We were blessed with superb spring weather for our Ulysses Club National Memorial Ride. No less than 70 riders from the south, east, north and north-west of Tasmania converged at the Bark Mill Bakery and Tavern in Swansea, to share our respect for past members who have passed on; a somewhat solemn but enjoyable social gathering.
There were 40 riders from the southern Hobart Branch, 12 from the N-W Branch and 20 from the Northern Tamar Tourers Branch.
The northern groups rode in from two directions for morning tea at Longford, whilst the southern contingent rode up the east coast to Orford for morning tea before proceeding on to Swansea for lunch.
There were enjoyable reunions with all riders as well as the consumption of bakery delights, before we were called to gather for our official memorial reading and ‘Ode’ presented by Greg Ellison, N-W Branch V.Pres.
Following the reading, there was time dedicated to reflect on the lives of those who had ridden with us in the past.
Following this memorable social event and catching up with ‘old mates’ and new riders, those who had gathered slowly dispersed to commence their respective journeys home, returning via the south, north and north-west roads and highways.
Betty Parssey #10640 DM #48
Secretary, Hobart Branch
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