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Police remind motorists of road closures ahead of 40th MS Sydney to Gong charity bike ride

Saturday, 05 November 2022 05:08:27 AM

NSW Police are reminding motorists of road closures and speed reductions which will be in place tomorrow for the annual Sydney to Wollongong charity bike ride, which supports people living with multiple sclerosis.

A high-visibility police operation will be in place on Sunday 6 November 2022, to ensure the safety and security of those participating in the charity bicycle ride, supporters, road users and the wider community.

An estimated 10,000 cyclists have registered to participate in the event and can choose to join the 79km ‘MS Sydney to Gong’ route starting from Tempe, or a 52km ride from Engadine.

Both routes will travel through the Royal National Park, Stanwell Tops, Sea Cliff Bridge and along the NSW coast to end at Thomas Dalton Park, Fairy Meadow in Wollongong.

General duties officers from across the Central Metropolitan and Southern Regions, will be assisted by specialist police from the Bicycle Unit, Police Transport Command, and Traffic and Highway Patrol Command throughout the operation.

Operation Commander, Superintendent Paul Carrett, said both riders and runners should get ready for another world class event, travelling along some of Sydney’s most scenic coastline.

“The MS Sydney to Gong ride has been running for 40 years and is an event the NSW Police Force are proud to support,” Supt Carrett said.

“Our goal this weekend is to minimise the impact on road users and the local community and ensure a safe and family-friendly event for everyone to enjoy.

“There will be road and lane closures, special event clearways and speed reductions in place along the route from Sydney to Wollongong, so please – slow down, drive to the conditions and look out for other road users,” said Supt Carrett.

For all special event traffic information, including road closures, special event clearways and live traffic reports, visit: www.livetraffic.com

For more information about the ride, visit https://www.msgongride.org.au/