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: 156
Latest Activity: 9 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 Andrew Watts on Thursday

Due to their being some demand, I've put an event up for this Sunday. Gareth will look after this one and a new rider, who is unable to do Saturday morning rides, may be joining him :-)

The event is

Comment by Andrew Watts on June 21, 2015 at 19:13

The L Ride for 4th of July is now up. Please refer to this if you are looking for a P Ride also.

Cheers, Wattsy.

Comment by Andrew Watts on June 13, 2015 at 12:34
Comment by Julie Hocking on May 15, 2015 at 8:54
Greg I will join you at the start.
Comment by Greg McConnell on May 14, 2015 at 23:19

Hi Julie ... will you be joining us at the start point?

Comment by Rob Pryde on May 14, 2015 at 20:30

i'm planning on a bit of a cruise up OWH and across the range and down wickhams, then peters ck to brookman, across to meadows and back via clarendon...  so may see you guys out and about.

Comment by Julie Hocking on May 14, 2015 at 19:47

Greg I will come on the ride on Saturday. 

Comment by Greg McConnell on May 14, 2015 at 14:25

Hi all ... Wendy, myself, Gill and Richard, and probably a couple of others are doing this ride on Saturday:

We are leaving the corner of Blacks Rd and Main Rd (bottom of Humpty) at 0800. There is a short section of dirt road. The plan is to stop at the bakery in McLaren Flat for morning tea. All welcome. This is not an Adelaide Cyclists/SSRC ride. This is not a training ride. Pace will be adjusted to suit the group. Feel free to join up with us somewhere along the route if unable to get to the start point.


Comment by Andrew Watts on April 21, 2015 at 20:33

The L Ride is still on this Saturday. A 7.45am depart with a minute silence just before we head out.

Comment by Paul Mc on April 16, 2015 at 20:04

Friday's Duck ride has been cancelled for tomorrow


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