A tribute to Lindsay Love

Lindsay as youngster would go to Cycling club meetings with his father Vic Love in the early 1960s’, before developing as strong and talented junior racing cyclist.

Lindsay won the Schoolboy’s Victorian championship in 1963 & 1965

In 1966 as a 16 year-old won several road and track events before heading to Melbourne in 1969 to study at Monash University Clayton, completing a bachelor degree of civil engineering in 1973.

The next few years he worked as a concrete quality control engineer in Melbourne while continuing to study until completing a diploma in Human services in 1977. He then returned to his brother’s farm [“Cherry tree downs”] at Tarwin Lower in 1978 to take up an engineering job with the Bass shire.

He built a house in Leongatha in 1988 to be close to the Velodrome where he encouraged and help kids develop in the sport.

Secretary to the club from 1979-1991

President 1995 – 1999

A life member.

Lindsay has been heavily involved with the running of the cycling carnivals.

He has attended numerous monthly committee meetings over many years

At club racing, he has been there organising and running club racing events, for those keen in the sport to compete over many years. Setting up the courses with signage, a commissaire and writing race reports for the local newspapers year after year.  

Lindsay developed leukaemia in 2020

A bone marrow transplant from his sister in May 2021 enabled him to live life free of the blood cancer, although with regular check-ups at the Alfred hospital he was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer nine days before his death. He was transferred to Leongatha hospital on the Wednesday 14th June passing in the early hours of Friday 16th June 2023.

Lindsay has been a dedicated long serving member of the club leaving a lasting legacy and will be greatly missed by all.

Lindsay Love, Russell Miller – Morwell 1966
Leongatha carnival 2nd Feb 2000
Rick Talbot, Stephen Pate, Wayne McCarney, Lindsay Love, Terry Watchorn
passionate about encouraging kids in the sport – Oct 2014
Lindsay with Judy by his side organising and running Club racing – Sept 2018

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