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All SKCC Club rides will finish at Cafe Racer, on Marine Parade, in St Kilda. Club rides will continue to leave from Cafe Racer until further notice.

Weekday Training and Social Rides



Monday 5:45am Recovery Ride

Route Mordialloc, Sharp U-turn, finish at Cafe Racer, St Kilda
Day / Time Monday, 5:45am
Ride Frequency Weekly
Meeting Point Cafe Racer - out the front
Ride Leader Annie Mollison / Tony Prysten
To Mordialloc
Distance 43km
Pace Recovery (easy) 28-30km/h with no wind

If you've had a heavy weekend's racing, and you need a gentle recovery ride, this is it. Departing on Monday mornings from Cafe Racer at 5:45am. It's recovery paced, small chain ring with controlled rolling turns, two abreast to Mordialloc and back at 28-30km/h (average pace on a still morning). As always, SKCC kit is preferred (it makes us more identifiable and we look cool), but you're free to join in wearing any kit.

Wednesday 5:45am SKCC Kit Ride

Route Mordialloc, Sharp U-turn, finish at Cafe Racer, St Kilda
Day / Time Wednesday, 5:45am
Ride Frequency Weekly
Meeting Point Cafe Racer - out the front
Ride Leader Various - they'll identify themselves
To Mordialloc
Distance 43km
Pace

Moderate down (30-33km/h with no wind),
Mid-fast back (40-42km/h with no wind)


This training ride is for SKCC members who are fit and experienced. The ride departs from Cafe Racer at 5:45am each Wednesday. The trip down is a comfortable warm-up in the small chain-ring between 30-33km/h (with no wind), and the return trip moves along at 40-42km/h (big chain-ring). Quite often we'll have a gate-keeper who'll sit behind the riders rolling turns, and other riders will sit in behind the gate-keeper. The bunch will often also be divided up once we get to Mordialloc if there are enough riders who don't feel confident of being able to make it back at the faster return pace. 

You need to be wearing SKCC kit to roll turns. This makes the bunch much easier to identify, and it keeps the rolling turns closed to riders whom we know. This makes it safer for all as well. Anyone not wearing SKCC kit is welcome to sit on the back of the bunch. It's for everyone's safety and skill improvement, but remember to be nice about asking non-kit riders to sit out of the kit paceline!

 

Thursday 9:30am PRO hours Ride from Cafe Racer

Route Mordialloc, Sharp U-turn, finish at Cafe Racer, St Kilda
Day / Time Thursday, 9:30am
Ride Frequency Weekly
Meeting Point Cafe Racer - out the front
Ride Leader John Wyatt
To Mordialloc
Distance 43km
Pace Baseline (approx. 30km/h with no wind)


The PRO hours bunch ride rolls out from Cafe Racer and heads down to Mordialloc each Thursday morning. The briefing's at 9:25am, rolling at 9:30am. It's a baseline paced ride: typically small chain ring two abreast to Mordialloc and back at around 30km/h (average pace on a still morning). As always, SKCC kit is preferred, if only so that all those people working can look out their windows and see which club has the best rides!

 

Friday 5:45am Velo Vendredi with special guests     

Route Mordialloc, Sharp U-turn, finish at Cafe Racer, St Kilda
Day / Time Friday, 5:45am (last Friday of the month when run)
Ride Frequency Monthly as advertised in the SKCC newsletter
Meeting Point Cafe Racer - out the front
Ride Leader Lead group will change - see SKCC newsletter
To Mordialloc
Distance 43km
Pace Baseline (approx. 30km/h with no wind)


The Velo Vendredi is an SKCC Classic! Velo Vendredi is French for Cycle Friday. It's led by a guest group or team, and the ride down is a baseline paced ride (typically small chain ring two abreast to Mordialloc at around 30km/h average pace on a still morning). The return ride is quite a bit faster (around low to mid 40s on a still day), so we'll often break it into two groups when we reach Mordialloc for the less fit or speed inclined to have a return ride option that's more in line with the coffee cruise theme. In addition, if there are enough people interested, we'll often have a third option that involves an easy (28km/h on a still day) ride to Black Rock so that everyone gets back to the finish for the all-important coffee and laughs afterwards!

As always, SKCC kit is preferred, but the key here is to wear your best and look your sharpest!

 

Other weekday or weekend training rides

The club also organises other training rides in addition to the rides listed above (eg: training rides leading up to the Around the Bay in a Day), and these will be updated on this page when they are being offered, as well as being notified in the SKCC newsletters and on the SKCC Facebook page. 

Women's specific training rides

We have a whole schedule of women's specific training and social rides. If you're interested, please check them out on the women's rides pages.

 

 

Latest Tweets

stkildacc StKilda Cycling Club

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stkildacc StKilda Cycling Club

Another fantastic turnout for the Velo Vendredi this morning. A big thanks to @CMRacingTeam for leading the ride.

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RT @CMRacingTeam: Hey! What are you doing out of bed?! 5:45 departure tomorrow ex @CafeRacer14 first #VV of 2015. @stkildacc kit OR CMGRT …

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