Rides & Social Events
Rides & Social Events

Collie Odyssey Website Link click here.

The following letter from the Ulysses Fremantle Club details the preliminary information for the 2017 Collie Odyssey to be held on the 23-25/09/2017. More information will be published as it comes to hand but we suggest you start booking accommodation as soon as possible as this looks like attracting a large number of people.

Odyssey 2017
Dear Member
Each year the Ulysses Club branches located in WA hold an annual gathering
somewhere in the state on the September long weekend to enable members from
branches to meet and catch up with each other.
In the September Long weekend 2017 we plan to hold the event in Collie.
With the current state of the economy and the downturn in mining Collie has been
doing it tough for some time so I would like to try and make the long weekend more
of an event that will benefit the Collie community and businesses.
What I have in mind is for a range of Vintage and Veteran motorcycle and car clubs
to join 200 or so Ulyssians in Collie on the Saturday and Sunday of the long weekend
to make it an event that will attract more people to Collie to support local businesses.
Each club would be responsible for managing their own members and club activities
but we would combine for a number of events such as the Sunday morning parade
and display in the Centenary Park area on the main street, and possibly some of your
members will join our rides to lunch destinations
I have had positive feedback from initial discussions with the Collie Council, Men’s
Shed and Railway Museum. The Council has indicated it would consider closing off
the main street to enable our vehicles to be displayed to the public and we can
hopefully coordinate this with the Sunday morning markets.
Hopefully the local Country Music group will join in the festivities
Promotion of the event would be best achieved via local media as news items rather
than paid advertisements
I also have in mind a gold coin donation by the public to support say RFDS, local St
John Ambulance volunteers, or something similar
Part of the Ulysses weekend activities include a number of rides each day via
backroads to various locations in the region for morning tea and lunch, and it would
be great if some of your members would consider joining us.
For safety reasons we will limit the number of vehicles in each group
I also hope to encourage the Vintage and Veteran motorcycle clubs to arrange for a
track day at the Collie Motoplex on Sunday - possibly in the afternoon after the
morning display and market day in town.

I am prepared to facilitate the initial kick start for this combined event and assist with
overall management if required however as I live in Perth I would appreciate some
assistance from one or more people who live in the area to assist with local liaison
once we get the ball rolling
I would like to strongly encourage your club to consider joining us on this weekend as
it will give our members the opportunity to see different vehicles, meet new people,
have fun and support Collie.
I am sure a great time will be had by all and I hope you and your group will consider
this suggestion favourably
Once I have some feedback I will arrange a meeting of interested groups in a month
or so in Collie
Please feel free to call or email me if you would like to discuss anything further
Tony Collins
Event Coordinator
Ulysses Club Odyssey 2017
Tony Collins
Odyssey Coordinator
58 Vincent St Nedlands
WA 6009

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About our Rides

We meet in the carpark opposite Maccas in Armadale. Please review the Ride Calendar for Sunday ride start times, if a ride is not listed for that particular Sunday then the start time will be 9.00am. Everybody is welcome. We are a very relaxed and friendly group at Armadale.

Below Suggestions for new riders, Also see Branch ride Guides in documents.

One of the biggest risk factors for those new to a group is feeling the need to keep up with faster riders. Stretching your comfort zone by trying to keep up will put you at risk. You must be able to ride near the speed limit (up to 100 -110kph on open roads) but there is no need to keep up if a gap is created; TEC (Tail End Charlie) will not overtake you and the corner markers will wait until TEC comes through, Don’t panic - resist the feeling of being pressured.

Above all, don’t speed trying to catch up!

Ulysses Club