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: 147
Latest Activity: 8 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 Michelle 8 hours ago

I just wanted to say I'm sorry for mine and Phil's absence of late...
It's not that we don't want to run the rides just life has become very busy for us and we are now running our coaching business.

I'm also running my She Rides group on Saturday mornings which I'm hoping a few will feed into the L ride once complete. I plan to take the group around the vale so you may see us around.
I know winter is approaching and cold, dark mornings are not great but please keep the group alive. If you want to modify rides to lead for a later start please do, we have 147 members and it would be good to keep the momentum over winter.

Have a great Easter stay safe everyone and I'll see you soon

p.s. Anyone looking for coaching look us up and share our Facebook Pedal Action :-)

Comment by Paul Mc on Monday
Hi, New Range Ride Wednesday 6 am sharp meet at Coast 2 Vines and Pimpala Road, up Chandlers and down into Clarendon then back up Clarendon Road. Then home via Piggot Rsnge and Cox's. Finishes 730 am with 30 km 500 vm. All welcome, regular regroups, lots of chatting and a bit of a burst here or there for fun
Comment by Steven Ellison on Monday

Just a one of!  I thought I would add a ride to run along side the L ride on the 28th for those that want to do just a little more!  If thats something you want then checkout the ride at

Its a little longer, more undulating and maybe a little faster, depending who decides to ride it. About 54 km's in distance and around 600m of vertical elevation. Plenty of changing terrain to keep riders interested.

Comment by Paul Mc on March 21, 2015 at 10:40

Good luck to everyone doing the Coast 2 Coast, I will be doing it too so look out for the SSRC Jersey chances are its me

Comment by Paul Mc on March 19, 2015 at 14:27
@ Lisa, I am in the same boat, my son has a mate for a sleepover and he has his birthday party just after lunch, so I won't hanging around long and will be coming home direct up C2V. I am probably on a slippery slope :-)

@ Greg, no worries.
Comment by Greg McConnell on March 19, 2015 at 10:56

Paul ... might meet you at Woodcroft ... will get back to you later this evening/tomorrow if we decide to come ...

Comment by LisaJoanne on March 19, 2015 at 9:56

Will see if I can get a leave pass Paul but is my wedding anniversary weekend so probably not

Comment by Andrew Watts on March 19, 2015 at 8:39

Cool! John's heading down too.

Comment by Paul Mc on March 19, 2015 at 6:58

I will ride down via Clarendon Wattsy and see you there for a coffee at 9 am.  If anyone else wants to ride down I can arrange to meet up in Woodcroft?

Comment by Andrew Watts on March 18, 2015 at 14:44

As there is no 'other' ride sorted for this coming Saturday (21st March), I'll just but this out there that I'll be riding to the Cottage Bakery for a 9am arrival. I'm not expecting anyone to join me, but if anyone wanted to meet-up informally, they could choose to do so. Cheers, Wattsy.


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