Rides and Activities

 TBUG Rides will resume on Wednesday June 10. For details see rides calendar

Please follow the COVID-19 protocols set out below 

Pre Ride

Riders must self-assess before attending a ride.  Do not attend a ride if you:

  • Are supposed to be in quarantine,
  • Are showing any signs or symptoms of cold, flu or respiratory distress such as fever, runny nose, cough, sore/itchy throat, or shortness of breath
  • If in the last 14 days you have been unwell
  • If in the last 14 days you have had contact with a known or suspected case of COVID-19, or someone in quarantine or showing signs of cold, flu or respiratory distress above.

Briefing

  • Hand sanitiser will be provided.
  • 5m distances must be adhered to during the briefing.
  • Avoid sharing equipment.

Droplets are spread through coughing, spitting, snorting and sneezing. Every rider must take personal responsibility to others not to do spread respiratory droplets in this manner.

During the Ride

Riders can ride in pairs with a minimum 1.5 m side-by-side separation and with a minimum of 10m from cyclists in front.

Post Ride

  • Socialising after the ride will also be governed by Covid-19 restrictions.
  • While we are very keen to support local businesses, in-house limitations may restrict the number of people who can attend.
  • Be aware of specific restrictions applying to bike riding may apply, for example do not place gloves, helmets etc on shared areas.

It’s great to be back but please adhere to the restrictions so that we can all enjoy a continuing relaxation of restrictions.

To participate in a Tbug ride you will need to be insured.  We provide two options (if you don’t have cover through another policy such as another cycling organisation):

  1. You can ride for three rides for free to “Come and Try”. Following three rides you need to be insured.
  2. Through our affiliation with Cycling Australia (via Cycling Tasmania), we can offer 24/7 personal accident and public liability insurance for your recreational, training, commuting and Tbug riding. This is presently  $79 for individuals (concessions apply) and includes Tbug membership AND insurance.

Remember when checking out our rides calendar – link below – just hover over the date for extra info and click on it for full ride contact details and more!        

Use our Ride Grade Chart to decide which of our rides are suitable for you!

Terrain Difficulty

1 – flat

2 – gentle grades

3 – rolling hills

4 – mostly rolling hills, some steep climbs

5 – steep hills, long climbs

Pace

A – leisurely (13-15kph)

B – moderate (15-20kph)

C – brisk to fast (20-25kph)

D – workout (25+kph)

The Ride Description usually includes an approximate distance. For example, a ride rated at 3B40 is a 40km ride over rolling hills at moderate pace.

T-Bug organises heaps of different rides and events!

  • social rides (including coffee, picnic and winery rides)
  • family rides
  • buddies for people getting going
  • intermediate rides
  • harder training rides
  • history rides
  • cycle-touring
  • 100km in a day
  • even rainy rides!
  • slide nights
  • moonlight rides

In case of a cycling accident – 10 recommended steps….

  1. Danger: always check the danger to you, bystanders and the injured person. Primary danger is traffic.
  2. Response – is the person conscious? Do they respond when you talk to them, touch their hands or squeeze their shoulder?
  3. Send for help – if urgent call 000 or 112 or if non-urgent call 1800 008 008 and answer the questions asked by the operator.
  4. Airway – Is the person’s airway clear? Undo helmet under chin.
  5. Breathing – Is the person breathing? 2 breaths in 10 seconds
  6. CPR – (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) – 30 compressions and 2 breaths
  7. Witnesses – exchange details
  8. Photos – take scene and cycle photos
  9. Helmet – transport with victim
  10. Ride Leader – takes charge at incident unless a paramedic/doctor/nurse offers to do so

New Guide for Riding in Tassie.

Check out this great new guide for cycling around Tasmania produced by Bicycle Network Tas. It is available at RidewithGPS. There are 11 rides posted form all over Tasmania. They range from an easy and accessible City Sights Launceston ride to a 45km journey down the back roads of Bracknell. Thanks too to the TBUG ride leaders who contributed to this terrific guide. Lots of pics and maps included.

They are mostly on paths, lanes and quiet roads and we welcome your suggestions for additional rides to add.

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