Coffs Cycleways

Ride Report – Coffs Cycleways Ian Scott 15th Feb 2015 Seven riders congregated at BP North Urunga for an easy ride around some of the cycleways of Coffs Harbour. From previous experience of almost losing a couple of riders when…

Short and Sweet

Today’s ride was a short one for a Sunday – only 46km in total from Urunga to Sawtell and return, with what started as a small group of eight but grew to a total of 11 by mid-ride. It seems…

Thrilled Not to Have to Ride to Thora

Kirk fixes Phil shoeToday’s ride was called Thora Thrill as we were meant to cycle to Thora via Bellingen. Because a majority of our riders weren’t too thrilled with the prospect of riding on gravel or doing a stretch on Waterfall Way, we abandoned the planned ride (with our ride leader’s blessing) and ended up gallivanting out to Glennifer instead, even though we had done the same ride a couple of weeks ago.

Seven riders left BP Urunga at our new summer ride time of 7am, and picked up some later-rising riders along the way. Kerrie and Kirk joined us at Raleigh and Ian and Kerrie cycled out from Bellingen to join us along North Bank Road. Dave Spears, the latest riser of all (blame the soccer game the night before) caught up to us at Glennifer.

Thanks to the earlier start time, which the DUBBUG members decided to adopt for our remaining rides in February (let’s call it adapting to climate change), the morning ride was beautifully cool. It was a real treat to cycle through the forest to Bellingen and then through more forest to Glennifer. 

2015 Annual General Meeting

GeorgeIt was a great turn-out for our 2015 AGM, with 17 people doing the short ride from our usual Urunga start point to Bongil Bongil National Park. Riders were met there by the ever-smiling Alan and Bev who, with Kirk and Herb’s help, provided morning tea before the start of the meeting at 9.30.

It was George Smith’s last meeting, resigning after three years as President and many years as a ride leader. His contribution to the DUBBUG over the years was warmly appreciated by the group. His final President’s report is included at the end of this report.

DUBBUG Ride Report 18th January 2015


18.01.15 DUBBUG REPORT George Smith   Days like this Sunday are the ones that remind us just how great cycling can be.  The weather was fine and Sunny. Whilst it was warm it lacked the horrible humidity that has plagued…

Gleniffer Galivant

With cloud cover and a smattering of rain for our ride from Urunga to Gleniffer, the  conditions were perfect for Sunday’s 10 riders.   With two flat tyres in the first 20 minutes of cycling, it was looking like a…

Garden Mania


04.01.15 DUBBUG REPORT George Smith A great start to another New Year.   16 riders enjoyed warm and sunny conditions for an easy ride to Garden Mania for coffee and other goodies. A slight head wind on the way out turned…

Macksville to Fisherman’s Reach

Fishermans ReachConfusion and organised chaos seemed to be the flavour of today’s ride, at least in the early stages. First off, Ian and Kerrie were coming from Bellingen and as they were going to be a few minutes late they thought they would text and ask us to wait for them. But the phone wasn’t in the car, so they returned home to get the phone, only to find it actually was in the car. So in the end they texted they were going to be even later than they originally thought.