South Perth Rouleurs
Perth Watertower Challenge 2024

Sun, 14 Apr 2024
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Thu, 15 Feb 2024 12:00 noon AWST
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Date – Sunday 14th April 2024 - 5.30 AM start (Long course) // 6.00 AM start (short course)

All new course !

Teams of 2-4 riders

We are back for the SPR Water Towers Challenge after a great event last year. Ride against the clock in teams of 2-4, through the Perth suburbs in search of water towers. You will likely find water towers that you never knew existed and visit suburbs you do not usually ride through north and south of the Swan River.

This is a fundraiser for the club and helps support the rider leaders programme that both members and non-members enjoy on the rides we operate 365 days a year.

This open to all - SPR members and non-members.


The SPR Water Tower Challenge is a participation event designed to challenge riders of any ability. Whether it is to traverse the course in the fastest time or just record a century, this event is for you. There are two routes to choose from: the imperial century (101 kms) and the metric century (160 kms).

Both courses travel around the suburbs of Perth to visit a number of water towers. There is a set course and riders must follow it precisely in order to record an official time. The challenge is open to teams of 3 riders and the team must stay together for the entire event. Teams will be dispatched at intervals to try to minimise the impact that this event will have on the road. It is in your best interest not to work with other teams as this is a timed event.

The route is complicated and will not be marked on the day. it is recommended that at least one person has a map ready GPS device to ensure you are heading in the right direction. Turn by turn directions will also be available.


If you are not a member of Auscycling or Westcycle you require a license (so if you are a current SPR member or another club you have a license already). Please read the options below:

1) Day license ($15) - just tick the box on the entryform and the cost is added to your registration fee.


2) Current Auscycling or Westcycle ride licenses

Ride safe, be courteous, obey road rules and SPR hopes you enjoy the day

Remember this is a CHALLENGE and NOT a RACE


Enter online - click the button

Event fees are pre-paid only and non available on the day.

Each team MUST have a team name.

Each rider completes an individual entry and payment. The entry MUST include the team name in the space provided.

Please co-ordinate your team names and use the same spelling, spacing, capitals e.t.c. - as "Team 4" and "Team Four" will not link together on Entryboss as the same team.

Entries close: Thursday, 12th April 2024
Scratch cut-off: Thursday, 12th April 2024

Team Prizes

  1. Best Selfie Photo + tags to #southperthrouleurs (instagram / facebook)

  2. Lucky random selected rider

Event Format - 3 Rider Teams (mens, womens or mixed)

Categories: Short - 101 km; Long 160 km

Start Times – 1st team away at 5:30 am (long course)// 6.00 am (short course). Intervals between releasing of teams will depend on final numbers.

Start Times Teams will be notified of their start time via publication of the start list.

How the Event Works: Your team must complete the course and check in at each feed station. Your time at each feed station and at the end will be recorded. The team must stay together at all times except if there is a mechanical or injury.

Scratching: You can withdraw your entry with a self-serve, automated refund via EntryBoss if you are within the scratching cut-off time (11:59pm on the Thursday 12th April 2024). Please return to the EntryBoss Race Listing and use the 'Scratch' button.

Please ensure you check back here at the EntryBoss race listing and keep an eye on social media for publication of the start list.

Location & Course Information

Event Fees

Each Rider $35 entry + day license fee (if you do not have a race or recreational license)

You MUST have a current Auscycle or Westcycle recreational license for registration – NO LICENSE NO RIDE.

All riders are checked via the Entryboss license checker linked with Auscycling.

  • Pre-Pay Only: - Event Fees are pre-paid only.
  • Scratching: - Scratching is a self-serve, automated refund via EntryBoss if withdrawing within scratching cut-off time (please see above for final date).

Misc Information

Item Description
Rego Start Time 5.15 AM to 5.55 AM
Event Start Time 5.30 AM Long Course // 6.00 AM Short Course
Approx Race Finish Time expected from 12.30 PM
Event Director Steve Burns
Parking Coode Street Car Park, South Perth
Toilets Coode Street Car Park, South Perth
Event Start Coode Street Car Park, South Perth
Ride Muster Coode Street Car Park, South Perth
Special Course Notices See below


All WA Road Rules MUST be obeyed at all times.

Event Day Procedures


  • Water Towers: [TBA] water towers are visited during the imperial challenge and [TBA] water towers are visited during the metric challenge.
  • Feed Zones: Both courses will visit the feed station at Mosman Park at the 55km mark, the Imperial challenge will also visit a feed station at at the 126km mark.
  • Finish Line Area: - The challenge finishes at Dome Westralia in the city. The team must register their final time to confirm that all riders have finished safely.
  • Event Incidents: - Safety is important. Please report all race incidents to the Event Director, or alternatively via the post-race rider survey. Incident reporting is an important feedback loop and helps improve safety going forward.
  • Sweeper Vehicle: There will be a Sweeper vehicle/SAG wagon acting to clear the course following the last riders on the course. Any riders that withdraw will be picked up in the SAG wagon.
  • Ride Muster: Riders will assemble at Coode Street car park.– Road rules must be followed and riders MUST give way to traffic. Riders will be briefed at the start line and groups started according to team time.
  • Any complaint or query during the event MUST be raised with the Event Director directly through the correct process.
  • Bag Drop a bag drop service is available from the Mosman Park feed station. Items MUST be bagged with name at the feed station. Items are delivered bad to the Dome Westralia in the city

  • ROADS ARE OPEN, ROAD RULES APPLY. Keep left at all times


Emergency Information

  • Emergency contact for the Event Director, Steve Burns: 0435 175 593. In case of a life-threatening emergency, dial “000”.

General Information

  • On-the-day Entries: Sorry, on-the-day entries are not accepted.
  • Clothing: Riders must wear the appropriate clothing for the conditions
  • Announcements: Please check the club's Facebook page, twitter or website for any announcements regarding racing.

More Information

Entry prices

Online pricing:

Regular entry