The Cycle Sprint is across the Story Bridge and through Brisbane CBD – a short, fast 10.5km hit out (Individual Time Trial format) for competitive or amateur cyclists. For riders it is a rare opportunity to race on fully closed roads.

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Thanks to our partner Splatt Lawyers for their support of cycling events in Brisbane. 


cYCLE sprint Summary

DateSunday 15 November 2020
Distance10.5km Cycle
StartRiver Terrace, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane
FinishCnr Alice & Edward St, Brisbane
CategoriesA Grade, B Grade, C Grade, D Grade, Ungraded


Individual (10.5km Cycle)$40

CQ License


If you are not a Cycling Queensland Member, you will need a One Day Membership.

One Day Memberships are automatically added to your entry at time of purchase if you do not enter a valid Cycling Queensland number at a cost of $11.



Saturday 14 November 2020

  • Registration 10.00am - 4.00pm

    3 River Terrace, Kangaroo Point

Sunday 15 November 2020

  • Duathlon Registration 4.30am - 6.00am

    Transition - Cnr Edward and Alice Streets

  • Duathlon Transition Open 4.30am - 6.00am

    Cnr Edward and Alice Streets

  • Sprint Duathlon Start 6.00am

    River Terrace, Kangaroo Point

  • Enticer Duathlon Start 6.25am

    River Terrace, Kangaroo Point

  • Cycle Sprint Start 7.00am

    River Terrace, Kangaroo Point

  • Community Ride Start 7.45am

    River Terrace, Kangaroo Point

  • Fun Run 8.15am

    River Terrace, Kangaroo Point

  • Bridge Walk 8.35am

    River Terrace, Kangaroo Point


*Start times are based on the latest physical distancing advice and the overall entries into the event.  Times are subject to change and will be confirmed 7 days before the event.



Duathlon Rules

The duathlon is governed by Triathlon Australia Policy and Rules. Full details can be accessed as follows Triathlon Australia Race Competition Rules.

Cycle Sprint Rules

The Cycle Sprint is governed by Cycling Australia Policy and Rules and will be adjudicated by the Chief Commissaire on the day.


If you are not a Triathlon Australia Member or a Cycling Australia Member, you will need a One Day Licence to participate in any category at this event.

One Day Licences are automatically added to your entry at time of purchase if you do not enter a valid Triathlon Australia or Cycling Australia number.

If you intend to compete in more than one event, then it may be worth considering an Annual Membership of Triathlon Australia.


To request a withdrawal, transfer or refund you must email blast@nxsports.org in advance of the event.

Refer to our Terms & Conditions for details.

Wave Starts

Wave starts will be uploaded after official entries close 10 days prior to the event.

Start List

Click here to see the Duathlon Start List

Click here to see the Cycle Sprint Start List

Click here to see the Community Ride Start List

Click here to see the Fun Run Start List

Click here to see the Bridge Walk Start List

Please note that this list is complete as of Tuesday 10 November at 10.00am.

If your name is listed multiple times, please contact our office. We must have the name and details of all participants (including infants and children) for our COVID-safe Event Plan.

Please check to confirm you are in the correct category. Please send all changes and queries via email to blast@nxsports.org before COB Thursday 12 November.


All participants  must register prior to marshalling on River Terrace, excluding duathletes.

All duathletes must only register on Sunday morning at transition in the Botanic Gardens on the corner of Edward and Alice Street.

For all other participants, registration will be open Saturday or on Sunday morning at River Terrace on Kangaroo Point.

Your registration pack includes:

  • Bib Number – Put this on your shirt (front) with safety pins or on your race belt. This Bib Number includes a built in timing chip for the Free Walk, Run and Ride as well as the Duathlon. 
  • Bike Sticker (cycle sprint and duathlon only). The timing chip for the Cycle Sprint will be built into the Bike Sticker. 
  • Helmet Sticker (cycle sprint and duathlon only)

Bag Drop

As a point to point event, there is no bag drop available.

Duathlon Transition

Entrance to transition is only available on Sunday morning.

You will be sent an SMS with your transition entry time – in line with our COVID-safe compliance, you must set up your place in transition during your allocated time.

Only your race kit is permitted to stay in transition.

Entry Information

Official entries close Sunday 8 November. Late entries are offered until the Friday before the event – unless sold out prior. 

Yes for the Cycle Sprint and the Duathlon. The ODM is automatically added to your entry, if you do not have a Triathlon Australia or Cycling Australia membership. 

Our athlete insurance for the Free Events has been covered thanks to our friends at Splatt Lawyers. 

Yes. All distances have a minimum age for participation. For more information on age restrictions please visit the activity page you are interested in. 

Age restrictions for each category are defined by the Cycling Australia Junior Policy.

Note: all children 12 years and under must be accompanied by an adult

Age group racing is determined by your age as of 31 December 2020 and grouped in five year brackets (i.e. 30-34, 35-39, etc.). 

  • Withdrawal 45 days or more out from the event you will receive an 80% refund or 100% credit. 
  • Withdrawal 14-44 days out from the event you will receive a 50% refund or 100% credit. 
  • Withdrawal 13 days or less out from the event you will receive no refund and 100% credit of your entry fee. 
  • Withdrawal 48 hours or less out from the event you will receive no refund or credit of your entry fee. 
  • Refunds or credits do not apply to items such as merchandise, accommodation, meals, travel and are only applicable to entry fees. 
  • To receive credit or refund, withdrawals must be made in writing to blast@nxsports.org 

If the event is cancelled or postponed by organisers due to a pandemic (e.g. COVID-19), riders will be given three options:

1. Automatic transfer to the next Brisbane Blast date

2. 100% credit to any NX event over the next 12 months

3. Refund of the entry fee including one day licence less 4.6% bank fee

Read the fine print by clicking here.   

Event Information

The event is held on Sunday 15 November 2020.  

Wave start times for each activity will be finalised in the week of the event, after official entries have closed. 

Yes, all events will be timed and the results will be on the website. 

As the event is point to point, unfortunately there is no bag drop area. 

The Cycle Sprint will be an Individual Time Trial format, with groups of four starters at a time. 

The Duathlon will also be groups of four starters at a time, at 10 second intervals. 

We do everything we can to ensure everybody has support and completes their event. Roads will reopen at 10am and any remaining people on the course will need to abide by normal road rules and move to the footpath. 

Free Community Ride: Yes, Kids under 7 can take part in a bike trailer or bike seat with helmet for the Community Ride.

Free Bridge Walk and Fun Run: Any child can do the Walk or Run, however please note that roads will reopen at 10am and any remaining people on the course will need to abide by normal road rules and move to the footpath.

Prams are also allowed in both the Walk and the Run.

For the community ride the following bikes are permitted: road bikes, mountain bikes, city bikes, hybrid bikes, cross bikes, E-bikes, tandem bikes, recumbents (with a flag),  and handcyclists (with a flag).

For the cycle sprint and duathlon: road bike, mountain bike or TT bike. 

Yes, a helmet is compulsory for all bike events.

You are not permitted to race with any music devices including mobile phones, MP3 players, earphones etc, this is a very serious safety risk to you and the participants around you. 

No, the Duathlon is a non-drafting event. 

Yes, this event operates under the Approved COVID-safe Industry Framework for Outdoor Sport. 



What do I get?


Race number with personalised bib

Timing and results on race day

Closed roads

Police support and traffic control

Medical support


Free photos to post on social media

Fully Closed Story Bridge

Bragging rights and stories to tell!