200 riders attend 'Coffs Capers'

Graeme Herbert says the Ulysses club’s Coffs Capers weekend was a big success.
Graeme Herbert says the Ulysses club’s Coffs Capers weekend was a big success. Leigh Jensen

IT may have been a few years since Ulysses Coffs Coast’s ‘Coffs Capers’ event was held but it returned in style at the weekend.

Hundreds of Ulysses members from across the country spent the weekend discovering the gems of the Coffs Coast as part of the event.

“We were a bit burnt out after the Ulysses AGM was held here, with 7000 people attending, but this year we decided to put the event back on the calendar and we’re really happy with how things went,” Ulysses Coffs Coast publicity officer Graeme Herbert said.

Close to 200 riders came to Coffs Harbour Showgrounds for the event and Mr Herbert said some members travelled more than 800 kilometres to attend.

After arriving on Friday afternoon, they rode, ate and danced their way through the weekend.

“We had a whole list of rides written up for people and basically they picked up directions and went off in their own little groups,” Mr Herbert said.

“We all enjoyed the beautiful weather and had a small ‘Show and Shine’ at the showgrounds on Saturday afternoon.

“Then on Saturday night we had a ’60s-themed dinner and dance; everyone dressed up as hippies and had a great time.”

Mr Herbert said despite numbers being a little down because people were ‘travelled out’ from the AGM being held in Western Australia a little more than a month ago, the event will return.

“From all reports, everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and had a fantastic weekend – we will most definitely be doing it again next year, bigger and better,” he said.

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