Road Closure Information

Wiggle Amy’s Gran Fondo will be held on Sunday 16th September 2018 and like last year will see road closures. Below is a course map so you find the times each section of the course, and the roads affected will be closed.

There will be numerous static signs and electronic message boards advising of the closures set up around the course as well as advertisements in local newspapers.

There are several recent changes to the event in 2018 to take note of, including;

Apollo Bay start line for the 45km TAC Medio Fondo
This year will see the start of the Amy’s Medio Fondo taking place in Apollo Bay. The table above shows the road closures that will take place in Apollo Bay.

Anti-clockwise course for the 120km Wiggle Amy’s Gran Fondo
The 2018 event will follow the same course direction as 2016 & 2017 with the start and finish on the main street in Lorne.

To ensure the safety of all event participants and the community, temporary changes to traffic conditions must be implemented. Appropriate traffic control measures as approved by Victoria Police and the relevant road authorities will be temporarily installed on all intersections and access points to private property that provide vehicle access onto the course.  Minor Roads, residential and business driveways adjoining the course will be closed progressively from dawn on the morning of the event.

RACV Gravel Fondo Course of 65km
This year will see the start of an off-road ride taking place in Apollo Bay. The table below shows the road closures that will take place in Apollo Bay and along the course. These will still be accessed around Apollo Bay.

Apollo Bay Family Fondo Course of 14km
In 2017 the event will start and finish in Apollo Bay following the route of the Gravel Fondo resulting in the same road closures.

Apollo Bay start line for the 45km TAC Medio Fondo
This year will see the start of the Amy’s Medio Fondo taking place in Apollo Bay. The Great Ocean Road in Apollo Bay will be closed from 10:30am-11:30am for the start of this event.

Local Access/Approved Movements

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 in Forrest 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 8:30am


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

Apollo Bay

Detour prior to 10:30am use Great Ocean Road and cross course at the course at Hardy St.

After 10:30am detour around Apollo Bay via use Pascoe St, Murray St, McLachlan St, Cawood St, Casino Ave detour via Hardy St around the Great Ocean Road closure from 10:30am – 11:30am

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.

Diversion Route and key Access Points

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:

Diversion Route

Road Closure Map

Click here for interactive map of closures

Medio Fondo / Gravel Fondo / Family Fondo Start in Apollo Bay

After the success of the Medio Fondo at Apollo Bay; the RACV Gravel Fondo and TAC Family Fondo events will start at the foreshore carpark behind the Visitor Information Centre. This event will attract over 1000 people to the Apollo Bay area.

The event encourages participants competing in this event to stay at Apollo Bay through providing accommodation options on the Wiggle Amy’s Gran Fondo website.

Saturday’s activities on the foreshore will see the inclusion of a cyclocross event that is part of the wider Victorian CX. There will be no road closures for this event.

Traffic hotline

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

Friday 14 September between 9:00am and 5:00pm

Saturday 15 September between 9:00am and 8:00pm

Sunday 16 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

For all other enquires please head to

We will do all that we can to minimise the inconvenience to residents of the Colac Otway Shire and will provide further information to the community in the lead up to the event with further details about the event.

We thank you for your cooperation!

Community Sessions

The following community sessions will take place in the lead up to the event. The community session will cover road closure information, detour information and how the community can get involved with fundraising.