The Amy Gillett Foundation was established following the death of Amy Gillett. Amy was training for the Olympics when she was tragically hit and killed by a driver while cycling with her teammates in Germany on 18 July 2005.
Amy’s husband, Simon Gillett, her parents, Mary and Denis, and her friends, started the foundation in January 2006 due to their concerns at the state of safety on Australian roads.
The Amy Gillett Foundation has evolved to become the leading bike rider safety organisation in Australia, driven by a core mission to reduce the death and injury of cyclists.
What we do
The Amy Gillett Foundation works with all levels of government, road authorities, corporate, motoring, cycling and community safety organisations and the public to create a safer bike riding environment in Australia.
Many other organisations have bike rider safety as part of their general objective but, at the Amy Gillett Foundation, this is our only goal. The singular and unique purpose of our organisation makes a difference.
We are fortunate to have strong involvement from road safety professionals such as researchers, academics, engineers and policy experts. These people offer their time to guide us in connecting sound science and research so we can propose better solutions. This enables us to make recommendations on public policy, legislation and resource allocation as well as participate in public discussions, where there is the opportunity for improved road safety outcomes.
We have also led multiple community initiatives to improve safety and public awareness, funded through donations, charity rides, corporate sponsorship and assistance.
Our Mission is for: Safe bike riding in Australia
Our Vision: Zero bike rider fatalities
For more information about The Amy Gillett Foundation visit our website www.amygillett.org.au