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Rides Coordinator : Peter Carrington email

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Note --- unless stated below, ALL rides will leave from "Z" , Curletts Road , or from the Belfast Hotel (usually known as The Peg). Sunday rides leave at 10.30am (Summer) - 11am (Winter), or as stated below, with a FULL TANK and an EMPTY BLADDER.

*** RIDES & EVENTS *** 2014


FishnChip Ride, Wednesday 26th November. Bob Tomkins has kindly agreed to organise and lead the ride this coming Wednesday, which is great. The meeting place will be Z Curletts and the departure time is 6.00 pm sharp so it would pay to get there from about 5.30 if you're able. I'd suggest you gather around behind the main building and keep clear of the forecourt except when getting fuel. Regret I won't make it but hope a good few of you do and you enjoy a fun evening.

Thursday 27th – Sunday 30th November 2014 Burt Munro Challenge Rally Oreti Park, Dunns Road, Otatara, Invercargill Entry $75 (early registration before 16th November) Click here for the web site


29th Nov Ladies Coffee morning at Anna’s Café in Tower Junction from 10am Saturday morning. Drop in table booked. You don’t need to be a member, or even related to one

30th Nov Blue Pub Methven for Lunch - Departure 10:30am Z Petrol Curletts 1030am Z Petrol Curletts /Blenheim Rd

7th Dec Three Gorges. Ashley to Rakaia. Departure 10.30am Belfast Hotel “The Peg”

14th Dec Ulysses Christmas Day It’s that time of year again, you need to find your best red suit and get on yer bike! 14th December from 11:00am Family Christmas BBQ and Gymkhana at Leithfield Beach Domain This is the event of the year…..
Ulysses will provide the BBQ with sausages, bread and sauce free and available
for all, free of charge, tea and coffee. Bring a salad to share All those participating get a present from Santa …. Spot prizes on the day, best dressed bike or rider

Bring the bike, the wife, the partner, the kids and the grandkids Bring a picnic lunch to share. Come and enjoy a fun day in the sun. See you there.....
Come by car no problems

17th Dec Ulysses Canterbury Social Evening at the Cashmere Club from 7:15pm. 50 Colombo St. All welcome. Come and see what we are about. Further information from Robert Edgeler Coordinator 027 6622611 


21st Dec Gravel Ride Grant Hyde will be leading a gravel ride starting at the Soda Cafe 305 Lehmans Rd Rangiora at 9.45 on Sunday 21st December.
The route will take in the banks of the Ashley River to German Rd, then just before the Ashley Gorge head inland to Lees Valley.  Lunch will be at the upper Ashley picnic area -you will need to bring your own food and drink. After lunch we will cross the Okuku River and it's here that we may decide to push some bikes through, not because of the water depth but for road bikes with plastic belly pans they may be vulnerable to the rocks in the river. Grant has promised Geoff a Harley to ride through the river and there is no reason for Harley's not to do the ride as with a lot of Gravel Rides the scenery is spectacular as the road winds above the Ashley River.
After the river crossing we ride over the Okuku Pass and finish back in Rangiora.
Total distance of the ride will be about 150km. The only other thing to be aware of is that Lees Valley is a loop road so there is no point to pull out and return to Christchurch. There will be at least 3 experienced gravel riders along, one in the front, one in the middle and one behind to offer advice and assistance if required. This ride is for all riders to come along and enjoy the scenery etc. it won't be fast paced so if the Christmas preparations have got to you, fire up your bike and come along.
For those not so sure of Rangiora, Geoff will call past the Peg Hotel at 9.15am and meet anyone there that wants to follow him to the Soda Cafe.

Geoff Davis #7881 & Grant Hyde #7525


21st Dec Haast Longest Day Organizer Peter C. Departure 5am Rolleston BP. TBA

27th Dec Ladies Coffee morning at Anna’s Café in Tower Junction from 10am Saturday morning. Drop in table booked. You don’t need to be a member, or even related to one

28th Dec to Staveley Café. SHW 77   Departure 10.30am Z Petrol Curletts.

4th Jan 2015 Methven .Blue Hotel for lunch Leaving 10am  Zed Curletts

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