Kiama BUG AGM and Christmas Dinner 2021

Attention all Kiama BUG members….

Santo on cycleThe Kiama BUG Christmas Dinner will be held in conjunction with the 2021 Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 30th November, at the Kiama Bowling Club.

The function will commence at 6:00pm.

The AGM will be held at 6:30pm, followed by the KBUG Christmas Dinner at 7:00pm

Regular COVID-safe club entry requirements will apply – ie vaccination certificates and masks will be required to enter the venue.

Please review the information below – to either nominate for the Kiama BUG committee, and/or to RSVP for the AGM and Christmas Dinner.

AGM – Nomination for Kiama BUG Executive
Nominate for the Committee

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 Wednesday 24th November.

Christmas Dinner
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Main Course

  • Roast Pork with all the Christmas trimmings and red wine demi glaze
    or
  • Crispy skin chicken breast stuffed with camembert and served with roasted vegetables, greens and a cranberry reduction

Dessert

  • Chef selection of cheesecake and fresh berries and cream
    or
  • Mississippi chocolate mud cake served with a kahlua anglaise

Meals will be served alternatively.

$35 pp – Pay on the night

Options are also available for those with special dietary requirements.

Scroll down for RSVP.

Annual Membership
Membership

If you haven’t already paid your membership for the new financial year (most already have), annual Kiama BUG Membership is due prior to the AGM (usually held in July).

If you haven’t already renewed your membership for 2021/2022, 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 Christmas Dinner – RSVP
 

To assist with catering and organisation, and to ensure COVID-19 venue compliance, please RSVP by clicking on the Santa below and completing the RSVP form before Wednesday 24th November.

Santa RSVPRSVP

 

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the AGM and Christmas Dinner at Kiama Bowling Club…
Tuesday 30th November – 6:00 PM

 

Canberra Ride Week – April 2019

Canberra 2019

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.

http://bit.ly/2Tm7LAS

Cycling fines soar

Cycling FinesMost 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 >>>

Bike helmet review throws cold water on sceptics: they’ll likely save your life

From the Sydney Morning Herald…

Cycling HelmetTampere, 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.

Do cyclists really need to wear flouro?

Flouro-cyclistThis 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.