Information for the Local Community

Road closure conditions

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.

This phone number is to be kept clear for residents and locals and genuine traffic issues, not for participants seeking parking information.

Road closure Information 


How do I find out traffic information in case of an emergency?

The traffic hotline number is 0448 813 433 and will be active from 9am – 5pm on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 September and 6am to 3pm on Sunday 15 September. This number is to be used exclusively for the purpose of obtaining information about traffic in the area.

View the link below to see a detailed interactive map of road closures


Saturday 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.

Amy’s Criterium

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 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 both east and east 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 vice versa. The key access points in and out of the area during the closure periods for local traffic are:


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

Deans Marsh

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 now!

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 travelling 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.