The 2013 Santos [Perth] Great Bike Ride for Charity

The 2013 Santos [Perth] Great Bike Ride for Charity

Postby Aushiker » Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:47 am

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The 2013 Santos [Perth] Great Bike Ride for Charity is on again in 2013 with the ride being held on Sunday November 24, 2013. The ride this year consists of 10 km family ride, a 53 km challenge ride and 98 km ultimate ride.

All participants in the 53 km and 98 km rides receive event a Scody cycling jersey and participants in the 10 km family ride an Scody event t-shirt as part of the registration fee.

Registration fees range from $35.00 for individuals in the family ride to $110 for the 98 km ride. The ride website is at http://www.greatbikeride.com.au/

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Re: The 2013 Santos [Perth] Great Bike Ride for Charity

Postby casual_cyclist » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:53 pm

I did this last year and really enjoyed the ride. I will try for the 100km if work is paying again... :mrgreen:
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Re: The 2013 Santos [Perth] Great Bike Ride for Charity

Postby _mike_ » Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:47 pm

Looks like they altered the first lap for the 2 lappers. Probably to reduce some of the overlap with the 1 lappers?
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Re: The 2013 Santos [Perth] Great Bike Ride for Charity

Postby casual_cyclist » Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:21 am

_mike_ wrote:Looks like they altered the first lap for the 2 lappers. Probably to reduce some of the overlap with the 1 lappers?

Thanks! I didn't see that...
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Re: The 2013 Santos [Perth] Great Bike Ride for Charity

Postby _mike_ » Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:56 pm

1st lap exits (AT) mounts bay road & misses out mill point road / causeway, to reduce overlap I suppose. Can't try beat last years time now..... not that I've been doing enough lately anyway.
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Re: The 2013 Santos [Perth] Great Bike Ride for Charity

Postby inline_online » Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:03 pm

Cool, 5000 bikes and one skater 8)
This'll be my fourth year i think.
Gotta beat my record for the 53km of 1hr 25min.
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Re: The 2013 Santos [Perth] Great Bike Ride for Charity

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:54 pm

inline_online wrote:Cool, 5000 bikes and one skater 8)
This'll be my fourth year i think.
Gotta beat my record for the 53km of 1hr 25min.

And not a single unicyclist! I do sprint around the section from the Narrows to near the Causeway via the paths (which makes it tough to keep speed) but I can't legally ride most of the roads they use. (Marked lanes mostly). I'd love to give it a try though - 53km is quite well within my daily limit given time.

Anyway Dan, I may see you again somewhere around South Perth. Good luck.
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Re: The 2013 Santos [Perth] Great Bike Ride for Charity

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:47 pm

I'm looking forward to a sprint (relative to my form of ride of course) along the route from Canning Bridge to the finish. It's a good sprint for me that I have enjoyed a couple of times before.

Though I will need to behave myself tonight at the Lucky Shag. :roll:
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Re: The 2013 Santos [Perth] Great Bike Ride for Charity

Postby PommieYeti » Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:20 pm

We got a small group from our work doing the 53k ride. Our bikes range from a Pinarello a couple of Boardmans a Lemond/Reid/Raceline and a mountain bike should be good fun its our first ride together. we all in the slow group 20-25ks :oops: , we not out to break records just finish and have fun. :D
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Re: The 2013 Santos [Perth] Great Bike Ride for Charity

Postby Killswitch » Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:00 pm

Great weather for the ride today. Did the 98km in the 30-35 group.

Good to see so many out.
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Re: The 2013 Santos [Perth] Great Bike Ride for Charity

Postby Roobar » Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:38 pm

Killswitch - you obviously missed the lovely gusts I caught on riverside at the end:) rest of the ride was great.

Good to see they sorted out the 50/100 overlap. Last year I was in the fifty (and a lot slower) and it was pretty scary with the inexperienced riders and speed of some of the passing groups. This year I only saw the fast speed lines from the 50 in the 100.

Still too many wheelsuckers though.
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Re: The 2013 Santos [Perth] Great Bike Ride for Charity

Postby Killswitch » Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:26 pm

Roobar wrote:Killswitch - you obviously missed the lovely gusts I caught on riverside at the end:) rest of the ride was great.

Good to see they sorted out the 50/100 overlap. Last year I was in the fifty (and a lot slower) and it was pretty scary with the inexperienced riders and speed of some of the passing groups. This year I only saw the fast speed lines from the 50 in the 100.

Still too many wheelsuckers though.


You're right about the head winds. Got it twice with the 2 laps.

And yes, lots of tag alongs. We had our small team of 3, and as we passed some of the slower guys they would power on for a free draft....

All in all good day though.
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Re: The 2013 Santos [Perth] Great Bike Ride for Charity

Postby PommieYeti » Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:15 pm

" and as we passed some of the slower guys they would power on for a free draft...."

I didn't know about drafting ? that's what i was doing wrong ......lol
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Re: The 2013 Santos [Perth] Great Bike Ride for Charity

Postby Roobar » Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:06 pm

A few drafters would have been nice, it was about 30 by the end of the freeway and 50 by the first hill past the yacht club where I had a mild bonk and they all ripped past.
The winds on the first lap were ok, normal for where i ride. it was the wind up for the sprint on canning bridge where that felt like a brick wall.

Pommieyeti - the way most people were riding (including me at times) I wasn't drafting much unless I'd worked out they knew what they were doing
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