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: 141
Latest Activity: 10 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 riders

Started by Michelle. Last reply by Jolie Barton Nov 18. 40 Replies

There you go RobContinue

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Comment by Paul Mc yesterday

I will be there too and roll at 5.50

Comment by Adam S yesterday
ill probably ride to work instead.
Comment by Toby C yesterday

The Thursday Duck is on. All welcome. Meet at Crn Bains Rd and Panalatinga Rd departing at 5:50am.

Yes it's early but the worms love it...

Comment by Paul Mc on Monday

Stick with standard Range Route

Comment by Toby C on Monday

usual time for me if we vary the route, or I'll peel off to suite

Comment by Rob Pryde on Monday

i should be out in the morning Paul, so I'll see you then.  this will be my last ride for the year in adelaide.

strong westerly forecast for the morning also. good chance to put in a solid ride up chandlers Paul ;-)  or are you still recovering from your big effort up whickams?

I'm not bothered on the route, but can't spend more than a couple of hours out.  too much to do.

Comment by Paul Mc on Monday

Who would like to come out for a ride tomorrow 5.50 am from Fasta Pasta C2V.  It wouldnt take much to twist my arm to go somewhere different then normal, especially flatter :-)

Comment by Michelle on Sunday

Reminder of our Christmas ride this Saturday morning ALL welcome meet at the cafe for coffee after or just ride. The kids will be coming down too and remember to dress your bike, best dressed gets a free coffee/tea etc :-)

Comment by Jolie Barton on December 12, 2014 at 9:40
Hi All, Alison Watts and myself are planning a ride, Brighton to Outer Harbour return. Just want to put it out there, if anyone would like to join us?
We're meeting at Bindara reserve on the Esplanade at Brighton (just south of Jetty Rd) at 11.30am. Can't make it any earlier due to appointments. If you would like to come along please let us know. It will be a casual spin due to the heat. Please make sure you bring plenty of water and we'll probably have a couple of scheduled stops.
Comment by Marcus Williams on December 10, 2014 at 18:17
See you then Paul

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