SKCC WOMEN'S WEEKLY RIDES
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The SKCC Women's Sub-Committee realise the importance of providing weekly rides that will cater for all levels of fitness and ability. We are now pleased to announce that we have three weekly rides for SKCC Women Members, one on each of the following days.....Tuesday's, Wednesday's & Thursday's. These are perfect networking opportunities for new and existing members. In addition to these three rides there are a further two mixed rides on Monday's and Wednesday's that women are welcome to participate in, details of these are also included below. 

What do I need to know: We strictly follow the code of conduct when out on all rides. This means, calling of hazards, hand signaling, stopping at red lights and generally sharing the road politely as we ride.

NB: We have a ride co-ordinator for our three Women's rides. Their role is to welcome new members, so don't be shy, introduce yourself when you arrive for the ride.

Current ride leaders are:
Tuesday: Liz Georgeson & Meredith Clark
Wednesday: Nickola Hoffman & Leann Jones
Thursday: Sian Johnson

TUESDAY RIDE                                                                                                              
This ride will accommodate the true beginner and is ideal for women new to SKCC and new to cycling. Our ride leaders, Liz & Meredith, will be there to help you with bunch riding etiquette and confidence building, all at an easy relaxed pace. If this is the type of ride you have been looking for, email Liz Georgeson on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Start point: Café Racer, Marine Parade, St Kilda 
  • Start time & day: 6am on Tuesday mornings
  • Destination & distance: St Kilda to Black Rock & return (28km’s)
  • Pace: 25km/h to 28km/h
  • The group will finish at Phamish across from Luna Park in St Kilda to enjoy a coffee, a few stories and share how they’re feeling post ride. 

NB: You will need to be an SKCC member to participate (SKCC kit is preferable but not mandatory). We do accommodate newcomers who have not yet joined the club and are happy for them to do a trial ride to ensure that this is what they are looking for. Notifying Liz via email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of your intention to participate is essential, and sorry, no blokes on this one !

PS: Communication regarding this ride is sent out every Monday by Liz from the SKCC Women's gmail account. If work and family committments get the better of her the email may not go out, but the ride is on regardless. The only thing stopping this ride going ahead is severe wind, rain & snow !

WEDNESDAY RIDE
This ride is a co-ordinated ride which aims to help women bridge the gap between Tuesday & Thursday's rides. This ride is ideal for helping riders who are leaving the novice ranks to further sharpen their skill and develop their ability. It is also suitable for new members with a base fitness level looking for networking opportunities. Men are welcome to join in as long as they respect the advertised pace of the ride.

Departing: 6.00am sharp, Café Racer, Marine Parade St Kilda
Returning:
7.00am for coffee at Phamish across from Luna Park in St Kilda
Where to:
St Kilda to Black Rock, continue on to do the Reserve Rd loop, regroup at the clock tower & return to St Kilda (35km)
Pace:
High 20's - social chit chat pace on the way to Black Rock, faster paced (low 30's) rolling turns on the way home.

Drop Policy: Should riders new to this ride find the return pace quicker than they can manage initially, they are encouraged to return at their own pace, rejoining the group for coffee and a post ride chat at club sponsor Phamish. We'll see you again in subsequent weeks and before long you'll be comfortably returning at the group's pace.

NB: SKCC kit is preferable but not mandatory. Communication regarding this ride can be found on the SKCC Women's Facebook page.

THURSDAY RIDE - KIT RIDE ONLY - SKCC MEMBERS ONLY 
This is a training ride, rolling turns at a pace of 30kmph +. This is not a social ride - if fatigue overcomes you, you may sit on the rear of the rolling paceline. Men are welcome but must ensure that they respect the pace that the women choose to travel at on that day. This ride is suitable for those looking for a sharper pace than the Tuesday or Wednesday rides offer and for those looking to step up from the Wednesday morning ride. Keep an eye on the Women's bulletins, mystery ride mentors will pop up from time to time, you'll never quite know who it's going to be.....could be one of SKCC's A or B Grade guys or A Grade Women with the occasional World Class Cyclist thrown into the mix !

Departing:  5.45am sharp, Cafe Racer, Marine Parade, St Kilda 
Returning:
  7.30am for coffee at Phamish, Marine Parade, St Kilda.
Where to: 
Mordialloc (return), approx 45km
Pace:
  Training ride pace, kept over the 30kph mark

Note: Communication regarding this ride will be made via the SKCC Women's Facebook Page. SKCC Kit is mandatory !

OTHER CLUB RIDES (Mixed)

MONDAY RIDE
Whether you are just seeking to spin the legs over after a long, hard weekend of racing and training, or, looking for an additional training ride, this could be the one for you. 

Departing: 5:45am sharp, Cafe Racer, Marine Parade, St Kilda
Returning:
7.15am (approx) for coffee at Phamish, opposite Luna Park in St Kilda.
Where to:
Mordialloc (return) approx 45km in distance
Pace:
average 30kph (social rolling turns)
Kit:
whatever you like (SKCC kit not compulsory) 

WEDNESDAY RIDE - KIT RIDE ONLY - SKCC MEMBERS ONLY
This ride is a fast paced Uni-Sex training ride for more experienced and fit members. 

The Ride: Modus Operandi is rolling turns to Mordialloc and back. The trip to Mordi is a warm-up getting the group organised at a pace in the mid 30's on a still morning. The return trip moves along in the low to mid 40's on a still morning.

The Rules: NO SKCC KIT NO ROLLING TURNS - harsh but safer.

The SKCC kit rule makes it visible to hangers-on, that it's a club ride and keeps the rolling turn closed and hence safer for members. Observe the guidance and directions of your fellow riders; it's for everybody's safety and skill improvement. Courtesy is a must when overtaking other groups or riders - including falling into single file if required in order not to stray in the second lane. Anticipate changing lights in order to keep the group together. THIS IS NOT A RACE ! It's a fast tempo ride with the aim of keeping rolling turns and pace constant and smooth. If fatigue overcomes you, sit on the back of the rolling turn to recover. Clearly inform the rolling turn if and when you want to re-enter. NB: sitting on is allowed whether in SKCC kit or not.

Departing: 5:45am sharp, Cafe Racer, Marine Parade, St Kilda
Returning:
7.00am (approx) for coffee at Phamish, opposite Luna Park in St Kilda.
Where to:
Mordialloc (return) approx 45km in distance
Pace:  
35kph to 45kph

If you have questions and need to speak to someone about any of these rides, please call Gaelene on 0414 432 850 or email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , she'll be happy to help. Or, if we've already sold you on becoming a member, follow this link and follow the prompts to become an SKCC member !

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