50km Classic Ride

For those looking for a challenge this route takes in the best of the City along the City Ride route before taking riders through the Inner West and into Sydney Olympic Park.


Ride Facts

*Distance: 50km
*Average Speed: 15-25kms per hour
*Start Time: 7:00am
*Start Location: St Leonards Park, North Sydney (map & transport)
*Finish Location: Cathy Freeman Park, Sydney Olympic Park (map)
*Age restriction: 12yrs and older, under 17yrs children must ride with paying adult.

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:
* 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

Each ride is equipped with Route Marshal Volunteers, Ride Crew Bicycle Mechanics, Sweep/Support Bus, Police, Qualified Traffic Controllers, First Aid Response Teams

Route Map


There are three 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 10 to 15 km.
Stop Location From Start From Finish Site Open Site Close
Start Site St Leonards Park (Miller St North Sydney) 0km 50km 6:00am 8:30am
Rest Stop Richard Murden Reserve (Haberfield) 20.0km 30.0km 7:00am 10:00am
Rest Stop Meadowbank Park (Meadowbank) 35.5km 14.5km 7:15am 12.30pm
Finish site Cathy Freeman Park (Sydney Olympic Park) 50km 0km 7:30am 2:00pm