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In Memory

 

2005  

Amy Gillett, 29

18 July, Germany

 

After Amy was killed, amid the turmoil of emotions experienced, trying to create something good out of a personal tragedy was often in my thoughts. This was how the concept of the Amy Gillett Foundation (AGF) started, in the hope that over time, we could make the roads safer for all bike riders.

 

Fear of fading memories after the loss of a loved one is something that is commonly experienced during the grieving process and was another objective in creating the AGF – to preserve Amy’s memory. Since that time, it has become more than that with an average of 38 families and communities every year having lost a loved one who was riding their bike.  The AGF is here for all families and communities to dedicate their memory and energy towards positive outcomes.

   
2013  

 

Kathleen Heraghty, 48

27 December, Victor Harbor, SA

 

Kathleen went out riding near Victor to train for a 40k triathlon ride in the Victor Habour Triathlon, which she was doing with her family and her mates. This was a regular family event and the whole family took part in the weekend, and generously shared this event with several friends and made it into a weekend.

 

This was what Kathleen was about, spending time with family and friends and keeping the family and friends spending time and doing things together. She was training to 'not come last' and to join in and make the most of life.

 

She is remembered by our family as a good woman, a generous spirit who brought people together, who included our family in events, holidays and family life. She lit up our lives whevever we saw her and we treasure the gifts she gave us and the memories we have of her.

 

Her life was sadly lost and we hope that cycling deaths can be reduced like the road death toll has reduced over the past years. The Smith/Clements family."