Australia's Cadel Evans, runner-up in this year's Tour de France, will speak at a dinner auction in Shepparton this week to raise funds to support young cyclists via the Scott Peoples foundation. Evans, whose second place in the Tour was the highest ever achieved by an Australian, will offer up one of his prized jerseys for the auction, which is set to take place Thursday night, November 29 at Friars Café
Other Australian Tour riders, Simon Gerrans and Brett Lancaster, will donate jerseys from this year's Tour de France to the auction. Lancaster, an Olympic gold medalist, will offer a jersey signed by all nine of the Milram Tour team members, including Germany's Eric Zabel.
Other prizes include a dinner party for ten, a plasma TV, and a Giant OCR 1 road bike, which will be auctioned with all proceeds from the evening going to the Scott Peoples Foundation.
Scott Peoples was a gifted young Shepparton cyclist who was killed in a road accident near Mansfield in December last year while training. The Foundation was set up Scott's family, friends and fellow cyclists to promote junior development of cycling in regional Victoria.
The auction is being held in the lead up to the inaugural Scotty's Race. The 130km race on December 9 will start and finish at the Queens Gardens in Shepparton. A high class field of up to 200 cyclists will compete in the race.
Bookings for the Scott People's Memorial Auction must be made and paid for prior to the evening. Cost is $50 for a three course meal of which $25 goes to the foundation. To book phone Peter Newton on 58320175 or Chris Bell on 58213544.