Vätternrundan Sub 9
The fastest cyclists complete Vätternrundan in 7– 9 hours. This year, 720 pre-booked cyclists are offered the opportunity to start in the fast start groups on Saturday morning (12 start groups). While the regular start finishes as usual at around 6 am Saturday morning, the fast groups will start between 09.30 - 9.48.
The idea behind the fast groups is to minimize the number of cyclists that need to be overtaken, in the interest of road safety. The late start will mean that the fast groups will not overtake other cyclists until they reach the west side of Lake Vättern.
Who can take part?
All the 720 fast cyclists are pre-booked through cycling clubs.
Can I change start group / start time later on?
You can change your start time in Motala, provided there is room in another start group.
What service will be provided?
On Vättern’s east side there are service cars patrolling the course, a permanent or mobile bicycle repair service, first aid and a rest stop with fluids (location to be confirmed). On the west side of the lake, the regular rest stops will still be open, with full service. Please note that the rest stop in Hjo closes at 15.30.
When are the cut-off times?
The cut-off times are: Hjo 16.00 and the finish in Motala at 24.00 (midnight). If you miss these times you will be asked to leave the course.
How fast can we cycle and what will the traffic be like?
The fast start groups are still part of Vätternrundan, which is a recreational ride. There will be regular car traffic. You must follow the road traffic regulations and the instructions of the course marshals. Please note that the fast groups will catch up with the late starters towards the end of the course.
What applies for the fast groups in Motala?
In Motala you pick up your ride number at the Expo Marquee. After the finish you receive your medal and diploma, just like all the other cyclists. The opening hours of the Expo Marquee are published later in the spring.