Vice President Allan Pratt #9186, would like to share this letter he received from John Cooke, Ulysses Club France:

Thanks for the update on life down-under and changes at NATCOM.

It is great to hear that you and Savaugn managed to enjoy a bit of a “walk-about”, and that this dratted virus has not completely prevented people exploring Australia.

Over in Europe it appears that travel restrictions are finally being lifted between many countries in the EU.  France recently rescinded its night time curfew and café’s and restaurants are once again allowed to open albeit at 50% capacity.  Even so we have already managed to arrange a few informal meets/rides.

Recently Knut Sveen, the President of Ulysses-Club Norway has been in touch about possibly meeting up with a group of riders from Norway who are visiting in the autumn.

As for more major events, the Ulysses-Club Germany kindly invited our members to join them in an informal European meeting over in the Eifel region over the last weekend in August.   Sadly most of the Ulysses-Club France members work in hospitality roles meaning it is always difficult for many of us to attend events taking place in the peak summer months of July and August.

Hence several of our members have been discussing organising another long weekend meeting after the summer season in the Vosges in mid September.  Unlike the Rouge Gazon meet, this would however be a very informal long-weekend affair with riders asked to bring sleeping bags and chip into the food budget as we would be based in a large rambling farmhouse in Fresse Sur-Moselle which is owned by one of our members.  There is a Gite nearby for those who prefer a bed to sleep on.

Hopefully the arrival of summer and a recent drop in the virus means we can finally start to enjoy motorbiking again.

John Cooke

Ulysses-Club France - Vice President (International Relations)