Last Sunday fifteen Shoalhaven Bicycle User Group cyclists enjoyed one of their classic rides from Thirroul to Kiama. The group started from Thirroul railway station and rode via the coastal shared cycle path to Wollongong where a refreshment break was enjoyed before continuing on local roads and cycle paths to Shellharbour for lunch. After lunch the riders continued their ride to Kiama with some spectacular coastal scenery around Minnamurra and Kiama. Another great ride was enjoyed by all participants.

Next Sunday afternoon, 1st March 2015, SBUG will be holding another social function, Barefoot Bowing at Bomaderry Bowling Club. Enjoy a game of lawn bowls with coaching provided, followed by a BBQ, all inclusive cost is only $20. All members are welcome.Please contact Paul Taylor by Wednesday 25 February on 02 4446 1052 or see the details in BREAKING NEWS.

SBUG Rides for this week include:

NOTE: Thursday’s usual Midweek Mountain Bike Ride has been changed to a road bike ride, Kiama to Minnamurra Rainforest and return.

THURSDAY 26/2/15 – ROAD BIKE RIDE – KIAMA TO MINNAMURRA RAINFOREST, RETURN; 40 km / Moderate pace / Uses Off-road Cyclepaths / Uses On-road Cycleways / Sealed and Unsealed Roads. The ride will start at 8:30am from the Surf Beach Reserve car park on Manning Street, just prior to Bong Bong Street, cycling to Jamberoo and Minnamurra Rainforest, returning through Jamberoo, Dunmore and Minnamurra via Swamp Road. Stopping for coffee along the way, before riding along the coastal shared path back to Kiama. Contact Jan 0423 952 713

SATURDAY 28/2/15 – 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 28/2/15 – 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

SATURDAY 5/2/15 – 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

SUNDAY RIDE 1/3/15 – 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 2/3/15 – 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 4/3/15 – NOWRA TO COMERONG ISLAND FERRY, RETURN; / 25 km return / Slow pace / Easy / Flat terrain / Some traffic. 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

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 under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.