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.
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+
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:
- North Sydney Railway Station – 08:15am
- St Leonards Park Start Site – 08:30am
- Mount Street On-Ramp, North Sydney – 09:00am
- King Street & Sussex Street, Sydney – 10:30am
- Murray Street & Darling Drive, Pyrmont – 08:40am
- Richard Murden Reserve, Haberfield – 10:00am
- Observation Tower Cycleway, Sydney Olympic Park – 11:45am
- Silverwater Bridge, Ermington – 09:15am
- Marsden Street, Parramatta – 09:25am
- Rita St & Morgan St Grass, Merrylands – 10:00am
- Pipeline Shared Path, Guildford – 10:15am
- Prospect Highway & Lower Canal Cycleway – 10:45am
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.
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||Richard Murden Reserve (Haberfield)||20.0km||85.0km||7:00am||10:00am|
|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|