Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race: People’s Ride

February, 2020

01FebAll DayCadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race: People's RideRide with the legend himselfGeelongState:VICDiscipline:family friendly,RoadTerrain:Flat,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Century,Gran-fondo,Recreational

start of the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race People's Ride


Ride Details

Come ride the People’s Ride with Cadel Evans, in Geelong and the surrounding Victorian coastline.

Cadel’s People’s Ride (or the Swisse People’s Ride) is held during the Cadel Evan’s Great Ocean Race each year. This is your opportunity to ride with a true champion. The route was designed by Cadel Evens (Australia’s first Tour De France 2011 winner) on the roads that he trained on as a child.

Cadel’s People’s Ride has courses to suit all abilities including distances ranging from 35km, 65km and the 115km.

The 115km ride is the same course as one of the race days. It starts on the Geelong waterfront, out along the coastline and returning inland. Travelling through the coastal towns of Barwon Heads to Torquay and the iconic Bells Beach. Turning Right and heading along beside the Otway Forrest with some undulations and climb before the historic village of Ceres. Back in Geelong, the final climb is the ascent of the Challambra Climb. Job done, for the long ride with Cadel.

The 65km ride starts from the Geelong waterfront, heading south-east via Barwon Heads Road to Cadel’s hometown, Barwon Heads. You’ll then head down the main street of Barwon Heads, and then enjoy the coastal views of Thirteenth Beach. Then turning at Horseshoe Bend Road and riding towards South Barwon Reserve. With Eastern Park then in view, with just the finishing straight to complete.

The 35km ride starts with the same route as the longer rides, before turning right early from Barwon Heads Road. You’ll then coast along Horseshoe Bend Road via Armstrong Creek and Warralily. Coming back, you’ll pass South Barwon Reserve and enjoy the views of Eastern Park and the foreshore before crossing the finish line.

The 1.6km  Vegemite Family Ride is held on Friday 31 January 2020.

Geelong is on the coast, to the south of Melbourne and is about an hours drive down the M1 freeway. It is being serviced by trains and bus connections.

The whole event is a celebration of cycling with the races by the UCI professional riders and then the People’s Ride that is presented by Swisse.

You’ll find other cycling events, like Cadel’s People’s Ride, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.


Come ride the People’s Ride with Cadel Evans, in Geelong and the surrounding Victorian coastline.


1 February - 1 February


Geelong, VIC


Extra Information

  • Early bird entry goes into a draw for prices
  • $10 discount for CA members
  • Peoples ride is on the 26th
  • Other days are UCI Race events
  • Water
  • Food
  • Event Jersey
  • Event timing
  • Event village