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Friday, July 29, 2005

Amy Gillett farewelled at funeral

Happier times on the podiumHundreds of mourners have gathered in the western Victorian city of Ballarat for the funeral of Australian national team cyclist Amy Gillett. Gillett, 29, was killed by a car while on a training ride in Germany last week. During the service, family members laid roses, a cycling vest and a tiara on Gillett's coffin. Her team-mates, who also sustained injuries in the accident, sent a tribute message that was read to mourners. (more in article)

Cyclist farewelled with mountain of love

Australian Cycling Federation: Amy Gillett-Safe Foundation


  • It was a beautiful funeral. A husband carrying the coffin of his bride is a gutwrenching thing though. The Consul for Germany attended. The bike in the chapel was a heartbreaker and the Olympic flag on her coffin. The guard of honour with oars and wheels was too. The wake is huge and at the Golden City Hotel known as GC's it is only one street from Brownies and packed with people. The grammar college rowing team bonding thing is huge in Ballarat - they all marry each other and travel together, and tonight the mourning is hopefully less difficult in company. Cop on the news tonight said God MADE Beach Road for cyclists - maybe Amy has taken Him some bikeclips to keep that long white robe out of his spokes.
    Be careful out there.

    By Blogger Brownie, at 12:37 am, July 30, 2005  

  • Bye Amy.

    It's arguable that once you've been hit by a car, sometimes death is preferable. The recovery from the body-wide injuries stay with you for the rest of the time you spend breathing.


    By Blogger weezil, at 8:49 am, July 30, 2005  

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