This morning from 7.10 a.m. about two thousand bikes past out house on the first leg of the people's race - short and long course. In lycra, with helmets, some chatting loudly, one man guffawing in a deep voice and alongside him rode a bodyguard on a motorbike. I suppose that was Tony Abbott. Then about two hours later some came back down Boundary Rd, six missed the turn into Myers and blithely rode on to Ryrie, so would they be disqualified? A few minutes later men in orange guided the cyclists into the correct street. Near our house was a strange notice. I thought the race started at Eastern Beach not on our road.
AUSTRALIA’S lycra-loving leader got back on his bike this morning, trying to ride out the storm after a rough week.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott pedalled along Victoria’s southwest coast as part of the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race.
A keen cyclist, Mr Abbott was the first to cross the finish line in the 65km People’s Ride, even though he said “it felt like 165km”.