What is TBUG?

TBUG is an incorporated not-for-profit organisation working towards building a strong cycling community whilst increasing cycle awareness and safety in and around the Tamar region.

Our activities range from organising social rides and bike maintenance workshops to representing cyclists in local government decisions regarding cycling infrastructure and lobbying at state and federal levels.

TBUG Committee


Committee members are elected at the TBUG Annual General Meeting usually held in September or October.

The committee is responsible for managing everything we do. This includes governance and compliance, financial management, rides, social events, newsletters, websites and facebook, advocacy and alliance building.

Anybody is welcome to attend our committee meetings. They are usually held on the third Thursday of the month from 6:15pm at the Newstead Tennis Centre. For more details contact us

Current Office Bearers 2023 – 2024

President: Luke Newson

Public Officer & Secretary: Jon Addison

Treasurer: Luke Newson

Rides & Ride Leaders Coordinator: Di McHenry

TBUG representative at the City of Launceston Transport Committee:
David Hirst

TBUG representative at the Tasmanian Bicycle Council:
Malcolm Cowan

General Committee members:
Rafael Molina

John Spucches

With TBUG you can:

  • Participate in social rides and events.
  • Encourage new cyclists.
  • Participate in working bees.
  • Provide cyclist and driver education.
  • Promote the benefits of cycling for both cyclists and the broader community.
  • Help to improve cycling facilities (bikeways, routes, lockers, rails, reduced hazards, etc.) and increase cycle use.
  • Promote a cycling ethic in the general community and raise awareness of cyclists amongst other road users.

Join us to have your voice heard and enjoy the benefits of being member of the Tamar Bicycle Users Group.

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