Don a yellow jersey, head to Victoria and draft from Cadel Evans – you might save a cyclist’s life.

The Cycle of Life 



Don a yellow jersey, head to Victoria and draft from Cadel Evans – you might save a cyclist’s life.





It’s almost four years since her death, but Australian elite cyclist Amy Gillett will be remembered when cyclists reclaim Southern streets on Sunday January 4 2009 for the annual Victorian Amy’s Ride. The cyclist died in 2005 when a motorist collided with her bicycle during a training session in Germany. Since then, the Amy Gillett Foundation has aimed to promote mutual respect between cyclists and motorists in a bid to lower the number of cyclists killed on the roads.


This November, over 1,800 cyclists took part in the inaugural South Australian leg, riding along the Southern Expressway to McLaren Vale. And with four different trails on offer for the Bellarine Peninsula event – from a 1km kids loop to the 120km track – expect a sea of cyclists on the roads.


So, don your helmet, pack some lunch and bring your friends along. Doing your bit for a good cause is rarely this much fun – and you might even have a story to tell about how you were overtaken by Cadel Evans.


Registration costs $55 for adults and $30 for those under 15. More information at www.amygillett.org.au


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