Simon Gillett is a patron of the Amy Gillett Foundation, an Australian safe cycling lobby that pushes for safer conditions for all road users, particularly around getting the “A metre matters” laws passed around the country.
Amy was an olympic Rower who competed in the Atlanta Olympics - Simon was her coach, they were married a few years later.
Amy Gillett was married to Simon at the time of her tragic death in Germany in 2005.
The laws that the AGF have been fighting for have been passed in many parts of Australia - but are yet to be passed in Victoria.
The move to make the laws legal was recommended five months ago after a parliamentary inquiry, but has not yet been passed into legislation.
If you’re Victorian could you please get in touch with Daniel Andrews & Luke Donnellan and let them know.
Their Instagram handles are @DanielAndrewsmp & @LukeDonnellanmp.
I spoke with Simon the day before Amy’s Gran Fondo which is a 120km race along a fully closed Great Ocean Road down in Victoria every September.
Even if you’re not into cycling - I’m sure you’ll enjoy this conversation with Simon Gillett.