Plan ahead for a big weekend of entertainment

Sydneysiders are urged to plan ahead for a bumper schedule of entertainment and cycling this weekend. 

Up to 40,000 fans will head to Moore Park tonight and tomorrow night to watch Bruno Mars live in concert at the new Allianz Stadium.  Also tomorrow, the world’s richest turf race, The Everest, will see a crowd of up to 30,000 at Royal Randwick Racecourse.

Then on Sunday 16 October, thousands will take part in Spring Cycle, the only event where cyclists can ride across the Sydney Harbour Bridge main deck via closed lanes. 

Transport for NSW Chief Operations Officer Howard Collins said public transport is the best way to get to all events, with plenty of extra services running and travel on all modes of transport included in event tickets.

“If you’re heading to Allianz Stadium or Royal Randwick, catch one of the frequent light rail services which run to Moore Park and Royal Randwick stops. Plenty of buses also make stops within a short walk of these venues,” Mr Collins said. 

“Concert-goers can also take a 25-minute walk from Central to Allianz Stadium via Foveaux Street or Devonshire Street and the Albert ‘Tibby’ Cotter Walkway.

“If you must drive to and from the stadium or races, be prepared for heavy traffic – particularly during tonight’s evening peak – so, allow plenty of extra travel time and aim to arrive early.”

For Spring Cycle on Sunday, thousands of cyclists will start at St Leonards Park – either at 6.30am for the 50km Classic Ride to finish at Sydney Olympic Park, or at 8am for the 10km City Ride to finish at Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour.

“On Sunday, some lanes on the Sydney Harbour Bridge, including Cahill Expressway lanes 7 and 8, will close from 4am to 10.30am, while the Cahill Expressway Circular Quay Overpass will remain closed until 11am,” Mr Collins said.

“The Western Distributor from Pyrmont to the city will close from 4am to 11.15am and all citybound motorists from the Anzac Bridge will divert via the Bathurst St off-ramp into the city. 

“We urge drivers to plan ahead and be aware of the road closures. Special event clearway parking restrictions will be in effect along sections of the course between 3am and 11am – so, check signs to avoid being towed.

“Please also keep an eye out for cyclists and take extra care because you will share the roads with participants between Darling Harbour and Sydney Olympic Park.” 

For participants, trains are the best way to get to and from Spring Cycle. Frequent T1 North Shore Line trains run to North Sydney station, a short ride from St Leonards Park. Bicycles are not permitted on buses and are only permitted on light rail or ferries at staff discretion.

To plan your trip on public transport for all events visit “Getting to events” at or use the Opal Travel app. 

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