John Sauvarin memorial ride – 12th April
On a cool but fine morning the annual memorial charity ride took place at Koonwarra on Sunday 12th with a ride and social barbeque. It is now 9 years since ’Sauvie’ tragically lost his life and as in past year’s his family, friends and Club members gathered to remember his life.
“It’s been 9 years since we lost one of our influences of loving life. Sauvy your always remembered as a Bloody good bloke, Racer, Sparky, Family man and Laugh a minute. I have not had the chance to ride yet, but wish everyone a great day of memories and laughter. RIP Mate!” – Hemmo
John Sauvarin memorial ride.
- 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 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.