The monthly meeting of the Shoalhaven Bicycle User Group (SBUG) will be held on Wednesday, 4 February, at the Bomaderry Bowling Club, upstairs in the Board Room, starting at 7:00pm. All members and friends are welcome.

Last Thursday ten riders enjoyed another mountain bike ride from Sussex Inlet to Bendalong and return. With a cool breeze and rain threatening the group rode from Sussex through Swanhaven, Cudmirrah and then onto gravel roads and bush tracks to the Walter Hood Monument before crossing a small section of beach to North Bendalong. After leisurely refreshments at the Bendalong café the group returned to Sussex Inlet with a few detours along the beaches at low tide. Reward for a hard mornings ride was lunch at the Pelican Shores Cafe beside the Sussex Inlet, under sunny skies.

Last Sunday Shoalhaven Bicycle User Group met for an easy ride in the Callala/Myola area. Ten riders met at Callala Bay shopping centre and had a leisurely ride around Callala Bay, before taking the shared cyclepath over the bridge to Callala Beach and on to Myola. The weather was fine and calm, good riding conditions and a pleasant change for the very hot weather of the last few weeks. The riders enjoyed refreshments after the ride at The Sixth Sense café in Callala Bay.

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

SBUG Rides for this week include:

THURSDAY 5/2/15 – MIDWEEK MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE, WEST NOWRA; / 30 km return / Moderate pace / Uses Off-road Cyclepaths / Uses On-road Cycleways / Sealed and Unsealed Roads and tracks / Mountain bike required. This week’s ride starts at 8:00am from the Nowra Visitors Centre, Pleasant Way, Nowra. The ride will be in the Shoalhaven State Forest and Bamerang Nature Reserve before refreshments at the Albatross Fleet Air Arm café. For a shorter ride, start from the corner of Yalwal Road and George Evans Road, Mundamia at 8:40am. Bring water, snacks and sun cream. Contact: Jan (02) 4422 0793

SATURDAY 7/2/15 – 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 7/2/15 – 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

SUNDAY RIDE 8/2/15 – HUSKISSON TO GREENFIELDS BEACH; SBUG / 18 km return / Slow pace / Easy ride / Some Traffic / Uses Off-road Shared Cyclepaths. The ride starts at 09:00am from the Huskisson Hotel car park. An easy meander along the shared cyclepath and some local roads beside the fabulous Jervis Bay. For those wanting a longer ride of about 40kms, start at 8:30am from Falls Creek Rural Fire Station. Coffee at the Bayside Bakery, Vincentia. Contact; Peter (02) 4446 0119 or Judi (02) 4421 5214.

MONDAY 9/2/15 – 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 11/2/15 – 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.

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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.