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Join thousands of participants and cycling fans in the spectacular Geelong, Bellarine Peninsula and Surf Coast regions for Australia’s ultimate weekend of cycling at the 2017 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race.In 2017, the 174 kilometre Elite Men’s Race on Sunday January 29 joins the coveted UCI WorldTour calendar, kicking off world cycling’s classics season for the year with big name riders going head to head in an intense battle for line honours.Preluding the Elite Men’s Race will be the 113 kilometre Deakin University Elite Women’s Race on Saturday January 28, when more than 70 of the world’s best female riders will compete.The People’s Ride on Saturday will follow the same route as the champions where thousands of participants will ride alongside Australia’s only Tour de France winner, Cadel Evans on some of his favourite training roads in the world.Commencing on Friday January 27 with the GMHBA Family Ride, the teams presentations will follow where fans have the opportunity to see the best in cycling up close.Watch the action from Bells Beach, Chilambra climb and 13th Beach, Barwon Heads before heading to the finish line to catch the winner cross the line.
Relax at this popular summer holiday destination at the mouth of the Barwon River with quiet river beaches, friendly cafes and excellent golf courses.
We're giving you 10 inarguable reasons to get on down to G-Town and the bewdiful Bellarine, but you'll soon have a bunch of reasons all of your own.
Explore Victoria's second largest city, Geelong, the gateway to the Bellarine Peninsula and the Great Ocean Road with a diverse range of activities.
Grab your board or walking shoes and hit this popular surf beach, suitable for both learner and advanced surfers, and perfect for a refreshing stroll.