The 2014 Amy’s Share the Road Tour is a major fundraiser for the Amy Gillett Foundation (AGF), helping them communicate their key cycling safety messages, and they are asking for fundraising riders to participate.
The seven-day tour will commence with arrival into Brisbane for a launching dinner on the evening of Saturday November 8, with riders embarking on the 1100km route on Sunday November 9 and finishing at Airlie Beach on Saturday November 15.
The ride distance each day varies from 60km-100km for the “Sprinters” (the “ladies & gentlemen’s” peloton, if you like) and from 108km-200km for the “Rouleurs” (the hard-core nutters!) The group will split into three pelotons of 10-12 riders each, with a support vehicle rolling behind each of the three groups to ensure safety on the road and provide constant rider support. The riders will also be involved in AGF ambassadorial duties along the route, stopping at schools and in communities to help spread the AGF’s cycling safety messages.
The fundraising is a critical element of the event, with each rider required to raise a minimum of $7500 for the AGF. Part of this is a $1000 deposit from each rider to secure their place and kick-start their fundraising effort. All breakfasts, lunches and dinners and full support staff resources are included for the entire week, so that initial deposit from each rider actually provides access to a seven-day riding adventure. And, the AGF Share the Road Tour team is ready and willing to work with riders to come up with some clever fundraising strategies to ensure they achieve their $7500 target. Please note that if a rider commits to participating in the Share the Road Tour, they absolutely must commit to raising $7500 on behalf of the Foundation.
To find out more information about the Tour, please visit the official website here www.sharetheroadtour.org.au.