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: 162
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

RouteDistanceClimbing (m)Rating
McLaren Vale, California43.24064
Bayliss & Aldinga44.73113


Other Routes

RouteDistanceClimbing (m)Rating
Happy Valley & Veloway47.16717
Cox's Hill47.26707
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



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.



Discussion Forum

Amy's Ride SA - Sunday the 1st of November.

Started by Andrew Watts. Last reply by Lynn Ellison Aug 23. 13 Replies

Hi all.One of our riders, Andrew Jones, asked me how many folks are looking to take part in Amy's Ride this year?Personally, this ride usually coincides with assignment/exam periods so I don't usually go. I would be interested in understanding how…Continue

Tags: SSRC, Ride, Amys

Ride start times

Started by Matt Rodda. Last reply by Matt Rodda Jan 23. 2 Replies

Hi, I was looking at the L and P rides.  I am interested to find out what time they start on Saturdays.  I assume they start/ finish around McLaren Vale. Continue

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Comment by Nick Crush yesterday

thanks Greg

Comment by Greg McConnell yesterday

Yes ... Thanks for a great effort to John and Renata for the support today ... and extra kudos to John for the course signage ...

Comment by John Thorp yesterday

Thanks Paul it was my pleasure  sometimes its good to know help is not far away

Comment by Paul Mc yesterday

Special thanks to John and Renata for being the support car touring around, it was nice to know support wasn't far.

Comment by Greg McConnell yesterday

Hi Nick,I have given Watttsy your glove as we will not be attending rides for awhile. Greg

Comment by Andrew Watts on August 23, 2015 at 19:22

Lol! More like the spoiler Paul.

My thoughts were to have sucessive L + P weekends. The 12th will probably be starting from Woodcroft again. It seemed popular!!

Comment by Paul Mc on August 23, 2015 at 19:11
Wattsy Birthday is the trump card Steve ;-)
Comment by Steven Ellison on August 23, 2015 at 19:00
I'm confused ! Isn't the L ride meant to be on the 29/8/2015 and 5/9/2015 supposed to be an in-between ride? Have I missed something?
Comment by Matt Richards on August 23, 2015 at 10:14

Hey Paul Mc, That route looks pretty good.  I'd certainly give it a go.

Comment by Nick Crush on August 22, 2015 at 18:07



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