Saturday 28th April 2018

Distances and Categories

204km Great Ocean Epic Ride – 6.30am
Competitor Start Zone Recommended Ability

Zone 1 – Under 7hrs (Red) Rides most days and completes a long ride 100km+ (averaging 35km/h) each weekend
Zone 2 – Under 7.5hrs (Green) Rides 3-4 times per week and/or completes a long ride 100km+ (averaging 30-35km/h) most weekends.
Zone 3 – Under 8hrs (Orange) Rides 2-3 times per week, completes a longer ride 100km+ (averaging 25-30km/h) 1-2 times a month

145km Classic Ride – 7:30am
Competitor Start Zone Recommended Ability

Zone 1 – Under 4hrs (Red) Rides most days and completes a long ride 80km+ (averaging 40km/h) each weekend
Zone 2 – Under 4.5hrs (Green) Rides 3-4 times per week and/or completes a long ride 80km+ (averaging 35-40km/h) most weekends.
Zone 3 – Under 5hrs (Orange) Rides 2-3 times per week, completes a longer ride 80km+ (averaging 30-35km/h) 1-2 times a month
Zone 4 – Under 5.5hrs (Blue) Rides 1-2 times per week, occasionally completes a longer ride 40km+ (averaging 25-30km/h)
Zone 5 – Under 7hrs (Yellow) Rides 2-3 times a month (averages 20-25km/h)
Zone 6 – Over 7hrs (Purple) Recreational rider, rides 1-2 times a month, plans to stop at most refreshment stations (averages 20km/h)
60km Ride 8:30am Start Time

60km Amy’s Ride Victoria – 8:30am
Competitor Start Zone Recommended Ability

Zone 1 – Under 2hrs (Orange) Rides most days and completes a long ride on the weekend (averages 35km/h)
Zone 2 – Under 3hrs (Blue) Rides 2-3 times a week or one long ride 40km+ (averaging 25-35 km/h) on the weekend
Zone 3 – Over 3hrs (Yellow) Recreational rider, rides occasionally, plans to stop at most refreshment stations (averages under 25km/h)

Event Road Closures

Notification of Road Closures – RACV Great Ocean & Otway Classic Ride – Saturday 28th April 2018

The 11th annual RACV Great Ocean & Otway Classic Ride will be held on Saturday 28thth April 2018 and will involve road closures. Please view the map below so you can see the times each section of the course will be closed.

The Esplanade, Torquay between Beach Road and Gilbert Street will be closed from 5.30am to 9:30am.

The Esplanade, Torquay between Zeally Bay Road and Gilbert Street will be closed from 9:30am to 5:00pm.

Section 1 – Avoid the Anglesea Rd from the Bellbrae roundabout to Hendy Main Road  7.00am – 9.15am to minimise your delay.

Section 2 – Hendy Main Rd to Cape Otway Road Moriac is closed from 7.30am am to 10.00am.

Section 3 – Cape Otway Rd Moriac at Church Rd to Winchelsea- Deans Marsh Rd is closed from 8.00am to 10.30am.

Section 4 – Cape Otway Rd from Winchelsea – Deans Marsh Rd to Birregurra – Deans Marsh Rd is closed from 8.30am to 11.00am.

Section 5 – Birregurra – Deans Marsh Rd to Deans Marsh is closed from 8.30am to 12.15pm.

Section 6 – Deans Marsh – Lorne Rd to Neade St Lorne is closed from 9.00am – 12.30pm.  Due to the safety concerns of both cyclists and vehicles, access will not be allowed during these times unless an emergency arises.

Section 7 – Great Ocean Road from Lorne to Torquay will be open in both directions.

We thank you for your cooperation and if you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact SME360 on 03 9595 3000.