Ride from Culburra Beach to Orient Point this Sunday with SBUG

Last Sunday a number of hardy riders turned up for the last autumn Sunday ride at Kangaroo Valley. The morning began cold, overcast and breezy, and stayed that way for the remainder of the ride. Despite this, the group had an enjoyable if somewhat challenging ride up to the Upper Kangaroo River waterhole where they stopped for a break although no one took the challenge for a swim. Upon returning to Kangaroo Valley the group enjoyed refreshments and fun repartee at a local coffee shop.

The weekly MTB ride last Thursday saw 5 riders enjoy the very scenic Sussex to Bendalong ride, passing through Swanhaven, Cudmirrah and the Walterhood monument in the Conjola National Park. Along the route, the riders encountered a number of water crossings, and explored a new track at Bendalong. Refreshments were appreciated at the newly owned Cafe in Bendalong. Another great mountain bike adventure.

On Saturday night SBUG members and friends enjoyed a Chinese banquet, prior to getting dressed in our flares and sequins and heading off to the ABBA Tribute Show at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre. Great entertainment, great music and fabulous dancing by Pres Mel! A good night was had by all.

The monthly meeting of the Shoalhaven Bicycle User Group (SBUG) will be held tonight, 3 June, at the Bomaderry Bowling Club, upstairs in the Medicare local room, starting at 6.45PM. (Please note the change of room and slightly earlier than usual start time). The meeting will include a presentation and Q and A by an RMS representative on the new Shoalhaven bridge, and presentations on the proposed weekends away to Eurobadalla in August, and Cowra in October. All members and friends are welcome.

SBUG Rides for this week include:

THURSDAY 4/6/15 – MIDWEEK MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE, This Thursday’s midweek mountain bike ride will start at 8.30am from the Nowra Visitors Centre . An easy, scenic ride, suitable for those wanting to try off road cycling; using cycle paths, bitumen with some traffic and bush tracks. We will be riding a circuit through North Nowra, Bangalee, Cambewarra and Tapitallee, stopping at the Nowra Zoo for hot drinks and food. There is one significant hill on the return [walking an alternative]. For more information contact Jan 0423952713

SATURDAY 6/6/15 – 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 6/6/15 – 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 6/6/15 – 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 7/6/15 – CULBURRA BEACH ORIENT POINT; SBUG / 25 km return / Slow pace / Easy to Medium difficulty / Some Traffic. The ride starts at 9:00am from the Culburra Beach Shopping Centre. An easy ride around Culburra Beach and Orient Point. Plenty of stops to look at the views. Suitable for people who have done very little cycling. Those wanting an extra 10kms, start at 8:30am from the intersection of Coonemia Road & Culburra Road. Coffee in Culburra after the ride. Contact: Judi (02) 4421 5214 or Peter (02) 4446 0119. (Ride Leader; Vic Reed)

MONDAY 8/6/15 – 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 10/6/15 – 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 www.shoalhavenbug.com.au 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.