Avid Aussie cyclists who have died
         doing what they loved
.................... riding a bicycle
(sadly this is not an exhaustive list)
  Cyclist  Age Info              
Aug 25th 1894 Thomas Edwards 27 years well known cyclist and footballer died while training on the Epsom road Bendigo. He had recently bought a pneumatic tire for races
May 15th 1897 Brenton M. Sheppard 36 years during an Open race in Werribee Victoria, crashed into bridge 12 miles from Melbourne, dieing in hospital later that night.
Aug 16th 1897 Walter Freeman 25
died after injuries sustained in Road race at Palmerston North NZ
Nov 13th 1897 William L Robinson  19 years Bulla Road to Keilor, crashed down a hill in wellington. Originally from Tasmania.
Jan 23rd 1899 James Sumerville 23 years injured on Jan 19th at electric light races in Sydney, last year he won two races at Braidwood and race from Tarago to Goulburn.
Oct 31st 1902 James Shaw 30  years died of injuries sustained in a cycling accident at Alphington.
Dec 26th 1903 George Spalding 22 Years killed during a race at Beaufort Victoria
Dec 7th
Johnny Williams
well known all round athlete died decending a hill in Bunyip
Feb 3rd
Edgar Tozer 23
fell at a race at the Exhibition centre on Jan 31st
Dec 10th
Sydney Meadowcroft 38 years cycle mechanic was knocked down by a cyclist at "Back to Tasmania" track carnival Dec 2nd eventually dieing from injuries.
Sep 2nd 1922 David Thomas Newitt 32 years popular member of Hamilton amatuers crashed during a race in Brisbane & died in hospital without regaining consciousness
Jan 20th 1925 Ernie Lindsay 17 years Junior Road Champ & holder of both 100 & 50 mile  junior Road Records, Tragically hit by a van when riding home from work
Canberra CC organized the Ernie Lindsay perpetual trophy
Nov 29th 1927 Spencer Ernest 19 years fell while competing in a cycle race at sports ground Nov 28th
Aug 24th
H 'Hefty' Hooper 20 years shortly after crossing finish of 'Nissen Memorial' road race
Hooper was knocked from his bike and passed away before he could be told he won. Hooper was a junior state champion 
Sep 13th 1931 Alan Bailey 21 years a Scratchman in state champs & 2nd in Warrnambool 1930,  died in hospital through injuries sustained in Aerial Cup Road Race.
memorial Alan Bailey inaugurated by Mt Gambier CC in1932
Jan 23rd 1932 William H. Wood
 result of injuries sustained in pro handicap event. Scratchman for Hartwell team, placed in tour of Gippsland 1930,
Feb 25th 1933 Laurie Roy 19 years was fatally injured during Australian National champs in Melbourne, won mile championship on day 1 crashed day 2
Jun 8th
Archibald Shepard 27 years Died in Newcastle Hospital of injuries received during the 'Charles Taylor' race on June 6th.along Adamstown road.
Jul 18th
Carl Vasilenkov 19 years prominent junior killed after colliding with a car on Sandgate road during a race at Nudgee. Memorial race organised by the club in 1942
Aug 8th
Len Johnson 18 years  during Melbourne to Sale Race, on the Princes Highway he slowed due to a puncture and was hit by a timber truck
Dec 9th
Hefty Stuart
front tyre blew out in a motor pacing event Nov 26th and he was run over by a following pacing motorcycle, died two weeks later
Sep 21st 1940 James V.  Ryder 16 years died as a result of a collision with a car during a race at Dayton organised by Toowoomba Wheelers
Oct 6th
J. Hoffmann
Scratchman was Killed as a result of an accident during a road race in Tyrendarra west Victoria colliding with a timber truck.
Mar 27th 1948 Mathias Shreck
an old resident of Warialda collapsed on the ground while officiating at the local carnival.
Jun 5th
Kingsley W. Pinkstone 20 years after colliding with a utility truck during a race on Sandgate road, Wallsend New Lambton Newcastle
Jan 1st
Arthur Mervin Tooby 27 years injured during a heat of the Burnie Wheel Race, died later in hospital
Jan 1st
Carl Koblauch 27 years champion of Denmark at Shepparton's carnival failed to negotiate the bend after the finish line and veered into a light post.
Was greatest overseas cyclist to settle in Australia since Plugger Bill Martin
Jan 1st
Rex Kelly 21 years Geelong cyclist died of injuries received at a race at Deakin Reserve Shepparton.
Jan 12th 1953 Norman Barnett 18 years Sturt club junior champ of 1950 and reported as the 'Mockridge of SA' died in Adelaide hospital after a training fall in  Ashford.
Sep 13th 1958 Russell Mockridge 30 years National icon collided with a bus at Tour of Gippsland
Nov 4th
Warren J. Scarfe 27 years  the prior National champion fell while training at Wiley Park  and died of head injuries before reaching hospital.
St George club staged a memorial race annually
Jun 23th 1973 Graeme Jose 21 years returning to his quarters after stage 3 of Tour of Austria, he ran into the rear of a parked tray topped lorry and was killed.
Apr 8th
Stephen Merz 17 years a club rider was not yet famous but just loved cycling, Died while on a training ride. -Stephen Merz  perpetual trophy first held 1976
Nov 17th 1992 Darren Smith 20 years training on the Gold Coast was hit by a car from behind and killed.
GCCC organized the first Darren Smith Memorial on Mar 20th 1994
Gary Payne
promosing MTB'er while training crashed and died on Mitchell's Pass on Blue Mountains the day after his birthday.
Jan 31st 1998 Ross Bush 32 years talented cyclist and triathlete was Pro 1988-1993 died in training accident. Geelong CC hold a Memorial Road Race in his honour.
Dec 30th 2001 Anthony John Marsh 36 years on a training ride was killed by a texting driver on Port Arlington Road near Geelong
Jan 13th 2002 Luke Harrop 24 years during a group training ride was struck by a car on the Gold Coast, the GC Triathlon was renamed  Luke Harrop Memorial
Feb 17th 2002 Brian Whiteway
of Mandurah formerly of Victoria died as a result of accident.
 the club hold Brian Whiteway Memorial Two-Up Time Trials.
Tim McArdle 45 years keen sportsman the doctor was killed in a cycling accident near Warragul. Warragul CC's held Memorial Handicap in 2004.
Nov 2nd 2003Ian Humphrey
hit and killed north of Adelaide by Eugene McGee a barrister and former police officer who did not stop to render assistance
Mar 3rd
Penny Croft54 years triathlete died after a bus hit her bike while she was training along the Mount Cotton Road 
Jan 18th
Saul Pasque31 yearstalented Camperdown Cycling club member died when hit by a ute near Geelong, CCC conduct a Saul Pasque Memorial road race
Jan 22nd 2005Matthew Cole32 yearsstruck by a car during an early morning ride on Plenty Road, Bundoora
July 18th 2005 Amy Gillett 29 years Head on collision with a car in Germany while training with Aussie squad for the Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen 
Nov 28th 2005 Deborah Gray 52 years killed instantly when her bike collided head on with an 4WD on the Murray Valley Highway during Great Victorian Bike Ride
Dec 15th 2006 Scott Peoples 20 years Struck from behind and killed on a training ride in Victoria. The
inaugural Scotty's Race Memorial  road race event held in 2007
Jan 23rd 2007Anton Bartlett33 yearsHit from behind along Heidelberg Road, kept on life support until recipients could be found for his organs, dieing on 25th Jan 
Nov 2nd 2008 Colin Sparke 83 years tragically passed as a result of head injuries sustained from an accident during the MS Sydney to Gong Bike Ride,
Dec 6th
Laura Pettifer 26 years talented runner, swimmer and reigning Queen of the Mountain at Eungella died on a training ride on Mt Blackwood North Mackay
Dec 24th 2008  Sean Brindle 35 years on a training ride with his brother when both were struck from behind by drunk driver on Beach Road . He died Dec 27th.
Jan 24th 2009 Dave Morris 46 years Sydney Triathlon club member died when a small truck collided into him and 2 riding partners on M7 Eastern Creek
Aug 2nd 2010Mark Jimmink50 years  was only minutes from his home when he fell off his bike and was hit by a car, fall believed to be due to a  health condition
Oct 17th 2009 Jason Stortz 39 years killed by a texting driver during a ride at Yallah near Wollongong training for the Port Macquarie Iron Man .
Oct 20th 2009Ron Thompson61 years Geelong School teacher was cycling with two friends when  he was struck and killed by a truck on Anglesea Rd
Dec 21st 2009Rex Sizeland66 yearsthe sporting identity was struck with one of his two riding
companions outside Torquay, he died the next day in hospital
Mar 6th
William Robinson 21 years Burnie Wheel winner collided with a bus on a steep mountain decent during training ride near Moina.
Mar 17th 2010
James Cross 22
 car doored into the path of a passing  truck on Glenferrie Road , Victoria's first recorded "dooring" fatality
Mar 23rd 2010 James Williamson 27 years  elite mountain biker died whilst competing in the Absa Cape Epic in South Africa, a memorial enduro is held in his memory
Apr 8th
Chanelle Carter 34 years keen cyclist & triathlete was killed in spain when  a van ploughed into her 60 strong group ride in Tarragona.
Dec 9th
Graham Denton 52 years Ironman was killed on a training ride by a texting driver who veered into breakdown lane on Pacific Highway near Newcastle
Jan 5th
David Sidebottom 53 years hit from behind by a driver on  Murradoc Road in Geelong
 May 10th 2011 Shamus Liptrot 19 years was seriously injured during a race Devonport Christmas Carnival in 2007 & never fully recovered from his injuries & died aged 19
Jul 6th
Carly Hibberd 26 years promising Brisbane cyclist was hit by a car while training in Italy.  was just three months away from her wedding day,
Sep 27th 2011Richard Pollett25 yearskeen cyclist and talented musician had been visiting Brisbane from Tel Aviv was hit and killed by a cement truck on Moggill Rd
Mar 8th
Tim Anderson 26 years killed in a hit-and-run Perth suburb cycling home after training  for a charity ride in permanent memorial was unveiled in Nov 2012
Mar 29th 2012 Christian Thiess 78 years Masters swimming champ & triathlete died after colliding with a parked ute while on a training ride on Torquay Terrace
Apr 3rd
Greg Rigby 39 years killed in an accident on the Barwon Highway Goondiwindi while
training for Hell of the West Triathlon
Aug 2nd 2012 Neil Smith 57 years  avid cyclist and family man was struck and killed on the New England Highway
Feb 16th 2013 Marc Simone 43 years struck by a jeep at Emu Plains while training for a 4000km ride from NSW to Darwin raising mony for homeless and abused
Feb 22nd 2013Jared Dunscombe  31 yearsMornington road safety campaigner  fell from his bike while taking part in a charity cycling event and was struck by a truck  in Corio
May 11th 2013 Tanya Roneberg 37 years statistician for the Cairns Taipan, avid cyclist & Iron women was hit by a car w mhile changing a tyre on the side of the road.
Jun 18th 2013Joanne Craker38 yearskilled by a left turning truck at the intersection of Fullarton Rd and Wattle St Cheltenham on the eve of the Tour Down Under.
Aug 17th 2013  Les Karayan 40 years  ironman died when a truck hit a rail bridge and rolled onto him in Brisbane
Oct 11th 2013Kane Vandenberg46 years Navy Chief Petty Officer tragically crashes during a registration event for the World Solo 24-hour MTB Champs Mt Stromlo
Nov 22nd 2013John Goasdoue50 yearsdied after crashing into a tree on single track on Powerful Owl Circuit at Brisbane's Mt Coot-tha, he was a talented rally driver
Dec 27th 2013 Kathleen Heraghty 48 years killed in a hit and run while on a training ride for Victor Harbor Triathlon.
Dec 29th 2013  Lewis E. Hendey  21 years State rep in cross country running & silver medalist at rowing Nationals, Tragically killed by a utility on West Tamar Highway 
Jan 25th 201450 yearshe & a riding partner were struck by a ute pulling out of a driveway in Dandenong Ranges, Croydon man died at the scene
Mar 1st
Mardi Bartlett 21 years  competitive cyclist collided with a truck while on a training ride with a group that included her father on Lytton Rd at Murarrie.
Apr 22nd
Simon Gould52 yearsthrown from his bike on a steep slope in Daisy Hill State forest.
third death in four years in South East QLD state forest
May 11th 2014 Jill Bryant 57 years One of Mudgee's leading winemakers was killed in a collision with a vehicle while cycling on Mother's Day
Dec 3rd
Trevor Pearce 65 years died after falling into path of a truck near Mansfield on the Great Victorian Bike Ride
Jan 19th 2015Joanne Craker38 yearshit by a truck at Cheltenham, had just recently bought a bike to get fit.
Mar 27th 2015 Brynt McSwain   31 years champion triathlete was riding along Kewdale Road near Down Street when he was knocked off his bike.
Jan 31st
Richard Stanton49 yearssuperfit cyclist died on his way home from an early morning ride in Canberra, fell from bike never regaining consciousness
Feb 1st

65 years
experienced cyclist found with fatal head injuries alone on a country road 35km north east of Armidale
Feb 11th 2016
Jeff Ashby
61 years
avid cyclist is killed by a Townsville council truck 150metres from his home
Mar 14th 2016 Stephen Small 42 years Noosaville cyclist who previously had an impressive cycling career in UK was killed by a ute on Eumundi Noosa Rd
Mar 15th 2016 Stephen Eberhard 61 years was among 3 Port Pirie Cycle Club member hit by a truck on their usual training ride on Germein Rd.
Mar 18th 2016Peter Jacobson 42 yearsavid adventurer had an accident while MTBíng through Toohey Forest Brisbane
Sep 20th 2016
55 yearsexperienced MTB ér was found dead after a crash at You Yangs Regional Park
Oct 3rd
Mike Balfe 60 yearsstruck from behind while riding on a US highway in Kansas while on a cycling journey that started in Canada three weeks before
Dec 18th 2016Ann Formaz-Preston33 yearsSydney doctor and avid cyclist, keen runner and triathlete was struck on a group ride on Mona Vale Road at Pymble
Oct 21st 2015 Michelle Smeaton 31 years avid cyclist riding home in Carindale and was hit by an unsecured stabilising leg that had slipped from a prime mover
Nov 23rd 2016 Hans Nico Battaerd 59 years triathlete and member of the Ballina Masters Cycling Club struck by a car on the way home from a morning group ride 
Feb 9th 2017John warren
experienced cyclists died after falling down a steep bank on a mountain bike track up New Zealand's Te Mata Peak
Feb 17th 2017
Richard Burden50 yearsfanatical cyclist was hit and killed riding on Moggill Road in Chapel Hill Brisbane and passed away in hospital next day
Apr 4th

64 yearsOcean Grove cyclist crashed when riding at the head of a group in Connewarra falling as a result of his front wheel detaching
May 4th 2017 51 yearsdied after crashing into the back of a parked car while leading a group in Elwood
Jun 3rd
Richard Wise 43 years keen cyclist tragically died riding near Scotts Head, He was one of the organisers behind the charity ride, Pedal the Peel.
Jun 8th
Stephen Mark  42 years  killed when hit by a motorcycle on a cycling tour of Thailand






 (1959 - 75)  a club rider was not yet famous
 but just
loved cycling,  Died April 8th 1975
while on a training ride
 at 17 years of age .

  Trophy Race
over 27km, First held 1976

1st Women

Sep 20th 2007 Stuart Shaw Shane Farrant
Chloe Hosking womens
Jun 21st 2003
Rob Maclachlan
Steven Phelan
Gracie Elvin Womens
Jul 20th 2002
Al Sieper
Marcus Hayman
Apr 5th 1987

Mar 31st 1985 M. Stephens
P. Smyth
Mar 30th 1984 Brian Stephens
record time 40m 1s
Peter Cowe 1st amatuer
Paul Simper
Deb Dejongh womens
Mar 20th 1983 Stephen Hodge
Dino Soccol 1st amatuer
John Sallis
Leeann Roberts womens
Mar 14th 1982 Stephen Hodge Andrew Hillsey
Mar 15th 1981

Mar 22nd
Kelvin Richdale
Pat McAuliffe
Apr 21st 1979 Karl Toohey 48m 59s
P. Beech 1st amatuer
Pat McCaul
May 27th 1978 Dave Semmens
Mark Falon
Apr 11th 1976 Norman Simper

Ernie Lindsay (1908-25)

won Amateur Junior Road Champs of Australia,
was holder of both 100 & 50 mile Amateur junior Road Records,

Tragically on Jan 20th 1925 was hit by a van when riding home from work
 and died 24hrs later. Aged 17 years.

Memorial inaugurated 1925
 hosted by Preston Cycling Club.

Senior 40 mile Event
 fastest time

Hcp winner
Junior 20 mile Event
Fastest time
Hcp winner
Jun 27th 1931 W. Brewer
W. Brewer
A. Carroll
L. McConnell
Jul 26th 1930 F. W. Hose
J. O'Brien
R. Duff
Len Johnson
Aug 24th 1929 J. (Tiny) Nicholls
R. Burns
J. Fisher
Jack van Ramme
Aug 11th 1928 Frank Thomas
Bob Pratt
Bill W. Taylor
Tom Fitzerald
Sep 10th 1927 George Bent
George Bent
Wally King
Jun 19th 1926 J. Roache
J. Perry
R.W. Lamb
C. Cutting
Aug 15th 1925 A. Quinton
C. Cutting
H. Withall


Allan Bailey (1910- 1931)
won many local races, Scratchman in state championships,
 2nd in Warrnambool to melbourne 1930,

 21 year old died in hospital on September 13th 1931.
through injuries sustained in a race,
was the son of Syd Bailey

memorial inaugurated by Mt Gambier Cycling club in1932
race to Port McDonold and return, 25mile.
Held on the 2nd Saturday of September each year

Sep 11th 1954 Ralph Morrish Ralph Morrish
 his second win in this classic
Sep 13th 1952 K. Richards Ralph Morrish
Sep 8th 1951 R. Clapham
Sep 9th 1950 Ralph Dawson Ralph Dawson
Sep 10th 1949

Sep 11th 1948 Ken Richards
New record 1h 25m 54s
Roy Richards
Sep 12th 1947 Cyril Telford Cyril Telford
his 3rd victory
Sep 14th 1946 A. Berkefeld A. Berkefeld
Sep 8th 1945 G. Waters Ross Richards
Sep 9th1944 Ray Mason Ray Mason
also won in 1940
Sep 11th 1943 J. Buckingham J. Buckingham
Sep 12th 1942 John Neale John Neale
Sep 13th 1941 John Neale Ron Hamilton
Sep 14th 1940 Ron Hamilton Ray Mason
Sep 9th 1939
Cyril Telford     his 2nd victory
Cyril Telford
Sep 10th 1938 Basil Wheater
new record 1h 25m 58s
W. Dwyer
Sep 11th
Bill Simpson
Ken McPherson
Sep 12th 1936 Cyril Telford
Cec Sealey
Sep 7th 1935 G. Nitschke Cyril Telford
Sep 15th 1934 Bob Cummins Bob Campbell
Sep 9th 1933 R. Mason
Ted Birrell
Sep 3rd 1932 Len Johnston
1h 27m 55s
Gordon Williams


Darren Smith Memorial
 held since 1994 in his memory, a highly talented cyclist
tragically killed Nov 17th1992 whilst out training on the Gold Coast.
He had won stage Commonwealth Classic 1991,3rd in Tour of
Sweden 1992, an Olympian 16th in road race 1992,

Nov 17th 2012- Luke Durbridge
Nov 21st 2010- Jackson Wardrop
Nov 27th 2009- Jonathan Cantwell Wins mens
Loren Rowney women's
Nov 21st 1999- Cameron Jennings
Nov 23rd 2008- Robbie McEwen
Nov 25th 2007- Robbie McEwen
Nov 26th 2006- Jason Phillips
Mar 20th 1994-


 Ross Bush Memorial Handicap
Annual race conducted by Geelong CC that honours the late Ross Bush
 who was tragically killed while out training in 1998

Sep 23rd 2017-
Sep 19th 2016-
Sep  5th 2015- Oliver Kent-Spark
Sep  7th 2013-
Sep  8th 2012- Mark Hooper


Scotty's Race

Scott Peoples Foundation
 in partnership with Cycling Victoria
 & Shepparton Cycling Club

inaugural event in 2007

Race Date Hcp Winner Fastest  women
Apr 21st 2012 Alan Adams Lauretta Hanson
Jul 2nd 2011 Warren Pickering Peta Mullens
Dec 14th 2009
Peta Mullens
Dec 2008 Zac Dempster Peta Mullens
Dec 9th 2007 David Pell Peta Mullens
Dec 14th 2010- washed out



  Saul Pasque memorial road race
  conducted by Camperwell CC
  Saul Pasque, 31 years, talented cyclist
 who loved the sport and gave back
  most notably as President of CCC,
died when his bike was hit by a ute near Geelong

 he had ridden in Europe for several seasons,
 won a stage of the Tour of Tasmania
 and also rode in the Herald Sun Tour.

16km road race

YearHcp WinnerFastest Time
Jan 12th 2017Simon KelsonHayden Brodie
Jan 14th 2016

Jan 15th 2015Sam Lane Sam Lane
Jan 16th 2014Tony PicklesJay Bourke
Jan 17th 2013Matt Burchell
Jan 12th 2012Callum Fryer Darcy Woolley
Jan 12th 2011Dylan Hately Dylan Hately
Jan 13th 2010Chris Kane
Jan 14th 2009 Xavier Gstrein
2008Tim Hickey
2007Mark Molan
2006Cain Pasque