Spectators will be concentrated around an elevated area at the start and finish line of the course. But they can also wander to various viewing areas which are sited at the most exciting and challenging sections of the course.
The course is located on a 350-hectare working farm near Fairfield on the outskirts of Sydney. The area was once a rural district, but is now mainly residential and industrial, with a bustling commercial centre.
The demanding seven-kilometre cross-country course includes a mass start and difficult technical sections, including high-speed turns, steep drops and single-track paths as narrow as 50 centimetres.