Record numbers set to hit the Great Ocean Road
Wiggle Amy’s Gran Fondo for 2015 is already shaping up as one for the record books.
For the first time in the event’s five year history, Wiggle Amy’s Gran Fondo will welcome more than 5,000 recreational and competitive cyclists to the Colac Otway and Surf Coast region on Sunday 13 September 2015 – a record number of registrations.
In what is a once a year opportunity to ride a fully closed Great Ocean Road, this year’s event has continued to build on its 2014 sell out and, as a result, has increased capacity in 2015 to allow greater numbers to experience the event, and further galvanise the Amy Gillett Foundation’s road safety messages.
Interim CEO of the Amy Gillett Foundation, Belinda Clark, says the result is a testament to the event, the region and the road safety achievements by Australia’s leading bike safety organisation.
“It’s a special year for Wiggle Amy’s Gran Fondo and the Foundation in general, as 2015 marks 10 years since the death of Amy Gillett,” said Clark.
“To have a result such as this with five weeks to go is incredible.”
“To see thousands of cyclists enjoying the beauty of the Great Ocean Road in freedom and supported through a comprehensive safety briefing will be fantastic.”
Wiggle Amy’s Gran Fondo is a proven economic stimulus to the Colac Otway and Surf Coast region, and with record numbers visiting the area, local businesses can expect a genuine boost to trade come September.
“The Colac Otway and Surf Coast Shire are extremely generous hosts of the event, and we encourage all our participants to really make the most of their time there,” said Clark.
Born out of tragedy, the Amy Gillett Foundation was formed with a single purpose – to make bike riding safer. The Foundation is Australia’s leading bike safety organisation and aims to achieve zero bike fatalities in Australia. It recently launched the ‘We Remember’ initiative in memory of Amy Gillett.
Limited places for Wiggle Amy’s Gran Fondo are still available at www.amysgranfondo.org.au.
Experience the thrill of the Great Ocean Ride for yourself by watching the video below.
All proceeds and fundraising associated with Wiggle Amy’s Gran Fondo will be directed towards cycling safety research, advocacy and educational campaigns and programs.