The John Woodman Story

John joined the Lavington Cycling Club in 1970 and in his first season won the U/16 Club Championship. John turned professional in 1976, and in 1978 joined the Sydney based Gitane cycling team. John rode six Sun Tours from 1978 to1983, and was selected to ride in 1986. John was a member of the winning team in both 1979 and 1983.

John was killed on the 1st of October 1986 at Table Top, whilst training in preparation for the up and coming Sun Tour. Each year this race is held in memory of John, paying tribute to a talented cyclist and a great friend.

John’s Major Achievements

 1977

1st and Fastest Lavington Open

4th Cootamundra Annual

2nd N.S.W Professional Road Title

1978

1st N.S.W Professional Road Title

8th Melbourne to Warrnambool

1979

1st Tour of The North East

2nd N.S.W Professional Road Title

1st N.S.W Open Road Race

1st and Fastest Bathurst to Penrith

1980

 2nd Tour of The North East

Fastest Time Griffith 100km Open

Fastest Time Wangaratta “90”

1981

1st and Fastest Sid Demmery Memorial Wagga

2nd N.S.W Professional Road Title

1982

1st Victorian Professional Road Title

2nd N.S.W Professional Road Title

1983

2 Stage Wins and leader of the Sun Tour

1986

3rd N.S.W Professional Road Title

3rd Midlands Tour

In Memory of a Loving Son


Leading the Dubbo to Lightning Ridge
This is John Woodman towing the depleted field along in his last open, the Dubbo to Lightning Ride Two Day Tour.