Getting Started

Getting Started SWCC welcomes new members. We offer a range of events and rides including social rides, regular group rides, long rides, road races, time trials and criteriums. If you are intending to join a SWCC ride for the first time we encourage you to contact us beforehand at Most activities cater for a range of fitness levels and riders are encouraged to look at the estimated average speed of various rides to choose an appropriate ride to start with however it is suggested to start in group 3 or 4 on a Saturday or with the Sunday development series (see below) unless you have reasonable riding experience. Riders are also encouraged to look at the SWCC Ride Etiquette prior to riding with the club. Most rides have a ride…
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Membership

South West Cycle Club requests that by the third ride with the club on a club sanctioned ride (refer to list of rides on the group ride page) that you join up. By doing so you are showing support for the structured club rides the club has organised including ride leaders for each group that are rewarded with free coffee and club sponsored long rides. As a member you are also agreeing to adhere to the club's ride etiquette. As a member you will receive a regular club newsletter promoting a range of activities the club supports. We encourage everyone to take out personal accident cover insurance which may be through a Cycling Australia membership with SWCC or another club or via membership with a range of other bodies Bicycling…
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Helping the Club

The Club is run on the good support of volunteers and we seek your input and assistance during the forthcoming year. Please see Volunteering for some ideas on how you can get involved and help out and the club events checklist. Give some thought to how you can assist the running of the club in some small way. If you have incurred any expenses in helping the club please keep your receipts if you have them, complete a swcc Expense Form and send it to
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About the Club

The South West Cycle Club (formerly Bunbury Cycle Club est. 1988) aims to promote and encourage cycling on all levels throughout the South West of Western Australia. Belonging to the club provides the opportunity to ride with and also to socialise with other club members and we conduct a range of activities aimed at supporting our members to become better cyclists. Click here to access our current constitution SOUTHWEST CYCLE CLUB CONSTITUTION. Click here to access our SWCC Volunteer Management Plan V3 and draft SWCC5 Year Strategic Plan draft 2014 We ‘To meet the needs of our members and to provide opportunity for cyclists to connect and to develop through various club initiatives and activities’ Click here for a list of our club values - SWCC Values See our attached…
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Thumbs up for RCR Circuit

It was a thumbs up from riders testing out the first club criterium on the closed road RCR circuit that Robbie had organised.  With no worries about cars and the buildings and plant sheltering the riders slightly from the blustery South Wester the hot mix circuit was fast and the corners friendly enough that bunches could stay together. First away were A grade with a field of nine riders up for the challenge of sticking with the likes of Bryce, Connor and Nicholas.  Some early testing accelerations were quickly reeled in before Marten, fresh from a block of racing in Queensland decided to try a move.  He quickly established a half lap break and despite strong efforts by Alistair Patterson amongst others this gap remained until around the 20 minute…
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Personal Bests All Round

It is almost guaranteed to become cold and wet when we start running our Marg Stoffers midweek TT’s and the first event at Dardanup for the 2015-16 season was no exception.  Fortunately there were only a few spots of rain and the gusty South Westerly died away over the course of the event making conditions near perfect as the night wore on. As a result there were almost personal bests all round with improvements ranging from a few seconds by Nicholas who was still struggling with his gears through to gains of two minutes or more by many of our juniors who once again had the chaperones under significant pressure. First away were Lowan and Ian Ferry with Lowan completing his first ever TT in a great time of  …
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2015 SWCC Road Champs

With the date for the club champs pushed back a bit by the Cristal Series and ToMR, it was always likely to be fairly warm conditions but fortunately not as hot as Saturday with some breeze around to cool it down and mostly keep the flies at bay. First group on the road were those who did not wish to race, but just complete a lap of the valley and with around 14 nominating for the participation event, it was always going to be the biggest bunch.  Good to see Bruce come down from Collie for a ride and good representation from the Loose Wheels with Felicity, Lucinda and Sandi all riding.  We haven’t seen Geoff DeChaneet for a while and great to see him out again.  Unfortunately for Laurie…
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South West Sports Centre Criterium

Having never trialled the course, we weren’t quite sure what we were in for doing a crit on the South West Sport Centre course but with the opportunity to race on closed roads and with positive feedback from Marten Howes who previously did a triathlon on the course, we decided to give it a go. The circuit was long and somewhat more technical than our traditional club criteriums but a good opportunity to develop skills and experience in a low key club format. Unfortunately the summer weather has disappeared at the moment and there was a reasonable south easterly blowing keeping the temperatures down and making the riders work hard in some sections.  The dull conditions were probably a blessing however as the dogs were almost blinding the spectators with…
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