The event will be held over three days in the City of Greater Geelong and the Surf Coast Shire. Friday 27 January, VEGEMITE Family Ride around the Geelong Waterfront, Saturday has the TAC People’s Ride and the Deakin University Elite Women’s Race (UCI WorldTour) around the City of Greater Geelong and Surf Coast Shire and Sunday has the Elite Men’s Race (UCI WorldTour) also around the City of Greater Geelong and Surf Coast Shire.
Below will summarise traffic alterations you may encounter during the events. For more details please download the Traffic and Transport Information Sheet which highlights on a map the areas affected with timings and further explanation as well as the road closure table (updated 26 Jan) which gives more precise details of each traffic alteration over the weekend.
Sections of the road along the course will be temporarily closed as the race travels through. The rolling road closure is expected to pass through the course within 15-20 minutes. Outside of this period, access is maintained using the course roads under the direction of traffic controllers. The map in the Traffic and Transport Information Sheet shows sections of the course and their expected closure times.
If you are travelling along a course road as a rolling road closure comes through:
The rolling road closures will be supported by some fixed road closures to assist in keeping the course roads free of traffic when the event comes through. These additional road closures will be in Geelong, Torquay, Thirteenth Beach Rd and Bells Beach. All major intersections will remain open, except when the race passes.
The below map outlines the road closures and streets that will be affected by the road closures. Click here for the table version of the rolling road closures.
The TAC People’s Ride on Saturday 28 January is a recreation ride and is not a race, with cyclists adhering to normal road rules. There will be minor changed traffic conditions in some areas, such as lane closures, reduced speed limits and intersection management to assist the flow of traffic and to ensure the safety of all road users. Refer to the Traffic and Transport Information Sheet for a map and further details.
Due to the large number of cyclists on the roads during this event (Saturday between 7am to 2pm), please take extra care when driving.
There may be longer delays than usual on key arterial routes throughout the weekend, so please allow extra travel time. All roads and towns will remain accessible.
In order to safely deliver a world-class cycling event, the routes must be secure and vehicle-free. There will be restricted parking on any road which the course travels along. To assist, please ensure you park your car either on a driveway if available or on a side street off the course.
There will be changes to public transport services on Saturday and Sunday.
Bus Routes 1, 20, 24, 41, 42, 43, 50, 51, 55 and 101 (Apollo Bay – Geelong) will be diverted in both directions and selected bus stops will not be serviced on Saturday 28 January and Sunday 29 January 2023.
Additionally, on Saturday 28 January, the 11:44am Warrnambool to Melbourne train service will delay it’s departure from Warrnambool and now depart at 12:04pm, departing Winchelsea at 1:50pm and then arriving at Waurn Ponds at 2.11pm.
For full details on disruptions, please visit the PTV website here.
Emergency access will be maintained at all times. In an emergency please call 000.
If you have any questions about how the changed traffic conditions may affect you once you have read through this information, please either email us at [email protected] or phone us on 0487 350 656.