Sunday Pleasure Rides

Page updated 17th September 2021

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COVID SUNDAY – 12 August 2021 – 11109322

Organiser – Peter Roodhouse,  0418 844 963

To Comply with South Australian Government health directives, all of our Sunday rides from 14 December 2020 will follow COVID SUNDAY – 12 August 2021 – 11109322 See also SA Government’s recovery guidelines for COVID-19.
Click here for Sunday Pleasure Ride QR code.

The usual departure point for rides from the city centre is Victoria Square in the small park adjacent to the Cathedral. It is a good idea to confirm this for each ride and check the time of departure. As all rides are led by volunteers there is no guarantee they will want to start from there.

SARCC Vic Square Start      peter & helen.JPG

Country Rides

For country rides beginning elsewhere, usually a town outside Adelaide, riders need to arrange their own transport. Other club members may be able to assist. The telephone number of the ride leader is always provided and it is prudent to check for any change in the meeting place details.


For all scheduled SARCC Rides, if the Adelaide forecast maximum, as at 6.00 p.m. the evening before the ride is 35 degrees Celsius or over and/or the fire danger warning in the area of the ride is designated “Severe, Extreme, Catastrophic” the leader has the right to cancel the ride without notice.


All riders should carry a pump, a puncture repair kit and a water bottle, and when necessary an effective raincoat. Bring lunch or money to buy some. Unless otherwise indicated rides are planned so that there will be somewhere to buy lunch.

Rides Protocol document is available  for viewing and printing. It outlines the responsibilities of ride leaders and cyclists on club rides.

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Please note that unless otherwise indicated all rides will be around 35 to 40km.

January 3rd 2021.To the Sea with Eric
Meet Victoria Square 10am. Easy ride rail trail to Port Adelaide to Semaphore for BYO lunch, return via Linear Park, Coffee at Troppo’s. 45km
Eric C 0402 356 796

January 17th Leisurely Lefevre
Meet at the Ethelton Railway Station carpark western side at 10.05. The 9.42 train departing Adelaide for Outer Harbor arrives at Ethelton at 10.05 A leisurely ride around the Lefevre Peninsula mainly on cycle tracks. We will have lunch near Osborne House and so it is possible to buy lunch on the other side of the railway line in the North Haven Shopping Centre. About 35km.

David P 0409 285 036

January 31st Mawson Lakes to Cobbler Creek
Meet 10am at the Mawson Lakes Interchange to ride to Cobbler Creek Recreation Park via the Para River Trails for a BYO lunch. There will be a morning coffee stop at Salisbury. After lunch, we return to the Mawson Lakes Interchange. Road bikes are not recommended. 40km.
Please note that the entire Adelaide to Gawler rail line is closed from 26/12/2020 to 25/4/2021.

Paul D 0427 537 836

February 14th Southern Suburbs ramble -Pasadena- Western Bikeway to city
Meet 10am Victoria Square, ride to Pasadena some hills Camden Oval
for BYO lunch coffee at Troppo’s Whitmore Square. 36km
Peter R 0418844963

February 28th  From darkness to light, there’s always hope!  Mawson Lakes loop.
Meet 10am at Mawson Lakes Interchange.  Generally uphill to BYO lunch then downhill back to Mawson Lakes 40km later.  Some gravel and dirt paths/tracks. Road bikes not recommended.
Please note that the entire Adelaide to Gawler rail line is closed from 26/12/2020 to 25/4/2021.
Kevin D 0411 203 893

March 14th Ride to Beach.
Meet Victoria Square at 10am. Easy ride to Brighton, BYO lunch and return.
Meryl S 0449 999 730

March 28th  Adelaide Hills ride
Meet at 10.00am at the Aldgate Railway Station on Euston Road, Aldgate. Ride to Mt George, Balhannah & Hahndorf. Coffee at Mylor and return to Aldgate. Some hilly sections. Mountain or hybrid bikes recommended. Bring or buy lunch. 36km, 602m elevation gain
Allison C 0424 725 674

April 11th Willunga Hill Range Road ride Scenic Views
Meet at 10am Willunga Rose Gardens, Aldinga Rd Willunga. Lunch at McLaren Flat. One steep hill!
Ann 0438 558 941

April 25th (Anzac Day) Southern Trails Loop
A loop from Brighton Railway Station (10am start) up the Coast to Vines trail and then down Patrick Jonker Veloway to Darlington before making our way to Glenelg and eventually back to Brighton. A number of hills! BYO lunch.
Denise R 0409097408.

May 9th  North Eastern ride
Meet at Drage Reserve, Felixstowe at 10am. Some undulations, hybrid/ mountain bikes recommended. BYO lunch.
Don McD 0428 566745

May 23rd Stockade Ride
Meet 10am at Victoria Square. Ride up the Torrens Linear Park to Lagonda Drive and then up to the Oakden Wetlands, across to Dry Creek and on to the Stockade Botanical Gardens at Pooraka for lunch. (BYO). Return via The Levels Bikeway to Walkerville for coffee and then return to Victoria Square.
Carolyn W 0427 797 476

June 6th Mawson Lakes Loop
Meet 10am at Mawson Lakes Interchange.  Ride up the Dry Creek Trail to Golden Grove, return via the Little Para River Trail. Morning Tea available at Valley View, BYO lunch. About 45km, some hills.
Please note that the entire Adelaide to Gawler rail line is closed from 26/12/2020 to late 2021.
Kevin D 0411 203 893

June 20th  Northern Odyssey
Meet 10am at the Torrens Lake Kiosk (the Weir) on War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide.
Through quiet leafy parklands and noisy trucking quarters, along wide open bikeways and narrow wetland tracks, with coffee-stop at the delightful Watershed Cafe.  Bring lunch.  About 50km
Ros M 0448 741 556

July 4th Up the Creek
Starting at Victoria Square at 10am, out through the Eastern suburbs to Brownhill Creek, 40 km, some hills.
Robyn D 0401 364 019

July 18th Semaphore ride
Meet Victoria Square 10am. Easy ride to Semaphore for BYO lunch, return via Linear Park, Coffee at Troppo’s in Whitmore square. 40km

Angela R 0418 852 659

August 1st  Brighton By Bikeways
Meet Victoria Square 10am. Ride to Brighton via Oaklands Park, probably having lunch at Glenelg and back to Adelaide via the back of the airport.
Helen S 0428 120 447

August 15th The Annual Kanmantoo Ride.
Meet at 10am Main street near toilets in Hutton Reserve, Kanmantoo. A great gravel ride through the hills and dales. Late lunch at Callington. BYO food and drink. Return via bitumen or extra gravel road. 40 – 45 km.
Jilden 0408 823 781

August 29th Scenic and Hilly ride Stirling
Meet at 10am, top end of Druids Avenue, Stirling, across road from the hospital. Nearest toilets at Steamroller park, cnr Avenue Rd and Mt Barker Rd, near roundabout. Steep hills including through bushfire affected area. First shop facilities at Mylor lunch stop (27km).
Kath C 0429 191 848

September 12th Amy Gillet Bikeway and surrounds
As you drive through Oakbank on Onkaparinga Valley Road, just past the Oakbank Hotel  on your left you will see Oakwood Road. Turn down it and park a little way down on the side of road or in an adjacent street.

Unload bikes and meet in the carpark of KARKOO (plant nursery and cafe on right hand side of road) near the huge tree for briefing beforehand. Please do not park in KARKOO carpark. We will ride the back roads to Charleston, lunch at Mt Torrens oval BYO lunch. Then it is all downhill to Oakbank for coffee.
We will be returning to Karkoo for coffee on completion of ride. You won’t be disappointed!
Mary & Denis 0408 826 282

September 26th  A Southern Suburbs ride
Meet Victoria Square at 10am.
A leisurely flat ride through the parklands, along bike paths and minor roads to Flinders University, returning along Sturt Creek and the Western Bikeway for coffee at either Bonython Park Cafe or Lounders Boat Shed Cafe. BYO lunch. Approximately 40 km.
Carolyn W 0427 797 476

October 10th McLaren Vale Romp.
Meet at Mclaren Vale visitors centre 10am ride around the vales to the coast Aldinga airport to Willunga and McLaren Vale for a coffee 40km. BYO lunch
Peter R 0418844963

October 24th
Meet at Alberton Railway Station, Sussex Street, Alberton.
Ride around Port Adelaide and environs.  BYO lunch. 
Magda 0417 827 723

November 7th Exploring the Adelaide Hills
Meet at 10.00am at Charleston Centennial Park.  Riding on the country back roads around Lobethal, Gumeracha, Birdwood and return.   Bring your own lunch or buy.  Steep hills (maximum gradient 9%), 648m elevation gain, 41km.  For Hybrid or Mountain bikes.
Geoffrey C 0419838 551

November 21st
Carolyn W 0427 797 476

December 5th
Meet in the carpark of the Adelaide Sailing Club, at the end of Barcoo Rd, West Beach, at 10.00am.   A hilly ride up the Patrick Jonker Veloway to the East Reynella wetlands. BYO lunch, or buy at the Hallett Cove Shopping Centre. ~40km.
John D 0401 686 675

December 19th Committee’s Xmas Ride

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