82km 2019 Course

2020 Course info coming soon!

PICTURESQUE, BREATHTAKING, CHALLENGING, REWARDING - just a few words riders have used to describe this incredible course!


Riding through the Royal National Park past Waterfall to the Otford Lookout at Stanwell Tops, along the spectacular Sea Cliff Bridge, then along the coast through to a backdrop of sun, sand and surf in Wollongong. A remarkable ride that you will not forget.

  • The Start
  • A longer start chute, with only one entrance to make sure that your ride starts smoothly and on time
  • 30-minute start time windows
  • A dedicated drop-off zone at IKEA, Tempe, to make life easier on the day (note cars are not to be parked in the IKEA or Decathlon car parks)
  • Tempe Recreation Reserve is close to public transport, with Tempe & Wolli Creek Train Stations just a couple of minutes away
  • The Event Village will be bigger and more lively than ever.
Check out the brilliant scenery that you’ll enjoy in the MS Gong Ride from Sydney

Interactive Map

Download pdf version of the Course Map.

Download Sector Maps.

Elevation Chart

The MS Sydney to the Gong Ride has a total ascent of 1059m.

Course Elevation Chart

Download the Elevation Chart.


Rest Sites – 82km course

  Rest sites
  • Ramsgate Beach 
  • Loftus Oval - Morning Tea

  • Waterfall Train Station

  • Royal National Park - Lunch 

  • Otford LookoutScarborough Public School - Fruit Stop

  • Nicholson Park - Wonoona

Complimentary tea, coffee and muffins will be available the Loftus Oval.  Fruit will be available at Scarborough Public School. We do encourage you to bring some cash with you in case you want to purchase any additional snacks or lunch along the route. Don’t forget to bring a water bottle to fill up with water at each Rest Stop.  You can pre-order lunch packs to collect either at the Royal National Park or the Finish Village in Wollongong. 


Safety on the roads

We pride ourselves on having the highest safety standards and emergency procedures in place to ensure everyone has an enjoyable and safe ride. We have 16 medical support vehicles, 22 police vehicles with 124 police, 430 volunteers and 5,000 traffic cones to help direct and assist you along the course – your safety is importance to us and we provide a considerably higher level of support than most cycling events in the country!

We work closely with the NSW Police Force, Roads & Maritime Services and Transport Management Centre to provide extensive traffic management along the way, reducing the volume of traffic along the course creating buffers between cyclists and vehicles ensuring that you have a safe and enjoyable ride.

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Distances subject to change