South Australian Recreational Cycling Club


South Australian Recreational Cycling Club

Adelaide Touring Cyclists have amalgamated with the Cycling for Pleasure Group to form the South Australian Recreational Cycling Club. The aims of the new club are very similar with a range of rides from day rides to multi-week tours.

Touring, mountain bikes and hybrids are suitable for  all rides on a variety of surfaces from bitumen to dirt roads and tracks.

Location: Adelaide - South Australia
Members: 36
Latest Activity: May 8, 2016

Discussion Forum

Salsa vaya touring bike for sale

Started by Dylan Sep 13, 2011. 0 Replies

Hello fellow tourers! After riding my bike from Adelaide to Cairns, I have decided it is time to sell it. Rather than post all the details here, you can go to…Continue

Want to borrow panniers during Sep & Oct.

Started by heather. Last reply by Michael Dwyer Jul 22, 2011. 1 Reply

Attending interstate cycling conferences plus some cycle touring. Searched for two months to buy panniers, that would afterwards suit my utility cycling set-up. No luck, and do not want to purchase…Continue

Latest Rides program

Started by Michael Dwyer. Last reply by Michael Dwyer Jun 1, 2011. 4 Replies

I like the idea of the Mawson Trail ride from Adelaide to Blinman. Should be good. And I trust the ride leader, Denis has arranged good weather and tail winds. :)

May BEST Ride Truro Watchbox

Started by Peter Harrison. Last reply by Tony May 16, 2011. 1 Reply

The May BEST Ride will be from Truro on Sunday 15th May (a week late because of Mother's Day).New riders welcome.Truro Watchbox BEST Ride Meet in the Car park in the centre of Truro at 9:00 AM 47 km…Continue

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Comment by Michael Dwyer on September 7, 2013 at 7:51

well done Jilden

Comment by Jilden on September 6, 2013 at 18:28

Adelaide City Council Learners Week Ride this Saturday the 7th of September details at

This week's Sunday Pleasure Ride on 8th September (led by yours truly) starts from Gawler Central railway station at 10am, to ride as much of the Jack Bobridge Track as is open. Details at

Cheers and keep the rubber side down.

Comment by Chris Jones on January 5, 2013 at 15:48

Hi readers and riders, don't forget there are a couple of overnight trips coming up soon.

You can read more details here:

Comment by Chris Jones on June 20, 2012 at 20:31

I am interested in doing an unsupported tour of Tasmania over the xmas holidays after Christmas day for 2 weeks. Plan on traveling to Melbourne on the overlander then getting the ferry. Averaging around 60 kms a day on dirt where possible. I am a keen fisherman so will be taking a rod along and trying to camp near water where possible. Anyone interested get in touch and we can discuss options.

Comment by Peter Harrison on June 7, 2012 at 18:33

Hi Katie

What sort of camping trip are you thinking of?

solo or with a group?

Bitumen or dirt?

Camping in a Caravan Park or roughing it?

What sort of distance.

What sort of gear do you have - tent, sleeping bag, panniers etc.

There are big moves afooot in ATC at the moment. This may lead to some organised camping weekends which would be good for beginners.

Watch this space!!


Comment by Katie Hannan on June 7, 2012 at 11:29

Someone, (bicycle fish?)  mentioned a tour of the gawler ranges for october? I'm keen to get away on my first bicycle camping trip for that weekend, has anyone got any pointers?


Comment by heather on September 11, 2011 at 17:18

Tim, I have small front racks that will take only the tiny front panniers found in Adelaide. Then Peter of the lbs at 70 Payneham Road looked at a Vaude catalogue where some reasonable size panniers will fit on my forks. Rather than a larger area / back-plate, they stick out more. Did not order the panniers. Yet to try packing and nervous about what I will have to leave behind.

Comment by heather on July 2, 2011 at 18:29
Craig, I am flying interstate for cycling conferences and afterwards visiting friends. Thought I would do a 3-day unassisted cycle tour to visit friends, rather than use paid transport. A trailer would add to excess baggage charges and difficulty packing. Another option I like is the Xtrawheel (not Xtracycle) where the extra attached wheel can carry two large panniers.
Comment by craig steel on July 2, 2011 at 14:41

Ah Heather - that's one reason why some of us use trailers. Worth considering if you cannot find a shop that'll fit mounting points to your front forks. I've heard that Bernie Jones at Hove? will do such work. Good luck & remember "Bob's your trailer".


Craig S.

Comment by Peter Harrison on July 2, 2011 at 11:15

Heather, its been a long time since I bought a front rack, so not sure about the current state of supply. Have you tried lifecycle? Fitting a front rack can be a problem due to the variety of front fork configurations - suspension, disk breaks, break mount points etc. Frequently requires the fitting of adapters and clamps.

Just had a quick look at the web sites for some of the rack manafacturers - there is a wide range of information - from a picture (useless!) to quite detailed information.

Are you after a budget or upmaket rack? Suspension or rigid front fork.

Happy to show you my range if you are interested (rigid, suspension high and low riders.)

I find your dilemma interesting. Bike shops find it difficult to compete with the price and delivery from the internet. Their point of difference for the future should be advice and knowledge (for which they should, quite rightly, charge a premium). Surely a good bike shop should be able to look at your bike, recomend and fit a front rack (and return it to the supplier if it doesn't fit!) Peter


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