About Caribou Publications

Caribou Publications is an event management, media services and publishing company, founded by John Craven in 1980 and is Australia's leading cycling event  promoters, employing up to 150 full and part-time personnel.

Craven, the managing director, is a former Melbourne Herald journalist with wide experience in Australia and overseas.Craven's 18-year journalist career included stints with the Department of Information in New Guinea, the Geelong Advertiser, the Launceston Examiner, Australian Associated Press in Canada and the Melbourne Herald.

Books published by Caribou include the autobiographies of Raelene Boyle, Roy Higgins, Leigh Matthews, Robert Flower, Max Rowley and Wayne Johnston, plus others.

Craven's autobiography of horse racing commentator John Russell was published in 2009.

His latest book, The'Warrnambool' published in 2015, to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the the Melbourne to Warrnambool race, and coincides with the 100th running of the race in 2015.


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EVENTS currently organised by Caribou

in conjunction with Cycling Victoria / Tasmania


  •           Tour of The Great South Coast       
  •            Tasmanian Christmas Criteriums


Caribou Publications P/L organised and promoted the Herald Sun Tour for 16 Years and the Great Otway Classic, also for 16 years. The company also organised and promoted the Australian National Championships, and the National Road Cycling Series for a total of 12 years. And more recently,9 years from inauguration, The Great Ocean Road Marathon Festival of Distance running.


Sponsorship Consultancy - Melbourne to Warrnambool Classic.



Events Calendar
  • Rage Raelene, Run    (1983)
  • An Ounce of Luck       (2009)
  • The 'Warrnambool'   (2015)