RIDES CALENDAR 2023

Rides Committee Contact:

Ride Co-ordinator: Allan Smith        03 548 5561      Email:  allan-annika@xtra.co.nz      


​​​​​​​Sunday "Destination" rides allow 30 minutes for a coffee and natter before departure.


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Nelson Ulysses Routes & Destination Plan (Click Here)


A Casual Ride is where riders meet, decide on a destination & organise themselves.

A RIC (rider in charge) will not always be present.


Saturday Coffee Morning and catchup:

‘Alioke Eatery’      

4A Central Park Lane, off Berryfield Drive,  Richmond.


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 DESTINATION RIDES 

Club Rides: There is a branch ride every Sunday. Distances (total) and time away (approximate) are provided. Rides will vary between distance rides (200km+) and rides to more local destinations. Something to suit everyone. Rides south and west leave from NPD (Lower Queen St Richmond), east from BP Haven Road. Departure will usually be 10.00am for pre ride chat and leaving 10.30am, unless otherwise noted.

                                 Please note the changed departure times & start/meeting places.

Sunday April 7 Local Ride Ray’s Place, Havelock

128 kms 2-3 hours

Departs: BP (Haven Road) Meet & greet 10.00am Departs 10.30am

A cute café with delicious food, all cooked on site. Lots of character.


Sunday April 14 Distance Ride Rivers Café, Murchison

250 kms 3-4 hours

Departs: NPD (Lower Queen St Richmond) Meet & greet 10.00am Departs 10.30am

This café is a real mecca for motorcyclists. All food cooked on the premises – it is excellent.


Sunday April 21 Special Event Ride See page 15 of March newsletter.

Marlborough Fund Raiser for Marlborough Rescue Helicopter

130 kms 3-4 hours

Departs: BP (Haven Road) Meet & greet 10.00am Departs 10.30am

We will support Marlborough Ulysses in their fundraiser for the Marlborough Rescue Helicopter. The ride gathers at the Havelock Marina carpark from 11am and departs 12pm, riding back to Blenheim. BBQ $2 at destination.


Sunday April 28 Special Event NU400/300

An event organised by Gerry Tonkin. Full details on Page 10 of your Aprilil Newsletter


Sunday May 5

Distance Ride Matakana Chocolate Factory and on to Vines Village, Rarangi Rd.

180 kms 3-4 hours

Departs: BP (Haven Road) Meet & greet 10.30am Departs 11.00am

Hmmm! If you have never tasted Matakana Chocolate you really have been missing something! The nougat crunch is to die for!



Tuesday May 7 Club Night Armadillos, Queen St Richmond 6pm

See p13 April newsletter. Exclusive venue. $15 dinner.



Saturday May 11 Local Ride Kaiteriteri for coffee

120 kms 2 hours

Departs: NPD (Lower Queen St Richmond) Meet & greet 10.00am Departs 10.30am

A short hop for morning tea and socialising. The Store does good coffee and snacks


Sunday May 19 Distance Ride Wairau Tavern

295 kms 2-3 hours

Departs: BP (Haven Road) Meet & greet 10.30am Departs 11.00am

Plan is to join with Ulysses Marlborough for a combined branch lunch. Waiting on confirmation from Marlborough.


Sunday May 26 Distance Ride Molly B’s – Pohara

120 kms 2 hours

Departs: NPD (Lower Queen St Richmond) Meet & greet 10.00am Departs 10.30am

A new destination and lunch place. Looks great – check it out on: Facebook



Sunday Jun 2 Kings Birthday Weekend

Local Ride Miller’s Rest, Rai Valley

128 kms 2-3 hours

Departs: BP (Haven Road) Meet & greet 10.00am Departs 10.30am

Delightful views over the marina. Relaxing morning tea or more if desired.



Tuesday Jun 4 Club Night Armadillos, Queen St Richmond 6pm

See p13 April newsletter. Exclusive venue. $15 dinner.



Sunday Jun 9 Distance Ride Jolly Roger, Picton

290 kms 3-4 hours

Departs: BP (Haven Road) Meet & greet 10.00am Departs 10.30am

Easy riding – but option of Queen Charlotte Drive if interested.


Sunday Jun 16 Local Ride Flat Rock Café, Kohatu

90 kms (direct) 2 hours

Departs: BP (Haven Road) Meet & greet 10.30am Departs 11.00am

Popular mecca for motorcyclists. We will stretch the journey a bit, via 88 Valley Rd. and Valley Rd.


Sunday Jun 23 Special Event Banjo Country

An event organised by Gerry Tonkin. Look out for details in you May newsletter and Headsup.



Up-Coming Events:

North Island Remembrance Service 2024    Info to come 2024

South Island Remembrance Service 2024    Info to come 2024



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​​​​​​​Our branch has three kinds of Sunday rides:

Organised Rides have a stated destination, are generally longer and may take up to the whole day.

Club Rides There is a branch ride every Sunday. Distances (total) and time away (approximate) are provided. Rides will vary between distance rides (200km+) and rides to more local destinations. Something to suit everyone.

Casual Rides are also afternoon rides, where riders meet, decide on a destination, and organise themselves. There may be a Ride Leader assigned, but if there is not then the group determine this for themselves.


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Other Ulysses Branch Rides

To see the Marlborough Branch Rides & Events Calendar here: Click here​​​​​​​

To see the Buller Branch Rides & Events Calendar here: Click here​​​​​​​



Insurance/ Liability​​​​​​​


The Club holds a public liability insurance which indemnifies the Club during officially posted Club events. This includes local runs and rallies sanctioned by the Branch. Members are expected to manage their own personal insurance responsibilities and have a road legal vehicle when participating in Club events.