One week after the successful World Championships in Perth on the other end of Australia, lots of riders are heading East to combine the Worlds trip with the first qualifier in Lorne.

5500 riders have signed up for the event which is one of the safest bike rides in the country. A mandatory briefing and the safety message are the key elements to promote this.

Wiggle Amy's Gran Fondo will start and finish on the main street in Lorne, with the course taking riders in the opposite direction to the previous 5 events.

In order to make this event even safer, the new course direction features an uphill start that will allow riders to spread out along the course at lower speeds. As a result, smaller bunches of riders will be able to enjoy the 40km stretch of fully closed Great Ocean Road between Skeenes Creek Road and the finish in Lorne.

The new course distance will be 120km.