Saxo Capital Markets supports 10th Amy Gillett Cycling Scholarship

by / Friday, 16 January 2015 / Published in Media release

The Amy Gillett Foundation is excited to announce Saxo Capital Markets (Australia) Pty Ltd has continued its commitment to the future of women’s cycling as the major partner of the 2015 Amy Gillett Cycling Scholarship.

The leading global online trading and investment company willsupport the scholarship program, which honors the memory of Amy Gillett by providing a female road cyclist who aspires to the same pursuit of excellence that Amy did with the opportunity to live, train and compete in Europe.

The National Road Series (NRS) begins tomorrow with the inaugural Santos Women’s Tour.

Amy Gillett Foundation CEO Tracey Gaudry said it provides the perfect opportunity for Australia’s elite female cyclists to show why they should be considered for the 10th Scholarship.

“We are delighted Saxo Capital Markets shares our commitment to supporting the development of women’s cycling in Australia and helping raise awareness for bike rider safety,” Gaudry said.

Saxo Capital Markets (Australia) Pty Ltd CEO Anthony Griffin was pleased to continue the partnership and support the work of Amy Gillett Foundation in creating a safer bike riding environment.

“Saxo Capital Markets is very proud to be associated again with this fabulous scholarship and take a leading role in sponsoring opportunities for women’s cycling in Australia,” Griffin said.

This July marks ten years since Amy Gillett’s death and Patron Simon Gillett believes the partnership is a wonderful way to honor Amy’s life and ambitions.

“Together, we will support an up-and-coming female cyclist who shows great talent, determination, leadership, and sportsmanship, and most importantly is an ambassador for bike rider safety in Australia,” Gillett said.

Further details on scholarship registration will be provided in the coming weeks.

To find out more about the Amy Gillett Cycling Scholarship and to view previous recipients, visit agfscholarship.org.au 

The Amy Gillett Foundation urges Prime Minister Tony Abbott to continue riding his bike to help maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle, and be a positive role model for Australians of all ages.

The Prime Minister’s retired physician Doctor Graeme Killer recently raised concerns that Mr Abbott may be at risk while riding his bike on the road.

As an avid rider, Mr Abbott has extensive experience riding on different roads and in varying conditions across the country during his daily exercise routine. He also enjoys the numerous benefits of riding a bike, such as maintaining health and fitness, and the enjoyment of interacting with people of all walks of life in the bike riding community.

People in positions of influence, such as health professionals, politicians and transport leaders, can all contribute to safer bike riding in Australia by taking positive steps to improve bike education and skills, infrastructure and vehicle design, and raise greater awareness of how drivers and bike riders can share the road safely.

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