Rides & Social Events
Rides & Social Events

Dear Members

October should be a busy month if you decide to attend both these Odysseys.. Fantastic excuses for a ride!

South Australia Odyssey

Come and join the Ulysses Club – Torrens Valley Branch for the 26th SA Odyssey. Relax with us in the booming tourist towns of Kadina, Wallaroo, Moonta and Port Hughes, forming the Copper Coast. Friday 4th October to Monday the 7th October

Venue: The Odyssey will be held at the Kadina Football and Cricket Clubs, 1 Doswell Tce. Kadina, SA 5554
Registration: Registration forms can be accessed electronically through the Adelaide Branch Website and Branch Magazines. Registrations both by electronic means and via post, will close on September 21st 2019 as we need to inform the Caterers of final numbers. (Please consider registering by electronic means as this is much less work for the Organising Committee).

Meals: Evening meals are available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Breakfasts are available on Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings. Meal tickets must be purchased when registering and presented at each meal.

Theme: “Cornish Miners”

Entertainment: Saturday and Sunday nights.

Accommodation: Onsite camping is available on the Oval directly in front of the Kadina Football Club for tents, caravans and motorhomes. The use of tent pegs will be restricted to short versions. There is a camping fee of $10 per site for the one night or $20 per site for two or more nights.
The Copper Coast has four caravan parks in close proximity to the Kadina Football Club. The Kadina Football Club is adjacent to the magnificent Kadina Sports and Recreation Centre complete with swimming pool and café facilities.
Events include: Organised rides, participation in the Moonta Markets with a special Show and Shine display of bikes, bus tour of selected OP Shops and rides for Ulyssians on the Moonta Tourist Train.

The Odyssey Info and Registration links are at https://ulyssesadelaide.com.au/odyssey2019/

Melbourne Branch Odyssey

2019 Mansfield Odyssey Is Drawing Nearer!!

If you don’t have the 18th, 19th and 20th of October 2019 in your diary already, better get on to it!! This year’s Melbourne Branch Odyssey in Mansfield at the foot of the Victorian Alps promises to be a real gem, and not to be missed!

There’ll be a group ride up to Mansfield from Lilydale on Friday 18/10 followed by a get together BBQ, a group ride to circumnavigate picturesque Lake Eildon (featuring awesome scenery and at least two of Australia’s best motorcycling roads – the Eildon-Jamieson Road and the Skyline Road) followed by a celebration dinner with musical entertainment by our old friend Denis Tucker at the Golf Club and a leisurely ride home Sunday.

The rides will offer “photo opportunities” in some of our state’s prettiest areas, and for those wanting to just “do their own thing” on Saturday, we will have a range of self-guided rides to various tourist locations in the area.

If you are coming from elsewhere in Australia, we suggest that, after the Odyssey, don’t rush home - put your feet up for a bit and then attend the Phillip Island MotoGP the following weekend. I, for one, will be doing just that!!

The necessary information is all here:
including general information, accommodation, registration form, tourist features, places to go, etc.
Feel free to contact me (phone 0424 956078 or email  greg.gleason1@gmail.com ) for more information.

Looking forward to seeing you in Mansfield




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