It is hard to explain how it feels standing at the front of the bunch and looking back as far as the eye can see at an endless sea of thousands of colourful bike riders of all types and ages, the sun shining down and the blue sea sparkling off to the side. Goosebumps really. This has been the sight we have looked back on at the start of the last three Amy’s Gran Fondo’s held in Lorne on the Great Ocean Road. This year as we drove down the afternoon before the weather looked ominous, but again as the two years before we awoke for the morning of the ride to an absolute stella of a day.
It has become a yearly event for a group of us ex-Aussie team mates to head to Lorne and basically have a great day out and support a wonderful event that is close to our hearts.
Our ride is about catching up and basically talking each other’s ears off the whole way and getting to the end together. Although some times due to the course terrain the talking is overtaken by breathing. The ride view’s are them self’s breath taking though, and being able to ride along on one of the most famous stretches of road in the country surrounded only by other cyclists is amazing. It is without a doubt one of the best rides you will do in Australia, and it is for an organisation that is contributing greatly to make the country a better place for all of us too ride in! If you haven’t done it yet get to it next year!
For more information about the ride and all the other great thing that the Amy Gillett foundation are doing for cyclists head to the Amy Gillett Foundation website (click here).