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: 144
Latest Activity: on Friday


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

Ride start times

Started by Matt Rodda. Last reply by Matt Rodda on Friday. 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 Rob Pryde on Wednesday

yeah, just saw the excess cost.  hmmm.   i hit a roo on the way home from bris on sunday morning.  excess for car is only $600.   thought that was steep!

Comment by Steven Ellison on Wednesday

You get so much for $80 individual or $110 for a household per year! Alright, its $750 excess but great cover !

Comment by Steven Ellison on Wednesday

Yep, and overseas !

Comment by Rob Pryde on Wednesday

thanks steve.  i'll check the link, but does bikesa cover you interestate?  easier to ask than look for myself ;-)

Comment by Steven Ellison on Wednesday

Check out the page on BikeSA's website ;-)

Comment by Steven Ellison on Wednesday

Rob, I have that cover with BicycleSA!  Bonus, give you discount on events as well ;-)

Comment by Rob Pryde on Wednesday

Hi guys, who has cycling insurance to cover third party property damage and/or bodily injury?  I'm thinking of getting some cover.  

Comment by Andrew Watts on January 18, 2015 at 20:39
Our pleasure Andrew! Hopefully we'll see you out again soon. The next ride will in a fortnight's time, starting at Pt Noarlunga.
Comment by Andrew P on January 18, 2015 at 13:27
I enjoyed the L ride on Saturday very much.
Great bunch of riders, good ride, good coffee after and plenty of support for the "newbie" (me) during!
I won't be able to make every ride, but I will be back for sure!
Thanks to all,
Comment by John Thorp on January 15, 2015 at 20:00

Thats ok jolie just thought i would let you know just in case you would like a riding partner for some of the way


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