St Leonards Park: North Sydney Train Station is a short ride from the start area at St Leonards Park on Miller St for the 10km City Ride, 50km Classic Ride and 105km Challenge Rides. Turn left as you exit the station on Blue St, right onto Miller St and then straight up the hill to the start. A team of volunteers will be on site to help guide you as well.
Travelling with bikes on public transport: Thanks to our partners, Transport for NSW, travel on trains and ferries* is covered for 2018 Spring Financial Group Spring Cycle participants. Travel on all public transport services is covered for volunteers as well.
Extra trains will run between North Sydney and Sydney Olympic Park to get you there and home again. If you’re travelling from the T1 North Shore & Northern Line, allow extra travel time and plan ahead as trackwork is scheduled for the weekend of the event.
Visit transportnsw.info for further information about trackwork and to plan your trip.
* Ferry crews may refuse to allow bicycles on board if there is a safety concern or not enough room for it to be safely stowed on board. Participants planning to catch a ferry home from Sydney Olympic Park should consider the train alternative instead.
Please also note, bicycles are not permitted on-board buses so if you’re travelling with your bike you’ll need to catch a train. You need to show your Rider Bib or Volunteer Travel Pass to transport staff when boarding services, so remember to keep these safe for your trip home as well.
GETTING THERE BY CAR
We strongly encourage participants to leave the car at home as parking is already limited and special event clearway parking restrictions will be in place from 3am to 11am around the start area in North Sydney. Roads will also be closed, see below for more details on closure locations and times.
Clearways are strict no-parking zones, and apply even to local residents and RMS Mobility Scheme Permit holders. Vehicles left in clearways will be towed and fees apply, so please make sure to check signs carefully before parking. For details on clearway locations, visit livetraffic.com.
If you are driving to the 18km River Ride start at Parramatta Park, please park in the O'Connell Street Car Park. There is no parking along the Pavilion Flat Park, as this will be a clearway for the event.
If you have to drive to the start area at St Leonards Park in North Sydney or the start area in Parramatta, visit the following websites for nearby parking options:
If you have the energy to ride home, remember you’ll no longer be travelling on the event course so be careful when sharing roads with motorists and at pedestrian crossings. Also, choose a route that avoids riding against the other thousands of cyclists still taking part in the event.
For the safety of cyclists road and lane closures will be in place for the first 10km of the ride to Pyrmont. From there, cyclists continuing on the remainder of the course towards Sydney Olympic Park will be sharing roads with motorists abiding by general road rules.
Below is a summary of the key road closures as well as an interactive road closure map. For downloadable PDF maps of the road closures as well as a full detailed listing of closure and clearway locations and other speed limit reductions, visit livetraffic.com.
• Miller St, Angelo St, Carlow St, Berry St, Arthur St and other surrounding local roads in North Sydney
• Cahill Expressway (Lanes 7 & 8 on the Harbour Bridge)
• Lanes 3 & 6 on the Sydney Harbour Bridge (2 lanes remain open in each direction across the Bridge, a 40km/h speed limit will be in effect while the ride is underway)
• Pyrmont St, Pirrrama Rd, Union St, Bunn St and other surrounding local roads in Pyrmont. Some roads around the finish site remain closed until 11:30am.