Sunday Pleasure Rides

Page updated 26th of September 2022

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

Organiser – Peter Roodhouse,  0418 844 963. For updates, could leaders please contact Paul on 0427 537 836 or leave a message on our Contact Us web page.

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.

HOT WEATHER and FIRE DANGER

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.

Equipment

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.

(Archive and Older Rides moved to bottom of page)

RIDES PROGRAMME FOR THE REST OF 2022

November 20th 2022 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

December 4th 2022 A Coastal ride south
Meet at 10am in the car park at Adelaide Sailing club at the end of Barcoo road. A hilly ride up the Patrick Jonker bikeway to East Reynella wetlands. BYO lunch. 40km.
John D 0401 686 675

December 18th 2022 Presidents ride
Meet at 10am at the carpark of Heywood Park, Unley. A short ride  around the Adelaide Parklands followed by a BYO picnic lunch at Heywood Park at 12noon. There is limited seating so may be wise to bring your own.
Robyn D 0401 364 019


OLDER RIDES

November 6th 2022 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

October 23rd 2022 Trams, Planes and Pelicans
Meet at Victoria Square at 10am.Follow tramway, then around airport to Torrens Linear Park and West Beach. BYO or buy lunch. Return to city via minor roads. Flat ride ~40km.
John D 0401 686 675

October 9th 2022 McLaren Vales 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. See also https://ridewithgps.com/events/193858-mclaren-vales-romp

Eric C 0402 356 796

September 25th 2022 Amy Gillette Bikeway and surrounds
Meet at 10am Woodside swimming pool car park ride backroads to Charleston and onto Mt. Torrens oval for lunch. Then it is all downhill to Woodside. 40km. BYO lunch.

Mary S 0408 826 282

September 11th 2022 Scenic Hilly Ride
Meet at top end of Druids Avenue Stirling, across road from Hospital. Nearest toilets at Steamroller Park corner Avenue road and Mt. Barker road near roundabout. Steep hills. First shop at Mylor lunch stop. BYO lunch.

Kath C 0429 191 848

August 28th 2022 South-western Suburbs Ride
Meet at 10:00am, Victoria Square. Ride through Southern Parklands to Goodwood and on to Darlington with a return along the Sturt Creek and Western Bike Way with a few deviations along the way. This ride is mainly on Bikeways and minor roads. Coffee will be near the end of the ride, either at Bonython Park or Launders Cafe, depending on the weather. Approximately 40 km. BYO lunch.

Carolyn W 0427 797 476

August 14th 2022 Jilden’s Memorial Ride, Kanmantoo.
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 – 45km.

RWGPS event details and route.
Richard M

July 31st 2022 North Haven
10am at car park behind Sailmaster Tavern. Cnr of Arcadia Court and Nerida Drive. Cruise thru North Haven, Port Adelaide, West Lakes, Grange and back to North Haven. BYO lunch beside the lake. Coffee optional at end of ride. 40km of various surfaces. Minor undulations with some narrow sections.

Please check this page to confirm the ride is not cancelled due to weather before travelling to the starting point.
Sven H 0410 271 717

July 17th 2022 A Hills ride Belair – Blackwood
Meet at 10am Belair railway station. Ride in National Park and surrounds. Hybrid / mountain bikes recommended. BYO lunch. Approximately 40km.

Sue S 0402 880 655

July 3rd 2022 Capital Capers in the North West.
Meet at Bonython Park Kiosk, Bonython Park for a 10am start.  Cruising the sights and sites of the north west suburbs via roads, paths and tracks.  BYO lunch. Approximately 40km.

Kevin D 0411 203 893

June 19th 2022 Plethora of Bike Paths
Meet 10am at northern side of Croydon Railway Station. Flat ride covering a series of bike paths around Adelaide. 41km. BYO lunch. Coffee afterwards at Crave Specialty Coffee.

Helen T 0466 870 177

June 5th 2022 Willunga Hill Range road scenic views
Meet 10 am Willunga rose gardens, Aldinga road Willunga. Lunch at McLaren Flat. One steep hill. BYO lunch. 40km.

Ann 0438 558 941

May 22nd 2022 Cruising ‘n criss-crossing:  creeks and rivers
Meet at Mawson Lakes railway station and bus interchange at 9.30am to enable off-loading of bikes and to depart at 10am.   There is a large car-parking area (Mawson Park ‘n Ride) next to the interchange bound by Metro Parade and Central Link.
Approaching from Salisbury Highway, take a right turn on Elder Smith Road.
Approaching from Main North Road, take a left turn on Elder Smith Road.
There are public toilets at the Interchange.
A fairly flat circuitous route, mainly on shady bikeways and interesting interconnecting trails alongside Dry Creek and the Little Para River.  45 km, 317m elevation gain – suit all bikes. See also
https://ridewithgps.com/events/173492-ros-s-cruising-n-criss-crossing-creeks-a
Ros M 0448 741 556

May 8th 2022 North Eastern ride
Meet at Drage Reserve, Felixstowe at 10am. Some undulations mountain/hybrid bikes recommended. BYO lunch. 40km.

Don McD 0428 566 745

April 24th 2022 Lefevre Peninsula
Meet at Woodville train station at 10am. Flat ride to Outer Harbour, followed by lunch at Semaphore, before returning to Woodville. BYO lunch or buy at Semaphore.  ~40km.
John D 0401 686 675

April 10th 2022 Eric’s ramble (click here for how to download and navigate the route)
Meet Victoria Square 10am. A loop of parklands, linear park to beach, Westside bikeway and return to city. Coffee at Troppos. BYO lunch. 40km.
Eric C 0402 356 796

March 27th 2022 Exploring the Adelaide Hills
Mt. Barker, Aston Hills, Bonython Hill and Springlake. 
Meet at 10.00am at the Mount Barker Homemaker Centre on Dutton Road. Bring or buy lunch. Some hilly sections. Mountain or hybrid bikes recommended.   38km, 492 elevation gain.
Allison C 0424 725 674 

March 13th 2022 Alberton and surrounds
Meet at 10am Alberton railway station Sussex street. Ride around Port Adelaide and environs. BYO lunch.

Magda 0417 827 723

February 27th 2022 Brighton to Henley Square return
Meet at Brighton railway station west side. Ride to Henley Beach and return down the coast. BYO lunch.

Peter R 0418 844 963

February 13th 2022 McLaren Vale to Sellicks Beach
Meet at 9.30am the entrance to  McLaren Vale Caravan Park,48 Field St, McLaren Vale Ride to Sellicks Beach return via White’s Valley. Bring or buy lunch at Sellicks Beach. Not suitable for road bikes. 45kms lots of ups and downs.17% dirt . 477m ascent . For the Ride With GPS event of this ride, please click here. For the proposed Strava route, please click here. Please note that the Train to Seaford will terminate at Brighton on the 12th and 13th of February. Please click here for details.

Robyn D 0401 364 019

January 30th 2022 City Loop
Meet Victoria Square 10am. A suburban ride close to city. BYO lunch.
Denise R 0409 097 408

January 16th 2022 To the coast
Meet Victoria Square 10 am. Ride to coast and return to city. BYO lunch.

Helen S 0428120447

January 2nd 2022 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, 45km.
Eric C 0402 356 796


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