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Melbourne to Warrnambool Cycling Classic

The second oldest one-day cycling event in the world, the Powercor Melbourne to Warrnambool Cycling Classic, is on Saturday February 15.

The riders will begin at Avalon Airport before pedalling 267km to Warrnambool, taking in a stretch of the world-famous Great Ocean Road along the way.

The finish line is at the Liebig Street and Raglan Parade intersection, with plenty of great spots to watch the gripping finale along the highway.

There will be plenty of activities while you wait for the riders to arrive with face painting, a jumping castle, food trucks and lots more. You can also watch the final 90 minutes of the race live on the big screen.

When will the riders arrive?

Depending on the conditions, the riders are expected to cross the finish line between 2.30pm and 3pm. We’d recommend following the Melbourne to Warrnambool Cycling Classic on Facebook for updates on the day.

Riders in the Port Campbell to Warrnambool handicap race are expected to arrive in Warrnambool about 11.30am.

Road closures – Saturday February 15

Raglan Parade westbound – Banyan Street to Liebig Street from 7.30am until 5.30pm

Raglan Parade westbound – Flaxman Street to Kepler Street from 11am and 4.30pm. Vehicles will be able to cross Raglan Parade at Kelp, Japan and Foster streets under the direction of race marshals.

Race route – Victoria Police will manage short-term road closures in the vicinity of the riders.

The action continues on Sunday 

The professional cyclists will be in action again on Sunday with the 1.2 km Lady Bay Middle Island Criterium along Viaduct Road.

This will be a fast-paced, action-packed series of races that will be great for spectators.

Racing will begin at 8pm, with men’s and women’s races in various categories to be staged until approximately 1.15pm. 

Riding will halt from about 10am until 11am for the Warrnambool Athletics Club Junior Dash and the Warrnambool Athletics Club 5km time trial run, while the Football and Netball Club “Dash for Cash” will be held at 12.15pm for about 15 minutes.

Kids can get involved in a bike skills clinic from 9am until 12pm and you can meet the penguin-protecting Maremma dogs from 9am until 10am.

Road closures – Sunday February 16

Viaduct Road from the Stanley Street roundabout will be closed to all traffic from 7am to 2pm.
Exceptions will be made for commercial operators, permanent mooring holders and emergency services to enter and exit as required in between races when safe to do so.

Vehicles needing to enter must contact Karin Jones on 0408 375 238 to arrange access and will be escorted by an event official at the pre-arranged time.

Where to park

Ample parking will be made available at Shipwreck Bay Holiday Park (formerly Surfside Two).

More information

For full details about all of the cycling action happening over the weekend visit or follow them on Facebook.


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