be the pace for the first 35 km's before we set off on the final 15 km's at a more rapid pace.

Lynn's Strava post is available at: and mine at:

Average/maximum heart rate for todays ride:

Lynn: 122/151 bpm

Steve: 86/122 bpm

Comment by peter victory yesterday

excellent.. I have given myself a leave pass for wednesday night.. looking forward to the push and seeing GK. 

Comment by Paul Mc yesterday

Pat, you will have to do an Steve E or Adam W to be on the bike before I am out of bed :-P

Comment by Graham King yesterday

Thanks Pat, I'll be ready at 8. If anything crops up I'll let you know.

Comment by Muddies yesterday

I'll txt you when I'm leaving home, probably around 8ish at yours GK

I'll be riding in the morning while you are tucked up in bed Paul :-P

Comment by Graham King yesterday

Thanks guys, taxi would be good thanks. Just let me know what time and I'll be ready. Feeling a lot better today and after 2 1/2 wks I have finally had a shave :-)

Comment by Paul Mc yesterday

Thanks Pat, but soft ;-)

Comment by Muddies yesterday

I probably won't ride Weds night but am happy to be a taxi for GK

Comment by Paul Mc yesterday

It will be good to have you along and thanks Rene, but I was thinking one of us could go pick him up on our return to Deep Blue post ride, so he isn't sitting around waiting for us :-)

Comment by Rene Melgar yesterday
I can pick you up on Wednesday Graham if you like. I intend to be there around 7.00 pm don't know if is too early for you? Let me know, I Am glad you are feeling better.

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