About Amy

The Bikeway has been named by the South Australian Government in memory of Amy Gillett, a passionate SA sportswoman who was tragically killed in Germany in 2005 whilst cycling and preparing for a race the next day. Amy was 29 when she died.

She was committed to sport, having had a successful career in rowing that saw her represent Australia at the Atlanta Olympic Games in the Women´s 8, before becoming a champion cyclist on both the track and the road in Australia and overseas.

But sport was not her only passion. Her commitment to academic endeavours was widely acknowledged. Amy had a Bachelor of Applied Science and Honours in Human Movement. She had commenced her PhD which was to study how women react to life after sport, irrespective of their level, achievement or profile.

Amy lived life to the full, always pursuing her dreams and with well defined goals along the way. She developed resilience in dealing with disappointments but always chose to give her best whatever the circumstances.

She was a very proud South Australian and the Bikeway is a wonderful legacy to her memory. She herself would be delighted to see so many people being able to use the Bikeway especially children learning to ride and manage their bikes in such a safe environment.

The Amy Gillett Foundation was formed in 2005 after her death, to try to improve the safety between bicyclists and other road users.