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Upcoming Rides, Rallies, etc.

Sponsored By:

Epsom Road, Sockburn, 03 3413490 (Next to Avon City Ford at the Sockburn Roundabout)
              www.avoncitysuzuki.co.nz

Rides Coordinator : Peter Carrington email

Now available contact Bob Tanner. A history of the Ulysses Club 1988 - 2013

Notices -- Notices

Please Read

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.

ULYSSES CLUB OF NEW ZEALAND - GROUP RIDING

If you wish to participate on the rides shown below,

please read the article on group riding contained in a downloadable PDF -------Click HERE.

Note -- RIC = Rider in Charge .... TEC = Tail End Charlie

*** RIDES & EVENTS *** 2014

APRIL

25th April Canterbury Branch, St John Ambulance Ride. (ANZAC DAY 1:30pm) All riders and supporters are asked to meet at the South City Car Park, Christchurch (using the Winchcombe Street entrance) at 12:00pm on Friday, 25 April 2014. The ride will depart at 1:00pm following the riders briefing. If you are unable to attend the ride you are invited to meet us at the Awa-iti Domain Little River Northern end of the township.

  • On the day we will be selling an event badge and raffles.
  • At the destination following the ride there will be a sausage sizzle (Gold coin donation) and a raffle draw.
  • The  locals are also having a fund raiser (Largest Pumpkin) fete.

26th April Sat 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.

Sunday 27th April. Ride to Port Levy for lunch, suggest you take your own, then coffee at the Café in Diamond Harbour on the way home. Meet at Z Curletts at 10.00 am departure at 10.30 am.

MAY

3rd May Slow Skills and Braking Skills. Stephen Orpwood is a qualified driving instructor for Streetsmarts Driving School, Christchurch. I will be running a slow skills and braking skills from the yard between Avon City Ford and Avon City Suzuki. Ulysses Members Free, Casual $10.00. 9am - 12pm Coffee/Tea available at Avon City Suzuki along with a rest stop. Don't forget Bikes and gear also. Contact: 03 358 7494 - - - Location Map Click Here

3rd May Omarama Overnighter.   Omarama means the Place of light named by the Maori because of clear nights caused by the dry air conditions. The trip to Omarama is a minimum four hours, 300 km with stops at Geraldine / Fairley and Tekapo to stir stiff muscles. Organiser Pete CARRINGTON 03 3485008 More details click here.

Sunday 4th May. Ride to Lake Hood, take your lunch or buy it there. Meet at Z Curletts at 10.00 am departure 10.30 am.

10th May CAMs AGM Race Meeting Ruapuna. Flaggies required call Steve 03 358 7494

Sunday 11th May. Inland to Staveley for lunch. Meet at Z Curletts at 10.00 am departure 10.30 am.

17th May Slow Skills and Braking Skills. Stephen Orpwood is a qualified driving instructor for Streetsmarts Driving School, Christchurch. I will be running a slow skills and braking skills from the yard between Avon City Ford and Avon City Suzuki. Ulysses Members Free, Casual $10.00. 9am - 12pm Coffee/Tea available at Avon City Suzuki along with a rest stop. Don't forget Bikes and gear also. Contact: 03 358 7494 - - - Location Map Click Here

Sunday 18th May. Head down SH1 to Temuka for lunch, then choose your favorite route home. Meet at Z Curletts at 9.30 am departure 10.00 am. “Note early start”.

21st May Social Evening at the Cashmere Club (from 7.15pm) 50 Colombo Street Somerfield Christchurch - Dinner available from 6pm all Welcome, come along and see what we are about, prospective members welcome. (Supper: Coffee/Tea & Biscuits provided)

Sunday 25th May. Winter’s immanent so a longish and a shortish ride to choose from. Either, Akaroa for lunch or stop en route at Little River, your choice. Meet at Z Curletts at 10.00 am departure 10.30 am.

JUNE

June 1st Brass Monkey Weekend Queens Birthday Weekend.

7th June Slow Skills and Braking Skills. Stephen Orpwood is a qualified driving instructor for Streetsmarts Driving School, Christchurch. I will be running a slow skills and braking skills from the yard between Avon City Ford and Avon City Suzuki. Ulysses Members Free, Casual $10.00. 9am - 12pm Coffee/Tea available at Avon City Suzuki along with a rest stop. Don't forget Bikes and gear also. Contact: 03 358 7494 - - - Location Map Click Here

June 8th Greta Valley Tavern Departure 11am Belfast Tavern "The Peg"

June 14th Slow Skills and Braking Skills. Stephen Orpwood is a qualified driving instructor for Streetsmarts Driving School, Christchurch. I will be running a slow skills and braking skills from the yard between Avon City Ford and Avon City Suzuki. Ulysses Members Free, Casual $10.00. 9am - 12pm Coffee/Tea available at Avon City Suzuki along with a rest stop. Don't forget Bikes and gear also. Contact: 03 358 7494 - - - Location Map Click Here

June 15th Culverden    Departure 11am Belfast Tavern   "The Peg"

June 18th 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

June 21st Kaikoura  Overnighter The shortest day”. June 21st marks the shortest day here in the Southern Hemisphere.  On the 21st the sunrise is around 7:48am and sunset 5:00pm giving just over 9 hours of potential sunshine. Return Sunday 10am to CHCH     (Subject to frosty roads) Organiser Pete CARRINGTON 03 3485008 More details click here.

June 21st CAMS Club Day Levels. Flaggies Required call Steve 03 358 7494

June 22nd  Leeston Cafe Departure 11am Z Petrol Curletts /Blenheim Rd.
June 28th   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
June 29th Chequered Flag Rangitata Departure 11am Z Petrol Curletts /Blenheim Rd.

July

July 6th Cust Tavern for Pie Run. Departure 11am Belfast Tavern   "The Peg"

July 13th Ashburton Air Museum Departure 11am Z Petrol Curletts/Blenheim Rd.

July 16th 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

July 20th Rocking Frog Waikari. (Princess Street). Departure 11am Belfast Tavern. “The Peg” 

July 26th 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.

July 27th  Hurunui Tavern Departure 11am Belfast Tavern "The Peg" 
 
August
2nd - 3rd Aug  (Sat) Hanmer Remembrance Ride Departure 9:30am from Belfast Tavern “The Peg"  
10th Aug  To Darfield & onto the Leeston café Departure 11am Z Petrol Curletts/Blenheim Rd.
18th Aug  Cheviot for hot coffee. Departure 11am Belfast Tavern “The Peg" 
20th Aug 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 
24th Aug  Chequered Flag. Rangitata Departure 11am Z Petrol Curletts /Blenheim Rd.
30th Aug   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.
 31st Aug Little River Departure 11am Z Petrol Curletts /Blenheim Rd

September
5th Sept Friday "Tuff Nuts Rally”. Departure (To be advised)
7th Sept Cheviot for hot coffee Departure 11am Belfast Tavern “The Peg"
14th Sept Methven "Blue Hotel" Departure 11am Z Petrol Curletts /Blenheim
17th Sept 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 Sept Akaroa… for Fish & Chips. Departure 11am Z Petrol Curletts /Blenheim Rd
27th Sept 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 Sept Temuka Pottery Café (Best pies) Departure 11am Z Petrol Curletts /Blenheim Rd

October
5th Oct Leeston Café via scenic route. Departure 11am Z Petrol Curletts /Blenheim Rd
10th Oct (Fri) Blenheim "Beaver Town Rally".  Departure to be set.
12th Oct Cheviot. Departure 10:30am Belfast Tavern “The Peg"
15th Oct 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 
18th Oct (Sat) Mount Cook Overnighter. Ulysses Ride In. Departure 10am Z Petrol Curletts /Blenheim Rd (TBA)
25th Oct 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
26th Oct Lake Hood Departure 10:30am Z Petrol Curletts 11am Z Petrol Curletts /Blenheim Rd

November
1st Nov (Sat) "Longest Ride" 1000K Departure 6am
9th Nov Little River Departure 10:30am Z Petrol Curletts/Blenheim Rd
14th – 16th Nov Magpie Rally Winchester  
16th Nov Chequered Flag Rangitata Departure 10.30am Z Petrol Curletts /Blenheim Rd. Meet riders returning from Magpie Rally.
19th Nov 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                        
22nd – 23rd Nov Haast over Nighter. Organizer Peter C. Details to follow.
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
                   
December
1st Dec Three Gorges. Ashley to Rakaia. Departure 10.30am Belfast Hotel “The Peg”
8th Dec To Fairlie & onto Pleasant Point.  Departure 10.30am Z Petrol Curletts/Blenheim Rd
14th Dec Gore Bay. Departure 10.30am Belfast Hotel “The Peg”
16th 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 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.
30th Dec Methven .Blue Hotel for lunch Leaving 10am  Zed Curletts Road  SHW 79

If you wish to participate on the rides shown, please read the article on group riding contained in a downloadable PDF -------Click HERE.

Note -- RIC = Rider in Charge .... TEC = Tail End Charlie

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