Regional & Rural Welcomes the Ulysses Motor Cycle Club to Town!

This week in Wauchope, Port Macquarie and the Hastings Valley, the Ulysses Motor Cycle Club has been in town for their Annual General Meeting.

They have had a full program of activities and brought

“Vibrancy and Good Vibrations” to town.

 

  • Tonight Friday May 26 there will be a Street Festival in Hastings St Wauchope from 4pm to 7pmth

 

  • Tomorrow Saturday May 27 the Ulysses with have their Grand Parade, starting from Town Beach Port Macquarie

 

The Ulysses Motto is “Grow Old Disgracefully”

 

Below is a little history of the club extracted from their website.

How did Ulysses Club begin?

Ulysses Club Inc. is a social club for motorcyclists over the age of 40 however the original suggestion for the club  was for over 40’s motorcyclists and was put forward in a letter by Stephen Dearnley published in the August 1983 issue of Bike Australia.

Stephen had initially responded to some comments by ‘Wrench McTaggart’, aka Grant Roff, who had suggested to an over 50’s rider; “Hasn’t anyone ever told you about growing old gracefully …”

Why the name Ulysses?

Ulysses describes the spark for adventure which you seek through riding motorcycles. The name comes from a poem of the same title by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. It tells the tale of the great Greek hero Ulysses, now middle-aged and securely in charge of his kingdom of Ithaca, who is becoming bored in retirement and longs to go adventuring again with his shipmates of old. Sound familiar? It describes very well the sort of person who still has enough spark to go on riding into middle and later years.

 The Aims of the Club

  •  To provide ways in which old motorcyclists can get together for companionship and mutual support.
  • To show by example that motorcycling can be an enjoyable and practical activity for riders of all ages.
  • To draw the attention of public and private institutions to the needs and views of old riders.

 

 Follow this link to read the whole story…………….

http://www.ulyssesclub.org/Whoweare.aspx