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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: 15 Nov 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 (warwickandchristinenz@gmail.com   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
Quartermaster
Jude Kerr
Webmaster
Mark Wilkins
Branch Committee Member Liaison
Jim Furneaux

Maggie Bath

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Ulysses Wellington: Amended Rides for rest of November and December 2014. Meet 10am unless stated otherwise; full tank, empty bladder.


Amendments from original schedule are bold italics, and in red font


November 2014

Ride Type

Destination

Meeting place

Comments

RIC

TEC

15, 16 November

Overnighter

Whangamomona

Plimmerton Weigh Station

Out via Wanganui, Stratford; back via Taumaranui. $75 a head inc cont breakfast. Call Colleen to join, 9712893

Jim, Colleen


16 November

Ashhurst / Apiti?

Plimmerton Weigh Station

10.30am start. Out via Shannon, Ashhurst. May proceed to Apiti if group wishes. Lunch at Herb Farm

Warwick


27 Nov (Thursday)

Group will decide

Plimmerton Weigh Station

Possible coffee morning social ride if weather good; will be confirmed by email Wed afternoon 26th

Warwick


30 November

Social Ride

Riverbank Car Park, Lower Hutt, PWC

Riverbank Car Park, LH 10am

Christmas event: Slow Ride, then Club Christmas lunch 12.30 at Petone Workingmens Club. Grand Ginny Challenge postponed to next year

John, Jim



December 2014

Ride Type

Destination

Meeting place

Comments

RIC

TEC

MDA Overnighter:

5, 6, 7 Dec

Napier, New Plymouth

9am Friday 5th Brown Owl

MDA Run delivering Christmas presents to children suffering Muscular Distrophy, w Father Christmas Les

Dave


11 and /or 18 Dec

Group will decide

Plimmerton Weigh Station

Possible coffee morning social ride if weather good; will be confirmed by email Wed afternoon prior

Warwick


14 December

Long Ride

Various, delivering to children’s homes around Wellington region

Plimmerton Weigh Station

MDA Run for local region children. Les will be Father Christmas here too. Group will complete ride in morn and attend event at Adventure School in afternoon

Dave, Maggie


Other: 14 Dec


Whitby streets

Adventure School; 1pm

Christmas Rides for Cancer suffering children. Need plenty of riders





Ulysses Wellington: Rides for January, February, March 2015. Meet 10am unless stated otherwise: full tank, empty bladder.



January 2015

Ride Type

Destination

Meeting place

Comments

RIC

TEC

Overnighter 16, 17, 18, 19 Jan Wgtn Anniversary wkend

Hanmer Springs

7.30am Fri16th for 8.30 Interislander; ret 6.45pm Mon19

Contact Colleen for info and to join (9712893)

Jim, Colleen

On the day

Other: 24, 25, (26) Jan. ‘Chateau to Plateau’

Chateau, (Mt Ruapehu) to Plateau (Mt Taranaki)

YHA National Park Sat night. Stay YHA Wanganui or New Plymouth Sun night (ride home Mon), or ride home Sunday pm

Please indicate your interest to Warwick by 12 Dec, so I can confirm (or cancel) accom booking, and give you details: tel 2339711, 0212340103,

email: warwickandchristinenz@gmail.com. $40 inc lunch. Register and find further details at www.chateautoplateau.co.nz/

tbd




February 2015

Ride Type

Destination

Meeting place

Comments

RIC

TEC

4 Feb

(Jan) Social Ride

Lake Ferry Pub for lunch

Plimmerton Weigh Station

Out via Haywards, Rimutaka, Western Lake Rd. Back via Martinborough

Warwick


11 Feb (Thursday)

Group will decide

Plimmerton Weigh Station

Possible coffee morning social ride if weather good; will be confirmed by email Wed afternoon prior

Warwick


15 Feb

Long Ride

Apiti, w lunch prob at Ashhurst Pub

Brown Owl

Out through Wairarapa, Pahiatua Track, Ashhurst; back via Pohangina Valley, Ashhurst and Shannon

Trevor

On the day


21, 22 Feb Mystery

Overnighter

Secret!

Will be advised to participants

$45 sgle, $70 dble, dinner $35, breakfast $14; total $94 Contact Colleen to join (9712893)

Jim, Colleen


Other: 21 – 24 Feb

South Island

Picton Ferry

TT2000 Details at www.tt2000.org or call John Maroulis

NA

NA



March 2015

Ride Type

Destination

Meeting place

Comments

RIC

TEC

1 March

(Feb) Social Ride

Will be revealed

Brown Owl

Poker Run (Donald Morrison organising)

Donald

Jude B

15 March

Long Ride

Sunrise at Riversdale

Brown Owl, 4am

Breakfast after at Wild Oats Café Carterton

tbd

On the day

29 March

Social Ride

Thompson’s Motor Cycle Museum, 1154 Rongotea Rd, $5 pp

Plimmerton Weigh Station

Out via Shannon, Opiki, Kairanga. Lunch after at Herb Farm café, nr Ashhurst. Back via Ashhurst, Shannon

www.feilding.co.nz/thompsons-motorcycle-museum.html

tbd

On the day



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


Pictures

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)

 

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Ulysses Branches (Australia)

 

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Other Links

 

Worlds Largest Bike Museum Motorcycle Packing Procedures!
Don't try this at home!  
Ulysses: Forums:  Maps: Weather:
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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

Email: sales@wingtrikes.co.nz

Web: http://www.wingtrikes.co.nz

 

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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