Sunday Pleasure Rides

Page updated 15th December 2017

Organiser – Peter Roodhouse, Ph. 8278 3439 or  mobile 0418 844 963

The usual departure point for rides from the city centre is Victoria Square in the small park adjacent to the Cathedral. It is a good idea to confirm this for each ride and check the time of departure. As all rides are led by volunteers there is no guarantee they will want to start from there.

SARCC Vic Square Start      peter & helen.JPG

Country Rides

For country rides beginning elsewhere, usually a town outside Adelaide, riders need to arrange their own transport. Other club members may be able to assist. The telephone number of the ride leader is always provided and it is prudent to check for any change in the meeting place details.


For all scheduled SARCC Rides, if the Adelaide forecast maximum, as at 6.00 p.m. the evening before the ride is 35 degrees Celsius or over and/or the fire danger warning in the area of the ride is designated “Severe, Extreme, Catastrophic” the leader has the right to cancel the ride without notice.  Members interested in still riding should review the SARCC web site after 7pm the evening before the ride to determine if the ride has been cancelled, modified or will continue as scheduled.


All riders should carry a pump, a puncture repair kit and a water bottle, and when necessary an effective raincoat. Bring lunch or money to buy some. Unless otherwise indicated rides are planned so that there will be somewhere to buy lunch.

Rides Protocol document is available  for viewing and printing. It outlines the responsibilities of ride leaders and cyclists on club rides.

Printable ride programme second half 2014 SARCC Sunday Pleasure rides calendar July Dec 2014

Printable rides programme first half 2015: SARCC Sunday Pleasure rides calendar January June 2015

Printable rides programme second half 2015: SARCC Sunday Pleasure rides calendar July Dec 2015

Printable rides programme first half 2016: Sunday rides Jan June 2016

Printable rides programme second half 2016:  sunday-pleasure-rides-july-dec-2016

Printable rides programme 2017 2017 Sunday Pleasure Rides programme


Please note that unless otherwise indicated all rides will be around 35 to 40km.

Please note that train services to Outer harbor and Grange (24 September 2017 to 15 January 2018) will be disrupted during the next few months. 

December 24th 2017 No ride.

Skip an extra week

January 14th 2018 Mawson Lakes Trek
Meet at Victoria Square 10 am, ride to Mawson Lakes and return. BYO or buy lunch. 40 km approx.
Robyn D 0401 364019

January 28th Peninsula Pedal
Meet in the carpark of the Glanville Railway station at 10.00 a.m. There should be trains operating by then. We will explore the LeFevre Peninsular using bikeways and minor roads. Morning tea by the beach and lunch at Osbourne House. Recommend that you are self sufficient though we will pass some shops along the way. The ride is flat and nearly all on bitumen. About 35 kms.
David P 0409285036

February 11th Round About the Square
Meet at Victoria Square 10am. Ride of approx. 35Ks. North, South, East, or West,or a combination of all four. Lunch along the way, either bring or buy.
Helen Stephens 0428 120 447

February 25th

March 11th Port Ride
Start at Victoria Square 10:00am. Ride to Port Adelaide and back along the coast or vice versa, depending on weather conditions. Buy or BYO lunch at Semaphore. Easy 42km ride.
Bernie M 0427 154 118

March 25th Southern Vales Ride
Meet at Seaford Railway station 10am. Ride through Southern Vales – McLaren Vale foothills to Willunga for lunch BYO. Coffee at information Centre McLaren Vale.
Rick C 0417 816 372

April 8th Trams, Planes and Pelicans
Meet at Victoria Square at 10am, follow tramway, then around airport to the Torrens Linear Park and West Beach. BYO or buy lunch. Cake and refreshments supplied. Return to city via minor roads. Flat.
John D 0401 686 675


April 22nd

May 6th The Ride That went Up a Creek and Came Down a River
Meet Mawson Lakes railway station 10am, ride up the Dry Creek trail to Golden Grove and return via the Little Para Trail. Morning tea at Valley View, BYO lunch. About 45km
Jilden 0408 823 781

(May 13th Mothers Day)

May 20th
Bernie M 0427 154 118

June 3rd
Carolyn W 0427 797 476

June 17th Smithfield / Gawler loop
Meet at 10am at one or other depends on forecast.
Smithfield to Gawler or vice versa
Bruno 0407 797 476

July 1st
Kevin D 0411 203 893

July 15th To Brighton and back
Meet at Victoria Square ride through suburbs to Brighton for lunch. Bring
or buy. Coffee on return to city. 40 km
Robyn D 0401 364019

July 29th To the Beach and Back
10am Meet at Victoria Square, ride to the coast bring lunch and return to City
Meryl S

August 12th The Annual Kanmantoo Ride
Meet 10am in the Main St Kanmantoo near the public toilets. A great gravel roads ride through the hills and dales. Late lunch at Callington, BYO food and drink. Return to Kanmantoo via bitumen or extra dirt. About 42-45km.
Jilden 0408 823 781

August 26th

September 9th

September 23rd

October 7th

October 21st

November 4th Nairne and surroundings
Geoffrey and Allison

November 18th  Little Para River Ride
Meet at Mawson Lakes Interchange car park at 10am.
Mainly flat bitumen, some easy dirt, ~35km. BYO lunch or buy at lunch
stop at Parabanks Shopping Centre.
John D 0401 686 675

December 2nd

December 16th  The President’s Christmas ride

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