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The Icons 150 ride raised more than $2100 for Cyclone Gabrielle victims. Photo: SUPPLIED

Ulysses’ Icons 150 rides to success

Forty-five motorcyclists and passengers enjoyed a tour of some of the most iconic Hauraki and Thames-Coromandel sights last month on the Ulysses Waihi-Thames Valley Icons 150, raising more than $2100 for Cyclone Gabrielle victims.
A sunny day meant both the competitive and tour groups enjoyed 150km of “very pleasant riding” along a number of the area’s less-travelled roads, branch co-ordinator Chris Brown said.
“We were pleased with the level of support that we received from our local motorcycling community, as well as as well as our two district councils and many local businesses, including Hauraki RSA Ngatea, Hauraki Plains Motors Ngatea, Central Motors Ngatea, Moto 1 Paeroa, Harcourts Whangamata, and Bike Rider Magazine,” Chris said.
He believed the funds raised by the Waihi-Thames Valley group was greater than most other Ulysses branches, including those of main centres, he said.
“A lot of hard work went into organising and running the event, and I thank everyone for lending a hand on the day to ensure it was a success.”
With the triumph of the Icons 150, Chris said the club was looking into the possibility of running further fundraising rides in the future to support local community groups.