Cadel Evans has confirmed he will be riding his home roads with the people once again in 2023.

The announcement was made possible thanks to the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), who have jumped on board as naming-rights partner for the 2023 TAC People’s Ride.

With the long-distance 125km event taking in the sights of Torquay, the Surf Coast and Cadel’s home base, Barwon Heads, this is a rare opportunity to hit the roads with a Tour de France champion and an Australian cycling legend.

“I’m so happy that we are back,” Cadel said at the launch event of 2023 held on the site of the start and finish line, Steampacket Gardens in Geelong.

“Since its inception in 2015, the TAC People’s Ride has been about people of all ages and abilities enjoying time on the bike together.

“The last two years has been challenging for us all but, thanks to the many who have continued to work hard and keep our quest alive, we can welcome old and new riders back for the TAC People’s Ride on the Bellarine Peninsula and Great Ocean Road.”

TAC Acting CEO Liz Cairns said the TAC is proud to partner with such a big event on the sporting calendar.

“The People’s Ride allows us to engage with the cycling community on road safety issues, and to remind all road users to look out for each other and safely share the roads.

“We are thrilled to see the return of the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race and we look forward to promoting road safety throughout the weekend of events and activities.”

The 2023 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race will be held from January 27 – January 29, with the TAC People’s Ride set for the Saturday morning (January 28).