2017 Wiggle Amy's Gran Fondo

Saturday, 09 September 2017 | 08:30 AM to Sunday, 10 September 2017 | 04:30 PM


Wiggle Amy’s Gran Fondo is your once-a-year opportunity to experience the thrill and safety of riding the fully closed Great Ocean Road.

Held in Lorne and Apollo Bay on Sunday 10 September, the event includes a weekend of family-friendly activities that makes the Wiggle Amy’s Gran Fondo not just an event, but an experience.

There are three stunning distances to choose from guaranteed to suit every level of rider:

  • 120km Wiggle Amy’s Gran Fondo – New reverse course that concludes with breathtaking views along the Great Ocean Road and finishes on the main street in Lorne.  
  • 45km Amy’s Medio Fondo – Showcases the entire stretch of the picturesque Great Ocean Road from Apollo Bay to Lorne (includes return bus).  
  • 7km Amy’s Family Fondo – Chose to do one or two laps of the 7km loop. Ideal for families, kids and the local community.

With the full road closures and an online safety briefing for every rider, the event has a strong safety focus.  Now in its sixth year, Wiggle Amy’s Gran Fondo is held in memory of Australian cycling team member Amy Gillett, who was killed while training in Germany in 2005.

Register to enter

For all other enquires please head to www.amysgranfondo.org.au


Road Closures

There are several new changes to the event in 2016 to take note of, including;

1. Apollo Bay start line for the 45km Amy’s Medio Fondo 

This year will see the start of the Amy’s Medio Fondo taking place in Apollo Bay. The table below shows the road closures that will take place in Apollo Bay. 

2. Reverse course for the 120km Wiggle Amy’s Gran Fondo

In 2016 the event will start and finish on the main street in Lorne, with the course taking riders in the opposite direction to the previous events.

Please note - Details below are from the 2016 event.  2017 details will be added shortly when finalized. 

Road closures


Skenes Creek & Forrest

Some residents of Skenes Creek and Forrest will be able to cross the course under the direction of Victoria Police or event operations staff for the duration of the closure at the following locations

• Properties accessed along or off Old Coach Road, Skenes Creek can access by approaching the Great Ocean Road from Apollo Bay prior to 9.00am and after 11.00am

• Residents can cross over (but not turn into) Birregurra Forrest Road using Colac Forrest Road and Henry Street

Beech Forest

The section of Skenes Creek Road between the Great Ocean Road and Beech Forrest Road will be accessible to local traffic only prior to 9:00am


Local access during the event to Mountjoy parade after 10.00am from Grove to Otway Street.

Apollo Bay

Detour around Apollo Bay via Pascoe Street.

Pennyroyal Valley Road Deans Marsh

Properties on Pennyroyal Valley Road can gain access via the Deans Marsh General Store when safe to do so and under the direction of Victoria Police and authorised persons.



The principle diversion route both east and west bound avoiding the Great Ocean Road is via the Princes Highway through Winchelsea to Colac, then the C155 from Colac through Gellibrand to Lavers Hill and vic versa.

The key access points in and out of the area during the closure periods for local traffic are:



Wiggle Amy's Gran Fondo Course Map

 Amys Gran Fondo Map

 Traffic hotline

For information and advice during the event, a traffic hotline will operate at the following times:

  • Friday 8 September between 9:00am and 5:00pm
  • Saturday 9 September between 9:00am and 8:00pm

  • Sunday 10 September between 5:30am and 4:30pm

 The contact for the traffic hotline is 0448 813 433

The contact email for any traffic concerns is operations@sme360.com.au

For all other enquires please head to www.amysgranfondo.org.au

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact the event management team.

Contact details:

Email: granfondo@amygillett.org.au

Phone: 03 9595 3000


  • Saturday, 09 September 2017 | 08:30 AM - Sunday, 10 September 2017 | 04:30 PM


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