Meet us at Paris – Brest – Paris now in August

Length of Sweden Sverigetempot will be represented at Paris – Brest – Paris now in August. Our friends with Uppsala – Trondheim – Uppsala (UTU) have invited us to share their presentation table at PBP.

Why not come by and say hi.

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Preregistration for 2020 completed

All 200 preregistration spots for Length of Sweden Sverigetempot 2020 have been claimed.

Registration will open in January 2020. There will be starting spots available in January. Visit rider.sverigetempot.se/rides/loss-2020/riders for a list of the already preregistered riders for 2020.

Anmälan öppnar i januari 2020. Det kommer att finns startplatser i januari. Gå till rider.sverigetempot.se/rides/loss-2020/riders för att se vilka som redan är föranmälda till 2020 års lopp.

Length of Sweden Sverigetempot 2016.
Length of Sweden Sverigetempot 2016. Photo: Johan Björklund

150 preregistrations in a week

The preregistration for next years Length of Sweden Sverigetempot has been open for a week and more than 150 riders have already signed up for the 2100 kilometer bike ride. Amazing. As usual there are riders from most parts of the world, we are only missing Africa and South America so far.

There are still preregistration spots available to secure a starting spot visit the preregistration page. There will be an additional number of starting spots available in January, 2020 when the registration opens. Some of the spots available in January will not include transportation (i.e. no bag drop and no transport of bike cases).

Tino near Abisko. Lapporten in the background. LoSS 2016
Tino riding near Abisko. Lapporten in the background. Length of Sweden Sverigetempot 2016. Photo: Jonas Wiking

Administrative note. There will be a pause in the updating of payment status from now and over the weekend. We are going on a bike ride.

Särskild information till svenskar. Det kan bli så att flertalet av platserna med full transport av väskor blir reserverade för utländska deltagare när anmälan öppnar i januari. Ambitionen är full transporthjälp åt alla men det kan alltså bli så att utländska deltagare får prioritet.

Pre-registration open

The pre-registration for Length of Sweden Sverigetempot 2020 is now open. The start dates will be July 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 2020.

To pre-register visit rider.sverigetempot.se/rides/loss-2020.

With a pre-registration you will secure a starting spot in the 2020 edition. The pre-registration fee will count towards the full registration fee, i.e. if you have pre-registered we subtract the pre-registration fee from the full registration fee when you finalize your registration.

The organizers ambition is that everybody who wants to ride Length of Sweden Sverigetempot 2020 should be able to do so. However there are some physical limitations for how many riders we can accommodate while still maintaining the desired level of service for the participants.

The organizers reserve the right to halt pre-registration at any time.

The registration for Length of Sweden Sverigetempot 2020 will open in January 2020.

Kiruna – sites to see

It can be wise to arrive in Kiruna with a couple of extra days before the actual start of the ride to have some time to shake out the legs after the travel. There are interesting things to see and do in and around Kiruna.

Kiruna
Kiruna Photo: Jessica Nildén

The Kiruna muncipality covers an area of 19,447 square kilometres which makes it the world’s second largest. In this area you will find boreal and birch forests,
alpine tundra, wetlands, seven unregulated rivers and more than 6,000 lakes including Abisko National Park and Vadvetjåkka National Park. Hiking and fishing is easily reached in other words.

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Lapporten – the Lapponian Gate Photo: Kiruna Lappland

The town of Kiruna is situated right at the world’s largest underground iron ore mine. The whole town of Kiruna is actually in the process of moving some three kilometres to allow for continued mining. The relocation is scheduled to be finished in 2024.

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Husflytt stadsomvandling Kiruna Photo: Jessica Nildén
Kristallen
Kristallen – the new town centre Photo: Kiruna kommun
LKAB Visitor Centre
LKAB’s Visitor Centre Photo:Tomas Utsi

 

The mine – Guided tour LKAB’s Visitor Centre.

Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi.

The Kiruna tourist centre website, www.kirunalapland.se.