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Melbourne Branch Odyssey 2022

Submitted by John_Cook on Fri, 28/01/2022 - 7:22pm

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Friday, October 14, 2022 - 10:00am to Sunday, October 16, 2022 - 4:00pm
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The 22nd Melbourne Branch Odyssey is to be held at Mansfield Holiday Park located off the Mt Buller Road in picturesque Mansfield.
Accommodation available includes a variety of cabins, plus large powered/unpowered campsites.
Please book your accommodation direct with Mansfield Holiday Park; Telephone: (03) 5775 1383 Email: Info@mansfieldholidaypark,com,au
Please mention “Ulysses” when booking.
We are booked for a meal on the Saturday night at the Mansfield Golf Club and plan to have a minibus to transport us there and back.
An informal BYO BBQ is also planned on the Friday night at the Holiday Park for a relaxed night of camaraderie.

You can arrive anytime from Friday onwards, enjoy activities on Friday night, plus both Saturday and Sunday and leave on Monday or arrange your attendance times to suit your circumstances.
There is no minimum accommodation requirement.

There will be an organised ride on Saturday - probably a lap around Lake Eildon
or some self-guided ride - tour opportunities.

Nearby attractions include a variety of wineries, breweries, markets, museums and merchants plus a good variety of roads for riding.
Registration Fee of $5 per person contributes to badge for first 65 registrations
Saturday’s dinner is a la carte with most seniors’ main courses at $18.
Direct Deposit (preferred) for registration: BSB 033 371 Acc 231845 with reference Odyssey (& your name). Account name: “Ulysses Club Inc Melbourne Branch”  

Registration Form is attached in link above 

The registrar is Branch Secretary Pat Ryan 0412 223 146 or   


There will be a raffle with various prizes held over the weekend and we wish to thank Greg Gleason who is both a member of our Branch and a representative of Pots R Us for kindly donating a voucher to the value of $250 which some lucky member will win.
See attached photo of Greg handing the voucher to Pat Ryan yesterday to be kept safe.

Publicity Request
 I have just checked the Winter 2022 Riding On Magazine and I'm afraid I can't find any reference to Upcoming Events and I know material was submitted.  Please correct me if I'm wrong 
Can you please let people in your wider circle know of this event.   I am personally aware of interest from SA and NSW already but people need to know and plan by August so please spread the news to those Ulysses contacts you may have interstate.   enlightened   

For those not doing a ride on the Saturday there are plenty of options; 

  • This week I enjoyed doing the Silo Art Trail north of Benalla and that could be a nice "day trip" via Tatong. 
  • The Information Centres at both Mansfield and Benalla can provide heaps of ideas   


I hold a receipt for deposit on booking 19735 for a Miner's Cottage for 4 people - Messr's Fittall, Tepe and Gleason, who will be accompanied by Dr Foot.



Sailbad The Sinner
(Greg Gleason)

Pat was contacted by the caravan park management and the following is self explanatory 
"The Mansfield Holiday Park rang to tell me they have eight powered sites left (held for us).
They will be held until Sunday and then sold to others."

It's only just over a fortnight away, if you want to secure a powered site, please do so now. 

  1. It is almost upon us now laugh 
  2. We are planning on having a casual BYO Everything B B Q at the Caravan Park on Friday night to get the camaraderie going 
  3. We are planning a ride involving a circuit of Lake Eildon via Jamieson and Eildon on Saturday.. There will be an adventure bike diversion from this ride for those interested.
  4. Dinner is planned for the golf cub on Saturday night  
  5. No formal arrangements for Sunday, but some of us staying on to relax a little longer enlightened

See you there cool  

Sorry to say Greg Gleason and I have decided not to risk travel to Mansfield for the Odyssey today due to the risk of ongoing rising floodwater.