Members of Kiama BUG have been pooling their knowledge and resources to provide enjoyable rides for local cyclists over many years.
Many of these rides have now been documented with maps and directions, mainly for use by visitors to the local area.
The documented rides are categorised in geographical areas, and many include a link to a GPX file containing GPS information.
These maps and guides are now available at the Ride Guides page on the Kiama BUG web site.
Information about the impact of the CoronaVirus on regular Kiama BUG cycling activities.
Our latest information is published here….
Kiama BUG COVID-19 Info >>>
Kiama BUG will be exploring the National Capital from Monday 1st April to to Thursday 4th April 2019.
Information about the itinerary for rides, meals, etc has been finalised.
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.