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: 157
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

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.


Michelle and Phil

Discussion Forum

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

SSRC P riders

Started by Michelle. Last reply by Paul Mc Mar 12. 64 Replies

There you go RobContinue

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Comment by Julie Hocking on Friday
I am still coming
Comment by Paul Mc on Friday
I will still be there for a ride this morning, radar looks grim but hopefully most of it stays north. No pressure you decide if you want to ride I am happy to trundle around solo
Comment by Andrew Paffett on Friday
I'm in Paul, see you all there.
Comment by Julie Hocking on Friday
See you tomorrow morning Paul & Rob.
Comment by Paul Mc on Friday

Lock in 7.00 am at Modish tomorrow and I will see you there Rob and Julie.

Comment by Julie Hocking on Thursday
I will come too.
Comment by Rob Pryde on Wednesday

I will join you Paul.  

Comment by Paul Mc on Wednesday


I am doing this loop Saturday morning from Modish at Woodcroft, I will be going easy up Acklands but this route has plenty of spots you can let rip including Acklands, Cherry Gardens and the normal Piggott Range smashfest.  You are welcome to pad it out if you want to bail out somewhere and do more, I am just looking for some company.

I would like to be home fairly early, so was thinking of 7.00 am start but you could twist my arm out to 7.30 am if have a good enough reason.

P ride type pace for me, could be faster for you

Any interest?

I am not putting it up as a formal event as such just sharing it amongst us SSRC friends.

It might be a bit wet so bring a rain jacket but hopefully not too bad.

Comment by Paul Mc on July 27, 2015 at 16:38

I was saying to Wattsy that I wont be putting up a P ride this week, I need to stay a bit closer to home as we have a busy weekend ahead.  I will go out Saturday morning early around Woodcroft but nothing formal or challenging I am sorry.  Hopefully someone else will take it on this week for you as there is lots of nice routes from the Vale.

Comment by Andrew Watts on July 25, 2015 at 17:29

Hi all.

The Sunday Session has been cancelled. Please let me know if you feel like having this organised again at a later stage. 


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