South Perth Rouleurs
2021 Water Tower Challenge

Sun, 19 Sep 2021
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Sat, 24 Jul 2021 12:00 noon AWST
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Thu, 16 Sep 2021 10:59 PM AWST
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Wed, 15 Sep 2021 10:59 PM AWST


Proudly Hosted by the South Perth Rouleurs


Date – Sunday 19th September 2021

We are back for the SPR Water Tower Challenge after a great event last year. Ride against the clock in teams of 3, 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.

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

This open to our members and non-members.


  • Short 103km (The Metric)
  • Long 170km (The Imperial)

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 (170kms) and the metric century (103kms).

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) Join Auscycling on a monthly subscription $7 per month - you can cancel after the event but you need to apply via their website to get you license then entry via entryboss.

We can see if you have a current license via the online entry portal.

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: Wednesday, 15th September 2021
Scratch cut-off: Wednesday, 15th September 2021


Best Dressed Team

Best Selfie Photo + tagges to #southperthrouleurs

Lucky random selected rider

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

Categories: Short - 103km; Long 170km

Start Times – 1st team away at 6:00 am. intervals between 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 Wednesday 15th September 2021). 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 $45 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 5.30 AM to 5.55 AM
Event Start Time 6.00 AM
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: 13 water towers are visited during the imperial challenge and 11 water towers are visited during the metric challenge.
  • Feed Zones: Both courses will visit the feed station at Karrinyup at the 60km mark, the Imperial challenge will also visit a feed station at Whiteman Park at the 115km 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 Karrinyup 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.

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Entry prices

Online pricing:

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