There’s a reason why the 115km is our most popular course – Challambra! Just like the elite men and women in our UCI WorldTour Classics, you can challenge yourself on the punchy 830 metre ascent first made famous in the 2010 UCI Road World Champs.
After starting in Geelong, the course takes you to Cadel’s hometown of Barwon Heads and the famous Great Ocean Road. On your return, you pass through Moriac, Barrabool Hills and the historic village of Ceres.
Cross the Geelong waterfront finish line and kick back with friends at the Steampacket Gardens Event Village. Stay on for the Deakin Women’s Race – the first UCI Women’s WorldTour event in the southern hemisphere!
Whatever your goal, you are guaranteed to love the entertainment and atmosphere at our famous waterfront start line. Join Cadel and thousands of passionate cycling friends in a sea of coastal blue as we countdown to the start of the 2020 Swisse People’s Ride!
Ride through Barwon Heads, the hometown of Cadel Evans, which famously painted itself yellow when he was riding – and winning – the 2011 Tour de France. Then take in the views as the course hugs the coast at Thirteenth Beach.
The scenery as you ride the Surf Coast is both breathtaking and physically challenging as crosswinds can pick up. But, there’s a great chance to test your threshold along a straight stretch across the marshes of Blackgate Road, Breamlee.
Coming into Torquay you might be tempted to stop for a coffee at one of the popular cafes or restaurants. Or, simply keep your cadence high as you hit the Esplanade and roll on to the famous Great Ocean Road.
Exclusive to the 115km course, the Challambra Climb delivers the ultimate high – physically and mentally. After reaching the summit you’ll love the Scenic Road decent towards Queens Park.
With a left turn and a pinch up Melville Avenue, the route continues on Minerva Road, connecting through to Church Street, over the Highway and onto the Esplanade. Then, the famous Geelong waterfront finish line awaits!