PORT STEPHENS CYCLE GROUP

Sharing rides around the Nelson Bay area

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Group Rides

We have had several requests about fast group rides.  My advice is to check with Peter (Spockie)  from Spock's Spokes the details on the right side of this page.  There are several running around the place and he has the info. 

You can also let us know about what you want to ride and when we will add it here with your details so you could hook up with like thinking people.

For that matter anyone who wishes ride at any standard just do the same thing and we let others know we have had a large number of people looking at this site so maybe there will be someone to ride with.

RIDE REQUESTS

Pauline is looking for someone/people to ride with Tuesday mornings.  She is an average rider who has not been riding much lately but is keen to get back into riding.  Please contact us and we will put you in touch.  She lives in Corlette and can travel to ride.

Male 60 yo reasonably fit for 60 looking for people to ride with available anytime.  Contact us and we will hook you up.

January Rides

We will running regular Thursday Arvo spins from 3.00 pm  starting at Salamander Bay Oval corner of Soldiers Point Rd and Foreshore Drive. Please confirm if you are riding with us.

 We have added a new ride to our list The Half Loop see the Ride Description page for details it is a bit challenging as some of the hills are short and sharp.

TUESDAY 27 TH JANUARY

LATE ARVO SPIN

5.30 PM  Starting at Salamander Bay Oval corner of Soldiers Point Rd and Foreshore Drive.

Leader -- Ron

A short easy spin around Salamander Bay/Soldiers Point back roads and paths.  We expect the ride to be around 10-15 klm and take around 1 hour.  All standards catered for and kids with an adult carer are most welcome.  A great opportunity for a family ride in an organized group.  Only run if people confirm by 4.00 pm on the day to pscg@y7mail.com or ronmiller100@outlook.com.

All rides will be cancelled if it is raining.

 THURSDAY 29 TH JANUARY

RIDERS CHOICE

 3.00 PM  Starting at Salamander Bay Oval corner of Soldiers Point Rd and Foreshore Drive.

We will decide on the day where we ride, but thinking about doing The Half Loop.   Only run if people confirm by 2.00 pm on the day to pscg@y7mail.com or ronmiller100@outlook.com.

All rides will be cancelled if it is raining.

SATURDAY 31 ST JANUARY

  7.30 AM  Starting at Salamander Bay Oval corner of Soldiers Point Rd and Foreshore Drive. 

FINGAL LOOP

We ride into Wanda Ave then along the path starting at Port Stephens Drive ending opposite Horizons then goes left until we turn left at the roundabout near the Shell at Salamander shops and continues until we turn right into Spinnaker Way.  We take the path on the left and drop into the Bartlett Cycleway and follow that basically all the way to Fly Point.  We then ride over the hill into Little Beach.  Depending upon the group and the energy levels we MAY ride up to the Inner Lighthouse.  Either way work our way to the start of the path that takes us into Shoal Bay. We then ride up Rigney St meeting up with the Fingal Cycleway.  We follow the path/road past Barry Park and do a loop past the Sports Club before linking back to the path.  Depending whether we collect people who need to be dropped back our return route is very flexible.  The preferred is to turn at the end of the Shoal Bay path and ride past the polyclinic work our way past the golf and bowling clubs into Nelson Bay Rd until we turn right into Salamander Way back to the Shell and back to the start point.  There is the option to extend to Soldiers Point and back. Depending upon the route this ride is between 30 and 40 klm and takes about 2.5 hours.  Several coffee options on this ride usually Long Boat at Fingal or at Village Grind at the the conclusion of the ride.

Please confirm attendance to ronmiller100@outlook.com or pscg@y7mail.com.  If no one confirms there will be no one to lead the ride.  We can pick riders along the way.

All rides will be cancelled if it is raining.

Upcoming Recreational Rides

Tour de Hills

This ride is relatively challenging event depending on which ride you take.  As the name implies it is in the Hills area which is in Sydney's north-west and is a well organized event. Well worth a look.

https://tourdehills.com.au/

 

Sydney to South Coast

A very challenging ride on Sunday March 1st. 

https://145classic.gofundraise.com.au/cms/home

Please advise if you know of any charity/recreational rides and we will happily list them here.

Our route maps are now available

The maps of our ride routes are on the RIDE DESCRIPTION page click on the link.  Obviously because of the fluid nature of this group these are flexible and can be and are often adapted to suit the needs of participants.

We were unable to link them to the CALENDAR so if anyone has a clue let us know. 

About Port Stephens Cycle Group

We are a Bicycle User Group (BUG) who have organized rides around the bay area.  Our rides start and finish from the same points and cater for all ages and standards.  The rides vary from 15klm up to 50+klm.

We are not competitive simply a social group who are hoping to grow.  Being “real” bike riders we always have a coffee stop usually at the mid point of a ride but some of our shorter rides will start and finish near a cafe.

The aim is to get riders to share their routes and lead rides along these routes.

We also act as advocacy for cycling related manners around eastern Port Stephens consulting with Council on important matters as they crop up.

Our Rides

Our rides are listed in our Rides Calendar and  Pushon  http://www.pushon.com.au/rides/RidesCalendar_filter.asp

which is Bicycle NSW calendar listed under PSCG (non affiliated)  We also put out a fortnightly newsletter which you can subscribe to. Details about the rides are on our Ride Description page.

Please look at FAQ for details around requirements for participating in our rides

 

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