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Chapel St cycle memorial planned for Gitta today

Macquarie National News

More than 150 people are today expected to take part in a memorial ride for the Dutch cyclist killed in an alleged hit-run at South Yarra.

Gitta Scheenhouwer was on a working holiday in Australia before he life was cut short on Chapel St on August 12.

The 27-year-old was hit by an allegedly stolen luxury SUV while cycling in the bike lane of the famous Melbourne shopping strip.

The Australian Cycle Alliance and Bicycle Network are today calling for people to cycle from their homes and meet at the scene of the crash at 7am.

While Ms Scheenhouwer’s family members have returned to the Netherlands for her funeral, some of her friends are expected to be among the more than 150 cyclist taking part in the memorial ride.

Macquarie National News
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