Last Thursday 9 riders enjoyed another great mountain bike ride from South Nowra to Comerong Island break wall and return. The weather was quite hot so a refreshing swim was enjoyed before the return journey. Although the ride turned out to be longer than anticipated there were no complaints and a ride was topped off with welcome refreshments at South Nowra.

Are you looking for a new ride during the the cooler months of March and April? The “LOOP THE LAKE RIDE” around Lake Macquarie might might be the ride for you. For more information on the this ride, visit the article on “Loop the Lake” in the BREAKING NEWS section of this website.

Cyclists interested in a fast ride with experiences cyclists might like to consider this Saturday morning ride;  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 29/1/15 – MIDWEEK MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE, SUSSEX INLET TO BENDALONG; / 40 km return / Moderate pace / Uses Off-road Cyclepaths / Uses On-road Cycleways / Sealed and Unsealed Roads and sandy tracks / Some creek crossings / Mountain bike required. This week’s ride starts at 8:30am from the Sussex Inlet RSL Club. Riding to Bendalong, via Swan Lake and the Walter Hood monument. Coffee break and swim in Bendalong then lunch at Cudmirrah on the way back to Sussex Inlet. Bring water, snacks, sun cream and swimmers. Contact: Rod 0428 211 487

SATURDAY 31/1/15 – 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 31/1/15 – 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 1/2/15 – CALLALA TO MYOLA MEANDER; / 20 km return / Slow pace / Easy ride / Some Traffic. Starts at 09:00am from Callala Bay Shopping Centre. A scenic meander around Callala Bay, Callala Beach and Myola. Mountain bikes will be required for the bush or stay on the road if you wish. Excellent ride for those getting back into cycling. Contact; Peter (02) 4446 0119 or Judi (02) 4421 5214.

MONDAY 2/2/15 – 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 4/2/15 – 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.

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.