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: 137
Latest Activity: 22 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 Rob Pryde on Sunday. 31 Replies

There you go RobContinue

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Comment by Rob Pryde 22 hours ago

ha, live it up, mate, its gonna be on in the morning!

Comment by Toby C 22 hours ago

Hey Rob, have you tried creating a segment that you've just ridden to get the KOM? lol

Comment by Rob Pryde yesterday

time to find another obscure segment where i can have my 24hrs of fame again...  

Comment by Paul Mc yesterday

5.50 am sharp Duck tomorrow.  Paul, Toby and Rob so far, meet Panatalinga and Bains Corner.  I will roll from 5.50 to give the other quick boys a carrot to chase, so if I am not there when you arrive I have started and will wait at the top for you.

All welcome.

Last 2 days we have been hammering Bishops Hill, Rob took an equal KOM on Tuesday, we went back today and Toby took an outright KOM.  I improved my PR on both days so its now less then half the time it was before this week and only 6 seconds slower then the old KOM, all good fun :-)

Comment by Toby C yesterday
Take a screen shot... ;)
Comment by Rob Pryde yesterday
And here's me thinking it was going to be nice to have a sleep in tomorrow. Surely you aren't going to try make me defend my crown the very next day.
Comment by Paul Mc yesterday
Bishops repeats, yuck ;-) 550 Fasta pasta C2V
Comment by Toby C yesterday

As long as I'm home by 7:30am. R we doing Bishop repeats?  ;-)

Comment by Paul Mc yesterday

Anyone feel like a ride early tomorrow, I am easy on route, or could give humpty another crack?

Comment by Adam S on Monday
early start at work so no can do, enjoy guys.

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