TDHS Great Victorian Bike Ride 2019

Caution | 4500 bike riders are coming through

The Great Vic Bike Ride will arrive in our area this Thursday and we’re urging everyone to take extra special care and plan their travel in advance to avoid the event.

Approximately 4500 riders left Robe on Friday the 22nd of November bound for Torquay this Sunday.

Timboon and District Healthcare Service community engagement officer Sabine McKenzie said the riders would arrive in Peterborough Thursday afternoon, having started the day in Port Fairy.

On Friday morning, they’ll make their way along the Great Ocean Road and come through Port Campbell, with the riders and convoy vehicles travelling down Lord Street and Cairns Street before continuing on the Great Ocean Road past the Twelve Apostles and through to Beech Forest.

“Then on Saturday, they ride from Beech Forest to Deans Marsh before the final leg to Torquay on Sunday,” Mrs McKenzie said.

“Community members need to be mindful that there will be changed traffic conditions such as speed reductions, traffic control and rolling road closures are often in place while the riders travel through.

“In the interests of everyone’s safety, please consider alternate routes.”

However if you must travel in the area, Bicycle Network asks that you;

  • obey all road rules and follow traffic control instructions
  • allow for plenty of clearance when overtaking cyclists
  • be aware of oncoming traffic when overtaking cyclists
  • allow ample travel time as an average cyclist will ride between 20-35 km/h.

For further information, including route maps, please visit

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