Moruya Cycling Weekend a Huge Success!

Last Thursday eight riders enjoyed a cycle out to Comerong Island breakwall, in cool dry conditions. The return cycle was hindered by a strong westerly wind, making the riders work a little harder. Refreshments were very welcome, from Peckish on the Park Cafe, opposite Harry Sawkins Park, Nowra.

Sixteen riders and two partners attended last weekend’s trip away to Moruya. The group had rides organized on each of the three days; Saturday they rode from Moruya to Moruya Heads for afternoon tea at a former members home in Moruya Heads before returning to Moruya. On Saturday night the group enjoyed an excellent meal at the Balcony on Shore restaurant, above the Adelaide Hotel, Moruya. On Sunday they rode from Moruya to Mossy Point and return. The ride included some great scenic views of farmland along the Moruya River and beaches whilst riding along the coastal track to Broulee. Monday the group met the Eurobodalla Bicycle User Group for a ride from Bodalla to the Cheese Factory Road loop and back to Bodalla for lunch at the Dairy Shed. A great weekend of riding and socializing was had by all participants. Thanks to Jo Evans for inviting our group to visit Moruya and providing afternoon tea and to the Eurobodalla BUG group members for leading the rides.

SBUG President, Mel Gillott announced that the Annual General Meeting of the Shoalhaven Bicycle User Group will take place on Wednesday September 2nd in the Board Room of Bomaderry Bowling Club. The Monthly meeting will take place after the AGM. Please note early starting time of 6.30pm. Dinner (optional) will be organised after the meetings at a local restaurant. All members are encouraged to attend.

SBUG rides for this week include:

WEDNESDAY 19/8/15 – NOWRA TO COMERONG ISLAND FERRY; / 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 Peter (02) 4446 0119.

THURSDAY 20/8/15 – MIDWEEK MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE, ST GEORGES BASIN TO BASIN VIEW; / 38 km return / Moderate pace / Medium difficulty / Uses Off-road Cyclepaths / Some traffic / Sealed and unsealed roads and bush tracks. The ride will start at 8:30am from Palm Beach Reserve, Greville Avenue, Sanctuary Point. Riding from Palm Beach along the shore of St Georges Basin and Basin View to the Corramy State Recreation Area. Refreshments will be at Kingfisher Park, Island Point, on the way back to Palm Beach. Contact: Jan 0423 952 713.

SATURDAY 22/8/15 – 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 22/8/15 – 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. Enjoy coffee and a chat at a local Cafe in Nowra after the rides. All welcome Contact: Tom (02) 4421 6719.

SUNDAY 23/8/15 – UPPER KANGAROO RIVER AND RETURN; / 35 km return / Moderate pace / Some Traffic / Easy to Medium difficulty / Mountain Bike Required. Starts at 9:00 am from Kangaroo Valley Show Grounds and follows the Upper Kangaroo River with spectacular views of the sandstone escarpment. Lunch in Kangaroo Valley. Contact: Peter (02) 4446 0119 or ride leader Barry Cruwys (02) 4423 6947.

For details of further SBUG rides, check the Rides Calendar on our website at

For all 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 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.