Adelaide cycle training rides - Weekly training rides are a great way to get some more bunch riding experience, push yourself a little more than the solo ride and help with the motivation to get out of bed on those cold morning.

TRAINING RIDES –The Norwood Club’s focus is to provide the best racing possible for it’s members. We have a club coach, Dave Gomer who is available for advice.

Occasionally the club Captain, Frank Smith, arranges group rides.  Details of these will be published on the clubs Facebook page and / or the club website.

The rides listed are existing rides that have their own philosophies and if you wish to join them, you need to understand what they are trying to achieve and respect their ideas. For example some may wish to ride at 35kph on the flat, whilst others are full on sessions that will average 50kph. Not all of these rides are looking to have lots of riders join them, so you will need to respect that also and not take it personally if you are not welcomed! Look over the rides which realistically best suit you, join a group, and give it a try.

If you already have a weekly ride organised and would like to have club members or other riders join your ride please email us the details and we will post the details below for you.

GILLY’S RIDE 8.00 am Saturday mornings. Corner of Cross Rd, & Portrush Rd, Glen Osmond, by the fountain, 3 hrs or so. Moderate to hard, in the hills, NOT FOR BEGINNERS. 110-120 ks 32 kms/hr Hilly.

MEGA BIKE RIDE 7.30 am Saturday mornings. 102 King William Rd. flat ride , various ability groups, contact Mega Bike for details, strict speed limits and protocols.

Wednesday. BIG W Cumberland Park 6.30 am, passing Buffalo @ 6.45am, to Outer Harbour and back to Glenelg, generally steady out and fast back.

THURSDAY A and B grade 7.15 am. Grange Road/Military Rd– VERY FAST group to Outer Harbour and back, licensed A and B grade riders only due to speed and safety concerns, coffee @ Glenelg.

TUESDAY TREADLERS 9.30 am Balhannah Oval. 50 – 60 kms with a stop for coffee and back by lunchtime. A few hills and an average speed in the mid twenties. On the first Tuesday in each month meet at different location - check with coordinators to confirm - Bob 8389 7301 or Tony 83884730

TUESDAY NIGHT EXPRESSO 7.00 pm Hurtle Square, Adelaide. S/E Corner 40 kms 20 – 23 km/h Flat Good lights essential. Coffee afterwards at a café.

THURSDAY BEACH STREAK 6.15 pm from Henley Square 30 kms. There are two rides, one 30 km/h, one faster. Flat ride.

WEDNESDAY WHEELERS 10.00 am Haywood Pk, Unley. Bitumen ride to Hallett Cove. 55 kms. 18 – 20 km/h Hilly and steep. This group waits for the slowest rider. Steve 8271 1140 FRA – a local non race club have various rides, try their website - www.fra.org.au for details

SATURDAY NORWOOD PARADE CYCLES. Every Saturday morning 7.30am Norwood Parade, light training ride approx 45km, meet outside Norwood Parade Cycles. More info VMankelow@raa.com.au

SUNDAY HEART of the HILLS ride: This ride has a choice of two starting locations, either
7.45am Sunday The Tower Hotel car park (65klms) on the corner of Magill Rd and Penfold/St Bernards Rd Magill or
8.00am Sunday The Scenic Hotel (46klms) at Norton Summit. Both rides generally join up on route to Lobethal, where they stop for coffee before returning to the start points. The return route can be via Gorge Rd, or Cary Gully Rd or the same Ashton, Forest Range, Lenswood route as the outward leg. The riders starting from the Tower tend to ride harder than the Norton Summit riders. There are a number of collection points along the route were the group waits for slower riders. A good hill climbing and cornering practice ride with an average speed of low to high 20kph. Confirm that you are riding with Anita or Stephen Russell 0431 278 993 or acjrussell@gmail.com

Training can be dangerous at times and you do so at your own risk. These rides are open to all and are not exclusive to Norwood Cycling Club members. The Norwood Cycling Club does not organise these rides and hence takes no responsibility for the ride.