The Ulysses Club for older motorcyclists, the largest organisation of its kind in Australia, is now a familiar part of this country's riding scene. The original suggestion for a club for over 50's motorcyclists 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 ..."
This drew two significant responses: one from Rob Hall, a reader at Albion Park NSW, who suggested the present name and motto for the club: the other from Peter Thoeming, then the editor of Bike Australia who sketched the logo and offered support from his magazine if Stephen could get the club off the ground. This was done at an inaugural meeting in Sydney on 6th December, 1983 when the five people present approved a basic constitution and the Ulysses Club was duly formed. From that tenuous beginning it has never looked back and the club now boasts a large and extensive network of members throughout Australia.
The Redlands Branch
In 2000, ads were placed in newspapers and lots of phone calls made to ascertain interest in forming a Redland's Branch of the Ulysses Club. On the 1st April 2000, 84 people turned up at the Capalaba Sports Club (formerly Capalaba Lawn Bowls Club) and the branch has never looked back since. In April 2019, the Branch celebrated its 19th Birthday in grand style.
We get together on the 2nd Saturday of every month at the Redlands Multisports Club, Randall Road, Birkdale.
Although it's called a social meeting this is not your run of the mill meeting by a long shot ! No minutes to be bored with, just a social event, more like a discussion and lots of laughs along the way. Even if you are not a member yet come and see for yourself what a good time we have.
The social gathering/meeting starts at 7pm, why not come along any time from 6.00pm and enjoy a meal and a chat with good company.
For any questions or inquiries, please contact the Branch Secretary Marilyn on 0417 419 619