It’s a wonderfully green transport alternative, but cycling comes with some serious responsibilities, as we’re reminded by the Amy Gillett Share the Road Tour which will arrive at the Mudgee Police station this Wednesday afternoon. Featuring Commonwealth Games gold medallist Rochelle Gilmore and other cyclists, it’s a great reminder for us all to brush up on our road skills and remember our responsibilities.
The riders will arrive from Sydney via Blackheath, using highways also used by cars, trucks, buses and motorcycles. As motorists, it’s a reminder that we must always remember to be vigilant when passing cyclists on our roads. If you have kids, make sure you get them along to the ceremony and safety talk which is set to begin a little after 3:15 at the police station.
The ride is named for Amy Gillett, who was an Australian representative track cyclist and mower who lost her life when she was hit by a motorist during training in 2005. For road safety tips, see the Bicycle NSW website, as well as the interview given by the Amy Gillett foundation to the Mudgee Guardian.