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Over 3,000 riders took part in the 2012 Amy's Ride SA today, supporting safer roads in South Australia.
Adelaide, 4 November 2012. Over 3,000 riders took part in the 2012 Amy's Ride SA, a mass participation community bike ride from Adelaide to McLaren Vale along the Southern Expressway, which was temporarily closed for traffic.
With ride options from 18KM to 120KM, Amy's Ride SA ride catered for riders of all abilities - from experienced roadies to families with children, enjoying the safe and supported environment.
Christian Haag, CEO of Bicycle SA, was happy with the day's outcome, saying "the ride gave friends and families the opportunity to ride in a safe and supported environment together.
"It was great to see South Australia yet again turning out to support this great event."
Amy's Ride SA honours the memory of Amy, a South Australian elite cyclists who was tragically killed by a motorist while riding in Germany and helps raise much needed funds for Bicycle SA's and the Amy Gillett Foundation's road safety campaigns in South Australia.
Over $100,000 was raised to support the work of Bicycle SA and the Amy Gillett Foundation for road safety in South Australia.
Amy Gillett Foundation CEO Tracey Gaudry says "Funds raised from Amy's Ride SA 2012 will enable the AGF to develop and introduce a bike safety awareness program directly into the communities via an online portal, based on our successful ?a metre matters' campaign."?
"Working in conjunction with Bicycle SA and local authorities, we will endeavour to identify known cycling problem spots and work with those councils to introduce the bike safety awareness program," says Gaudry.
Latest weather forecast at 8pm Sat 3 Nov. Max 36 deg for Adelaide and 33 deg for Noarlunga, McLaren Vale and Fleurieu region.
Remember to keep hydrated and don't hesitate to take advantage of the short cuts as indicated en-route if you feel like you've had enough.
Turning left at Willunga for a 10km run to the finish will be better than conking out half way up Willunga Hill.
CAUTION: NEW Road Hazards on Almond Grove Rd before Willunga. There are some sections where new pipes have been laid across the road today and the surface has not been resealed. Watch for hazard signs and approach with care. Check your speed coming down from Hahn Rd towards Aldinga Rd.
Bike SA is proud to announce that South Australian track cycling Olympic bronze medallist Annette Edmondson, Australian Olympic track cyclist Alex Edmondson and winner of the gold medal at the 2012 Paralympic Games, Kieran Modra, will be riding at Amy's Ride SA on 4 November, supporting Bicycle SA's and Amy Gillett Foundation's road safety campaigns in South Australia.
Alex Edmondson, who was selected for the 2012 London Olympic track cycling team at only 18 years of age, says "Amy's Ride SA is an awesome event for a great cause. To be able to raise awareness and hopefully save someone's life or avoid causing a major injury is a great outcome for such a simple solution; it's so easy to give cyclists enough room. At the end of the day A Meter Matters..."
Amy's Ride SA participants will be able to get an autograph and admire the London Olympic and Paralympic medals of champion cyclists Kieran Modra and Annette Edmondson at the event village at the McLaren Vale visitor centre. Plus anyone who registers before Monday 22 October 5pm, will go into the draw to win an exclusive training ride with Paralympic Gold Medallist Kieran Modra, in the week leading up to the event.
We launch Amy's Ride SA 2012, with five new elements including timing on the Southern Expressway and up Old Willunga Hill. Register before 31 August and go into the draw to win a $100 Ground Effect clothing voucher. Also, check out the Official Event Jersey! Register today to ride the time of your life and support the Amy Gillett Foundation and Bike SA's road safety campaigns in SA.
New dates announced! The 2012 Amy's Ride SA is scheduled for 4 November. Registrations open 1 August. More details coming soon.
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