Attention all Kiama BUG members….
The 2021 Annual General Meeting of the Kiama Bicycle Users Group (Kiama BUG) was originally organised to be held on Wednesday 14th July 2021 – at the Kiama Bowling Club, from 6:00 pm for a 6:30 pm start.
This function has been organised in conjunction with the Kiama Bowling Club to comply with NSW COVID19 requirements.
Unfortunately, since this time, COVID-19 ‘lockdown’ restrictions have been implemented, and these restrictions prevent our function from proceeding at this time. The AGM will be held following the lifting of the current restrictions.
Please continue to check the Kiama BUG web site for updated details about the AGM.
The AGM will be followed by Dinner, along with some compelling presentations and entertainment.
Please review the information below – to either nominate for the Kiama BUG committee, and/or to RSVP for the AGM dinner.
Membership renewals are also due prior to the AGM……
|AGM – Nomination for Kiama BUG Executive
If you wish to serve on the Kiama BUG executive committee, you may self-nominate, in which case you may find a seconder for your nomination or we will arrange for a seconder for you. Nomination forms must be returned to either the Returning Officer (details on the form) or Kiama Cycles by COB on the Friday before the meeting.
Our meal will be prepared by the SUMMIT Bar and Grill. We have the option of the $14 Kiama BUG Pasta Special (Carbonara, Wild Mushrooms or Bolognaise) or you can choose another option from the SUMMIT menu.
Please advise your preferred meal option by completing the RSVP form below. Payment for the meal to be made on the night.
Annual Kiama BUG Membership is due prior to the AGM. Renewing your membership is a two step process:
- Making the payment by Direct Transfer;
- Completing the Membership Application form.
Annual Membership is $10.
Step 1 – Please make your membership payment by direct transfer…
- Account name: Kiama Bicycle User Group Inc
- BSB: 032-689
- Account No: 135138
- ‘To’ Description: Include your name followed by the code M21 (eg F Nurk M21)
Step 2 – Following payment. please complete the online Membership Application Form >>>
A printable paper membership application is available at the Kiama BUG Membership page >>>
|AGM and Dinner – RSVP
To assist with catering and organisation, and to ensure COVID compliance, please RSVP by clicking on the RSVP wheel below and completing the RSVP form before the Wednesday before the AGM.
Looking forward to seeing everyone at the AGM and Dinner
when it is able to be held at Kiama Bowling Club.
Kiama BUG has provided information about the impact of the CoronaVirus on regular cycling activities.
The latest information is published here….
Kiama BUG COVID-19 Advice >>>
Kiama BUG will be exploring the National Capital from Monday 1st to to Thursday 4th April.
Information about the itinerary for rides, meals, etc has been published.
Read the Tour Itinerary and Organisation >>>
In a study published in the latest edition of Injury Prevention, Australian researchers focused on the characteristics of on-road single bicycle crashes – as opposed to collisions with other vehicles.
What are the risks associated when negotiating rail lines and tram tracks?
Read the full story at the SMH >>>
Tuesday April 2nd to Thursday April 4th
This year’s Kiama BUG bike ride trip will be in the nation’s capital Canberra, the home of our political masters. It’s rumoured our most famous pedalling pollie Tony Abbott will make an appearance just to appease all you “lefties“ out there!
For accommodation the ALIVIO Tourist Park is recommended.
– Website – aliviogroup.com.au
– Phone -(02) 6247 5466.
The park covers a wide range of accommodation. It is also where all the rides will be starting from. (Checkout the reviews on google or look for other accommodation under Canberra accommodation.)
It is a 2 ¾ hr drive from Kiama, so you will need to book from Monday 1st.
Rides will be planned for the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
The rides will be on Canberra’s extensive network of bike paths.
The drill will be the same as in previous years – ride in the morning, afternoons free, then meet in the evenings for a meal.
A more detailed programme of the rides and evening meal arrangements will be sent out closer to the event
Please could you click on the link below and fill in the form if you are joining us.
Most of us have heard recently about warnings issued by police to local riders for rolling through STOP signs.
The SMH reports that the number of fines handed to cyclists in NSW has surged by more than a third in the first year of increased penalties, which has led to the state government collecting more than $2.2 million in revenue from the top-five offences.
Almost two-thirds of the 9760 infringement notices issued in the 12 months after the new laws were introduced were for failing to wear helmets, the fine for which quadrupled to $319 on March 1 last year.
Read more at the SMH >>>
Our cycling cousins in the north of the state have launched a campaign to raise funds for the development of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail.
Check out the video – it looks to be a fantastic project (where can we do this in our area??)
Northern Rivers Rail Trail >>>
Looking for a summer holiday project?
Here are some neat ideas for storing your bike(s) at home when space is at a premium….
Check out the creative bike racks >>>
From the Sydney Morning Herald…
Tampere, Finland: The largest review yet of bike helmet use by 64,000 injured cyclists worldwide has found helmets reduce the chances of a serious head injury by nearly 70 per cent.
Claims that bike helmets damaged the neck and caused serious brain injury were also found to be wrong in the study by University of NSW statistician Dr Jake Olivier, who presented on Tuesday to the international injury prevention conference Safety 2016 in Finland.
This article will promote some interesting discussion….
From SMH (6/8/2016): When it comes to safety on two wheels, is brighter really better, or have we been sold the great fluoro fallacy?
“Being visible is different from being noticed. Visibility is about standing out from the background and cyclists can enhance that, especially in poor weather or low lighting conditions, by wearing high-visibility materials,” says Dr Sandar Tin Tin
“But being noticed is different because it depends on drivers’ attention to and expectation of the cyclists,” she says.
This distinction is key to a Transport for London commercial, viewed more than 22 million times on YouTube, that asks viewers to count how many passes a basketball team makes.