Held on one of the most famous stretches of road in the world – the Great Ocean Road – you’ll be hard pressed to find a more picturesque cycling event anywhere in the World. Starting the and finishing in the charming seaside town of Lorne, the 110 kilometre course takes you into the beautiful rainforests and hills of the Otway Ranges before finishing on the fully closed Great Ocean Road. It’s the only event on the Australian cycling calendar that provides fully closed roads for its competitors.
The event is held in memory of Australian cyclist Amy Gillett who tragically lost her life whilst training in Germany. Participants are urged to raise money for the Amy Gillett Foundation so that they can proliferate key messages of safe and responsible road use. Whilst a large proportion of the 6,000 entrants are recreational riders, the event is a qualifier for the UCI World Amateur Road Cycling Championships so it does attract some very serious competitors as well. The event is fully timed so you can compare your times to other riders in your age group category.