Tour de France and World Champion Cadel Evans held the seventh edition of his People’s Ride gran fondo for over 3000 cyclists on 28 January after a multi-year pandemic induced break.

The Australian mass-participation ride last run in 2020 caters to cyclists of all levels, with thousands of riders lining up on Saturday on one of three courses – 35, 50 and 125 kilometers in length. Many riders use it to prepare for the demanding and difficult Peaks Challenge scheduled on 12 March, a grueling 10+ hour ride with over 4000 meters of climbing.

It was a chance for amateurs to ride on the same roads as the pros in the Great Ocean Road Race, including the Challambra – a leg breaking climb on the 125km route. This year the long route was run in reverse, with riders hitting the climb first and then rolling through Ceres and Moriac before the final loops around Geelong.

Individual results by name or bib number available HERE.

The 2024 People’s Ride is planned for 27 January with details and registration available HERE.

Photos: Cadel Evans People’s Ride