Amy’s Share the Road Tour is pedaling CBR to MEL

by / Tuesday, 22 November 2016 / Published in News item

The 8th edition of Amy’s Share the Road Tour is now on and providing participants with an extraordinary cycling escapade riding alongside current and former cycling professionals in an exclusive six-day event.

The entourage leading our peleton includes 2016 Rio Olympians Rachel Neylan and Gracie Elvin plus road race champion Rochelle Gilmore and the Amy Gillett Cycling Scholar Lousia Lobigs.

Adding further to our Tour credentials and camaraderie are Tour de France stage winners Brad McGee, Phil Anderson and cycling Grand Tour supremo Stephen Hodge.

Participants are touring like pros with team cars, a media crew, mechanics, recovery massages, ride briefings, and team dining each day.

strt2016Amy’s Share the Road Tour began in Canberra on Saturday where the Foundation’s hallmark ‘a metre matters’ campaign was first launched at the inaugural Amy’s Share the Road Tour in 2009.

The group are taking on challenging climbs each day through the scenic NSW and Victorian Alps before finishing in Melbourne 835km later on Thursday 24 November on the steps of the Victorian Parliament.

 

 

 

2016 Amy’s Share the Road Tour Fast Facts

  • Riding Days:   Saturday 19 – Thursday 24 November
  • Tour Route:    Canberra to Melbourne via Jindabyne, Corryong, Beechworth, Mansfield and the Yarra Valley
  • Distance:  835km
  • Who: 35 riders including weekend warriors who love to ride, current and former professionals like Brad McGee, Phil Anderson, Stephen Hodge and Rochelle Gilmore, Olympians Gracie Elvin and Rachel Neylan, AGF Cycling Scholarship holders Louisa Lobigs (current) and Kimberley Wells (2015).
  • The Amy Gillett Foundation Board is well represented by Andy Sheats (6th tour), Rod Katz (2nd tour) and Matt Dimattina (8th tour) who has participated in every edition.

We also have corporate riders from our Amy’s Share the Road Tour partners in transport giant Toll; international online cycling retailer Wiggle and auto-maker Subaru – all who are very supportive of our campaign for safer cycling.

Sponsors: The 2016 Amy’s Share the Road Tour is proudly presented by the Amy Gillett Foundation and supported by Toll, Subaru, Volvo Trucks and Wiggle, along with event supply partners Sub4, Europcar and High5 Sports Nutrition.

Support our Riders as they promote Safer Cycling on their Tour here: https://strt2016.gofundraise.com.au/

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