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Dungog Pedalfest

John Mick and myself on a perfect weekend at Dungog Pedal fest, two great campfires and three testing rides into through some magic scenery,…


Added by Mike MacDonald on September 17, 2015 at 11:43 — 3 Comments

Garden Island Ride yesterday

Jamie great morning out yesterday saw stuff I had not seen before, and a thank you to Bob for the run down on Garden Island 

Well organized and a good group to spend time with, see you on the next one.

Added by Mike MacDonald on May 5, 2014 at 14:45 — No Comments

Lakes Ride

Many thanks to all who supported and put photos on the web for this ride, it was fun.

See you next time 

Added by Mike MacDonald on February 24, 2014 at 15:19 — No Comments

Weekend Tour to Kiama 22nd March

Please note an amendment has been made to this ride, due to the difficulty of finding reasonable priced accommodation (Peak Season) this ride will now revert to a Sunday ride only. Train to Thiroul ride to Kiama and train back to Sydney.

Calendar will be adjusted.

Added by Mike MacDonald on February 17, 2014 at 16:49 — No Comments

Cameraygal ride

Fourteen riders enjoyed a great day out with Ian Mellor on Australia Day riding the North Shore. Great views even saw some of the festivities, and checked out the Prime Ministers digs.
Great day and a well managed ride

Added by Mike MacDonald on January 27, 2014 at 7:12 — 1 Comment

Micks Olympic Explorer Ride

What a good ride I thought I had seen it all!! I loved the recording of all the frogs at the Brick Pit

A fun group of 15 riders attended the day

Added by Mike MacDonald on January 20, 2014 at 16:27 — 1 Comment

Gippsland Tour 2013

Merv and myself just back from riding 3 Rail Trails in Victoria all up 10 days for a total of 420kms, worth the 12 hour bus ride to the start at Orbost, arriving at 2.30am. A good sleep in then off on a side trip to Marlo on the coast to see where the Snowy River finally enters the sea and for a snack at the pub. Next day onto to the trail through mainly forest not great scenery but a lot of railway history along the way, many old trestle bridges have been preserved Merv was wrapped, I was…


Added by Mike MacDonald on September 22, 2013 at 17:26 — 2 Comments

La Perouse Cruise Ride Report

Sixteen riders arrived at the Bakehouse today for the annual ride out to La Perouse it was a glorious day great for cycling Bob Moore could not resist, even with a crook hip to ride a section. The views along the coast was good enough to entice a few of us to take a dip at the point.

Many thanks for all that made the effort, it was great to have a few new visitors we look forward to seeing you again.

Watch this space on the Lbug Website for the next…


Added by Mike MacDonald on November 18, 2012 at 17:00 — 1 Comment

London to Paris

Just crooooosed into Paris from London a few days ago, great weather quiet roads good beer on the English side,great wine and food on the French side and very quiet country roads.

Just having breakfast in a Chateau southern France.

See you soon for a spin.

Added by Mike MacDonald on September 14, 2012 at 18:22 — 3 Comments

Gasper Jasper vacancy

One of our riders has cancelled due to personal reasons, so we have a bus fare that is paid to Yass

 and back so if anyone is interested to join the ride this weekend let me know.




Added by Mike MacDonald on October 18, 2011 at 11:48 — No Comments

Canberra to the Coast

The Trip

The ride starts in Canberra and finishes in Moruya, distance 172 kms of which about 90kms is good gravel road with numerous hills, MTB's preferred but touring bikes would comfortably manage subject to good weather conditions. The route from Canberra takes in the old mining towns of Captains Flat, Majors Creek, Araluen and finishing up at Moruya, if utilizing public transport from Sydney 5 days would…


Added by Mike MacDonald on March 29, 2011 at 14:18 — 1 Comment

Canberra to the Coast

I am looking to revisit the above ride, from Canberra via Captains Flat, Araluen and then onto Moruya on the South Coast.

The plan is to bus it by Greyhound to Canberra on the 25th March

26th Cycle to Captains Flat and overnight in the pub 58kms

27th Cycle to Araluen overnight in the pub 70kms

28th Cycle to Moruya overnight in a pub 58kms

29th Bus it back to Sydney

This is a very scenic ride with hills and about 58kms of good gravel road, anyone…


Added by Mike MacDonald on February 21, 2011 at 12:24 — No Comments

To Freshwater for a swim

Anyone interested for a ride out to Freshwater Beach for a coffee and a quick swim, Brian from the Darling trip might join us. Then for a spin out to Manly and back.

Leaving North Sydney Oval Sunday 5th at 7.30am

Should be back around 10.30am

Ring to confirm:

Mike MacDonald ph 9439 7118 mob 0400320231

Note this is not a Lbug sanctioned ride.

Added by Mike MacDonald on November 30, 2010 at 11:12 — No Comments

Sunday ride from Harbour Bridge to Freshwater Beach

Anyone interested in joining me for an easy pace ride from the northern end of the Harbour Bridge to Freshwater Beach for coffee then through Manly up to North Head back to pick up the Manly Ferry to the CBD.

Start time 7.30am Sunday 31st October

Must ring to confirm.

Mike MacDonald

9439 7118

mob 0400320231

Added by Mike MacDonald on October 29, 2010 at 8:41 — No Comments

Canberra to the Coast

Six riders including a support driver set off by car under cloudy skies for Canberra, our weather guru's on the trip predicted a good first day of cycling out to Captains Flat but was not overly confidant for the remaining two days.

They were right!

It rained all night in Canberra, but we did wake up to a glorious morning, repairs to Johns bike delayed our departure before we soon set off for Captains Flat in ideal cycling conditions cool weather, blue skies, pristine…


Added by Mike MacDonald on October 17, 2010 at 18:45 — 1 Comment

Dungog Pedalfest

Three Lbug members attended Pedalfest last weekend, this is a fun weekend event with many rides to choose from, the ride out to Chichester Dam is very scenic with rolling hills and not to mention the muffin stops. A Koala was spotted with her baby on the Saturday scone ride how lucky was that!

This event comes highly recommended so dust off your camping gear next year and give this a go, you wont be disppointed.

Added by Mike MacDonald on September 15, 2010 at 19:40 — No Comments

Canberra to the Coast

I am looking to do a ride from Canberra to Moruya on the coast via Captains Flat and Araluen and would like to gage interest from other riders.

The plan is to bus it to…


Added by Mike MacDonald on August 24, 2010 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

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