ABOUT BIKEEXCHANGE STAGE 2
There was a sense of irony at this stage where the bike met motor car as the peloton pedalled off from the famous National Motor Museum in beautiful Birdwood.
The stage passed through some of the hardest hit areas from the 2019 bushfires and involved a gravel section which tested bike handling skills.
The stage was a wonderful opportunity to support local communities who faced significant challenges throughout 2020. Both race directors were keen to take the race back to these beautiful areas to show Australia how the bushfire recovery was tracking.