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.

Sub group

Since there are about 1300 fast riding cyclists completing Vätternrundan in 8 hours or less (named Sub-group), we give the opportunity to those cyclists to pre-book their start spots. Please notice that this kind of group must contain a minimum of 20 riders per group and that the registration is based on a first come first served principle. We have room for circa 20 start groups with a starting time between 12.00 and 01.30 pm on Saturday.

Please notice that the registration for pre-booked groups takes place between June 29-August 25. When starting times between 12.00-01.30 pm are booked up, pre-booked Sub-groups will be offered another starting time.

The final start in the regular field is around 6.30 am Saturday morning.

The reason we have opened up the possibility for fast groups to start at noon on Saturday is that we want to reduce the number of overtaking, from a security point of view. A later start means that the fast groups will not overtake other cyclists until they reach the west side of Lake Vättern, moreover a larger amount of participants in the regular start field has reached the finish.

Who can take part?

All cyclists riding Vätternrundan 300 km in 8 hours or less and are pre-booked in a group of at least 20 participants.

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. The cost for this is 200 SEK.

What service will be provided?

On the east side of Vättern there are service cars patrolling the course in case someone need to cancel the race. There will also be a mobile bicycle repair service and first aid support. The regular aid stations and services will not be available for the Sub-groups until they reach the regular starting field. There are though two aid stations for the Sub-groups located in Bankeryd after about 110 km and in Karlsborg after about 210 km. The person who will provide his/her team with own food and drink must as far as possible choose alternative roads to reach those sites. Vätternrundan will  provide the stations with energy drink, water, bananas and buns.

When are the cut-off times?

The cut-off times are: Ödeshög (02.30pm), Gränna (03.30 pm), Jönköping (04.20 pm), Fagerhult (05.15 pm). Hjo (06.20 pm), Karlsborg 07.20 pm), Boviken (08.00 pm), Hammarsundet (09.00 pm), Medevi (09.45 pm) and the finish in Motala at 00.00 (midnight). If you miss these cut-off 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 the traditional 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 notice that the Sub-groups will catch up with cyclists starting late in the regular start field in the end of the course. It is very important to act friendly and with a sporting behaviour when passing slower cyclists.

What applies for the Sub-groups in Motala?

In Motala you pick up your bib 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.

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