Last Sunday the club enjoyed a great Off-road ride through Booderee National Park last Sunday – visiting the Lighthouse Ruins, Devils Elbow and passing spectacular ocean views from the cliff-tops. We didn’t mind slowing for some Eastern Greys, also enjoying the beautiful autumn weather on the way. Re-caffeineation and lunch was enjoyed at Vincentia bakery afterwards.

Thursday’s Midweek Mountain Bike ride saw ten cyclists (all blokes) ride to Shoalhaven Heads via Comerong Island. The tide was unsuitable for riding on the beach in either direction and the beach itself is badly eroded by the recent big seas. The ride finished with coffee at “Tabletalk” cafe at Shoalhaven Heads, then returned by the same route.

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.

Last Wednesday ten BUG members enjoyed an afternoon at the Nowra Tree Adventure within the Shoalhaven Zoo. The professional staff ensured we had a very enjoyable but challenging time outside of our comfort zone, utilising flying foxes and other equipment to move around the tree tops of the zoo. Many of us discovered muscles we rarely used but a great time was had by all.

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 28/5/15 – MIDWEEK MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE, / 45KM / Moderate pace / medium difficulty / mix of on and off road, mountain bike required. Next week’s Mountain bike ride will start at Sussex Inlet from the RSL club at 9am.Riding to Bendalong for coffee then lunch on the return trip at Cudmirrah. For more information contact Rod 0428 211 487.

SATURDAY 30/5/15 – 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 30/5/15 – 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 30/5/15 – 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 31/5/15 UPPER KANGAROO RIVER AND RETURN; SBUG / 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. Bring swimmers if you would like a dip in the rock pool. Lunch in Kangaroo Valley. Contact: Judi (02) 4421 5214 or Peter (02) 4446 0119. (Ride Leader; Gary)

MONDAY 1/6/15 – 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 3/6/15 – We will be deviating from the usual Nowra to Comerong Island ride this Wednesday. The ride will commence at the later time of 0900 from the Nowra Tourist Information Centre and will include a visit to the Robotic Dairy Farm, Jim Wild’s Oyster farm and lunch at Greenwell Point, the return. There is a nominal entry fee to both the robotic farm and the oyster farm. Non cycling partners can travel by car if they wish, or cyclists can do only part of the ride if they wish. For more information contact 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 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.