Relax in the Riverland

The committee have decided that our Annual Trip this year will be in South Australia.

Our plan is to base ourselves in Berri for 4 day rides and move on to Waikerie for 2 day rides with a rest day in between.

Sat.   Oct 20th    Arrive Berri
Sun.  Oct 21st    Ride to Loxton
Mon.  Oct 22nd   Ride to Barmera
Tues. Oct 23rd.  Ride to Monash
Wed.  Oct 24th   Ride to Renmark.
Thur.   Oct 25th.   Rest day and move  to Waikerie
Fri.     Oct. 26th  Ride in Waikerie.
Sat.    Oct. 27th.    Ride to Cadell

Sun.   Oct 28th   Home

A happy hour at the end of each day.

For all of you who are interested in joining us you will need to make your own accommodation bookings at,   BERRI RIVERSIDE CARAVAN PARK.   (ph.08 8582 3723) or Email info@berriholidaypark

and WAIKERIE HOLIDAY PARK  (ph. 08 8541 2651) or Email
You will need to book Sat Oct.20th to Wed Oct 24th inclusive at Berri.
and Thur Oct. 25th to Sat Oct. 27th inclusive at Waikerie.

Thursday Morning Pleasure Rides


I have decided to replace the twilight rides with a “Thursday Morning Pleasure Ride” to start at 10.00 a.m.   The ride will be approx. 25ks with a coffee stop at, or near,  the end of the ride.

If the  Temp. FORECAST is 34 deg. or over the ride will be cancelled. 

JAN 3rd.             meet at    Barcoo Rd. West Beach

JAN 10th            meet at    Brighton Railway Station

JAN 17th            meet at    Beaumont Rd./South Tce. Adelaide

JAN 24th            meet at    Creslin Tce/Stonehouse Ave. (near the Bike Path) Camden Park 

JAN 31st.           meet at    Mitcham Railway Station 

HELEN STEPHENS     ph.8356 1607    or mob.    0428120447

2017 Flinders Day Rides Tour


Sunday 26th March           Arrive Willow Springs

Monday 27th March         Wilkawillina Gorge                          57 km    Out and Back     Willow Springs

Flinders By Bike with extension to Wilkawillina Gorge

Tuesday 28th March         Gum Creek – Nanpena Spring     58 km    Out and Back     Gum Creek station

Flinders by Bike Gum Creek Loop plus O&B to Nanpena Spring

Wednesday 29th March  Trezona and Yanyanna Trails        52 km    Loop plus O&B  Brachina Rest Area

Wilpena National Park

Thursday 30th March       Free Day                                              Transfer to Moolooloo station

Friday 31st March             Parachilna and Glasses Gorge     57 km    Loop                      Moolooloo

Loop on Roads, Parachilna Gorge, Blinman, Glasses Gorge

Sat 1st April                         Glasses Gate                                      43 km    Out and Back     Moolooloo

PAR and tracks

Sunday 2nd April                Artimore, Patawarta Gap              52 km    Out and Back     Moolooloo

PAR & Tracks

Monday 3rd April               Depart

Distances are very approximate at this stage – I will do accurate GPX files in the next week or so.

The out and back rides can be shortened by the whole group or individual riders if needed.

Riders do not have to do each days ride

Accommodation Options

Willow Springs

Camping                              $25 per night per vehicle (2 people)

The Homestead                 $50 per night per person (8 people)

$60 per night per person (6 people)

$85 per night per person (4 people)

Cottages                              $45 per night per person  (4 people) (2 people in a double bed)

Shearers Quarters           $40 per night per person ( 8 people)

$54 per night per person (6 people)

$80 per night per person (4 people)

I will be camping unless we get 6 people for the shearers quarters. – There is a very good camp kitchen and relaxing area.


Shearers quarters            $45 per night per person (single), $35 per night twin share 4 people or more

$50 per night per person for 3 people

This is the only viable option for accommodation at Moolooloo.

Flinders by Bike Costs

$40 per person for the 2 days. ($20 concession)

I would like to book accommodation on Monday 23 Jan.

I would like confirmation by Friday 20th Jan

If 6 people confirm for the Shearers quarters at Willow Springs and 3 at Moolooloo I will book.

(Note if you haven’t confirmed by then please let me know ASAP after that (it will bring down the costs per person.)

We need a minimum of 3 people to make the trip viable.



Something Different

Our enthusiastic fellow members Mary and Alan Capell have organised an exciting extended weekend doing something many of us participate in on a casual basis i.e. Canoe or Kayaking. We do have members who are really competent and others like Eric (me) who fall out a lot. So SARCC invite you to join Mary and Alan on a long weekend with a difference.
PDF attached with more details


The Programme:

Friday 31st March                Arrive midday. Setup camp and Short paddle in the Afternoon

                          Tea out at    see menu below

Saturday 1st April                Loch Luna Trip.  Will need lunch and drinks.

                          Tea out at club

Sunday  2nd April                 Chambers Creek.  Will need lunch and drinks

                          Tea out at club

Monday  3rd April                Short paddle to Wachtels lagoon

                          Leave PM

Visitors staying at CP get 20% off main meals at club.I will be having all meals out but that is a personal choice.

If you need more info and please let me know you are coming.  Phone Alan    0418855568    



Monday Twilight Rides

I am, once again, organising Monday Night Twilight rides . We will meet at 6.00pm. ride for approx 25ks. and for those who want to, to have a meal at the end of the ride. I will be happy to organise these rides, but if anyone has a favourite they would like to do I would be more than happy to pass it over.

Jan. 8th meet at Wigley Res. Glenelg

Jan. 15th meet at Brighton Railway Station

Jan. 22nd meet at Mitcham Railway Station

Jan. 29th meet at Oaklands Pk. Railway Station

Feb. 5th meet at Apex Pk. Burbridge Rd. West Beach

Feb. 12th meet at Grange Railway Station

Feb. 19th meet at Heywood Pk. Northgate St. Unley Pk.

( Carpark is at Addscombe Pl.)

Feb. 26th meet at Barcoo Rd West Beach

March 5th meet at Beaumont Rd /South Tce Adelaide

March 12th meet at Brighton Railway Station

March 19th meet at “The Weir” Memorial Drive Adelaide

March 26th meet at Henley Square Henley Beach

HELEN STEPHENS ph. 83561607 or mob. 0428120447

Angaston Luxury Weekend

Angaston Weekend Saturday 4th June and Sunday 5th June 2016

Ride the Jack Bobridge Trail and the Barossa Rail Trail from Gawler to Angaston staying overnight and returning via the same route. The distance is approximately 39kms with a 340 metre climb. We meet at the Gawler Central Station by 10.20am (note this is the railway terminus). A train departs from Adelaide at 8.48am arriving at 9.47am, or departs at 9.21am arriving at 10.17am. Lunch will be at the Lyndoch Bakery both days, so you can bring or buy either day. We will have a Pub meal together on the Saturday night. Please note that this is an unsupported ride, but you only really need take a change of clothes so should fit in a backpack or pannier.

You will need to book your own accommodation at

The Barossa Brauhaus Hotel– phone no 8564 2014.

The Barossa Brauhaus is in Murray Street and offers basic accommodation at $70 per double room. There are a couple of family rooms available for groups of three ($90 ) These prices include a continental breakfast. These are old style country hotel and the amenities are shared.

If you would like further details or would like to register please contact Robyn or Paul Davill on 0401 364 019 or 0427 537 836.

Dirt Road Tour No.2

Mon. 14th Mar. Mallala Oval Complex

Train to Gawler Central at 9.08am or 9.38am from Adelaide

Will have 11’s at shopping centre next to Station

Campsite has toilets and water. Free camp.

Small fee for showers.

Eat in or pub meal.

Tues. 15th Mar. Camp. Rocks Reserve near Balaklava

Only toilets. Free camp.

Eat in.

Wed. 16th Mar. Camp. Marschalls Hut

Toilets. Free camp

Eat in.

Thurs. 17th Mar. Camp. Greenock Centenary Park.

Toilets and water. Free camp, gold coin donation.

Pub meal or cook in

Fri. 18th Mar. Camp. Eden Valley Showground Caravan Park.

Small fee.

Pub meal or eat in.

Sat. 19th Mar. Home

Option. Friday ride on rail trail to Gawler for train back

Or Eden Valley CP ,ride back Saturday.

Notes Mostly on dirt roads, some tracks.

The distance will be perfect not too long or short.

Will pass shops every day.

Contact. Alan

Ph. 0418859224 or