Training routes for the weekend:

When you feel like quitting...

...remember why you started




Please meet at the Lynnwood shop @ 07h00


.............................with your red club shirt:



Saturday 8th July
“Olifantsfontein” – group 1

“Eufees/Valhalla/Samrand”- group 2


Sunday 9th July



Scroll down for Saturday MTB ride.



Ride safe and be merry



red alert


Don’t ride In Van Ryneveld road alone

There has been another hijacking or attempt early this morning following a previous hijacking a week or three ago. On both occasions it happened under the bridge over the highway [06.10.16]


Training rides over the weekends start and finish at Bruce Reyneke Cycles
~ 315 Lynnwood Road, Menlo Park.


Bruce Reyneke Cycles




Please meet at the SHERE shop @ 07h00
............................with your red club shirt:


No need to hibernate this winter: join us for a day of fun on Hazeldean Valley MTB Trails, featuring beautiful sections of trail on parts of Hazeldean Farm not yet included in the regular routes.  Not to be missed!  For some the best part is the cold craft beer at the end, courtesy of Hazeldean Brewing Co, and yes, even though it is July you will be thirsty after your ride. 
When: Saturday 8 July 2017, 8 AM (exact start times of different distances will be confirmed closer to the time) 
Where: Cowhouse Market at Hazeldean Valley (access from the end of Ridge Rd off Silverlakes Rd)
Distances: long - 60 km / standard - 30 km/ fun ride - 12 km
Price:  60 km - R180 / 30 km - R150 / 12 km - R100 (R20 surcharge for on-the-day entries)
Entries and info: Bouttime
Goodie bags for pre-entries
Registration: at Bruce Reyneke Cycles in Shere between 11H00 and 14H00 on Friday 7 July, or at the Cowhouse Market between 5H30 and 7H45 Saturday 8 July
Parking and entrance to the Cowhouse Market is free
Routes: a good balance of farm roads and single track, with majority on single track on Hazeldean Farm.  Mostly flat although the long distance has a small section of climbing.  This race offers beautiful sections of trail on parts of Hazeldean Farm not normally part of the Hazeldean Valley Trails.
There will be 3 water points on the 60km, 1 on the 30 km and 1 on the 12km.
Choice of a free craft beer or a medal to all finishers finishing within 6 hours from start of long race
Timekeeping will be done by BoutTime: i.e. Instant results. Race boards will be supplied.
Prize giving: 13h00 at the Cowhouse market.  Plenty of prizes courtesy of Bruce Reyneke Cycles, including spot prizes.
Come and enjoy a day with the family at the Cowhouse Market at Hazeldean Valley. There is a kiddies play area and kiddies bike park at the Cowhouse Market as well as pony rides, live music and lots of gourmet market food and drink as well as crafts for sale.  Hot coffee will be on sale from early.  Cold craft beer from Hazeldean Brewing Co will be on sale after the race. 

Take note: the regular trails will be closed for the morning of 8 July for members not taking part in the race.


Shere shop - Shere boulevard, 4 Graham Road Ext of Lynnwood Road


Contact numbers:  012 941 9221





~ see Weekend Rides for more info on the routes



Are you practising safe cycling?

scroll down for safety tips




The red club shirt:



The committee wishes to enforce members to wear the Red SCC club jersey on weekend rides.  This will assist the back-up drivers to easily identify members and the group will be unified.  Please comply with their wishes, thank you.



Unless differently informed:

In summer the ride starts at 06h00;
it changes to 06h30 on 1st April
and to 07h00 on 1st June 
then back to 06h30 on 1st August
We revert back to 06h00 on the 1st of September to celebrate Spring Day.



Please note that the pace should be that of the majority riders:
If you want to have a hard ride join A or B.


Following vehicle: the club has a number of volunteer drivers who use their own vehicles, or the Kangoo, to provide backup.  Each vehicle will follow the group at a safe distance and offer help to anyone in the group who may need it. 

If a cyclist falls off the back of the main group, the following car should offer to take him/her back to the group.  If the cyclist refuses this offer, the back-up car has the right to pass the cyclist and continue following the main group.

The following vehicle provides safety for the majority of the group. The driver will not “pace” a cyclist back to the group – as this creates a safety hazard for the cyclist and the driver.



Safety tips:


Ride in a group.

Be vigilant at all times!

Each group would be allocated a leader - he/she will control pace and behaviour during the ride.

The designated group leader has the authority to address bad riding conduct.

Re-group at designated points during the ride - leader's responsibility.


Keep left of the road and in single file on busy or narrow sections please!

Maximum 2 abreast on broad/double lane roads

Check for traffic before changing lanes, and indicate clearly when doing so.

Stop at red traffic lights.
Obey all traffic rules.

Be courteous to other road users.

Aggression towards motorists will not be tolerated.


Check your cleats for wear (if you don’t know how – take it to your local bike shop).

Wear a helmet

Using ear phones in both ears is dangerous.

Point out any dangers ahead to those cyclists behind you, i.e. potholes, stones, glass, etc.


Be visible

Wear bright/reflective clothing.

Use a good quality front and rear light when riding in poor visibility.

Keep Identification and emergency contact & medical aid details on you.
If you have a medical condition – make sure your friends riding with you know about it.


Safe cycling!


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Willem Van Zyl

Frans Geldenhuys
Ilse Geldenhuys

Jaco Fouche

Linda Fouche

Ivan Burger
Wilhelm Dannheimer
Kevin Rayner
Joss Strydom

Pasco Lattuca




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Wayne Meyer

HJ Cronje

John Garrison

Lise Olivier
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Zanele Tshoko

Gino Remondini (welcome back)

Frikkie Viljoen

Dirk Lange

Liezl Van Niekerk

Alma Bester

Barend Bester

Murray Church
Marinus Van Sandwyk
Rowan Barnard
Jacques De Jong

Jeppe Hallencleutz Fogtmann

James Bondesio
Marcello Coelho
Sergio Coelho
Kemp Oberholzer
Les Penny
Whitey Van Den Berg
Desmond Smith

Elsa Swart

Anton Earle

John Keramianakis

Jeane Nel

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Old bicycle frames – any condition

We are looking for any old bicycle frames in any condition – rusted, dented, dik weil or road.
Please contact Bruce


Old cycling wear needed please!

Martin Horn is helping a development team from Diepsloot get started.  These young underprivileged people need helmets, cycling shoes, pedals, cycling jerseys & shorts, all warm attire for example arm & leg warmers jackets/wind jammies etc. So before you send your old “retired” cycling wear for recycling elsewhere please put them in a bag and bring it to the shop – it’s for a good cause!.  Martin comes around about once a week to collect. Thank you.