The monthly meeting of the Shoalhaven Bicycle User Group (SBUG) will be held on Wednesday, 1 April, at the Bomaderry Bowling Club, upstairs in the Board Room, starting at 7:00 pm. All members and friends are welcome. You are also welcome to join us for dinner in the bistro at 6:00pm before the meeting or for coffee and cake after the meeting.

Last Sunday twelve Shoalhaven Bicycle User Group cyclists had an enjoyable 34km autumn ride in the Southern Highlands. The group set out from the Bowral Swimming Pool car park and rode along tree lined country roads to Berrima where a coffee break was taken at the Historic 1850’s Bakery Tea Rooms. The riders then rode to Moss Vale and along the shared cycle path through farm land back to Bowral for lunch at the Red Tree café.

Last Thursdays Midweek Mountain Bike ride was attended by fifteen riders who enjoyed a great scenic cycle beside the waters of St Georges Basin and Wandandian Creek on a perfect sunny, autumn morning. Lunch was had at Max’s new property on Wool Road Basin View and a relaxed coffee stop was taken at the Pelican Cafe at Island Point, on the return leg of the ride.

Our next social outing will be to the “ABBA Show” at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre. If you are interested in joining SBUG members to see this show you should contact Paul Taylor on 02 4446 1052 as soon as possible.

SBUG Rides for this week include:

THURSDAY 2/4/15 – MIDWEEK MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE – BANGALEE RESERVE; / 28 km return / Moderate pace / Uses Off-road Cyclepaths / Uses On-road Cycleways / Sealed and Unsealed Roads and Bush Tracks / Significant hills. The ride will start at 8:00am from Nowra Visitors Centre, Pleasant Way Nowra and will be a mountain bike to Bangalee Reserve with a possible extension down the ‘Milk Run’ track off Riversdale Road. Lunch break at Peter’s home and refreshments at the Slice of Life, North Nowra on the return journey. Contact Jan 0423 952 713

SATURDAY 4/4/15 – FAST TRAINING RIDE TO GREENWELL POINT and RETURN; 40 km / Fast pace / for experienced cyclists. Starts at 7:00am from the Nowra Visitors Centre, Pleasant Way, Nowra (Not an official BUG ride). The fast group usually ride as a rotating peloton. Contact: Rod 0428 211 487

SATURDAY 4/4/15 – NOWRA TO GREENWELL POINT, RETURN; / 40 km / Moderate pace / Medium difficulty / Some Traffic / The ride starts at 7:00am from the Nowra Visitors Centre, Pleasant Way, Nowra. Contact: Peter (02) 4446 0119

SATURDAY 4/4/15 – SATURDAY MORNING MEANDER; / 15 to 20 km / Slow pace / Easy / Some traffic / Sealed roads / Starts at 7:00am 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 RIDE 5/4/15 – There will be no scheduled ride today due to Easter Sunday.

MONDAY 6/4/15 – 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 8/4/15 – NOWRA TO COMERONG ISLAND FERRY, RETURN; / 25 km return / Slow pace / Easy / Flat terrain / Some traffic. Starts at 8:00am from Nowra Visitors Centre, Pleasant Way, Nowra. Contact Jim (02) 4423 2943.

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 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 under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.