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: 129
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

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 Ride routes and Transition from L rides

Started by Steven Ellison. Last reply by Steven Ellison Mar 27. 4 Replies

***UPDATE*** 2014/04/03 3pm: SSRC P Ride - A step between L and P (12 April 2014) this is the final route I selected for the 12th. and …Continue

Tags: route, P, Discussion, SSRC

SSRC/Muddies racers

Started by Muddies. Last reply by Paul Mc Mar 15. 1055 Replies I won't see Mr King until the end of the race then ;) How much did you pay the handicapper? Me and Paul will have to tag team to try and…Continue

Tags: racing

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Comment by Greg McConnell yesterday

Just a quick update regarding SSRC jerseys ... The deadline will be next Tuesday morning ... I will ring Gary from Star Cycles at about 0900am with our orders ... Just let me know what size you require if interested ... About $38-$40.

Comment by Muddies yesterday

Now you tell me, just been on the trainer ;-)

Comment by Michelle yesterday
We'll be down at the cafe tonight around 8 after the kids are in bed, might have gravy with us
Comment by Steven Ellison on Tuesday

I hadn't noticed Yvonne! Did some mention you were getting a new bike? I am so disappointed, I would have expected you to get at least a little excited LOL

Comment by Yvonne Sears on Tuesday

Woohoo! My new bike will be ready for collection Thursday! So excited if you haven't guessed!?? ;)

Going for an early spin Friday :)

Just had to share!

Comment by Muddies on Tuesday

Yeah, I know :)  but my kit ain't LOL

Comment by Steven Ellison on Tuesday

Patrick, you are Exclusive ;-)

Comment by Muddies on Tuesday

Much more noticeable with cheaper kit, I suspect the material is more staticy (is that a word?) and they tend to stretch after washing. Plus the BUPA kit is oversized to start with.

Time to buy some 'exclusive" kit ;)

Comment by Steven Ellison on Tuesday

Yah, I know what you mean, I tried Lynn's for a ride, an M, while mine are L's, and that seemed to help heaps! Its aways been worse on windy days when its a headwind on a downhill section as the riding position loosens the front of the jersey allowing it to flap on the HRM! 

Comment by Phil Crick on Tuesday

It's probably just a generic 'flappy jersey syndrome', I get this on some of the cheaper, looser fitting jerseys. If I wear a base layer (I usually do), it disappears.


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