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This weekend in excess of 5000 cyclists will descend onto the coast for the staging of 2018 Amy’s Gran Fondo, touted as one of Australia’s most picturesque cycling weekends for the entire family. Now in its eighth year the event offers an impressive endorphin weekend of cycling to watch in awe or participate with vigor all on fully closed roads with a spectacular backdrop of the Great Ocean Road. With the full road closures and an online safety briefing for every rider, the event has a strong safety focus. Amy’s Gran Fondo is held in memory of Australian Cycling team member Amy Gillet, who was killed while training in Germany in 2015.

If the cycling event isn’t enough strap yourself in for the footy, local footy that is. As the Lorne Football and Netball Club have both senior football sides playing in Saturdays 2018 Grand Final. The senior team take on the might of Birregurra while our reserves tackle Simpson for the seasons final glory. The Reserve game starts at 12:20pm, while the seniors get underway at 2:10pm. Get to Colacs Central Reserve if you can and support the Dolphins.


Septembers an amazing time on the coast for a number of different reasons and not always real estate related. Winter turns to spring; Football finals are well underway and it’s a month that “transitions” lower traffic months to higher traffic months. A number of local traders will say that the AFL Grand Final siren at the end of the last game is the start of the first quarter on the coast.

It can at times also produce good real estate results and the past week has been one of these with five contracted deals for the week (three in Lorne and two in Wye River). What has been most interesting over recent times is the Lorne sales that have been completed on property that have sat on the market for considerable time, and as these transactions have occurred the early spring stock numbers have been at all time lows. The stand out Lorne sale for the week has been the older style Grand Parade residence selling at just under $1 million.


Did you know that Lorne’s first ever football grand final was located on the Lorne Foreshore? There is a great old movie in existence of a game when Lorne were playing Deans Marsh and the home side kicked 50 goals to the Marsh’s 1.


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