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Vätternrundan moved to September

 
 
8 April

The finish line remains, but we have decided to move the Bike Week to our back-up date of 2nd-5th September. We have ruled this decision necessary in light of the current situation. So now we are planning, together with your participation, on arranging the best event possible in September.

At Vätternrundan we have worked long and hard in order to arrange an infection-safe event in 2021. We have mapped all parts of the course in order to adapt protocols and measures so as to ensure an infection-safe event. We have also had a continuing dialogue with the county’s Regional Infection Control. It had always been our hope to arrange the Bike Week as planned between 11th-19th June.

Now however, we are in a situation where we have to make a final decision. With the situation as it currently stands; a high infection rate of Covid-19 dictates that we have no other choice than to move the event.

We are going to place all our energy into arranging our fantastic events in September, the best ever, together with your participation. The new dates mean that MTB-Vättern will take place on 2nd September, Vätternrundan 315 km 3rd-4th September and Halvvättern, Tjejvättern and Vätternrundan 100 km 5th September.

Each event will be unique, none more so than Vätternrundan 315 km which for the first time since its inauguration in 1966, you will be able to experience during a different time of year than the week before mid-summer. Not only that, it will also be the premiere for the new section of the extended course. We believe it’s going to be epic!
Another huge advantage is that you will now be able to train all summer to get in shape for this year’s challenge.

Our focus on implementing controlled measures to prevent infection will be just as important in September, so that you can feel as safe as possible during our events. We are working hard to ensure that guidelines and protocols are in place so as to prevent unnecessary spreading of infection. Above all, this means making adjustments to the start, depots and the finish so as to prevent crowding.

If you have registered and have a start time for Vätternrundan 315 km, you will now find that your start has been moved to 3rd-4th September along with the same start time.
This also applies for registrations to MTB-Vättern, which will now take place on 2nd September. As for Halvvättern, Tjejvättern and Vätternrundan 100 km we have had to make some changes to the start times as these events take place on the same day. You can see your current start time in September by logging in to My Pages.

The last day for payment of your start fee is 31st May. This date applies regardless of if you have already registered and have an unpaid or partly paid start fee or if you are making a new registration to one of Vätternrundan’s events.

If you have paid partly or in full your start fee and find that you cannot take part in the event in September; there are several options open to you. You can find out more about your options in our FAQ, here below. You can make your choice between 17th–23rd May.

Much will remain the same during this year’s Bike Week, and some things will be a little different, but our events will take place. And we believe, you can’t wait to get started!

Welcome in September!

FAQ

I have registered and paid the start fee in full. What do I do now?

You don’t need to do a thing, except train and long to participate in this autumns events of course. You can already find information regarding your start time on My Pages.

If for some reason you find that you cannot participate in September, then you will be able to make a choice as to what to do with your start between the dates of 17th-23rd May on My Pages.

The following three alternatives will be available to you:

  1. You retain your start in September.
  2. You complete the ride in your home area between the dates of 27th August-5th September, at a cost of 500 SEK. The difference in price will be sent to you in the form of a personal voucher to be used when registering for the event in 2022. This alternative will not allow you to retain your start time in 2022.
  3. You convert your paid entry fee into a personal voucher to be used when registering for the event in 2022. This alternative will not allow you to retain your start time in 2022.

If none of the above mentioned options suits you, then please contact us between the dates of 17th-23rd May on tel: +46 (0)141- 22 32 90 or via e-mail info@vatternrundan.se.

NB: If you have not made your choice between the dates of 17th–23rd May, you will automatically keep your start time in September.

I am registered and have paid the entry fee in full but I can’t take part in September. What do I do now?

Between the dates of 17th-23rd May you will be able to make your choice on My Pages as what to do with your start.

The following three alternatives will be available to you:

  1. You retain your start in September.
  2. You complete the ride in your home area between the dates of 27th August-5th September, at a cost of 500 SEK. The difference in price will be sent to you in the form of a personal voucher to be used when registering for the event in 2022. This alternative will not allow you to retain your start time in 2022.
  3. You convert your paid entry fee into a personal voucher to be used when registering for the event in 2022. This alternative will not allow you to retain your start time in 2022.

If none of the above mentioned options suits you, then please contact us between the dates of 17th-23rd May on tel: +46 (0)141- 22 32 90 or via e-mail info@vatternrundan.se.

NB: If you have not made your choice between the dates of 17th–23rd May, you will automatically keep your start time in September.

I cannot participate in September and I moved my start time and 50 % of the start fee from 2020 to 2021. I haven’t paid the outstanding monies. What do I do now?

Between the dates of 17th-23rd May you will be able to make your choice on My Pages as what to do with your start.

The following three alternatives will be available to you:

  1. You retain your start in September (and pay the remaining 50 % no later than 31st May).
  2. You complete the ride in your home area between the dates of 27th August-5th September, at a cost of 500 SEK. The difference in price will be sent to you in the form of a personal voucher to be used when registering for the event in 2022. This alternative will not allow you to retain your start time in 2022.
  3. You convert your paid entry fee into a personal voucher to be used when registering for the event in 2022. This alternative will not allow you to retain your start time in 2022.

If none of the above mentioned options suits you, then please contact us between the dates of 17th-23rd May on tel: +46 (0)141- 22 32 90 or via e-mail info@vatternrundan.se.

NB: If you have not made your choice between the dates of 17th–23rd May, you will automatically keep your start time in September.

I have registered and been given a start, but I haven’t paid the entry fee yet. What happens now?

If you wish, you can come and cycle with us in September, which we like you to do of course.
You have untill 31st May to pay for and confirm your start. Your start will be confirmed to you by e-mail once receipt of payment has been made.

I do not reside in Sweden. If restrictions in my homeland or Sweden do not allow me to travel to the event, what happens then?

If you have paid partly or in full your start fee then you will be able to log on to My Pages between the dates of 17th and 23rd May and choose what you wish to do with your start.

The following three alternatives will be available to you:

  1. You retain your start in September.
  2. You complete the ride in your home area between the dates of 27th August-5th September, at a cost of 500 SEK. The difference in price will be sent to you in the form of a personal voucher to be used when registering for the event in 2022. This alternative will not allow you to retain your start time in 2022.
  3. You convert your paid entry fee into a personal voucher to be used when registering for the event in 2022. This alternative will not allow you to retain your start time in 2022.

If none of the above mentioned options suits you, then please contact us between the dats of 17th-23rd May on tel: +46 (0)141- 22 32 90 or via e-mail info@vatternrundan.se.

NB: If you have not made your choice between the dates of 17th–23rd May, you will automatically keep your start time in September.

I am registered to ride several events on the same day/day after. What do I do now?

If possible, you can choose to take part in one or several events in Motala.
Otherwise you can choose to take part in one or more events from your home area (during the dates of 27th August-5th September). Participation in the home edition costs 500 SEK, regardless of the distance.

If you have paid partly or in full your start fee then you will be able to log on to My Pages between the dates of 17th and 23rd May and choose what you wish to do with your start.

The following three alternatives will be available to you:

  1. You retain your start in September.
  2. You complete the ride in your home area between the dates of 27th August-5th September, at a cost of 500 SEK. The difference in price will be sent to you in the form of a personal voucher to be used when registering for the event in 2022. This alternative will not allow you to retain your start time in 2022.
  3. You convert your paid entry fee into a personal voucher to be used when registering for the event in 2022. This alternative will not allow you to retain your start time in 2022.

If none of the above mentioned options suits you, then please contact us between the dats of 17th-23rd May on tel: +46 (0)141- 22 32 90 or via e-mail info@vatternrundan.se.

NB: If you have not made your choice between the dates of 17th–23rd May, you will automatically keep your start-time in September.

What requirements will apply to lights on my bike in September?

At the start of September the Sun normally rises at about 6 a.m. and sets around 8 p.m.
If your start time is before 6 a.m. or if you believe you will finish after 8 p.m., then fully functional, approved front and tail lights will be required, no matter what the event.

Will I be allowed to sell my start?

Yes, if you have a fully paid up start, then you will be able to sell it during the transfer period (see Transfer of entry).

Will I be allowed to complete the event from my home area if I cannot participate from Motala in September?

Yes, you will be able to complete your event from your home area during the dates of 27th August –5th September. After you have finished you will receive a digital diploma via My Pages and your medal will be sent by post. More information on Vätternrundan’s events from home will be made available during the month of May.

If you have paid partly or in full your start fee then you will be able to log on to My Pages between the dates of 17th and 23rd May and choose what you wish to do with your start.

The following three alternatives will be available to you:

  1. You retain your start in September.
  2. You complete the ride in your home area between the dates of 27th August-5th September, at a cost of 500 SEK. The difference in price will be sent to you in the form of a personal voucher to be used when registering for the event in 2022. This alternative will not allow you to retain your start time in 2022.
  3. You convert your paid entry fee into a personal voucher to be used when registering for the event in 2022. This alternative will not allow you to retain your start time in 2022.

If none of the above mentioned options suits you, then please contact us between the dats of 17th-23rd May on tel: +46 (0)141- 22 32 90 or via e-mail info@vatternrundan.se.

NB: If you have not made your choice between the dates of 17th–23rd May, you will automatically keep your start time in September.

Will I be able to make a late registration to events I wish to complete from home?

Yes, we will open up for late registration on My Pages from 1st June.

I have registered my interest for accommodation via Svecia Travels. What happens now?

Not to worry. Your registration is safe and you will be contacted by Svecia Travels.
Other questions regarding accommodation via Svecia Travels are referred directly to Svecia Travels.

E-mail: info@sveciatravels.se

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