Last Sunday five riders rode from Berry railway station to Werri Beach via Toolijooa Road. The weather was perfect for cycling and the participants were able to check out the progress of the new Princes Highway road works. One rider left the ride early and another continued through to Gerringong after a leisurely lunch and coffee at Werri Beach, and three riders returned to Berry after lunch.

Last Thursdays Midweek Mountain Bike ride through Booderee National Park was attended by 8 riders. The very cold start turned to perfect cycling conditions but big seas prevented what would have been the highlight of the ride along Bhewherre beach. This meant the loop could not be concluded and the cyclists had to return to the start via a very steep and long climb.

SBUG’s next social outing will be to the “ABBA Show” on Saturday 30 May, 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. You can read more about this great event in SBUG’s Breaking News!

Prospective and current members are reminded that membership applications and renewals can now be made through or website. Any renewals or application made now will carry through to the end of June 2016.

SBUG Rides for this week include:

THURSDAY 21/5/15 – MIDWEEK MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE, Destination to be decided on the day / approximately 35 KM / mixed surfaces / some traffic / Mountain Bike required. The ride starts at 8.30 AM from the Nowra Visitors Information Centre. For more information contact Rod on 0428211487.

SATURDAY 23/5/15 – 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 23/5/15 – 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 23/5/15 – 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 RIDE 24/5/15 – BOODEREE NATIONAL PARK AND LIGHTHOUSE RUINS; SBUG / 30 km return / Moderate pace / Medium difficulty / Some traffic / Unsealed roads / Mountain bikes are required. The ride starts at 09:00am from the intersection of Jervis Bay Road and the Hyams Beach access road. The route is via Jervis Bay Road, Wreck Bay Road and Stony Creek Road to the ruined lighthouse then a very scenic ride to Governor Head, Murray’s Beach and return along Jervis Bay Road. There are a few small hills along the way but worth the ride for spectacular views of the Tasman Sea and Jervis Bay. Bring water and snack food. Coffee will be at Vincentia after ride. Contact: Peter (02) 4446 0119 or Judi (02) 4421 5214. (Ride Leader; Mel)

MONDAY 25/5/15 – 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 27/5/15 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.