Gearing up for another classic edition with plenty for spectators

The world's second oldest one-day cycling race - the Melbourne to Warrnambool Cycling Classic - returns for another year with plenty on offer for spectators.

For the second year in a row, Australia's oldest cycling classic will be broadcast live on the big screen at the event village at the finish line on Raglan Parade.

A number of activities including food trucks, Powercor EPV Units - free 'rides', face painting, colouring wall, jumping castle and TAC Cow Bells will feature in the event village.

On Sunday more activities will take place at Warrnambool's Viaduct Road for the first year of the criteriums.

Spectators can get up close to watch the fast-paced racing whilst also taking in the picturesque views around the Warrnambool foreshore.

Important times

Saturday:

7.30am: Melbourne to Warrnambool departs Avalon Airport

9am: Port Campbell to Warrnambool starts

10.30am: Event village opens

11.30am: Approx handicap finish

12.30-1.30pm: Community Bike Ride

1.30pm-3.30pm: Melbourne to Warrnambool finish

Sunday:

8am: Masters men criterium (45 minutes race time)

9am: Elite/support women (45 minutes)

9-10am: Maremma dogs

9.12am: Kids' bike skills clinic

10am: Warrnambool Athletics Club Junior Dash (30 minutes)

10.10am: Warrnambool Athletics Club five-kilometre time trial run (15 minutes)

11am: Elite men - NRS and A grade (60 minutes)

12.15pm: Football Running Dash for Cash (15 minutes)

12.30pm: Support men (45 minutes)

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