XXXIV Marathon Cycling 26-28.7.2018 - English

Timetable

 

  • Registration and packing of bicycles begins on thursday 26.7.2018 at 9.00 in Tornio Umpitunneli, Hallituskatu 16, 95400 Tornio
  • Bus transportation from Tornio to Kilpisjärvi starts at 12.00 26.7.2018 in front of Umpitunneli
  • Cycling takes place on friday and saturday 27-28.7.2018
  • Arrival to Tornio on saturday approximately at ~17.00

Route

 

Friday 27.7: Kilpisjärvi - Äkäslompolo ~250 km

  • We have six service stations during the day with drink and meal service
  • The last 50 kilometers starting from Olos service station to Äkäslompolo is "free speed"
  • Map from the route can be found from the link

Saturday 28.7: Äkäslompolo - Tornio ~250 km

  • We have six service stations during the day with drink and meal service
  • Riding in three different speed groups for the whole time
  • Map from the route can be found from the link

Note

  • Organizators have a right for route etc. changes (mostly due to road construction work)
  • Summary from summer 2015 Marathon cycling can be found from here, 2016 here and 2017 here (in finnish language)

Groups

 

Trekking 1

  • Average speed 20 km/h including service breaks. Cycling speed approximately 25 km/h
  • Riding safely in group frequently changing persons in the front
  • Baggages of each cyclist can be accessed durind the service breaks

Trekking 2

  • Average speed 25 km/h including service breaks. Cycling speed approximately 30 km/h
  • Riding safely in group frequently changing persons in the front
  • Baggages of each cyclist can be accessed durind the service breaks

Fitness (3) 

  • Average speed 30 km/h including service breaks. Cycling speed  34-35 km/h
  • Riding safely in group continuosly changing persons in the front, see link
  • Baggages of each cyclist can be accessed durind the service breaks

Other information

  • There is no timing, the cycling takes place in above mentioned groups with agreed average speed
  • The start times of each group have been timed so that cyclists arrive to finish of both stages ~simultaenously
  • It is relatively easy to ride in groups as most of the time is spent in the slipstream protected from the wind
  • The speed group can be changed after the first day if needed
  • Service car is available for resting if cyclist feels fatigued
Stage 1: Kilpisjärvi - Äkäslompolo 27.7.2018
GroupTime
Trekking 1klo 6:00
Trekking 2Klo 7:30
Fitness (3)klo 9:00

 

Stage 2: Äkäslompolo - Tornio 28.7.2018
GroupTime
Trekking 1klo 6:00
Trekking 2klo 7:30
Fitness (3)klo 9:15

 

Some additional notes

 

  • It is a must to use cycling helmet
  • Use of triathlon bars during the group riding is not allowed
  • Participants are not insured by the organizer.
  • It is recommended that the bicycles get service prior to start
  • Early morning in the arctic mountains can be chilly, this should be noted in clothing
  • Participants have access to their baggages during each service station

Registration

 

  • Registration form can be found from here (opens 1.1.2018)
  • Subsequent to that registration fee must be paid to organizer account
    • IBAN: FI51 1170 3000 3025 01
    • Swift: NDEAFIHH
    • Recipient: Alatornion Ahjo ry
    • Participants name to notification field
  • Prepare to witness the payment during the start (receipt from payment)
  • Note! We will accept 120 fastest participants that have paid the registration fee
Registration fees
Timetable1.1.2018 - 30.4.20181.5.2018 - 24.7.2018on location
all groups250€280€310€

 

Included in the registration fee

 

  • Bus transportation of participants from Tornio to Kilpisjärvi
  • Transportation of bicycles to Kilpisjärvi
  • Lunch during the travelling
  • Dinner upon arrival in Kilpisjärvi (early evening)
  • Accommodation in Kilpisjärvi (together with other participants in the same group)
  • Early breakfast in Kilpisjärvi prior to start of stage 1
  • Drink, food and maintenance service during stages
    • Drinks: sports drink, water, coffee, rosehip soup
    • Food: bread, banana, raisins, pickled cucumber, chocolate bars etc...
    • Maintenance service (service parts are charged)
  • Sauna, dinner, accommodation and breakfast in Äkäslompolo
  • Dinner and sauna after the finish line in Tornio
  • Maraton cycling finisher medal and T-shirt
  • Lotteryprices

With extra cost

 

  • Accommodation in 2 person rooms => more information from organizers
  • Massage service

 

Additional information