John Katakasi

Tour Down Under Challenge Tour

I'm Riding for a reason in January

I’m challenging myself to ride the 162km stage from Norwood to Murray Bridge during the 2020 Santos Tour Down Under this January.

The main reason is to honour the memory of a friend and colleague who taught me so much during her battle with cancer. Seeing her will to live, despite adversity still gives me a reference point that things are never as bad as they may seem. Life is short, you only get from it by what you put in. Live each day as it comes.

The money raised through Ride for a reason enables Cancer Council to fund vital prevention, research, advocacy and support programs that save lives. 

Please make a tax deductible donation to support my ride and help us work towards a cancer free future!

My Achievements

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Self Donation

Reached $ Target

Reached my ride goal

10 Donations

UV Sleeves – Raised $100

Jersey – Raised $500

Knicks – Raised $1000

Raised $1500

Earned Full Kit

Thank you to my Sponsors


Paul And Jan Wheeler

You only get the 1000 if you make it all the way I’m only joking Jan told me to say Good luck with it Paul and Jan


S.edwards Commercial Building Services

Cheers to sweaty balls !


Chocolate Fundraising


Bosko Stamenkovic

Enjoy the scenic route of Murray Bridge


Chris Papantonio


Mel & Ken Trowbridge

Goodluck with the ride for a great cause. Huge thanks to you, Michelle and everyone at the clinic that helps whenever we need!



Good on you, all the best!


Brett Hodgkin

Good work for a great cause John .


Michael Fabbro

Well done, best of luck!


Karen Bearpark

go the KOM!


Bronwyn Welsh


Clinic Donations


Yates Family

Great stuff John best of luck and great thing you are doing!!


Carol Halfacre

Go get em lots of love 💖💖💖


John Halfacre

Will see photo of you passing finish line 1st👍👍👍


The Polka Dot Jersey


Greg Sternberg

Good stuff John hope the seat is well padded


John Katakasi


Chocolate Sales


Geoff Collins

Good on you mate!! All the best from Roz and I.


Steven Debrincat


Tim Quast


Leanne Sewer

ThankYou John for all you do for our pets 🥰 all the best for a great ride 🚴‍♂️


Linda Britton


Clinic Donations


Chris Hume-phillips


Allan Sewer Concreting

All the best for a great safe ride John


Clint Alleway


The Filipovic Trust


Kerry Dunn

All the best for the ride.


Evie Arharidis

Cheryl was a lovely lady and is missed.


Lisa Blood

Thanks John for helping raise funds and awareness. Cheryl is sadly missed by all that knew her.


Julie Hancock


Terry Cahalen


Viv Obst