Vätternrundan 2013

by road slapper   October 1, 2012  

The old saying of "Snooze you lose" springs to mind!

I was going to sign up for the Vätternrundan in Sweden. If you don't know, this is the largest recreational bicycle ride in the world with a 300km ride around Lake Vättern with 21000 riders (+ 2000 Swedish Classic riders). It sold out in 2 hours 45 mins. Crying

The moral of this story is, don't agree to look after the kids (school inset day) when there are more important things to be getting on with..... Wink


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Vätternrundan is an amazing race and worth the effort to train and chase an entry for. Unlike other sportives the race organisers re-fill cancelations so you should contact the organisers and see if they have any places. Explain that you are a an overseas entry and that will help your case too as they want to have more international flavour to the race.

If you have any other questions then please let me know and I will try to help you best I can.

Kind regards,


posted by pennycomins [3 posts]
28th January 2013 - 22:20


I've been to Sweden a couple of times and the surroundings are just beautiful. The only downside were the gravel roads typical to Swedish countryside as they tend to turn into mud when raining. Hope they don't include these non paved sections this year.

posted by Giusto [11 posts]
6th February 2013 - 19:20



The route is entirely paved, so no change of muddy dirt roads. They are smooth and pothole free making for a speedy trip and minimal vibrations. Something that is a pleasure 300km in.

I hope you have entered and are training for this amazing event!

Kind regards,


posted by pennycomins [3 posts]
24th February 2013 - 6:22