FAQ

  • What do I do if I didn’t get an entry?

    The waiting list

    All of you who didn’t get an entry on the 4th of November have been placed in the waiting list. That means that the entries that aren’t paid will be assigned to the waiting list from the top. If you get an entry this way you will receive an e-mail that explains how you go ahead.

    The Swedish Classic Registration

    Swedish Classic participants who have completed a 2016 ski event in Öppet Spår, Vasaloppet or Engelbrektsloppet and who do not have a starting entry for Vätternrundan 2016 are welcome to register. The registration is made at My Pages. Read more about it here!

    The transfer period

    After the Swedish Classic Registration is finished we open our transfer period. That means that during that period (and that period only) it is allowed to buy and sell an entry in Vätternrundan. The deal is completed at My Pages and the sold entry is registered on the buyer and thereby becomes valid. Read more about it here!

  • Can I change start time so I can ride with an already registered friend? 


    Yes, if there’s available entries in that group you can change your start time at the “Changes” tent in the expo area in Motala during the event days for a cost of 200 SEK.

  • How do I log on to My Pages?

    You need a customer ID and a password. If you have participated in any of our rides since 2001 you will already have them. If you have forgotten them you can get them sent to your e-mail via My Pages, given that you still have access to the e-mail address you stated when you first registered. Otherwise you can call +46 (0) 141 22 32 90 to get help.

  • I have ordered new login information but I don’t get them to my e-mail. Why?

    Check your spam filter. Otherwise contact the office at +46 (0) 141 22 32 90 and we will help you.

  • How do I cancel my registration of interest?

    If you need to redo or remove your registration of interest you can go to My Pages, click on “Registrations” in the blue menu and pick your ride.
    You will then come to your page for your registration of interest. At the far right you will see a trash bin symbol.
    Click on that and click Ok when prompted.
    Now your registration of interest is removed and you can create a new one.

  • Do I have to confirm my or the groups registration of interest?

    No, your or the groups registration of interest is confirmed automatically when we close My Pages at 12 am on the registration day.

     

  • The registration code has 12 characters (13 with a hyphen)

    The registration code has 12 characters (123456-abcdef). BUT! The hyphen is a part of the code which makes the code 13 characters.

    Thus the whole code INCLUDED the hyphen must be entered!

  • How does registration for Vätternrundan work?

    To be able to register for Vätternrundan you have to have made a registration of interest. By doing so you get a registration code that you use on the registration day on the 4th of November. Go to My Pages and choose if you would like to create a group, join a group or ride solo. After that you get your registration code, but you still have to wish for a starting time and confirm your registration of interest.

  • What is the loyalty program?

    It is created to give back to the loyal riders in Vätternrundan. The requirement is that you have to have participated and completed at least 3 of the last 6 Vätternrundan. You register interest and registration as usual but if you checked the box at My Pages you will get an entry in the event that the regular registration doesn’t grant you an entry.

  • What is an entry transfer?

    During 26th of March and 18th of May we open up our transfer period. During that time you can buy and sell entries in our rides online. Note that Vätternrundan doesn’t buy or sell any places during this period. Read more about it on the site: VätternrundanTjejvättern och Halvvättern

  • I want to ride with my friends. How do I register as a group?

    FOR ALL RIDES:

    You create a group on My Pages and become group leader. Pick the “Create a group” option and you will receive a registration code that you distribute to the other riders. Note that each rider must have an account on My Pages. The riders then log on to My Pages, pick Vätternrundan to join and then picks “Join a group” and enter the registration code.

    FOR HALVVÄTTERN AND TJEJVÄTTERN:
    When the group leader sees that the all other riders are in the group he/she clicks on “Confirm group”. Then the start time is set and the group is closed. After this no one else can enter the group.

    FOR VÄTTERNRUNDAN:

    On the registration day, 4th of November at 7 pm, the group leader, and only the group leader, enters the registration code for the group.

  • How does registration for Tjej- and Halvvättern work?

    Go to My Pages and pick one of the following options; Create a group, Join a group or ride solo. After that you get your registration code. Then you have to pick one or more desired start times before you confirm your registration. After that you have 5 days to pay for your entry to confirm it. Read more about registration: Tjejvättern, Halvvättern

  • Some of the start times are red. Are they full?

    No, it means that they are highly sought after. The yellow ones are less sought after and then the green.

  • I have clicked on “Confirm/Pay” before all members of the group had joined. What do I do?

    If no one in the group has payed yet we can fix it. Each member of the group has to go to My Pages, click on “Registrations” and the current ride. At the far right, after the name, there’s a trash bin symbol. Click it and the registration is removed and you can start over.

    This only applies to TJEJVÄTTERN and HALVVÄTTERN!

  • (Svenska) Hur fungerar klassikeranmälan?

  • I’ve become ill/injured and can’t participate. What do I do?

    If you have signed up for the Startklar insurance you contact Folksam at +46 (0) 771 96 90 60. After that you contact our office at +46 (0) 141 22 32 90 or e-mail us at info@vatternrundan.se and we will remove you. If you haven’t signed up for Startklar the entry fee isn’t refunded.

  • I’m registered but can’t make it. How do I remove my entry?

    Contact the office at +46 (0) 141 22 32 90 or by e-mail info@vatternrundan.se. We do not refund the start fee.

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.
  • 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 bicycle helmet by European EN 1078 standard must be worn at all times when cycling and shall be placed on top of your head. The helmet must be visible for other riders and volunteers to see. Therefore helmets of inflatable (air bag type) isn’t allowed during Vätternrundans events.
  • It is not allowed to use your cell phone (for calls, texts or photographs) when seated on the bike. If you in a case of emergency have to use your phone you must get off your bike and move out of the road to not compromise the safety during the ride.Vätternrundan would like to urge on our participants NOT to photograph any accidents and injuries for sharing in social media with consideration to the concerned and their relatives.
  • Consideration to other road users must be shown throughout the event
  • Note that normal road traffic regulations apply

Rules for your bike

  • 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.
  • For more information about equipment!

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 20:00 (8 pm).

Safety first

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!

Littering

Note that littering is prohibited under Swedish law, read more at Håll Sverige Rent “Keep Sweden Tidy” (NOTE! Only in swedish). Do not throw trash along the track without picking up the garbage and throw in the depots or in the trash zones found at several locations along the course. Thank you for helping us help the environment.

Our partners

Vätternrundan would never be what it is today if it wasn't for our fantastic partners who share our passion for the sport of cycling.