Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
Australian cyclist Cadel Evans, winner of the Tour de France 2011, grew up in the town of Barwon Heads on the south coast of Australia and spent many hours training along the roads in the region, including along on the famous coastal Great Ocean Road. On his retirement in 2015 a race was set up in his honour, the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, which includes a professional men's and women's race as well as a People's Ride over substantially the same course. The course runs south out of Geelong and then to east to Barwon Heads, after which it heads west to Torquay where it joins the Great Ocean Road, passing Bells Beach before heading into the country and north back into Geelong. Having competed in the pro race in its first year, his last race before retirement, Evans himself participates in the People's Ride, below. The even website is at www.cadelevansgreatoceanroadrace.com.au
James Henderson of A Life of Adventure rode the inaugural People' Ride in January 2016. Read Cycling the Great Ocean Road Race.