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, bar-ends, delta, loose bows and all other non-standard handlebars are not 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!


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.