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JAN 2024

Ride Together & Win

Nominate your club or social group when you register, and the team with the highest count on the day will be awarded a brand new BMC Roadmachine by Cadel himself!

Terms & Conditions apply.


Ride Together & Win

Nominate your club or social group when you register, and the team with the highest count on the day will be awarded a brand new BMC Roadmachine by Cadel himself!

Terms & Conditions apply.
Saturday 27 January 2024

Set your sights on Greatness.

Join Australia’s Tour de France legend, Cadel Evans on the roads of his home by taking part in the TAC People’s Ride in 2024.

Your chance to ride the same roads as the pros, the TAC People’s Ride welcomes thousands of riders each and every year for a group ride like no other.

Make use of the beautiful spring weather and start training for summer! Lock in your spot to ride our iconic event on the roads of Geelong and the Surf Coast.

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Aerial image start line of the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race in Geelong

When & Where

Date: Saturday 27 January 2024.

Start/Finish Location: Steampacket Gardens, Geelong

Long Course starts at 7:00am
Short Course starts at 7:30am

Courses & Distances: In 2024, there will be two distances on offer that provide riders of all abilities and experience levels the chance to be part of the multi-day cycling festival:

  • Long Course – The Cadel Classic (113km).
  • Short Course – Cadel’s Hometown (59km).

Format: Recreational Ride.

Event Kit Collection & Postage

Jersey and Timing Sticker Postage are an optional extra while registering.

  • Register before 8 December: Receive your jersey in the mail sent to you before Christmas.
  • Register after 8 December but before 9 January: Receive your jersey in the mail before event day
  • All other riders will need to collect their Jersey and Timing Sticker at the Event Village (Steampacket Gardens, Geelong) either Friday 26 January, or on the event morning before starting.

TAC People’s Ride Registration Tent Operating Hours:

Friday 26 January: 4:00pm – 7:45pm
Saturday 27 January: 5:30am – 7:30am

Entries Close: The evening before the event.

What you get in your entry

  • Official Santini Event Jersey (valued at $129.95 RRP) as part of your entry fee (Made in Italy). For more information and to browse additional accessories click here.
  • Ride stickers and rider support throughout the course. Please note, in 2024, due to rider feedback and environmental considerations, we will not be printing temporary rider bibs.
  • Course Feed Stations, Mechanical Service, Traffic Managed Roads, Event Medical Services, and Sag Wagon Transport where required.
  • Post Ride Recovery Area.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • For Frequently Asked Questions about equipment, cut-off times, and registration, please view our FAQ page.

Cadel Evans riding on the Great Ocean Road in Australia

DistanceEarly BirdStandard Late Entry
Mar 1 – Aug 31
Aug 1 – Jan 9 (2024)
Jan 10 (2024) – Event

Pricing Table

  • AusCycling Members receive a discount $10 on all rides.
  • Rider pack postage (jersey and stickers) optional extra of $15.
  • All prices are GST inclusive.
  • All prices are inclusive of 4.95% booking fee

Get your peloton together!

  • Enter a Team of four or more riders, and receive 10% off each entry!
  • Simply create your team as part of the registration process, email [email protected], and we’ll activate your team discount*.
  • *Please note discounts will not be applied retrospectively. Please ensure you email to activate the discount prior to payment.



Cadel’s Hometown
59km course

Total elevation gain: 367m
Max elevation: 39m

The 59km course is designed with intermediate riders in mind. You’ll follow the same start as the pros, climbing up to Ceres before heading back to Geelong waterfront via the famed Challambra climb.

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The Cadel Classic
113km course

Total elevation gain: 1,091m
Max elevation: 166m

A replica of the elite course, you’ll traverse beautiful Torquay, the Surf Coast, Barwon Heads and Ocean Grove before heading across the Bellarine Peninsula, over Challambra and back to the Geelong waterfront.

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Geelong Waterfront

59km & 113km Courses 

With a festival atmosphere, Geelong Waterfront transforms into a buzzing cycling strip as all TAC People’s Ride participants ride the same roads before the world’s elite.

The Esplanade, the historic Cunningham Pier, The Carousel and Steampacket Gardens locale mark both the start and finish lines for all events over the long weekend.

Barwon Heads & Thirteenth Beach

59km & 113km Course

The newly upgraded Barwon Heads Road will see riders make their entry to Cadel’s home base, Barwon Heads.

As you pass the buzzing Hotel and café at the roundabout, the course takes you towards the picturesque Thirteenth Beach coastline. 

Torquay & Bells Beach

113km Course

A chance to ride along the world-famous surf coast, our 113km course sees riders pass through this iconic region overlooking magnificent ocean views and the natural saltmarsh environment. Stop in Torquay, or continue the ride past Bells Beach – a climb up one of Australia’s most iconic stretches of road that is not to be missed.

The Surf Coast is both breathtaking and physically challenging with crosswinds and the climb up the iconic Bells Beach road.

Moriac & Ceres

113km Course

Once you have sailed through Victoria’s stunning coastline, long course riders will head toward the tranquil rural roads of Moriac and Ceres on their way back to Geelong.

Amongst charming farmland, riders will face the rolling hills of the area including the incline up to the summit of Mount Moriac, and hilltop town of Ceres.


113km Course

The famed Challambra climb makes its triumphant return with this calf-busting road set to once again deliver the ultimate high – both physically and mentally.

Taking on the same 83-metre ascent as the pros, Challambra is an iconic climb of world cycling having famously featured in the 2010 UCI Road World Championships.

In 2024, long course riders now have the option to skip the Challambra Climb by taking a shortcut at Scenic Drive.

Proudly presented by TAC

The Transport Accident Commission is a Victorian Government-owned organisation that supports those injured on our roads and promotes road safety. 

 Each and every one of us, as motorists, motorcyclists, pedestrians and cyclists has the shared responsibility to use our road system safely and with respect for each other. 

 Together we can ride towards a future where every journey is a safe one. 

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