Wednesday, May 21 ride, 6:30 p.m. UPDATE

UPDATE AT 6 PM: Weather had cleared, forecast looks good, RIDE IS ON.

UPDATE at 5 PM: Despite the current nasty weather, the satelite radar looks OK for 6:30 p.m. I will post another update at 6 PM with the final call.

First, a reminder of the new road cycling skills safety course
which is highly recommended for all riders participating in club
rides. The objective is to improve safety, enjoyment, and cycling
skills in group riding.

Offered every Wednesday until June 9, it leaves from
Planet Bean on Grange Road at 6 p.m. sharp and rides along
the same route as the Wednesday ride. A ride instructor will
cover the key points of group cycling and there will be frequent stops, a slow pace,
instruction and tips for efficient, safe and enjoyable group riding.

The group will be caught by the
Wednesday Night Ride about 6:45 and join in.


• Checking bike mechanical issues
(mechanical safety)
• Why a paceline? (effort, efficiency,
road safety, fellowship)
• How to ride in a group (spacing,
drafting, safe braking, rules of the road in groups, trust)
• Etiquette (looking after each other,
road hazards, communication, cars)
• Tips (gearing, cadence, eating and
drinking, efficiency)

For a full description of the topics covered in the skills course, please see our Group Ride Information page.

No need to sign up, just show up and for more information, contact

Now, about the ride…

With Watson Road into Arkell under construction, I thought we'd try something a little different than the usual southern Wednesday loop.


  1. Great ride everybody! 27.8 km/h average over the rolling 40km. Cheers. Drew.

  2. Good call Drew. Great evening for a ride!

  3. 1. If you want the skills and safety handout before or after the course, email (speedrivercyclingclub address not working for me)
    2. If the Wednesday RIDE is cancelled, so is the skills and safety course

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