SBUG Riders Explore Bangalee
Last Thursdays Midweek Mountain Bike ride was attended by fourteen riders who enjoyed a great mountain bike ride through North Nowra and Bangalee. The ride was mostly on bush tracks beyond Bangalee Reserve along the Shoalhaven River to Peter Lawrence’s home for morning tea, then returning to the Slice of Life café, North Nowra, for lunch. On the way to Peter’s home the group rode on a track they had not ridden before and viewed an historic flood marker cut into a large rock, recording the river height on 27th April,1870, during the extreme flood of that year. On the return trip a couple of riders took a dip in the river at the wharf in Bangalee Reserve. Another good bush ride enjoyed by all who attended.
SBUG’s next social outing will be to the “ABBA Show” on Saturday 30 May, at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre. If you are interested in joining SBUG members to see this show you should contact Paul Taylor on 02 4446 1052 as soon as possible.
On Wednesday 22 April the ride to Comerong Island Ferry has been cancelled. This ride will now be to the the Albatross Museum. The ride will start at the SCC Information Centre at 8 am and will go to the Albatross Museum/Café to have coffee/morning tea. Tom McDonald is keen for us to try out the cafe as it is in operation again. Hope to see you on this ride!
On the weekend 27/28 June, SBUG is organising a ride to Jamberoo/Minnamarra Falls. Accommodation for the Saturday night is being organised at the Jamberoo Pub. For now information on this fantastic weekend of cycling see the article in BREAKING NEWS or contact Peter Hewlett at firstname.lastname@example.org
SBUG Rides for this week include:
(Note the new start times for Saturday rides due to the end of Daylight Saving Time)
THURSDAY 9/4/15 – MIDWEEK MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE, WORRIGEE TO CALLALA BEACH; / 35 km return / Moderate pace / Medium difficulty / Some Traffic / Sealed Roads / Unsealed roads and bush tracks / Mountain bikes are required. The ride starts at 8:00am from the bus shelter on Worrigee Road, just before Shoalhaven Memorial Gardens & Lawn Cemetery. The ride route is through the Currambene State Forest to Callala Beach for coffee and return. Not a ride for novices. Contact: Rod 0428 211 487
SATURDAY 11/4/15 – 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 11/4/15 – 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 11/4/15 – 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 12/4/15 – BERRY FOR BREAKFAST; / 40 km return / Moderate pace / Some Traffic. The ride starts at 8:00am from the Nowra Visitors Centre, Pleasant Way, Nowra and will travel along the highway to Berry. After a relaxing breaky in Berry the ride will return to Nowra via Back Forest Road and Bolong road. Other return options include the train or riding back via the highway. Contact: Peter (02) 4446 0119 or Judi (02) 4421 5214.
MONDAY 13/4/15 – 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 15/4/15 – 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 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 under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.