Rules and Regulations
Swedish road traffic regulations apply to the event. Halvvättern also has additional rules that all cyclists must follow in the interest of safety.
- The minimum age requirement is 15. (This includes those who turn 15 during the current year)
- Each participant must be registered to ride with the start number used. Giving or selling your start number to someone else is not allowed.
- Every participant receives two ride numbers, one for the body and one for the bike.
- No private cars or private rest stops are allowed on or around the course during the event. This includes all friends, family, business colleagues, team mates etc.
- Cyclists not registered in the event are not allowed on the course during the event
- A safety approved cycling helmet must be worn at all times when cycling
- Recumbent bicycles are generally not allowed. However, dispensation can be applied for prior to entering the event by contacting our office
- Triathlon, delta, loose bows and all other non-standard handlebars are not permitted. Note that bar-ends are permitted.
- Bicycles with room for more than two people are not allowed. When using a tandem, both cyclists must be registered.
- Only bicycles with two wheels are allowed.
- Consideration to other road users must be shown throughout the event
- Note that normal road traffic regulations apply
We recommend that you are properly rested before driving home after the event.
To ensure that all participants follow these rules at all times, regular inspections will take place at the start and around the course. Any cyclist found breaking the rules will be disqualified from the event. Participants agree to follw the rules when signing their start card at the collection of their ride number.
No private or company cars
Please show respect other participants - no private cars or company cars on the course. The event has several service cars that patrol the course. Just wave if you need assistance.
Cut off times
The finish closes at 19:00 (7 pm).
If you stop you must move to the side of the road immediately. If you need to leave the course please move your bicycle off the road but leave it close enough so that it is clearly visible to our service cars. Halvvättern takes place on open public roads so you should not ride side by side as this can obstruct other vehicles. Inexperienced cyclists are advised to avoid riding in a bunch. It is best to keep your own pace and conserve energy during the early phases of the event. Never overtake another cyclist unless it is safe!