Rides & Social Events
Rides & Social Events

Dear Members

We've been receiving a few questions about these badges recently, so here's the detail you need to know.
Age and membership Badges

60 age / 10, 15 Year Length of Membership Badges
These badges are available from the Administration Office for $5.50 each. Send an email to administration@ulysses.org.au and request one. The information provided will be subject to confirmation of the records held.

70 & 80 Age / 20, 35, 30 and 35 years Length of Membership Badges
The badges are complimentary upon individual application and subject to confirmation of the records held in the office. Send an email to administration@ulysses.org.au and request one.

ULP Card
It’s back! After their website crash made registration impossible, as notified in the previous June enewsletter, we are pleased that members can again register for the ULP card. Here’s the information once again.
Want to get a discount on fuel and donate to UCARF at the same time?
In conjunction with United Petroleum, the Ulysses Club Inc has signed up to be a member of the United Petroleum Community Rewards Card. When purchasing fuel from a participating United Petroleum outlet, show your Community card when paying and you receive a 2 cents per litre discount to a maximum of 150 lt from the pump price.

Additional to your discount, a further 2 cents per litre is directed to UCARF (Ulysses Club Arthritis Research Foundation). United Petroleum is available Australia-wide and this offer applies to all types of fuel sold at United service stations.

To sign up for this deal go to: http://new.unitedpetroleum.com.au/ulyssesclub/
It only takes about 60 seconds to apply, and the rewards card will be mailed to your nominated address. Start saving on fuel costs and raise funds for UCARF.

The draft Minutes of the AGM held in Mornington have been loaded onto the website.
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The Minutes of the Extended NatCom meeting held in Mornington have been loaded onto the website.
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The National Committee along with UCARF Coordinator Kim Kennerson are looking forward to a visit to the Institute of Bone and Joint Research, where some of the researchers funded by UCARF, work. The Ulysses Club Arthritis Research Fund (UCARF) was initiated by a proposal from the late Stephen Dearnley at the Wagga Wagga AGM in1997, that the club adopt arthritis research as the official preferred charity. The club has sponsored and continues to sponsors researchers form the Sutton Laboratory of the Institute of Bone and Joint Research (IBJR) at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, as well as Monash University in Melbourne. As arthritis is the major cause of disability in Australia, your efforts in support of UCARF are vital and incredibly generous. We don’t know about you, but we’re very proud of the efforts made by members, led so well by Kim Kennerson LM, to provide ongoing sponsorship of these very respected researchers. Let’s keep on doing that.

Older members
Members who are infirm and perhaps no longer riding a motorbike or scooter are still valued members of the club and as we are a social club, it is important that members do not feel the need to resign when they can no longer ride. We call on other members to encourage those members no longer actively riding to remain as members and share the friendship of the members. The National Committee would like to remind all members that one of the criteria to be a member is to have an interest in riding motorcycles.

Spring Edition of Riding On
Stories, articles, letters and pictures are due to be forwarded to Vicki our hard working Riding On Editor by 31 July. Please send them to editor@ulysses.org.au.

If you have recently taken any portrait orientation photos of your favourite bike, or members on a ride with a camera rather than a phone (as they need to be at least 5MB), please also send them in for consideration for the front page of the Riding On.

National Committee
Jen, Allan, Henry, John, Dave, Blue and Sharryn

If you have any questions or comments please email national Secretary Henry at secretary@ulysses.org.au


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About our Rides



From 1st of Aug 2018 new start location Rear carpark of Dome in Kelmscott. 



Please review the Ride Calendar for Sunday ride start times, if a pre planned ride is not listed for that particular Sunday then the start time will be 9.00am for a decision on the day. 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 may put you at risk. You should 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