About Us
Ulysses Club Inc.

We are a social club for motorcyclists over the age of 40. We are the largest organisation of this kind in Australia.


Membership of the Club is open to any person, subject to the National Committee approval, who has attained the age of 40 years and who holds a current motorcycle licence. Additionally, the spouse or regular partner of a member, who has also attained the age of 40 years may also be admitted as a member upon application.

There is only one kind of membership, full individual membership. Any type of bike is welcome.

The Aims of the Club
  • To provide ways in which older 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 older riders.
Our Branch
The Ulysses Club was introduced into Whyalla in 1987 (By Fred Struensee member No1103). A second member (Graham Gill member No 1782) joined him in 1988.
In 1987 Fred was in the MRA and talked Graham into going to rallies with him and then joining the Ulysses Club as soon as he turned 40. Joining Fred & Graham were their wives Rita and Gloria.  We all got on very well & it was just the four of us for a few years.
The first Adelaide AGM was held in Glenelg in 1991 and the ABC did an extensive coverage sending a reporter all the way down from Sydney on a bike with a group of Ulyssians to cover the AGM. Whilst in Glenelg they did a lot of filming from Fred's sidecar (Fred had BMW with sidecar attached at the time) and he was disappointed when it went to air as there was only about 15secs of the filming and we only saw his glove. I think he thought he was going to be a star?? (We still have that segment on disc). 
Over the next few years (accompanied by our wives) we attended rallies, AGM’s & rides around SA & interstate together. In 1991/1992 recruiting was started in earnest and over the next few years many other people joined the ranks & became members. It is worthy to note that the two founding members are still current members.
In 1993 The Adelaide Branch came to Whyalla for its monthly meeting. Following that meeting the 086 group was formed. A local member named us the 086 group and initially it included members from Port Pirie, Port Augusta, Port Lincoln and Whyalla. At that time we were meeting in a member’s shed every Saturday afternoon for a BBQ, continuing in various locations until recently.
Following a general meeting in Quorn in 1993 the idea of a SA Central Odyssey was discussed but nobody could think of a name. In 1994 the name was settled at a meeting in Whyalla (Around Fred’s kitchen table). The first SA Central Odyssey was held in Port Lincoln with the second being held in Whyalla.
In 1998 Whyalla was again the location for the 5th SA Central Odyssey. It was held at the Nutbush Retreat north of Whyalla and included Woolshed Dancing, Go Kart’s at the local Whyalla track & a visit through the Port Augusta Wadlata centre.
During the next few years, Port Lincoln became a branch in its own right as did Port Pirie.  In 2011 we became the Whyalla & Districts Branch & it has been very encouraging to see new members joining from Port Augusta & Roxby Downs and we look forward to continuing growth.
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