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Bike ride explores Bellambi wetlands

SUSTAINABLE Wollongong will host an Autumn bike ride from Stuart Part at North Wollongong to Bellambi Wetlands and onto Bulli.

Botanic Gardens Discovery Centre Environmental Project Officer Caren Taylor said the ride will provide an opportunity to learn the significance and heritage of the local area of Puckeys Estate and Bellambi Wetlands.

“We will begin our journey at Stuart park with a cup of tea and an introduction to general maintenance of your bike, then set of through Puckeys Estate and learn about the vegetation and history of this beautiful reserve,” she said.

“We will then head off towards Bellambi Wetlands, learning about the biodiversity of these wetlands while heading towards Bulli and then returning along the same route.”

Riders will meet at the end of Stuart Park car park near the Lagoon Restaurant at 10am and return at 1pm on Saturday. Cost is $8 per person. Riders are asked to bring a bike, helmet, water, appropriate shoes and clothing.

For bookings phone 4229 2600 or 4225 263.

 

 

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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