About the rides
The Melbourne to Warrnambool, affectionately known as the Warrny is the second oldest one-day race in the world and the longest in the Southern Hemisphere, running since 1895.
Some of the biggest names in Australian and international cycling have taken the win here with the likes of Sir Hubert Opperman, Russel Mockridge, Simon Gerrans, Peta Mullens and Matilda Raynolds just to name a few.
FulGaz, in partnership with the Powercor Melbourne to Warrnambool Cycling Classic, is excited to bring you the FULL 2022 race day edition.
We’ve divided the 267km route into four parts, so you can tackle the challenge over four rides, or if you’re looking for something REALLY tough you can ride the full 267km in a single effort.
You will be right in the action of the race with team cars, riders, TV motos, and support vehicles whizzing around you so you’ll feel like you are part of the actual race.
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MELBOURNE TO WARRNAMBOOL (PART 1)
Starting at Avalon airport, this 89km section is a great way to open up the legs. This section is mostly on the highway before venturing off onto some faster country roads. The men’s peloton might catch you towards the end, so put the hammer down early while you traverse over a few rolling hills paired with some punchy climbs will keep you on your toes.
If you’re stopping in Birregurra, make sure you head to the award-winning restaurant Brae for a meal.More Info
MELBOURNE TO WARRNAMBOOL (PART 2)
With almost 90km in the bank, it’s time to move on to the next sector of the race. Undulating hills along this 40km section will make it hard to settle into a rhythm. You’ll race through the streets of Colac with some of Australia’s best-emerging riders including riders from the leading National Road Series teams, Inform TM Make, Oliver’s Real Food Racing, BridgeLane and Nero Continental.More Info
MELBOURNE TO WARRNAMBOOL (PART 3)
From Tomahawk Creek, you’ll push along to Timboon where you’ll turn left towards the coast. Make sure you refuel in Timboon with some of their award-winning ice cream. The choc mint is always a favourite.
A relatively flat middle section gives way to a few gradual climbs towards the end of this section.
From here, you’ll be racing into a Southerly wind until you get to Port Campbell, the home of the 12 Apostle rock formation.More Info
MELBOURNE TO WARRNAMBOOL (PART 4)
You’ve almost done it, departing from Port Campbell, you’ll race along the coast, past Loch Ard Gorge and the stunning Bay of Martyrs. The Bay draws its name from stories that have spanned generations of Europeans killing a large group of Karrae-Wurrong Aboriginal men here.
Bright blue skies and narrow country lanes through paddocks keep this ride interesting. Watch the breakaway dwindle as the kilometres tick up. Not too many people get to experience a race from this vantage point. Ignore the red lights as you race through town and down the finishing chute.More Info
FULL DISTANCE MELBOURNE TO WARRNAMBOOL 2022
The Melbourne to Warrnambool, affectionately known as the Warrny is the second oldest one-day race in the world and the longest in the Southern Hemisphere, running since 1895. Filmed during the 2022 edition of the event, you'll chase down breakaways, TV Motos, and ride through the Western district's stunning rolling countryside.More Info