Shoalhaven Cycling News and SBUG Rides 22 – 29 July

Join SBUG for Bowling and Dinner on Friday 24 July

A Tenpin Bowling Social Night will be held this Friday 24th July at the Shoalhaven City Lanes, Narang Road Bomaderry, starting at 5:30pm followed by dinner at 7:00pm at North Nowra Tavern. Join us for dinner or both bowling and dinner. RSVP to Paul as soon as possible on 0402 413 482.

Last Thursday eleven riders enjoyed a 35km mountain bike ride in the Parma Creek Nature Reserve. The ride was along gravel roads and bush tracks with several creek crossings. The morning was chilly with threatening rain clouds but fortunately the rain held off until the end of the ride.

Last Sunday’s scheduled ride Bellawongarah to Cambewarra Lookout was cancelled due to wet weather. The three riders who met at the start point decided that, under the prevailing weather conditions, coffee at a café would be more enjoyable that a bike ride.

SBUG Rides for this week include:

THURSDAY 23/7/15 – MIDWEEK MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE – approx 30 km / Moderate pace / Uses Off-road Cyclepaths / Uses On-road Cycleways / Sealed and Unsealed Roads. Starts at 8:30am from Nowra Visitors Centre, Pleasant Way Nowra. The ride route will be decided by the group on the day. Suitable for average riders. Contact: Vic (02) 4425 302 991.

SATURDAY 25/7/15 – NOWRA TO GREENWELL POINT, RETURN; / 40 km / Moderate pace / Medium difficulty / Some Traffic / The ride starts at 8:00am from the Nowra Visitors Centre, Pleasant Way, Nowra. Contact: Peter (02) 4446 0119

SATURDAY 25/7/15 – SATURDAY MORNING MEANDER; / 15 to 20 km / Slow pace / Easy / Some traffic / Sealed roads / Starts at 8:00am from the Nowra Visitors Centre, Pleasant Way, Nowra. The ride route varies week to week and is chosen taking into account prevailing weather conditions on the day. The ride is always within the Nowra area. Contact: Tom (02) 4421 6719. Enjoy coffee and a chat at a local Cafe in Nowra after the rides. All welcome

SUNDAY 26/7/15 – GREENWELL POINT FISH AND CHIPS LUNCH; SBUG / 40 km return / Slow pace / Medium difficulty / Some Traffic. The ride starts at 10:00am from the Nowra Visitors Centre, Pleasant Way, Nowra. There are very few hills on this ride and some easy off-road sections for those on mountain bikes. Cycle through lush farm land to Greenwell Point for lunch and return. Contact: Judi (02) 4421 5214 or Peter (02) 4446 0119.

MONDAY 27/7/15 – NOWRA TO BERRY, RETURN; / 50 km / Moderate pace / Some traffic. The ride starts at 8:00am from Nowra Visitors Centre, Pleasant Way, Nowra. A medium ride with a few small hills. Great scenery. Suitable for riders looking for a medium challenge. Always the option to take the train back. Coffee at a Cafe in Berry. Contact: Peter (02) 4446 0119 or Judi (02) 4421 5214.

WEDNESDAY 29/7/15 – NOWRA TO COMERONG ISLAND FERRY; SBUG / 25 km return / Slow pace / Easy / Flat terrain / Some traffic / This is a relatively easy ride suitable for someone returning to cycling. Starts at 8:00am from Nowra Visitors Centre, Pleasant Way, Nowra. Contact Jim (02) 4423 2943 or Judi (02) 4421 5214.

For information about Shoalhaven Bicycle User Group, including our monthly rides calendar, cycling news, photo gallery, on-line membership application and lots more, log onto our website at www.shoalhavenbug.com.au A variety of rides are scheduled over five days each week. Our rides calendar is updated weekly and occasionally changes are made at short notice so it is recommended that you check the website ride calendar a day or two before an intended ride. Shoalhaven BUG welcomes all riders on their rides, children 13 to 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.