Shoalhaven Cycling News and SBUG Rides 6 – 12 August

SBUG Monthly Meeting Wednesday 5 August at 7 pm

Last Thursday sixteen riders enjoyed a great 47km picturesque cycle around Lake Illawarra on a splendid warm and sunny morning with very little breeze. Three riders had not previously cycled around the Lake and where very impressed with the extent of the cycle paths and their close proximity to the water. The ‘Cup of Love Cafe’, at Mt Warrigal, coped admirably with providing lunch for the group.

Seven riders attended last Sunday’s leisurely ride from Berry to Broughton Vale and back. Two riders rode from Nowra and one from Shoalhaven Heads to met the other riders in Berry. The weather was overcast with increasing sunshine as the ride progressed. Refreshments were consumed at the Book Shop Café to end off a pleasant morning ride.

SBUG MONTHLY MEETING
The monthly meeting of the Shoalhaven Bicycle User Group (SBUG) will be held on Wednesday, 5 August, at the Bomaderry Bowling Club, upstairs in the Board Room, starting at 7:00pm. All members and friends are welcome. You are also welcome to join us for dinner in the bistro at 6:00pm before the meeting.

SBUG Rides for this week include:

THURSDAY 6/8/15 – BOODEREE NATIONAL PARK – approx 30 km / Moderate pace / Some traffic / Sealed and Unsealed Roads / Fire trails and bush tracks. This is a new ride starting at 8:30am from the intersection of Jervis Bay Road and the Hyams Beach access road (Booderee Ave). The route will be along Ellmoos Road and behind the Bherwerre Beach dunes in the Booderee National Park. Bring water and snacks. Contact: Rod 0428 211 487

SATURDAY 8/8/15 – 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 8/8/15 – 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 9/8/15 – HUSKISSON TO WRIGHTS BEACH RETURN; / 27 km / Moderate pace / Some Traffic / Mountain Bike Required / Unsealed Roads. The ride starts at 09:00am from the Huskisson Hotel car park. The ride will be on the shared cyclepath, sealed country roads and rough gravel tracks. Mountain bikes are essential. Coffee after the ride at a local cafe. Contact: Peter (02) 4446 0119 or Judi (02) 4421 5214.

MONDAY 10/8/15 – 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 12/8/15 – 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.