RIP Helen Baird

To laugh often and much, to win the respect of the intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world. – Ralph Waldorf Emerson

There are times when there are too few words left to heal us, when what we wish for is to be carried, when all we have left is the hope that tomorrow will be a more gentle place to land than today. Why is it so easy and takes but a minute to say hello and forever and so difficult to say goodbye?
Yesterday at 4.25pm Helen Baird passed away in the company of her family after a long battle with cancer. All those who knew Helen, loved and admired her. Our club and our sport has grown and been enriched through the tireless years of devotion, hard work and never ending commitment to our club and sport of this remarkable woman. It seems so cruel to lose one so special and so dear to so many. Time may dull the pain, but we will never forget those we truly love. You will remain with us for our love for you carries on, and cherished memories will never fade living forever in our hearts.

To Lyle, family and friends may the concern and sympathy of those who care help you through this difficult time.

We will pass on funeral details here and on the club’s  Facebook page as soon as we can.

Cycle Safe SA

From CyclingSA: CW, Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Cycle Safe SA – More South Australians Cycling

South Australia’s cycling movement has reached a landmark moment with today’s launch by The Advertiser of its Cycle Safe campaign. 

Open up a copy of today’s paper and you’ll see that cycle safety is being championed. The Advertiser is showing great leadership with an entire campaign dedicated to improving safety for those South Australians who ride a bike and those who want to ride bike yet do not feel safe to do so.

So what’s the campaign all about?

Today’s editorial states:

“Today, The Advertiser supports a campaign by peak cycling body Bike SA to counter these risks and dramatically improve road safety… the campaign, called Cycle Safe, will focus on bicycles as the key to a safe, healthy and sustainable state – but the measures we will be calling for help drivers, cyclists and pedestrians alike.”

Bike SA’s CEO, Christian Haag says: “The State election next year provides a tremendous opportunity to make the case for increased and smarter investment in cycling. Bicycle SA is again proud to partner The Advertiser on this vital issue.”

This is big news for South Australia’s cycling community. We encourage all members and supporters to follow the Cycle Safe campaign over the coming months.

To make your voice hear, join us for Amy’s Ride SA on Sunday 3 November 2013, knowing that your ride will send a clear message to all politicians that more needs to be done. Your registration will directly contribute to our road safety campaigns.

Spreading the Message: Amy’s Ride SA Jersey

We want to send a powerful message to politicians, so we’ve included the Cycle Safe SA logo on the back of the Amy’s Ride SA jersey.(See right). Imagine having over 3,000 people going down the Southern Expressway all riding for safer bike conditions. Now that’s a powerful message.