Amy Gillett Foundation comes to Mansfield after 800km
LAST week the annual Amy Gillett Foundation ride cycled more than 800 kilometres, including two stopovers in Mansfield.
Coming to town on Wednesday, the group called in at both the Mansfield Primary School and St Mary’s.
The group – which aims to promote safer cycling – included 35 cyclists, Olympians, professional riders and business leaders.
More importantly, students at the two local schools were given a presentation by Mary Safe, Amy’s mother, letting them know just how important it is to be vigilant when on a pushbike.
The Amy Gillett Foundation was born out of tragedy when bike rider Amy was killed by a driver while cycling in Germany.
The Foundation, started in her honour, has evolved to become the leading bike rider safety organisation in Australia, driven by their core mission to reduce the death and injury of bike riders.
The Amy Gillett Foundation also coined the program “a metre matters”, where they called for a national effort by government or improve the road rules regarding the minimum distance that must be maintained by car drivers when overtaking cyclists.
For more information go to the foundation website at www.amygillett. org.au.