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Aussie wins 5000 km race across America

Riding across AmericaNeed to recuperate on the sofa after a 60km ride on a Thursday morning? How would you go clocking up 5000 kms in 10 days? (Without batteries!)

When 54-year-old Allan Jefferson signed up for the Race Across America — billed as the “world’s toughest bicycle race” – he never expected to win.

The rescue helicopter crewman from North Queensland rode almost non-stop for 5,000 kilometres to cross the finish line after 10 days and 15 minutes.

This year, 33 solo racers took part – but 19 of those did not finish.

“There’s nothing in the book that tells you about how much it hurts afterwards,” he laughed.

Jefferson arrived home in Townsville on Thursday, receiving a hero’s welcome from a legion of supporters who followed his race online.

Read more at ABC News >>>

Encounter Bikeway – SA

Planning a cycling holiday? Here is one to jot in the diary…

Encounter cycleway

The Encounter Bikeway, south of Adelaide, is a scenic trail on shared paths quiet residential streets, linking the four coastal towns of Victor Harbor, Port Elliot, Middleton and Goolwa. The distance of The Bikeway is 30km in each direction (60km return).

A range of riding distances are available, making it suitable for all ages and levels of fitness.

There is also an option (on Wednesday and Sunday) of catching a train back to the start of the ride.

The Bikeway is suitable for use by cyclists, walkers, skaters and roller bladers, and is wheelchair accessible.

Learn more >>>

Monaro Rail Trail agreement signed

While the current wet weather here in Kiama has limited our local cycling opportunities, progress has been made in the establishment of a rail trail on the old rail line south of Queanbeyan – a line that we have all pondered from the car on our trips to the Snowy region.

Old rail switch

The Snowy Monaro Regional Council has announced it is working jointly with the Monaro Rail Trail group and Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council on the next steps towards developing a rail trail between Queanbeyan, Cooma and Bombala. Continue reading Monaro Rail Trail agreement signed

Illawarra Ride Guides

Map marker iconMembers 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.

2015 AGM & Dinner – 26th June

Kiama Bowling ClubAttention all Kiama BUG members….

The 2015 Annual General Meeting of the Kiama Bicycle Users Group will be held at the Kiama Bowling Club on Friday 26th June 2015, commencing at 6:30pm.

The AGM will be followed by dinner.

Please review the information below – to either nominate to serve on the executive committee, and/or to select from the menu for the AGM dinner……

Nomination for Kiama BUG Executive
AGM - Nomination form

Nominations Closed

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 (icon on left) must be returned to either the Returning Officer (details on the form) or Kiama Cycles by the COB on Friday 12th June.

AGM Dinner Menu

Dinner menu

The Bowling Club caterer has provided us with an (optional) set menu.

  • Please make your selection for dinner using the form below,
    before Friday 20th June.
    • Each item on the set menu is $12.00.
  • You can also choose from the Club’s full menu on the night.
    • Prices for meals from the full menu are typically in the range
      $12.00 – $20.00.
    • These meals may take longer to serve than meals from the set menu.
  • If you have any queries or changes contact Warren McCullough:
    wazmac@gmail.com

Event closed

Photos of the night are available on the Photo Page >>>

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the AGM on 26th June. 

Emergency+ Mobile Smart Phone App

A smart phone application called Emergency+ has come to our attention. This application (sponsored by Fire and Rescue) is free to download and install on your phone. It is available for both Android via Google Play Store and the iPhone via the App Store. This application provides quick access to emergency phone numbers and your current position should you need impose on emergency services for assistance. Might be useful for you.