The annual event aims to raise $4.5 million towards research into the diagnosis, causes, treatment and management of multiple sclerosis (MS), a disease of the nervous system that largely effects young adults.
The MS Syd to Gong is held over two distances:
- 90km ride departing Sydney Park at St Peters between 6am & 8am
- 56km ride departing Cooper St Park Engadine between 8am & 9am
The ride goes along the Princes Hwy, Taren Point Rd, the Kingsway, Old Princes Hwy and Lawrence Hargrave Drive ending in Wollongong at Stuart Park. Rest stops along the way include Cook Park, Loftus Oval, Cooper St Park, Waterfall, the Royal National Park, Otford lookout, Scarborough fruit stop, Bald Hill and Nicholson Park.
To view each sector in more detail or to familiarise yourself with the track before the big day, have a closer look at the ride maps.
- From St Peters to Kyeemagh from 4:30am Sunday with other sections of the route from 7am
- Campbell Street, St Peters will be closed between the Princes Hwy and Euston Rd
- The Royal National Park will be open to traffic between Farnell Ave and Garie Rd
- No vehicle access available during the event between Garie Rd and Bald Hill
- Lawrence Hargrave Drive southbound between Stanwell Tops and Stanwell Park will be closed to traffic between 7am and 3pm, access available to residents only
- Special event clearways will be in place from 4am to 3pm
For a whole lot more info, check out the official website here for the ride guide, ride preparation, safety tips, how to make a donation and lots more!