Cyclo Sportif Victoria and the Scott Peoples Foundation announced that Cadel Evans will be taking part in the inaugural Scotty's Ride in Shepparton on Saturday 13th December.
Evans, the 2007 and 2008 Tour de France runner up, will join hundreds of recreational cyclists in the fully supported 125km recreational challenge ride on the quiet country roads around Shepparton.
The event is held in honour of Scott Peoples, one of Australia's brightest young stars, who was killed in December 2006.
This announcement comes after the confirmation that fellow Victorians, Athens Olympic gold medallist Brett Lancaster and Tour de France hero Phil Anderson will also take part.
Scotty's Ride kicks off the Scott Peoples Memorial Cycling Festival, with the weekend of cycling to also include Scotty's Track Night at the Shepparton velodrome and Scotty's Race which will see some of Australia's top cyclists in action.