The ride will be led and guided by Olympian and SKCC Club Pro, Rob Crowe from Ridewiser. The training ride will follow a structured format completed in this general pattern:

- (Sector 1). Warm-Up.
- (Sector 2). Training / Drill Sectors.
- (Sector 3). Cool Down Sector.

For insurance purposes, SKCC ClubPRO Training Rides are only open to SKCC members holding a current Cycling Australia SKCC license.

Entry numbers for this training ride will be capped at a MAXIMUM of 30 riders. Pre-registration for this training ride is mandatory.

C Grade: Saturday 12th May
E Grade & Women's B&C Grade: Saturday 26th May
D Grade: Saturday 2nd June

Ridewiser To Arthur's Seat (over 92km)
Departing: Frankston (Cafe meet point TBA)
When: Saturday 7am > May 12th (C Grade); May 26th (E Grade & Women B, C Grades); June 2nd (D Grade)
Distance: 92km maximum
Shortcuts: riders can do x1, x2 or zero ascents of Arthur's Seat
Return: ETA back in Frankston is by 11.00am - 11.30am
Ride type: Power road-training circuit
Who can participate? SKCC members only – Cycling Australia SKCC license mandatory.

Cost: FREE

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Ridewiser Tip: riders who are not trained over 80km rides with hills should start fresh in Frankston

Ride Climb Details:

1 x 3km Overport Rd (CAT 3) @ 3km point
1 x 2.5km Balnarring Rd (CAT 4) @ 20km point
1 x 2km Tubbarubba Big Dipper (CAT 2) @ 30km point
2 x 3.5km Arthur's Seat Rd (CAT 1) @ 46km & 53km points
1 x 1km Beleura Hill Rd (CAT 3) @ 66km point

In great demand, the ever-growing C/D field of 30 interested SKCC riders booked out (and then some) the 1st ever edition of a training camp ‘preparation ride’, this time for the Inverloch Challenger Weekend on April 13-15. After a solid ride briefing in St Kilda’s central district, the ‘pack’ rode literally at a joked-about 40kph, laughing all the way to Frankston’s hilly Mt Eliza back-drop.
Once on the hills, all riders got to complete an optional Inverloch Training Camp ability level time-trial circuit: 6.5km within 17mins around the ‘Ridewiser Mini-Pyrenees Loop’ comprising the descent of Two Bays Rd, then a steep climb up to Banool Crescent and Canadian Bay Drive, finishing along Winona Rd ridge back to the starting point roundabout.
If all that wasn’t enough for the stronger riders, the fast jaunt down through Mt Eliza main-street and sudden descent of Oliver’s Hill greeted everyone with a testing strong northerly head-wind all the way back to St Kilda for a well-earned café stop. Riders finished over a 15-minute span, busting into 3 groups with some claiming it was the hardest ride they’d ever done.
Our good ol Mornington Peninsula doesn’t generally provide the toughest of terrains like the Dandenong range or Gippsland hills, but when the wind blows you might as well be on the alps!
Safe to say, all riders are very pleased to have jumped through the loops of Mt Eliza, faced the winds of Frankston, and completed the 100km Inverloch Camp prep ride, because if there’s any panic, they’ve still time to train just a little more before arriving on the folklore climbs of Inverloch’s Challenger course > ‘The Salamander’, ‘Cemetery Hill’ and the nasty ‘Kardella Dipper’ – all just part of a great little adventure next weekend…
See you all there, with bells on!