Types of Membership
The St George Bicycle User Group (BUG) offers three classes of membership:
A person is qualified to be a Full Member, if he or she accepts the ‘objects and constitution’ of the BUG, and:
has attained the age of 18 years (children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a full member), and
satisfactorily completed a ride as a Temporary Member within the month prior to submitting a membership application.
Temporary Membership enables a person to ‘try before you buy’ by requesting to join a BUG ride via the nominated Ride Leader. Approval is at the discretion of the Ride Coordinator taking into account factors such as riding experience, fitness level, and ride difficulty. No cost applies as a Temporary Member and a person may not participate in more than three rides within this class of membership
An Associate Member is a person who seeks membership of the BUG, but does not wish to participate in any rides.
Cycling Australia’s Recreation membership provides you with the peace of mind of knowing you are covered 24 hours a day with Personal Accident Insurance and up to $20m in Public Liability Insurance.
A person seeking Full or Associate Membership shall complete the Membership Application.
Membership Year & Fees
The membership year
The BUG membership year runs from 1 July to 30 June and the fee is $10 per year.
Rebates and discounts
The BUG receives a rebate for each member who obtains/maintains Cycling NSW membership and nominates the BUG as their cycling organisation. No additional membership fee is then levied by the BUG.
St George BUG members receive a 15% discount on Bicycle NSW membership. It is advisable to belong to Bicycle NSW so that you can be covered by their insurance and enjoy further benefits.
When fees are due
The BUG Annual General Meeting will set membership fees for each class of membership. Fees are due at the beginning of each membership year, unless paid via Cycling NSW in which case it is due when the members Cycling NSW membership fees are due.
A person who joins the BUG for the first-time within 6 months of the end of the current financial year, is only liable for 50% of the membership fee for the year in which they join, unless their membership is via Cycling NSW in which case it reflects their Cycling NSW membership year.
All members are entitled to attend Annual General Meetings of the BUG, however only Full Members are entitled to vote and hold Committee positions.
Only Full and Temporary Members may participate in BUG rides.
Cessation of Membership and Saving Provision
A person ceases to be a member of the BUG if that person:
Fails to pay the membership fee in full within 90 days of the annual membership due notice being issued that applies to that type of member
Provided that a Full Member whose membership fee is in arrears for no more than three months, may be readmitted to Full Membership on payment of the outstanding fee.
Payment can be made by either:
Notification from Cycling NSW membership and nomination of the BUG
Payment by cheque (in favour of St George Bicycle User Group) to the BUG Treasurer
Payment by cash to the BUG Treasurer,
Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
Payment at any branch of Westpac Bank
Bank account details for electronic funds transfer or by payment at any branch are as follows: