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South Australia introduces a minimum passing distance when overtaking cyclists

South Australia has become the first state or territory of Australia to introduce a permanent, minimum passing distance when overtaking cyclists. From October 25, 2015 South Australian road users will be required to leave at least one metre when overtaking cyclists on roads with speed limits up to and including 60km/h. On roads with higher […]


Subaru High5 National Team: First Race in Europe

The second video produced by Mr.Challenge Films on the Subaru High5 Australian National Team takes viewers behind-the-scenes at Thüringen Rundfahrt where the eager but inexperienced development riders got their first taste of European racing. This film includes footage from the Amy Gillett Foundation memorial to park the 10th anniversary of her tragic death and celebrates […]

Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Porte in “a fantastic position” after first week of the Giro; Alberto Contador – “Each day after my crash I’ve been getting better”; UCI releases English version of Astana Reasoned Decision; Inside Richie’s RV; Aru’s lawyer confirms legal action against Greg Henderson for Twitter comments; […]


Kimberley Wells selected as 10th Amy Gillett Foundation scholarship recipient

The Amy Gillett Foundation announced on Monday that Dr. Kimberely Wells has been selected as the recipient of the 10th Amy Gillett Cycling Scholarship. The scholarship provides Wells with the opportunity to race for the High5 Australian Women’s Road Development Team in Europe. The selection panel reportedly chose Wells as the scholarship recipient because of […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Team Sky wins Tour de Romandie TTT, Geraint Thomas claims yellow; Davide Rebellin wins stage 3 of the Presidential Tour of Turkey; The curious case of Alejandro Valverde; Ted King to retire at end of 2015 season; Tracey Gaudry leaves the Amy Gillett Foundation; “The […]


Amy’s Wall hill-climb competition

In less than a week there will be 5,000 of us on the startline of the fourth annual Amy’s Gran Fondo. To add to this spectacular event, we’ve teamed up with the Amy Gillett Foundation and Subaru to bring you “Amy’s Wall”; none other than a good old fashioned hill-climb competition up one of Victoria’s […]


A Metre Matters, but will it improve cyclist safety?

Last Friday the Queensland Minister for Transport Scott Emerson announced a two-year trial of a minimum passing distance for motorists who are overtaking cyclists: one metre on roads with speed limits up to 60km/h and 1.5m on faster roads. It’s the latest development in the Amy Gillett Foundation’s A Metre Matters campaign, a push to […]


The Spotlight Is On Us

It’s great to be back home in Australia and to see that a good chunk of winter is behind us. I’ve neglected many things on this blog while away and have over 4000 unread emails in my inbox. I’m sorry to say, I probably won’t get around to it…


What Does The Amy Gillett Foundation Do Anyway?

Until now I’ve always wondered exactly what the Amy Gillett Foundation (AGF) actually does. I’ve seen other cyclists wear the AGF jerseys, I’ve heard about their rides, I’ve seen their campaigns, etc, but what do they actually do??? Since I’m a “bike racer” and never had any interest in joining their awareness rides or wearing […]


Random Ramblings

I’m starting to find the need for a way to communicate random items that people send to me that fall outside of the format of this blog.  This will be the start of a randomly timed “Random Ramblings” post.  If you have something you want me to post feel free to send it over to […]