Special Events

This page lists ad-hoc, once off events (not necessarily rides) that our members have kindly donated time and energy to sharing with other SARCC members.

Please ensure that you read all of the information provided about an event as there may be some limitations or unique requirements for your attendance. As with SARCC day rides you are encouraged to check in to this website to confirm that the event is still going ahead before you travel.

Please consider other club members.  If you have COVID symptoms, or believe you might be infectious, please do not attend SARCC rides or events.

If you would like to organise a club event please discuss with one of the current committee members.

Upcoming Events

Thursday 14th September 2023 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Event: The Big Bike Film Night
Leader: Paul Davill 0427 537 836
Meeting Place: Wallis Cinema Mitcham, 119 Belair Road, Torrens Park SA 5062

SARCC members are invited to attend The Big Bike Film Night, which is being held in Adelaide at Wallis Cinemas. For further information, please Click Here. We hope to make a group booking, and if there is sufficient interest, perhaps a pub meal beforehand.

Past Events

Saturday 21st January 2023
Event: Tour Down Under, McLaren Vale
Leader: Peter R. 0418 844 963

Meet at Seaford Railway Station at 11am. A chance to view the race four times as we ride around McLaren Vale. Lunch or snack at the Willunga Jubilee Rose Garden. See also https://ridewithgps.com/events/199114-tour-down-under-mclaren-vale

Monday 16th January 2023
Event: Tour Down Under lunch
Coordinator: Ros: 0448 741 556

The SA Press Club, is holding its annual Tour Down Under lunch on Monday January 16th 2023 – one day before the TDU kicks off. It’s always an entertaining event with Phil Liggett giving his expert and entertaining views on world cycling and the SA tour in particular. The upcoming lunch is the first after the pandemic and will be popular with the punters, as it always is. We would be delighted if you can attend or get a table together. Three course meal, drinks etc for $110pp. Bookings can be made via: http://www.sapressclub.com.au with booking form under luncheon drop down box Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide, Hindley St. SARCC members who are TDU aficionados may like to join a table group, which is being coordinated by Ros.

Monday 21st November 2022
Event: Gawler to Angaston and return
Leader: Eric: 0402 356 796, Sven: 0410271717
Meet at Gawler Central 8.29am (train arrival time). Ride 40 km Barossa Trail to Angaston with lunch at Angaston, return is 40 km to arrive in Gawler around 4:30pm.

Wednesday 26th October 2022 from 6:30 PM to 8:50 PM
Event: The Big Bike Film Night
Leader: None needed
Meeting Place: Wallis Cinema Mitcham, 119 Belair Road, Torrens Park SA 5062

Some club members might be attending The Big Bike Film Night which is being held in Adelaide at Wallis Cinemas. For tickets and further information, please Click Here.

Friday 9th September 2022
Event: Gawler to Angaston and return Multimodal. Inviting all participants.
Leader: Eric: 0402 356 796 eric@outlook.com.au
Train to Gawler Central Station, ride to Angaston 43km, 3.15hrs to Angaston and back to Gawler Central Station 2.45hrs. Angaston-Gawler return is 88km (at 14kph up and 18kph down) 6 hours riding add an hour for recreation. Start at Gawler Central shopping Centre car park opposite the Railway Station. 9.35am. This requires catching 8.08am or 8.38am Trains ex Adelaide. Contact Eric if interested.
See also https://ridewithgps.com/events/189778-gawler-to-angaston-and-return

Thursday 11th Aug to Friday 12th Aug 2022 (need expressions of interest)
Event: Adelaide to Angaston and return
Leader: Interested? Please, contact Eric: 0402 356 796 eric@outlook.com.au
Torrens Weir to Angaston and return – The Plan (go to RideWithGPS):

We start at the Weir at 9am on Thursday others may join along the way but we will need to know where you want to connect on to the ride group. We ride the boring Northern Connector Expressway and Stuart O’Grady bike way, after 52km we then weave through Gawler town for 8km and reach the very interesting Barossa Cycleway. Morning tea probably late in Gawler, Lunch Barossa Brewery, Tanunda afternoon tea Angaston back to Nuriootpa supermarket to buy pasta etc for Evening Meal at our Accom’. https://barossatouristpark.com.au/ we have reserved a 6 berth cabin for 4 additional riders @ $40 for the night. The cabin will be base camp for all, those who prefer to bring a tent. Base camp or community Kitchen will provide us with an opportunity to enjoy a group pasta and salad meal and recharge ebike batteries. Only powered tent sites are available, but for three tents on a powered site is $15 each ($45 per site) or ensuite powered site $20 each ($60 per site). Eric intends to tow behind his ebike a “kiddy trailer” so some space for sleeping bags and tents may be available otherwise bikepack or small backpack.

Friday 21st January to Saturday 29th of January 2022

Event: Festival of Cycling
Leaders: Required!
Meeting place: Various

The Festival of Cycling is on again. There is a variety of cycling events to checkout. For a calendar, please see https://tourdownunder.com.au/festival/calendar-of-events. Please let your committee know if you would like to organise a ride to view one of these events. To start the ball rolling, the Thursday Rural Ride on the 27th of January happens to co-incide with the Men’s Road Ride from Stirling to Lobethal. The route of the ride, starting from Woodside Pool, will be designed to view the race at a suitable vantage point or two. For details of the race program, please click here.

Saturday 4th December

Event: Fleurieu Peninsula Gravel Ride
Leader: Robyn and Paul Davill
Meeting Place: Harvest On Fleurieu, corner of Lanacoona Road and Victor Harbor Rd, Mt Compass at 10am.

We cycle from the start to Pages Flat Road and up to Range Road West where the views are stunning and out to Mt Terrible before riding to Myponga for lunch. Then we ride around the reservoir trails and head back to Harvest on Fleurieu for coffee. Lunch is BYO or buy at Myponga. If it is a cold day, dress warmly because the ridge is quite exposed. 50kms mostly gravel roads. 655m of ascent. For proposed route information (subject to change), please click here if you use Strava or click here if you use Ride With GPS.

Please contact Robyn on 0401 364 019 or Paul on 0427 537836 if you wish to come.

Monday 29th November

Event: Seaford to Torrens Weir
Leader: Sven 0410271717
Meeting Place: Adelaide Railway Station 9:20 am or Seaford Railway Station 10:15 am.

Catch Train ex Adelaide Railway Station to Seaford 9.26 am departure. Coastal Ride to Semaphore and then Port Bikeway to Torrens Weir. Approx 67.6km, 450m elevation. Morning tea and Lunch at cafes.
Ride will go ahead with minimum 6 riders, weather permitting.
If interested contact Sven and register by phone 0410271717.

Thursday 21st October at 6:30pm

Event: The Big Bike Film Night
Leader: None needed
Meeting Place: Wallis Cinemas Mitcham

Some club members are attending the The Big Bike Film Night which is being held in Adelaide at the Wallis Cinemas Mitcham. For tickets and further information, please Click Here.