105km Challenge Ride

Challenge your cycling performance with a century plus by riding greater Sydney. Clock up 50kms riding across the Sydney Harbour Bridge, past the Sydney Opera House and traversing the diverse Inner West before taking your challenge out to Western Sydney Parklands via picturesque Parramatta and Prospect Dam. Return for your festival finish and cycling expo at Sydney Olympic Park.

Ride Facts

For those looking for the challenge of riding a century, this route takes in the best of the City along the Sydney City Ride route before taking riders through the Inner West, Parramatta, Prospect Dam, Western Sydney Parklands and into Sydney Olympic Park.

  • Distance: 105km
  • Average Speed: 20-35kms per hour
  • Start Time: 6:30am
  • Start Location: North Sydney (map & transport)
  • Finish Location: Sydney Olympic Park (map)
  • Age restriction: 17yrs+

Cut-off times

If you have not passed these points within the specified time, you will not be able to complete the ride under event conditions. Cut-off times:

  • 8:40am – Pier St & Darling Drive
  • 11:45am – Bicentennial Park Shared Path & Observatory Tower Shared Path
  • 9:15am – Silverwater Road at Silverwater Bridge
  • 10:00am – M4 Cycleway & Margaret Street
  • 10:15am – Fowler Road & Guildford West Cycleway
  • 10:45am – Widemere Road, Reconciliation Road & Prospect Dam Cycleway

Each ride is equipped with Route Marshal Volunteers, Ride Crew Bicycle Mechanics, Sweep/Support Bus, Police, Qualified Traffic Controllers, First Aid Response Teams and a Last Rider to assist you throughout the ride.

Route Map


There are six Rest Stops along the route. All Stops have water and toilets. Most sites have first aid and some of the sites will also have bike mechanics and food. They are situated approximately every 15 to 25km.

Stop Location From Start From Finish Site Open Site Close
Start Site St Leonards Park(Miller St North Sydney) 0km 105km 6am 8:30am
Rest Stop Pioneers Memorial Park (Leichhardt) 16.5km 88.5km 6:45am 10:00am
Rest Stop Halliday Park Shared Path 22.5km 82.5km 7:00am 10:45am
Rest Stop Meadowbank Park(Meadowbank) 35.5km 69.5km 7:15am 12:30pm
Rest Stop Rita St & Morgan St (Merrylands) 53.5km 51.5km 7:45am 1:15pm
Rest Stop The Dairy Picnic Area (Western Sydney Parklands) 76.5km 28.5km 8:30am 11:45am
Rest Stop Rita St & Morgan St (Merrylands) 95.5km 9.5km 7:45am 1:15pm
Finish Site Cathy Freeman Park (Sydney Olympic Park) 105km 0 km 7:30am 2:00pm