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The Ulysses Club of New Zealand Incorporated

Wellington Branch Page

The Wellington branch holds meetings at
Petone Workingmen's Club,
Udy Street, Petone, 7.30pm, 2nd Tuesday Monthly
For further information contact Coordinator

Jim Furneaux
Ph 971 2893

email Jim


Website last updated: 11th Aug 2014


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2012/13 Committee

Coordinator: Jim Furneaux
Secretary / Sheriff: Mike Payne
Treasurer: John Maroulis
Committee Dave Kerr

Maggie Bath
  Ross Alexander
Rides Committee
Rides Coordinator
Warwick Austin (   021 2340103)
  Daryn Short
  Donald Morison
  John Maroulis
  Jude Benseman

Trevor Taylor

Ross Alexander

Steve Klaui

Overnighter Ride Events
Colleen Furneaux
Newsletter Editor
Les Prescott
Jude Kerr
Mark Wilkins
Branch Committee Member Liaison
Jim Furneaux

Maggie Bath

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Ulysses Wellington: Rides for July, August, September 2014. Meet 10am unless stated otherwise; full tank, empty bladder.

August 2014

Ride Type


Meeting place




17 August

Long Ride

Bridge Café, Balance

Plim Weigh Station

Out via Shannon, Aokautere, Manawatu Gorge; back via Pahiatua track, Shannon, or through Wairarapa.



31 August

Social Ride

Waikanae Beach for lunch

Brown Owl

Out via Akatarawa Hill Rd, back via Paekak Hill Rd



9, 10 August

Taupo; Remembrance Run

September 2014

Ride Type


Meeting place




14 September

Long Ride


4am Brown Owl

Dawn sunrise ride, then back for breakfast at Wild Oats café in Carterton


28 September

Social Ride

Lunch at the Short Straw cafe

Plimmerton Weigh Station

Out via Haywards Hill, SH2, Te Marua, Whitemans Valley to Short Straw. Disperse home from cafe


Mid Week Ride:

May be offered on a fine Thurs morn; look out for Warwick’s email

Labour Weekend 25, 26, 27, 28 Oct: Trip thru the top of the south, inc Motorbike street races at Greymouth

  • Sat 25th : Picton, Kaikoura, Waiau, Culverden, Amberley, Ashley, Oxford, Springfield (396km)

Accom: Springfield YHA, ‘Smylies Accommodation’, Main Rd, Springfield; tel 03 3184700. (Colin)

  • Sun 26th: Arthurs Pass, Greymouth for viewing street races and stay the night after (185km)

Accom: Noah’s Place Backpackers, 16 Chapel St, Greymouth tel 03 7684868

  • Mon 27th: Punakaiki, Westport, Murchison, Springs Junction, Hanmer Springs (351km)

Accom: Hanmer Springs YHA ‘Kakapo Lodge’, 03 3157472

  • Tues 28th: Waiau, Hundalee, Kaikoura (145km), Blenheim, Picton (301km from Hanmer to Picton Ferry

Pictures from the 30th April Social Ride (Courtesy of Woody)

3 main sequences of photos: (randomly displayed below)
1.  Meeting at Brown Owl for a briefing by rides leader Warwick
2.  Rally point at Featherston before moving off for a morning coffee at Martinborough where the large group split into a variety of smaller groups finding a number of different cafes – the whole group would have taken too long at any one cafe – nothing organised – just the way it turned out and perhaps people recognising the potential delay at one spot?.
3. Ride onto Gladstone for lunch.
After lunch the group split into smaller groups as usual to come home at a speed and route of their choice

AGM Photos

Wellington Club AGM's

AGM Minutes 2011

AGM Minutes 2012


Mangatutu Hot Springs

Motorcycle Training


Below are links to information regarding motorcycle training


Motorcycle Skills Training Flier


Murray Mentors Tips

Club Magazines


Wellington Club Magazine (Aug 2014)  


Other Regional Magazines


Marlborough 2013 01 Beavertown News

Canterbury 074 February 2013 Newsletter

The Southerner Feb 13

For Sale


Ulysses Branches (New Zealand)


Auckland Hamilton King Country Taumarunui  
Whakatane Taupo Hawkes Bay Nelson  
Canterbury South Canterbury Westland Otago  


Ulysses Branches (Australia)


Ulysses Australia Ulysses Australia Branch Web Site List


Other Links


Worlds Largest Bike Museum Motorcycle Packing Procedures!
Don't try this at home!  
Ulysses: Forums:  Maps: Weather:
NZ Ulysses Site    NZ Ulysses Forum AA Maps Met Service (Wellington)
Western Island Ulysses Club KiwiBiker Smaps
    National Geographic Met Service Rain Forecast
    Wises Gladstone Weather
    Google Earth  
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Tyrecheckers are a simple indicator that let you know at a glance if your tyres are correctly inflated.
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InterIslander Ferry Discount Are you aware that a discount has been negotiated for Ulysses members on the InterIslander Ferries? For more info click for 2011 bookings
BikeSkin Paint Protection System Check this out here. 20% Discount Applies!
Trike Makers / Elite Campers

To all Ulysses club and Gold Wing members and interested purchasers of an Elite Camper. We have now arranged an Agent in New Zealand who has an Elite Camper to show and demonstrate. His contact details are:


Tom and Lynn Martin,

Mobile: +64 272357605

Phone: +64 7 349-4737

Fax: +64 7 349-4736




Tom also manufactures Wing Trikes so if you are in the market for a trike and trailer package give him a call. Tom will be attending events over the next few month to demonstrate  the Camper Trailer. We are also making arrangements to attend the Ulysses AGM next year. Tom is now taking orders for delivery of campers in the New Year. If you require any further information from our Head office please call NZ Ph: 0800 451 264


Rory Meads Update The latest on Rory's travels can be viewed here.

These guys have incredible skills!


Ride For Ever Site


This site has been set up by the ACC and includes a very interesting video. Click the link above to view the video.




Website suggestions are always welcome. Click here to contact the Webmaster for the Wellington Branch Home Page.

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