Thousands of people join Australian icon, Cadel Evans, in his own backyard by getting involved in the People’s Ride as part of the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race. Held at the end of January every year, the Momentum Energy People’s Ride offers two spectacular courses – 111km and 65km – following the roads of the elite women’s and men’s races. Then entrants can sit back and recover whilst they watch the elite women battle it out before the elite men’s race the following day.
The course follows the same roads as the elite women and men’s races. Starting from Geelong’s foreshore, ride south-east via Barwon Heads Road, to the hometown of Cadel Evans. Travelling up the main street of Barwon Heads the course hugs the coast, taking in the breathtaking views across Thirteenth Beach, including views of endless sands and rolling surf.
The 65km short course riders split off at Horseshoe Bend Road while the 111km long course riders return to the coast on approach into Torquay along the spectacular foreshore.