XXXV Marathon Cycling 23-25.7.2020 - English

Timetable

 

  • Registration and packing of bicycles begins on thursday 23.7.2020 at 8.00 in Tornio Umpitunneli, Hallituskatu 16, 95400 Tornio
  • Bus transportation from Tornio to Kilpisjärvi starts at 10.00 23.7.2020 in front of Umpitunneli
  • Cycling takes place on friday and saturday 24-25.7.2020
  • Arrival to Tornio on saturday approximately at ~17.00

Route

 

Friday 24.7: 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 25.7: 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)
  • We can English language - communication is not an issue

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  +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 24.7.2020
GroupTime
Trekking 1klo 6:00
Trekking 2Klo 7:30
Fitness (3)klo 9:00

 

Stage 2: Äkäslompolo - Tornio 25.7.2020
GroupTime
Trekking 1klo 6:00
Trekking 2klo 7:30
Fitness (3)klo 9:15

 

Some additional notes

 

  • Organizers take no responsibility of the transportation damages with bikes - protect accordingly
  • 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 can be done from HERE (opens 1.2.2020 at 12:00 Finnish time)
  • Note! We will accept 100 fastest participants that have paid the registration fee
Registration fees
Timetable1.2.2020 - 30.4.20201.5.2020- 30.6.20201.7.2020-21.7.2020
all groups270€300€330€

 

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 T-shirt
  • Lotteryprices

With extra cost

 

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

Cancellation policy

 

Date range1.2.2020-30.4.20201.5.2020-30.6.20201.7.2020-23.7.2020
Cancellation policyParticipation for year 2021 or 90% of the fee returned50% of the fee returnedNo return / transfer
  • It is possible to tranfer participation slot for an another person if it is not possible to attend the event until 15.7.2020 (Organizer does not take part of this - moneytransfer etc. must be done by the participants)
  • Information about the transfers must be done in timely manner to Mikko Palosaari via telephone or email => start lists remain up-to-date

Additional information