John Sauvarin memorial rides

John Sauvarin memorial ride 2019

“Over 50 people attended the John Sauvarin Ride on Sunday at Koonwarra Reserve collecting more than $500 for The Heart Foundation.
A lovely warm day encouraged participants to ride 35km on the Pound Creek Circuit or to ride & walk the Rail Trail to Meeniyan and back.
Some of the juniors were having their 1st ride without trainer wheels and The Rail Trail provided a terrific safe venue for this while others enjoyed a coffee at the Meeniyan turnaround.
Many then stayed for the barbeque after the event and enjoyed the facilities at the Koonwarra Reserve” – Facebook


John Sauvarin memorial ride 2018

“The 12th annual John Sauvarin Memorial Ride was held at the Koonwarra Recreation Reserve on Sunday, an event organised by Tony Smith from the Leongatha Cycling Club.
Mr Smith said the event not only honours the memory of friend and club member John, but also acts as a fundraiser for the Heart Foundation. Participants vary from those who knew John, to those who want to be involved in the social activity and exercise and those who like to support the Heart Foundation,” he said. Around 50 people participated on the day, either cycling around 30 kilometres along the road or 16 kilometres along the Great Southern Rail Trail, while some walked around six kilometres along the trail as well. Mr Smith said the event usually raises around $400 for the Heart Foundation.”
courtesy of the Star newspaper


John Sauvarin memorial ride 2017

“Not the ideal weather for the annual John Sauvarin ride, however a small group braved the tough conditions on Sunday.
A good time spent at the Koonwarra café instead of riding!”  – Facebook


John Sauvarin memorial ride 2016

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.


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