Cycle Sussex Inlet this Sunday with SBUG
Last Thursday 11 riders enjoyed another great mountain bike ride in the Booderee National Park, cycling from the Hyams Beach turnoff, to Caves Beach for a swim. Using a bush track off Naval College Road to join Ellmoos Road and stopping for a snack at the Lone Pine reserve, on Sussex Inlet. After a short break the group rode through the bush to the beach and along the sand, in perfect low tide conditions, to reach Caves Beach. The day was warm, sunny and calm for refreshing dip in the ocean to cool-down. An interesting side track took most of the riders to a fire tower behind the Botanic Gardens, for great panoramic views. Refreshments were taken at our favourite Bayview Cafe in Vincentia.
Last Sunday 4 riders enjoyed the ride to Coolendel Lookout. The day was warm and clear with great views over the Shoalhaven river and Coolendel camping ground.
Don’t forget the the first SBUG social event for 2015. Paul Taylor is organising a great night out at the Tuscany Woodfire Restrauntant on the 23 January. For more details see the notice in “Breaking News”.
SBUG Rides for this week include:
THURSDAY 22/1/15 – MIDWEEK MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE; 30 km / Moderate pace / Medium difficulty / Some Traffic / Sealed Roads / Unsealed Roads / Bush tracks / Mountain bikes are required. The ride starts at 8:00am from Rotary Park, South Nowra (corner of Princes Highway and Flinders Road). Cycling to Comerong Island break wall and return, via Worrigee Nature Reserve, Springbank Road, Mayfield Road, Ryans Lane and along a stock route to join Comerong Island Road and the Ferry. For those wanting a shorter ride meet at the Comerong Island ferry at 9:30am. Bring water and snacks, sun screen, insect repellent and swimmers for those wanting a swim. Refreshments will be had at Fast n Fresh South Nowra after the ride. Contact: Rod 0428 211 487
SATURDAY 24/1/15 – 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
SUNDAY RIDE 25/1/15 – SUSSEX INLET TO WALTER HOOD MONUMENT; SBUG /30 km return / Moderate pace / Medium difficulty / Some Traffic / Mountain bikes are required. The ride stars at 9:00am from the Reserve adjacent to the Sussex Inlet RSL Club. The ride is on cycle paths, sealed roads, unsealed roads, beaches and bush tracks. There will be a break for coffee/lunch at Cudmirrah on the way back to Sussex Inlet. Contact; Peter (02) 4446 0119 or Judi (02) 4421 5214. Contact; Peter (02) 4446 0119 or Judi (02) 4421 5214.
MONDAY 26/1/15 – NOWRA TO BERRY, RETURN; 50 km / Moderate pace / Some traffic. There is a new starting time for this ride; 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 28/1/15 – 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.
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.
Shoalhaven BUG welcomes all riders on their rides, children under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.