Community & Road Closures
Information for the Local Community
Community Pre-Event Information Sessions
Please note there will be two community information sessions held on Monday August 12, 2019. These are casual discussions held at the locations below, aimed at answering any questions not answered by the below.
- Please review the road closure information below, including some reductions to road closures in 2019.
- Accommodation providers, please email information to email@example.com to be listed on our website.
- Local businesses can operate at no charge in our Lorne Main Event Expo or Apollo Bay Sunday Medio Startline Expo, please also email the previous address to inquire about this opportunity.
2019 Community Information Sessions Monday 12 August 2019
- Wye River – Wye River General Store 5PM-6PM
- Apollo Bay – Apollo Bay Hotel 7PM-8PM
Road Closure Resources
NEW TO 2019:
- There will be NO Saturday 14th Sep Mountjoy Pde Closures, with no criterium race.
- Decreased closure of Great Ocean Road (Lorne to Skenes Creek) – will be open until 9am on Sunday 15th (previously closed at 8:00 am).
Event Traffic Management Hotline
SEP 14/15 Traffic Hotline 0456 479 606* – Pre Event Mon-Fri Inquiry Number 1300 484 147
*0456 479 606 phone number is to be kept clear for residents and locals and genuine traffic issues, not for participants seeking parking information.
How do I find out traffic information in case of an emergency?
The traffic hotline number is 0456 479 606 and will be active from 9am – 5pm on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 September and 6am to 3:30pm on Sunday 15 September.
This number is to be used exclusively for the purpose of obtaining information about traffic in the area.
If I need medical assistance what should I do?
Emergency Medical Services Australia (EMSA) and Ambulance Victoria (AV) will be on the course and on call. Marshalls and bike mechanics will be traveling on the course on motorcycles and in cars. Traffic management will be controlling traffic at intersections and volunteers will be guiding athletes for turns at intersections. All of these people are equipped with radios and can contact Event Control to organise assistance. In the event of a severe accident call 000.
Saturday 14 September Summary
Amy’s Gravel Fondo
Separate to the racing of the closed road Gran Fondo, the Gravel Fondo takes riders on a scenic and challenging course on the unsealed mud and gravel tracks inland of Lorne.
Access along Delaney Rd and Benwerrin-Mount Sabine Rd will be closed during this event.
Lorne township remains open; Use Otway St and follow detour signage around theMount Joy Pde/Smith Street closures
Amy’s Wall Closures
Lorne township remains open; Managed traffic controllers on Mount Joy Parade
Sunday 15 September Summary
Progressive closures are made of roads used on the course of the weekend’s major event, Amy’s Gran Fondo.
The course starts in Lorne, and travels through Deans Marsh, Forrest, Skenes Creek and Back to Lorne along the Great Ocean Road.
The principle diversion route 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 vice versa. (key local access points listed below)
In order to meet the road re-opening times which are a condition of our road closure permits, riders are required to maintain an average speed of 18 km/h. Riders falling behind the average speed will have the option to get a lift in the SAG wagon to the next Aid Station or continue under open road conditions.
Access the below in these ways;
Use the Great Ocean Road to/from Anglesea
Apollo Bay / Skenes Creek
Use the Great Ocean Road to/from Lavers Hill
Use the Colac – Forrest Road to/from Colac
Use the Princes Highway via Winchelsea South
Can I volunteer to assist at the event?
Yes! Many volunteers are needed to assist the event team in the delivery of Amy’s Gran Fondo. Volunteers are a critical part of any major event and we love having them involved. Register to Volunteer via firstname.lastname@example.org