Amy's Share the Road Tour 2014 highlights video
Dreamt of riding in a peloton with Tour professionals?
This is your chance!
Amy's Share the Road Tour 2015 provides participants with a once-in-a-lifetime experience to ride alongside current and former cycling professionals in an exclusive six-day event.
Grand Tour and womens' Pro Tour riders such as Richie Porte, Brad McGee, Phil Anderson, Rochelle Gilmore and Sara Carrigan lead an unforgettable ride, where participants tour like pros with team cars, mechanics, recovery massage, briefings and team dinners!
Congratulations Richie Porte - Austrailan Individual time Trial Champion 2015 - Share the Road Tour training pays off!
Pro Tour rider Rochelle Gilmore and Olympic Gold Medalist
Sara Carrigan during Amy's Share the Road Tour 2014
Amy’s Share the Road Tour 2015 will begin with an invite-only Welcome Dinner on Sunday the 8th November in Sydney before riders depart the CBD on their journey the following morning. The group will take on several challenging climbs through the scenic Southern Highlands before finishing in Canberra where the Foundation's a metre matters campaign was first launched at the Grand Departure of the inaugural Amy’s Share the Road Tour in November, 2009.
The six-day Tour will take place from 8-15 November 2015. The welcome dinner on the 8th, the ride actually rolling out on the 9th and concluding on the 14th and the celebration dinner on the 14th with a departure for home on the 15th. We prefer you depart for home on the 15th. It is an 850km route that has it all in terms of scenery, climbing and adventure to provide something for everyone!
The Tour will consolidate on the AGF's efforts in delivering road safety messaging throughout New South Wales via our It's a two-way street campaign, which has entered its third phase and can be seen on billboards and street lightboxes across the state.
Amy's Share the Road Tour is a key event on the Amy Gillett Foundation calendar, serving both as the organisation's major fundraiser and a great opportunity to raise awareness and education about bike rider safety in the communities along the route.
In the 2009-2014 period, Amy’s Share the Road Tour has raised over $1.25 million as the organisation's major fundraiser, enabling the Foundation to continue its important work.
Amy Gillett Foundation
The Amy Gillett Foundation is a charity with one purpose - reducing the incidence of death and injury of bike riders.
The Foundation was born out of tragedy, the death of Amy Gillett, who was hit and killed by an out-of-control motorist whilst cycling with her national teammates in Germany. Since the Foundation's inception it has been a catalyst for change, focused on what should be rather than what was.
That's why we have set ambitious aims and outcomes:
Our mission: safe cycling in Australia
Our vision: zero bike rider fatalities
By taking part in Amy's Share the Road Tour 2015, you directly support our work towards achieving our aim and mission.
A milestone we achieved with your support
In April 2014, Queensland became the first Australian state or territory to introduce minimum overtaking distance legislation, significantly improving bike rider safety on the roads.
The Amy Gillett Foundation's a metre matters campaign has spearheaded the national effort for state and territory governments to implement minimum passing distance laws.
Support from Amy's Share the Road Tour 2015 will enable the Foundation to continue its push to have the legislation implemented nationally. Read more here.
The Queensland Government introduced the Stay Wider of the Rider educational campaign to support the legislation, watch the video below.
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The AGF App also allows you to keep up to date with messages, directions to key event locations including safety briefings & bus stops, access sponsor discounts and more.