Trans Tasman Challenge – Amy’s Gran Fondo

Aim for that one day in September and Australia’s… Grandest Fondo 

This September 16 & 17, Victoria’s Great Ocean Road will again be home to Wiggle Amy’s Gran Fondo (Italian for a big bike ride). It’s Australia’s Grandest Fondo and there’s a stack of new events making it more exciting than ever before.

Now in its seventh year, Wiggle Amy’s Gran Fondo offers an impressive endorphin-inducing weekend of cycling to watch in awe or participate with vigour all on fully-closed roads with the spectacular natural backdrop that is the Great Ocean Road.

With events and distances to appeal to all in your family, from the youngest through to the most enthusiastic of cyclists, here’s a snapshot:

  • Go Long- 45km Medio Fondo or 120km Gran Fondo with 2021m vertical climbing
  • Go Short 14km Family Fondosat both Lorne & Apollo Bay
  • Go Gravel- 65km Amy’s Gravel Fondo - The perfect ride for those who want to take their riding off the bitumen and onto the gravel including 1,500 metres of climbing - ideal for those who prefer mountain or cyclocross bikes to road bikes.
  • Go CycloCrossCycloCross racing takes to the Apollo Bay foreshore, yep, on the beach. This event will take place on Saturday 16 September, enabling entrants to participate in this event as well as one of the longer rides on the Sunday, or just take in the spectacle.
  • Go Wall– Challenge yourself to a new feat, by taking part in Amy’s Wall – a hill sprint to add to the challenge - while only measuring 110 metres long, Amy’s Wall has an average gradient of 15% (yup, it's quite steep!).

Go Watch – Take in the atmosphere across the Wiggle Amy’s Gran Fondo cycling festival with so much to do and see for participant and spectator alike, including the Women’s & Men’s  Subaru National Road Series events, with a new criterium course that now includes the infamous Amy’s Wall (wow! this will be exciting, bring the popcorn!!).

Don’t delay, continue training but remember to enter here.

Spring Cycle. Ride the Bridge. Ride Sydney.

Whether you are a beginner, a regular rider or a lycra lover – the 2017 Spring Cycle has the ride for you!

All rides provide the ONLY opportunity to ride the Sydney Harbour Bridge main deck, Cahill Expressway and historic Rocks area – car free!

So join us for the 10km Sydney City Ride, 16km River Ride, 50km Classic Ride or the 105km Challenge Ride and experience the magic of the city and greater Sydney by bike. Plus, bring the kids – they ride for FREE*!

Want to Volunteer on the Spring Cycle?

Did you know over the past year 450 dedicated volunteers have volunteered for a total of approximately 3500 hours for Bicycle NSW!

Spring Cycle is the wonderful time of year when we see 350 volunteers showing their support for Bicycle NSW, cycling in Sydney and of course having a great day! Volunteers for Spring Cycle assist with anything and everything on the event day from putting up signage, to registration desk, to setting up event sites and of course cheering on the riders as they pedal their way to the finish line. Volunteers are truly the lifeblood of Bicycle NSW events and their enthusiasm and excitement to give back to the cycling community is contagious.


On that note we strongly encourage all of our members and supporters to get involved in the Spring Cycle volunteer team. If you yourself are cycling, perhaps it’s time to encourage your friends and family to volunteer as a course marshal to give you and the other riders a big cheer as you ride past. There are positions for young and old, cyclists and non cyclists and everyone in between.


As a volunteer you not only get to be part of a great day you will also receive;

  • Bicycle NSW volunteer uniform with T-shirt and hat
  • Lunch pack for the day
  • Volunteer bag of goodies
  • Opportunity to win some volunteer only prizes
  • Opportunity to ride Spring Cycle for FREE – after your volunteer shift you can ride from your position to the finish for FREE