to see a map of the Tuross Head Cycleway and paths in GoogleMap with elevations
to read about Cycling elsewhere on paths in the Eurobodalla Shire
Below is a list of EuroBUG rides with links to internet maps
Botanic Gardens Forest Loop
Distance 25kms. Grade: moderate. Some traffic / Undulating / Mountain bike or similar required / Unsealed roadsStarts at the Botanic Gardens at Mogo. Route includes Forest Road, Dog Trap Rd, Mitchells Rd, Dunns Creek Rd, and Ridge Rd.Food and Drink at the Botanic Gardens Café at the end of the ride.Find the ride here
Moruya to Meringo and return
Distance 32 km. Grade: easy, moderate. Some traffic / Undulating / Mountain bike or similar required / Unsealed roads/tracksStarts at the Riverside Park in Church St, Moruya (where Moruya Markets are held)..Route includes: South Head Rd, Congo Rd, Dreaming Track, Pedro Pt Rd.Food and drink is not available until Moruya at the end of the ride.Find the ride here
Bodalla to Cheese Factory Road loop.
Distance approx 36 kms. Grade: moderate. Some traffic / one hill / Mountain bike or similar required / Unsealed roads. Starts at the Bush Fire Station at Bodalla on the Princes Highway.The route includes, Eurobodalla Rd, Cheese Factory R, Cobra Rd, Comerang Farm RdFood and drink is not available until the end of the ride at Bodalla.Find the ride here
West Mogo Forest Loop.
Distance 25 kms. Grade: moderate.Some traffic / one hill then undulating / Mountain bike or similar required / Unsealed roadsStarts at the big car park behind the shops in Mogo. (access off Tomakin Rd)Route Includes: Buckenbowra Rd, Quartpot Rd, Saltwater Rd, Runnyford Rd, Princes Highway. Food and drink is available in Mogo at the end of the ride.Find the ride here
Moruya to Tomakin and return
Distance 45kms Grade: easy. Mountain bike or similar required / Unsealed roads and track.Starts at the Riverside Park in Church St, Moruya (where Moruya Markets are held)..Route includes: North Head Road, Donnelly Drive, Moruya Racecourse, Bengello Beach Track, Grant St, Annetts Pde, Coronation Pde, Annetts Pde, Mossy Point Headland, George Bass Drive, Ainslie Pde, Melville Point Lookout, Geo Bass Drive, Coronation Pde, Grant St, Bengello Beach Track Food and drink available in Broulee, Mossy Point and Tomakin near the mid point of the ride.Find the ride here
group of local mountain bike riders enjoy a Thursday ride.
commence at 10am from the intersection of Hector McWilliam Drive
and the road into the Kyla Oval Recreation Reserve. We ride to
Princes Highway, cross over and travel up Old Mill Road to Italian
Mine Road, along Western Boundary Road to H Ridge, descending
to Triangle Road and returning via Old Mill Road.
is a moderately strenuous ride of about 30kms suited to those
who want a little more exercise in the delightful forest area
behind Turlinjah. Special features are the scenery, sounds and
fragrances among bird and other wildlife; enjoyed with good company.
rides terminate about 12.30pm after working up a healthy appetite
riders are welcome to simply show up and join in, subject always
to tolerable weather. Bring water and an energy snack.
rides have now been held regularly for many months and will continue
year round, much like the Friday
film on Youtube of cycling in the Eurobodalla
is also a Cycle group who venture further afield on rides around the shire
that you may find suits your cycling or social requirements
Bicycle Club of Corunna, and the velodrome they built near Mystery
Bay around 1892.
I had the very good fortune to come across Graham Andrews while
he was pedalling through Bermagui. Graham had told me previously
he knew the location of the velodrome, but added the latest news;
the actual circuit of the velodrome has recently been slashed.
my way home some local folk directed me to Corunna Point and to
the velodrome itself.
has removed much of the growth that would have hidden portions
of the circuit, so it is now possible to walk around the track
and to see original contours and embankments that were built by
those energetic enthusiasts in the 1890’s. Some of them
are probably in that
photograph resurrected from history.
around the old velodrome is not quite like walking where Romans
once held chariot races. But in terms of Australia’s history
it is as relevant. Wheelmen who competed on that velodrome were
probably among, or fathered our famous ANZACs.
NPWS Management Plan for Corunna Point, prepared in July 1998,
brings together more information and photographs relating to Corunna
seems the Bicycle Club of Corunna was very active to the turn
of the century. In 1899 clubs amalgamated and changed their name
to Central Tilba Cycling Club. It was proposed to join the NSW
League of Wheelmen and to procure club uniforms – this did
teachers, so splendidly represented in our Eurobodalla BUG, might
be proud to note “One of the more notable cycling enthusiasts
was local school teacher Maude Eaton who was a very active member
of the Corunna Cycling Club”.
those willing to step back in time, to another November day; long
before the first, hideous, World War; the Tilba Times, of Wednesday
16 November 1898 records this description penned for us by a long
Wednesday last the much talked of sports under the auspices of
the Tilba Lake Bicycle Club came off on the Corunna Recreation
ground. Beautiful weather prevailed, a moderate breeze from off
the Pacific tempering the rays of what would have otherwise been
an uncomfortably warm sun. The attendance was large, the fair
sex being strongly represented, and a fair sprinkling of visitors
were also in evidence. It would be a difficult task, perhaps,
to find a more perfectly lovely spot for purposes of recreation
than that which has fallen into the lot of the people of this
on a commanding eminence, with a gradual slope to the water’s
edge and a splendid stretch of beach sweeping away to the northward,
it overlooks a magnificent expanse of ocean, while Montegue Island,
in spite of the intervening space of some seven miles, looks a
mere stone throw away. Since the writer’s last visit to
the spot, many substantial improvements have been affected on
the ground and it was abundantly evident that the trustees had
not been idle.
10 to a dozen handsome garden seats were dispersed at convenient
intervals within the enclosure; a substantial weathershed, with
a large iron tank for the convenience of picnicing parties had
been erected; a considerable amount of clearing had been affected;
and a bicycle track ............”.
that! All done by community spirited volunteers without a Government
handout, Public Liability Insurance contract, an Occupational
Health + Safety expert or a policy advisor. Incredible.
velodrome is on the heritage list and background information can
be found here