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AMY'S GRAN FONDO

Sunday 14th Sept 2014

Amy's Gran Fondo returns to the Great Ocean Road, Lorne in 2014

Whilst some of the event team are away delivering the Share the Road Tour, another group of us have been working on securing the dates and details around the next Amy’s Gran Fondo. The Amy Gillett Foundation, Cycling Australia and Big Fish Your Pond are proud to present to you the 3rd Amy's Gran Fondo around the iconic Great Ocean Road route. With the date release so early for 2014, there is plenty of time to get prepared with your training and also with your fundraising ideas! There is plenty more to plan and we will be in touch early in the new year to confirm the registration open date.

Save the Date

Join the Amy Gillett Foundation on Sunday 14th September, 2014 in Lorne to participate in the 4th Amy’s Gran Fondo.....put the date in your diary!

If you have completed the ride over the past few years, you can now set your training program to improve your time in the 2014 event. If you have only heard what an amazing experience it is to ride along the Great Ocean Road, under fully closed conditions feeling completely safe, then you can put the date in your diary and start your plans for next year’s event.

Now that the date is set for 2014, you will be able to plan your fundraising well in advance also. With amazing results achieved this year, we look forward to sharing some great ideas from our highest fundraisers with you early in the new year to help build on the fundraising achievements for next year’s event. More information will follow when you are able to set up your fundraising page to start for 2013.

More information will be released early 2014 relating to the distances to ride and all registration details, so stay tuned.

Amy's Gran Fondo means long distance or great endurance. Gran Fondo is a 500+ year old tradition that originated in Italy as a walking event, which then progressed to bicycles and continues to be held in idyllic regions throughout the world. The excitement and anticipation of this Italian tradition is now on its way to Australia.

Australia staged it's first mass participation road riding event with an absolute focus on safety, whilst offering a competitive element to cater for Australia's growing population of recreational riders in 2011 with 2,600 participants.!

Some ride for the satisfaction and pride of just making it to the finish line. Others want to improve upon their previous times or to challenge themselves, their friends and their team mates. Finally, some ride to win!

Course:
Commences from the Great Ocean Road starting point in Lorne. The course will take in the idyllic Surf Coast and Colac Otway regions, including the iconic Great Ocean Road, local townships, and the surrounding rain forests and hinterland. Returning to Lorne, making a total distance of 120 kilometres.

Safety First:
The entire 120 kilometre course will be fully closed to traffic, providing riders with the safest possible environment.

Riders will be supported with lead vehicles, neutral mechanical support, medical support and SAG wagons throughout the event.

Registration:
Registrations will open in May 2012

Community Involvement:
A two day festival at Lorne will provide great entertainment for riders, their friends, family and supporters. Commencing Saturday 16 September will be a retail trade expo, AustCycle training clinics, local food and drink vendors plus entertainment for adults and children alike.

 





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