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Amy’s Ride

NOTE: The 2013 event has moved to Ballarat on Sunday 13 January 2013, the information below is about the past event.

Our beautiful Bellarine Peninsula will play host to the Amy Gillett Foundation’s cycle event Amy’s Ride on Sunday the 2nd of January 2012. The event to celebrate the life of Amy Gillett who was tragically killed in a cycle accident and help road safety awareness is one of the regions premier events this summer.

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The day will feature some of the cycling world’s biggest names including Stuart O’Grady and Robbie McEwan to name a few.

The event starts and finishes at Eastern Park on the city’s eastern outskirts and travels to Portarlington, Queenscliff and Barwon Heads before heading back to Eastern Park. The entire course takes in 120 km but there are several smaller rides for those who’s legs cant quiet make the distance including a 70 km trip and 28 km ride which takes in Eastern Park, Point Henry, Moolap, Newcomb and return. For the little ones, there is even a 1 km loop around Eastern Park which starts at 9:30.

The first ride, the 120km loop kicks off at 8:30 am and the others follow shortly after.

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This is the sixth annual ride and it is expected to be bigger than ever, last year over 2200 riders took part in the event and the day raised more than $80,000 which has gone a long way to help make our roads safer for cyclists.

Registration and more details can be found at http://www.amygillett.org.au/amys-ride-victoria-12