We Remember Amy

by / Thursday, 02 July 2015 / Published in Media release

Bicycle safety organisation the Amy Gillett Foundation has launched a one month celebration of Amy Gillett’s life today, called We Remember Amy.

Amy Gillett died ten years ago on 18 July 2005 when she was hit by an out of control driver while cycling in Germany with the Australian national team.

The Amy Gillett Foundation was formed with the single purpose to make bike riding safer and has as its mission to achieve zero bike fatalities in Australia. It is drawing attention to the anniversary of Amy’s death to mark the Foundation’s progress on bike safety and to continue to press for change on bike safety issues.

Amy Gillett Foundation CEO Belinda Clark said Amy had left an incredible legacy.

“Amy Gillett was inspirational both on and off the bike. In the last ten years significant national improvements have made in the area of bike safety because of her,” Ms Clark said.

Amy’s mother Mary Safe said she was very proud of what the Foundation had achieved in the last ten years.

“We have reached so many people with the message about sharing the road but there is still
more to do,” she said.

Over the next month the Foundation will celebrate Amy’s legacy with the We Remember Amy Campaign. This includes the release of a series of videos, a social media campaign and professional cycling teams honouring Amy in Germany on 18 July.

The first video features Amy’s family and can be seen here.