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Event Partners
 

 

Continental Tyres

Continental, as a leading premium global player, is determined to make individual mobility more, comfortable, more sustainable and much safer. We provide high performance products guaranteeing the requisite road grip with the widest possible margin of safety and short braking distances - we drive the integration of active and passive safety systems – for vehicles that make motoring in general and city traffic much safer.

 

The Amy Gillett Foundation promotes a safe and harmonious relationship of shared respect between bicyclists and motorists – to highlight the importance of being responsible every time we head out on the road whether we're on two wheels or on four. Why? Because everyone deserves to arrive at their destination safely irrespective of their chosen mode of transport.

 

It is due to these natural synergies and clear determination to improve safety on Australian roads that made it an easy decision for Continental to become a major sponsor and perfect partner of the Amy Gillett Foundation.  We look forward to seeing you in Lorne for the 2012 Amy’s Gran Fondo!

 

The spirit of Amy lives on through the Foundation’s work to make sure that the roads are safer for all road users – Continental’s absolute focus on the safety of its products and support of the Amy Gillett Foundation greatly assists us in realising our vision”
Mary Safe (Mother of Amy Gillett)

 

 

 

Victorian Government

Victoria has a strong reputation as the sporting events capital of the world and Amy’s Gran Fondo is a welcome addition to the State’s remarkable calendar of annual and one-off international and national events.


The Victorian Government is proud to support Amy’s Gran Fondo 2012 as it injects a significant boost to local sports, tourism, investment and community spirit, whilst raising awareness and funds towards tackling important community issues.


Events like Amy’s Gran Fondo also showcase Victoria’s fantastic regional areas and natural beauty to even more people, and importantly, are a great way to get more people, more active, more often.

 

 


 

Hydralyte Sports

Australian owned and operated rehydration specialists Hydralyte have recently released the latest in rehydration innovation - Hydralyte Sports™.

 

Hydralyte Sports™ is a clinical rehydration and electrolyte replacement solution.  The product that makes a 600ml bottle is low in sugar and contains the key electrolytes and trace elements lost in sweat.

 

Rehydration is a critical component to the performance of all athletes, particularly endurance riders. As the AGF foundation works tirelessly to educate and promote bike safety to the community we too work to educate and promote health & hydration.

 

Hydralyte Sports™, an avid supporter of the AGF is very proud to be involved in the Grand Fondo and looks forward to working together to promote health, hydration and safe cycling.

 

To assist in training and preparation for the event, every participant will receive a FREE Hydralyte Sports sample pack upon registration and has the opportunity to purchase from our product range taking advantage of an exclusive offer.

 

 

 

Subaru

Subaru’s partnership with the Amy Gillett Foundation is integral in promoting the key message of safety for every road user. While we are known for our driver safety standards, the fact is, many drivers are also cyclists, both are pedestrians and all are vulnerable road users. Our objective is to support the foundation in further amplifying the message of safety on and sharing of our roads.

 

Subaru’s participation in Amy’s Gran Fondo is just one way of helping facilitate a greater awareness of the Foundation’s work and the road safety message. We encourage everyone to join us in September, whether it is the challenge of claiming the Subaru King of the Mountain spotted jersey, to reach a personal fitness goal, or for a leisurely ride, the Gran Fondo is gearing up to be a fun event for everyone.

 

        The Subaru Tracker lets you monitor the progress of your riders in real time. Find live results for the Subaru King of the Mountain competition, as well as unofficial finish times for the Gran Fondo and Medio Fondo.

Mobile Website Version

 

Download the iPhone App

 

We look forward to seeing you under the Subaru arch.

 

Bikeexchange.com.au

BikeExchange.com.au, Australia’s No.1 bike website, is proud to be the Official Online Partner of the Amy Gillett Foundation. As in 2011 at the inaugural event, BikeExchange.com.au will be the Official Results Hub for Amy’s Gran Fondo. The results will be available immediately after you cross the finish line both at the marquees on the Lorne foreshore and on the website. In the meantime, if you are looking to buy or sell a new or used bike or accessory then BikeExchange.com.au is the answer. Sell it, buy it, ride it!

 

 

 

African Wildlife Safaris

African Wildlife Safaris is the official partner of the Amy Gillett Foundation for the UCI World Cycling Tour Final. They will have a range of accommodation packages available in Pietermaritzberg during the race. Pre and post tour options will also be offered, as well as custom designed itineraries to suit individuals looking for that something special. African Wildlife Safaris also have a range of inclusive tour airfares available with South African Airways which are cheaper than retail airfares.


African Wildlife Safaris are the experts in tailor-made safaris and have over 28 years’ experience organising tours to Africa. Steve Cameron, the co-founder and CEO of African Wildlife Safaris is also an avid cyclist. He recently led a group cycling tour that incorporated South Africa’s prestigious Cape Argus, a gruelling 110 kilometre road race with over 30,000 participants, the largest of its kind in the world. This was followed by a 1,000 kilometre ride through the country’s picturesque Winelands region. Steve will be participating in the 2012 UCI World Cycling Tour Final.


African Wildlife Safaris are in the process of finalising the accommodation and pre/post tour safari packages. If you are planning to attend please register your interest by clicking on the link below and complete the details requested:        
 
http://www.africanwildlifesafaris.com.au/cycle/ucitourfinal2012.html


 

 


Trek

Trek is proud to be a supporting partner with the Amy Gillett Foundation and the Gran Fondo in 2012. At Trek, we believe the bicycle is a simple solution to complex problems. It can combat climate change, ease urban congestion, and build human fitness. It brings us together, yet allows us to escape. And it takes us places we would never see any other way. All this is only possible when it’s safe. Therefore, we also believe in the Amy Gillett mission for safe bike riding in Australia and zero bike-related fatalities.

 

 

 

The Freedom Machine

We are excited to announce that The Freedom Machine has been officially named as an event partner of the most spectacular organized ride in Victoria – the 2012 Amy Gillett Gran Fondo. TFM will be located at the Expo village in Lorne from Saturday morning till Sunday for any mechanical assistance, last minute purchase or just for a friendly chat. Our experienced staff will be happy to assist or advise with any of your cycling needs throughout the weekend.

 

As Official Retail Event Partner we would like to extend a special offer to all Gran Fondo entrants:

 

Have a General or Premium Service at any TFM store and receive

FREE 1 x Bontrager R3 Tyre and 2 x 700c Tubes

with the purchase of the second tyre.

 

(this offer valid only upon presentation of registration.  Interstate rider redemption available for up to 12 months at any of the 4 Melbourne locations)

With four convenient store locations and expert knowledge of the course, The Freedom Machine staff will ensure you are fully prepared for the challenge ahead.

For more Information visit http://www.freedommachine.com.au

 


 

HED Cycling

TRUE SPEED.

 

Over the past 26 years Steve Hed has spent his energy developing the best cycling equipment available.

 

HED Cycling Products are known for building the world's most aerodynamic wheels. Hed wheels go a lot further than just aerodynamics to bring you the fastest wheels on earth- Other important issues such as tire performance, stability in crosswinds, lateral stiffness, drive-train efficiency, durability, comfort, quality control, carbon fiber manipulation, and weight are also carefully considered.

 

Each wheel addresses these aspects in different ways, and this is truly where the art of True Speed is born.

 

Whether you race Grand Tours or Gran Fondo’s HED Cycling has a wheel product to suit you.

 

As a special offer for Amy’s Gran Fondo participants, click on the link below and enter the promo code GRAN FONDO to receive 25% off wheel hire to experience the difference!

www.hirespeedwheels.com.au

 

 

 

Garmin

Garmin, a global leader in GPS technology brings new life to every ride with Edge® 500. Designed for performance cyclists, the GPS-enabled Edge® 500 is small and lightweight. It tracks speed, distance, GPS position and elevation. Compatible with ANT+™ heart rate monitor, speed/cadence sensor and third-party power meters. Offers advanced heart rate-based calorie computation when paired with heart rate monitor.

 

The Edge 500 features a high-sensitivity GPS receiver, temperature readings and a moving alert that warns if you’re moving but the timer is not running. Edge 500 features a low-profile, quarter-turn mount that fits on stem or handlebar. Once your ride’s done, upload to Garmin Connect™ for detailed analysis and mapping. See garminfit.com.au for more.

 

 

Body Torque Gran Fondo Special

Body Torque custom team gear in Ocean Grove support AGF and provide our lovely Gran Fondo official jersey and merchandise. We also support events like Amy's Ride and the Bike Safe Committee amongst a lot more passionate involvement within the cycling community.
 
We can help you with top quality semi- or full-custom designs for your own team's gear for the Gran Fondo! You can really stand out as a team and support your own business or sponsors.
 
Simply email info@bodytorque.com.au for your free copy of our "Complete, Easy Guide To Choosing Custom Team Gear" guide.
 
Best of all, mention "Gran Fondo" for a SECRET Bonus custom team gear offer!
 

 

Cadence Tours

Cadence Tours is a travel and tour company specialising in small group cycling, and walking tours of Italy, France, USA & Australia .Our tours allow guests  to be immersed in the local culture while experiencing outstanding cycling experiences up the most challenging mountains of Italy & France or through the awe inspiring scenery of the Amalfi Coast, Provence, and hidden towns of Europe. We always make time to stop along the way for a plate of fresh pasta, a crunchy baguette, a macchiato or gelato & watch the action of the Giro d’Italia or Tour de France. All this adds up to an unforgettable experience.

 

As a proud sponsor of the AGF we assist with the European travel needs of the AGF Scholarship Holder and with the travel and accommodation needs for the annual Amy’s Gran Fondo event in Lorne.

 

Join us on our tours for an experience of a lifetime: www.cadencetours.com.au

 

 

Colac Otway Shire

Colac Otway Shire Council is proud to host Amy’s Gran Fondo, an event which showcases our shire to the local, state, national and international cycling community.

 

The Gran Fondo allows riders to experience the rugged beauty of the Great Ocean Road unhindered by cars – a special opportunity indeed.

 

We hope that while visiting Colac Otway Shire, Gran Fondo participants take an opportunity to experience the best of Colac Otway’s cuisine, nature, adventure, arts and culture.

 

The coast and Otway hinterland offers a myriad of opportunities, so stay a while and get to know our community a bit better. We look forward to welcoming you.

 

 

Surf Coast Shire

Need more information? Ask a local at the Lorne Visitor Information Centre!


For further information on travelling to Lorne and the Great Ocean Road and making the most of your time during the Gran Fondo, contact the Lorne Visitor Information Centre.
Open 9am-5pm 7 days per week, our friendly volunteers and staff are happy to assist with any enquiries.


15 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne

1300 5289 1152

www.visitlorne.org





 






 
 



 


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