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: 207
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.

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 held weekly on a Saturday morning (routes and start/finish points vary), see the events for more details.

P Rides

You're improving and can manage a longer ride at a slightly quicker pace.

  • Designed for improving riders who have gained some group riding experience 
  • Routes regularly include one of the major local hills (Old Willunga, Pennys Hill, Wickhams Hill as examples)
  • A mix of quiet roads and more regularly used roads. Less reliance on shared paths.
  • Assumed knowledge of some group riding skills. Some bunch riding where safe to do so.
  • Regular re-groups
  • Increased pace (23-26kmh is typical)
  • Approx 50km

P rides are held weekly on a Saturday morning (routes and start/finish points vary), see the events for more details.

The Green Ps!

You're a strong rider now and want a fast pace, but without the race!

  • Designed for experienced and fit riders who have gained a good deal of group riding experience 
  • Routes regularly include at least one of one of the major local hills (Old Willunga, Pennys Hill, Wickhams Hill as examples).There may be more than one!
  • A mix of quiet roads and more regularly used roads. Less reliance on shared paths.
  • Assumed knowledge of group riding skills. There will be a further increased usage of bunch riding where safe to do so.
  • Occasional re-groups, mostly rolling-regroups.
  • Ride leaders will attempt to keep riders together as much as possible.
  • No-drop.
  • Increased pace (26kmh and higher is typical)
  • Approx 50-60km, depending on parcours.

'Green P' rides are planned to be held weekly on a Saturday morning (routes and start/finish points vary), see the events for more details. This is a new group so availability may vary according to who is available to lead these rides.

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

Social gathering

Started by Colin Chapman. Last reply by Michael Carraro Jun 4. 2 Replies

Hi All,Just wanted an expression of interest in a get together / social function early July?Would anyone interested post here or on FB page.Just a get together with a buffet/nibbles and some music. Might even have a band ;-)Anyway, let me know and…Continue

Coast to Coast 2016

Started by Andrew Paffett. Last reply by Andrew Paffett Mar 29. 20 Replies

Hi guys. I have registered for the Coast to Coast from Glenelg.I know a ride like the Coast to Coast is probably best as a self paced ride unless you have a riding buddy all teed up but I was wondering if anyone else from SSRC was doing the ride…Continue

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Comment by Carl Salt on July 31, 2016 at 17:37

Hi all,

I am taking over the organization of the Bupa Team ride from Michelle for this coming years ride. Can you please let me know if you are interested in riding in the Bupa Challenge ( TDU), if so we can form a Team and have "TEAM SSRC" Printed on the back of the Jersey. Please note that at this stage I will NOT be riding in this ride.

PS we have missed the early bird entry.



Comment by Chris Beavis on July 30, 2016 at 19:24

I am possibly interested in participating in the group ride.

I am unable to organise the team though as I just do not have the spare time....struggling to even make time for the regular group rides.


Comment by Michelle on July 30, 2016 at 18:24

Thanks Carl I organised team etc last year and didn't ride. So even if your unsure at this stage I'd like someone to take over this role :-)

Comment by Carl Salt on July 30, 2016 at 17:53

Hi All, Michelle Crick is asking if anyone wants to make a group ride for the TDU, if so we can get the SSRC printed on the back of the Jersey. Anyone interested let me or Michelle know.

So TDU Routes will be announced July 11th who wants to be SSRC Team organiser for 2017. I can forward the email on to you

"Hello Captain!

On Monday 11 July, the Santos Tour Down Under will be officially launching the 2017 race routes and we’ve got some exciting news!

The team has been working hard to create a new registration system just for you! You can create an account, register for bus transfers and to ride in the Bupa Challenge Tour in the same transaction and even keep an eye out for flash sale discount codes (sign up to our e-newsletter to find out more).

We look forward to seeing you at the 2017 Santos Tour Down Under"

Comment by Carl Salt on July 28, 2016 at 17:48

Hi Sam, we have a ride group for beginners, this week we are leaving from Beckes Bakery at Port Noarlunga. As per Pat's link below. We have a no drop off policy so nobody gets left behind. There are regular rest breaks along the way.

Comment by Pat on July 28, 2016 at 17:10
Comment by Sam Slattery on July 28, 2016 at 16:22

Hey Guy/gals

I'm new to cycling and would be very much interested in coming on a ride with you on sat. Is there a beginner ride going? recently i have been riding from seacliff to grange and back once a weekish and practice hills on the other days ( but i suck at hills :P). looking forward to learning some new skills :)



Comment by Siobhan Goble on July 14, 2016 at 20:36

Hi Carl and Dan, thanks for your replies. I ride inconsistantly, moderate fitness and sometimes ride in small groups. I dont know what my average speed is, i'll be happy to go with the slower group on saturday. See you saturday.

Comment by Carl Salt on July 14, 2016 at 16:50

Hello Siobhan, can you please tell me a little about yourself and your riding ability, this would enable me to place you into a ride group this Saturday, we are leaving from Port Noarlunga, Car park next to Becks Bakery. we meet at 7.30am for a 7.45am ride.

Andrew Watts cant make the ride this week so I will be your contact person. If you ask for Carl when you arrive, I am sure our friendly group will head you in the right direction.

Comment by Dan on July 14, 2016 at 16:45

Hi Siobhan - welcome!

If you go to the Events page you'll find 3 x rides for this Saturday departing Beck's Bakery at Port Noarlunga.

See you Saturday!


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