Next Sunday, 23 November, Shoalhaven Bicycle User Group (SBUG) will be riding to Upper Kangaroo River and return a distance of 35km. The ride is classified as / Moderate pace / Some Traffic / Easy to Medium difficulty / Mountain Bike Required. The ride 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: Peter (02) 4446 0119 or Judi (02) 4421 5214.

Unfortunately last Sunday’s ride to Shoalhaven Heads for breakfast was cancelled due to the weather.

The SBUG Christmas Party will be held on Friday 28 November at the the Cambewarra Mountain Cafe, starting at about 6.30pm. All members and friends of cycling are welcome to attend. For booking details see the “SBUG Christmas Party” story in BREAKING NEWS.

SBUG Rides for this week include:

THURSDAY – 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 8:00am 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. Coffee will be at Mels Café Island Point Road. Contact: Jan (02) 4422 0793.

SATURDAY – FAST TRAINING RIDE TO GREENWELL POINT, 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 – 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 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

MONDAY – NOWRA TO BERRY, RETURN; 50 km / Moderate pace / Some traffic. Starts at 9:00am 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.

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

Shoalhaven BUG welcomes all riders on their rides, children under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Our monthly Ride Calendar and lots of information on cycling in Shoalhaven can be found on our website at www.shoalhavenbug.com.au