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: 140
Latest Activity: 42 minutes 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

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 riders

Started by Michelle. Last reply by Jolie Barton Nov 18. 40 Replies

There you go RobContinue

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Comment by Paul Mc 42 minutes ago

All welcome, The Duck route tomorrow early which is up Bains Road, down into Clarendon, up Clarendon Road and back via Cox's Hill Road downhill. 25 km about 1 hour ish.  550 am sharp start corner of Pana and Bains Road lights.  Back by 7 am.  I have the 400 vertical metres to go to achieve the Everesting Strava Badge of 8848 vm in 20 days, so a big milestone goal achieved for me.

Comment by Paul Mc on Sunday

Well done Jolie for arranging and completing the ride in poor conditions

Comment by Rob Pryde on Sunday

Glad you managed to get an enjoyable ride in and it was nice to briefly see the small group on the veloway.  

Comment by Jolie Barton on Sunday
Thanks for the video Steve, it covers the ride well.
I hope people don't mind but I'll put up a quick ride report this way!
As I was on my way to Pt Noarlunga to lead this ride, I could see the rain coming in from the sea and I was dubious if this ride would continue. One rain shower later, Continue we did! Steve and I set off from Becks along River Rd to the bike track, this we followed all the way to Reynell Road. I left my gear change to late here so the deraillier hadn't moved down enough when I took off to cross the road, doah! the chain fell off! Chain back on and a drink later, we were off again. Up Reynell road to Fraser, up Fraser to Education and onto Happy Valley Drive. On Fraser it started raining again. Not too a long shower but enough to get wet through. Just after Taylor's Rd roundabout we met up with Wendy and Greg and continued upto Flagstaff Hill road. The rain had eased off by this point. I had never been down Flagstaff Hill Rd before despite my caution down wet hills, it was a good ride down. At the bottom of the veloway, a stop for a quick breather and drink and then off again up the veloway. Wendy did well up the hill waiting for us at the top. Thanks Greg and Steve for staying with me up this climb. During the week Wendy had found that the veloway was closed at Lander Road and diversions in place. Fortunately, the diversion werent in place anymore and the previously gravel veloway under the on ramp had been surfaced! That new the water was still beading from the oil in the bitchumen. Beautiful! Onward to Flaxmill road and right towards the beach we head. The rain had definitely stopped by now and the sun starting to come out, Turning out to be a nice morning. Going along the beach and up over the bluff was a nice way to finish off the ride, arriving back at Becks spot on 10.00 am.
Pu#%^\re Fairy Visits: 0
Chain Drops: 1
Rain: Lots
Sun: some
AVS: 21.3kph
KMs: 46.7
Elevation: I think about 500mtrs or so!
Comment by Steven Ellison on Sunday

Hi Carl, was nice to meet you too!  This footage is from a Garmin Virb Elite. Still new to me at this time ;-)

Comment by Carl Salt on Sunday

Hi Steven great video. what type of camera are you using, I like the features of the ride.

Nice to meet you on Saturday, Have a great Holiday.


Comment by Steven Ellison on Saturday

Just a little bit of video from the weekends P ride Jolie was so kind to organise. Unfortunately it looked like most other P riders had Christmas or other plans so I was the only one to start the ride with her while Greg and Wendy joined us later.

I am still learning the editing software that came with the camera so its a bit rough and it looks like the GPS/cadence/speed/HR data is not correctly synced unfortunately. I don't know why it over 6 mins long, I just couldn't seem to decide on enough to cut out!

Comment by Michelle on Friday
Have a great ride tomorrow ladies and gent's
Comment by Marcus Williams on November 19, 2014 at 21:34
Thanks John, should be ok...
Comment by John Thorp on November 19, 2014 at 20:42

Hi Marcus we have a couple of group rides this saturday morning depending on your ability leaving from port noarlunga 


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