John Sauvarin 2016

The tenth annual John Sauvarin memorial social ride 10th April
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Family, friends and Club members at this year’s memorial ride.
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The tenth annual John Sauvarin memorial social ride was held at the Koonwarra reserve on Sunday morning in windy, but fine conditions. It was attended by around 45 of family, friends and Leongatha Cycling Club members.
This year riders could choose between a 36Km Pound Creek road course or walk /ride along the Great Southern Rail trail over the newly opened bridges to Meeniyan and back before a BBQ and social get-together.
John was a highly regarded Leongatha Cycling Club life member and each year a social ride is held in his honour, while also raising money for the Heart Foundation.

The tenth annual John Sauvarin memorial social ride

is coming-up this Sunday 10th of April at the Koonwarra Recreation Reserve. (see flyer)

The Leongatha Cycling Club extends an invitation for any social cycling groups to come and join the rides with our club members. This year a 38km road ride around the “Pound Creek circuit” or a ride /walk along the newly opened Black Spur section of the rail trail to Meeniyan (8km).
John was a highly regarded life member and each year a social ride is held in his honour.

John Sauvarin - Tony Smith - Steve Wilson President John Sauvarin congratulates Tony on winning the Lex Watt trophy. - Whitelaws track 1992

John Sauvarin – Tony Smith – Steve Wilson
President John Sauvarin congratulates Tony on winning the Lex Watt trophy. – Whitelaws track 1992

John Sauvarin

  • LCC Life Member
  • President 1990-92
  • Secretary 1973
  • As an Electrician gave his time on the installation of the Velodrome lights in 1980 and the running of the Track Cycling Carnivals.

John’s talent as a rider become evident as a Junior in 1968 and has figured in many Club titles.

He also went on to win:

  • 1977 Victorian Country Road title
  • 1979 Victorian Country 10km Track title
  • 1979 Bacchus Marsh Road Open
  • A Member of the Victorian Senior road Team at the National 180km Championships 1981 in Tasmania and 1982 in Brisbane.

‘Sauvie’ was an all round Club ‘good guy’, tragically losing his life in April 2006 – due to medical complications.

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