SBUG Bowling Night a Huge Success

Last Thursday four riders enjoyed a mountain bike ride in the North Nowra/Bangalee area. The morning was chilly and overcast with some light showers but fortunately the rain cleared. Refreshments were had at Peter’s house before the group returned to Nowra. Thanks to Peter for providing morning tea and Vic for leading the ride.

Last Friday night SBUG members and friends enjoyed a night of tenpin bowling followed by dinner at the North Nowra Tavern. It was a good fun social outing. A big “thank you” to Paul for organising the tenpin bowling and the dinner at the North Nowra Tavern.

Last Sunday’s ride to Greenwell Point for lunch was attended by seven riders. The weather was clear and sunny but the riders encountered a strong headwind on the return journey.

SBUG Rides for this week include:

THURSDAY 30/7/15 – SPECIAL LAKE ILLAWARRA RIDE – approx 40 km / Moderate pace / Uses Off-road Cyclepaths / Uses On-road Cycleways / Sealed Roads. Starts at 9:30am from Red Isle Beach Reserve. Coming from the South turn right at the traffic lights at Pur Pur Avenue, on South side Windang Bridge. The ride is a circuit of Lake Illawarra. Refreshments at Mt Warrigal towards the end. Bring snacks. Contact: Jan 0423 952 713

SATURDAY 1/8/15 – 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 1/8/15 – 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 2/8/15 – BERRY TO BROUGHTON VALE; / 20 km return / Slow pace / Easy ride / Some Traffic. The ride starts at 9:00am from Berry railway station. The ride includes Woodhill Mountain Road to Broughton Vale Rd, Broughton Vale Road return, Bong Bong Road return, then back to Berry for coffee. Contact: Peter (02) 4446 0119 or Judi (02) 4421 5214.

MONDAY 3/8/15 – 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 5/8/15 – 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 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.