Sognefjellrittet

29 June 2024

Sognefjellrittet

From Lom to Sogndal

In this “mini version” of Jotunheimen Rund t , you cycle through some of the most beautiful Norwegian nature.

Infographics

137 km

2690 m

Here you will find an updated trail map with a downloadable GPS track

Riding manual will come later.

Registration prices

01.12.23 – 31.12.23: NOK 1,000
01.01.24 – 29.02.24: NOK 1,150
01.03.24 – 30.04.23: NOK 1,350
01.05.24 – 28.06.23: NOK 1,600

About the Ride

The fastest make it up Bøverdalen, over the mountain, out Lustrafjorden and down from Hafslo to Sogndal in under four hours. The bulk of the field spends between six and eight hours on this trip, and arrives at the finish in Sogndal at the same time as the participants in the Jotunheimen Rundt.

The starting area in Lom has been added to the spacious area next to the stave church and the school. There is plenty of space here for both cars and bicycles. At the same place, the riders from Jotunheimen Rundt come in from Valdresflya, for hot food and a shorter or longer break. In Lom, they have completed two thirds of the Jotunheimen Rundt.

Starting from Lom, there are two groups of riders, those who have just started their 137 km, and who settle for the Sognefjell ride, and those who have almost 300 km in their legs at this point. Together they roll into Bøverdalen, past Elvesæter, Krossbu, Sognefjellshytta, Fortun, Skjolden, Luster, Gaupne and Hafslo, all the way to the charming Sogndalsfjøra, where a colorful finish area is ready to welcome tired athletes.

The Sognefjell ride is equally suitable for mountain bikes and can be used if you want to take it as a trip. If you want to follow the “pool”, then racer is recommended.

Many people tend to take their time at the Sognefjellshytta, Norwegian sports’ most attractive rest station, to eat freshly baked waffles with jam and sour cream. The trip from there to the next “waffle station” at Dale school in Luster goes by itself. From there it is only 45 km to the finish line in Sogndal.

FOOD stations

Placedistanceopens
June 29
closes
June 29
Sognefjellet50 km07:3017:00
Lust93 km08:3019:30

Intermediate times

There will be the following intermediate times:

  • Sognefjellet
  • Oskarhaug
  • Fortune
  • Marifjøra

Information

  • Start

    Ride office and starting area in Lom


    Rittkontor in Lom opens at 11.00. You will find us at Utgard Fleirbrukhus, approx. 200 meters from Loar school towards Skjåk.


    Bus transport from Sogndal at 08.00. It will be possible to park the car in Sogndal and use a bus to the starting area in Lom, since there is no regular bus to Lom after crossing the finish line on Saturday evening. There is a scheduled bus to Lom on Sunday mornings at 08.15.


    Luggage is transported from Lom to the destination area in Sogndal. You can also have clothing etc. sent from Lom to the food station at Sognefjellet. Read more about bag shipping on the pages of Jotunheimen Rundt.


  • Start times in Lom

    There will be two starting pools:

    At 12:45 50 pcs – the supposedly fastest with an expected finish time of 4.15.

    At 13:00 pool 2.


  • The target area in Sogndal

    The target area is in the central park. Here, it is planned that you should be able to enjoy yourself and relax after your arrival. There will be food service here and we will also provide some entertainment with a speaker service. We have plenty of benches and tables, or you can use the new park with green lawns.


  • Bus routes

    THE PARISH MOUNTAIN RIDE

    08:00 Extra bus over Sognefjellet to Lom (from the shuttle station) arrival approx. 10:51

    08:35 Ordinary scheduled bus over Sognefjellet to Lom. Route 860 arrival approx. 11:40

    12:50 Lorry from Lom to Sogndal (from the starting area)

    12:50 Return bus from Lom to Sogndal (from the starting area)

    17:00 Regular scheduled bus from Lom to Sogndal Route 860.


    Price is NOK 250 including transport of bicycle. Bicycle transport only NOK 150,- Paid with Vipps at the bus.


  • Timeout down Sognefjellet

    The timeout that has been introduced down Sognefjellet is continued.

    The background for this is safety assessments, both for riders and other traffic. The road is not closed to other traffic, and there is some tourist traffic in the area. The timeout works so that riders must spend a minimum of 22 minutes descending from Sognefjellet. If riders drive faster than this, they will receive a time allowance of double the time they have driven faster. Ex. At 19 minutes, the added time will be 3 x 2 = 6 minutes.


  • Who can participate, what is required?

    To participate in touring races such as the Jotunheimen Rundt or the Sognefjellsrittet, you must turn 17 during the calendar year.


  • Service vehicles and escort vehicles

    Companion cars are not permitted in the Jotunheimen Rundt or the Sognefjellsrittet. In this context, by companion car we mean all cars that provide assistance to the riders. Cars that transport food, drinks, front cars, cars that transport clothes, cars that transport equipment, wheeled cars, cars that accept clothes or glasses etc. Riders associated with such vehicles risk disqualification.

    Only the organizer has permission to provide assistance to the participants.


  • Timekeeping

    Jotunheimen Rundt and Sognefjellsrittet use timing with disposable chips. The chips must be attached to both sides of the helmet and must not be handed in at the finish line.

    For correct timing/results, the chip must follow you from start to finish. The start time is recorded in Lærdal or Lom, respectively. Passing times in Jotunheimen Rundt are registered at Fagernes, Randsverk, Lom, Sognefjellet, Oskarshaug, Fortun and Marifjøra. The last four also apply to the Sognefjellsrittet.

    End time is recorded in Sogndal.


  • Awards, medals and diplomas

    Everyone who completes the race receives a medal and diploma. These are distributed after the finish line.

    The diploma is printed from the results pages of Eq-timing, which are published on our websites immediately after the race.

    In addition, flowers and attention are given out in accordance with the regulations in force at any given time.


  • Safety

    Safety in a touring race is important, both for participants, organisers, spectators and other road users. The responsibility for ensuring that safety in the race is ensured lies with both the organizer and the participants. Jotunheimen Rundt follows a trail that is open to normal traffic where normal traffic rules apply.

    Securing the trail track

    The route will be signposted in accordance with guidelines from the Swedish Road Administration and the police.

    Signs with black arrows will mark changes of road or direction ahead of each intersection or roundabout. In areas where special caution must be exercised, there will be separate signs.

    Note! As a participant in a touring race, you do not have a free way. Normal traffic rules apply to all participants in the race.

    NB! NB! Places where you must pay special attention:

    Right after the start in Lærdal, the field in Jotunheimen Rundt gathers. Many are eager to get started and push the pace up in spurts. Take it easy and ride disciplined! You soon reach the climbs and the field spreads out.

    The descents have proven to be the places where accidents can happen. Drive carefully. The road standard in Norway is “as it is” – there may be holes in the asphalt and other obstacles for us cyclists. Hitting a hole in the asphalt at high speed can lead to a sudden puncture and loss of control over the bike.

    The descent down from Filefjell past Tyinkrysset takes place at night and the light is poor. Take it easy!

    Down Sognefjellet it is steep and with several sections of very narrow road where there is no room for a large car and bicycle at the same time. In several places, the asphalt surface is poor, so keep your speed down! The turns are tight and there is a lot of braking. The rims get hot, and a puncture can easily occur. Use the front and rear brakes alternately. This is a tour ride, don’t forget that.


  • Environment

    Jotunheimen Rundt and Styrkeprøven have a zero vision for littering along the route. Riders who have to get rid of rubbish/empty bottles and the like must therefore do this in connection with the food stations.

    Participants must not throw bottles, hoses, tyres, paper or other rubbish along the trail. Generally, what the rider has taken with him in his “back pocket” at the start must also be brought back to the start or thrown in a marked place at food stations or at the finish line.

    NB! Riders observed littering will receive additional time or be disqualified.

    NB! Teams participating in the team competition with riders observed littering will receive additional time or be disqualified.

    We therefore encourage everyone to take responsibility for the Test of Strength being carried out without littering the surroundings.


  • Sustainability

    The strength test sees the importance of sustainable measures and works actively to minimize the event’s environmental footprint and promote sustainable practices. Some of the ways we work with sustainability in cycling are:

    1. Transport: In order to reduce the emissions linked to transport, Jotunheimen Rundt and Styrkeprøven encourage participants to travel by public transport or use alternative means of transport to get to the starting point. We also set up transport of bicycles between Sogndal and Lærdal so that it is easier for you as a participant to travel by public transport.

    2. The ban on escort cars also contributes to there being fewer cars on the roads during the race. Bag delivery to selected food stations is also part of this reduction in the number of cars on the road during the event.

    3. We have implemented effective waste management processes along the route. We encourage participants to respect nature and throw their waste in dedicated bins at the food stations or at the finish line. We also emphasize the recovery and recycling of waste where possible.

    4. Cooperation with local communities: Jotunheimen Rundt and Styrkeprøven emphasize cooperation with local communities and residents. We purchase for the food stations as locally as possible and we work closely with local authorities, voluntary organizations and businesses to ensure that the ride has a positive impact on the communities it passes through.

    5. Energy use: The strength test works to minimize energy consumption during the event. We use energy-efficient solutions such as LED lighting. The organizers also encourage the use of renewable energy. And through our collaboration with Peugeot, we also use electric cars to the extent possible.

    6. Awareness raising and education: The test of strength works actively to raise awareness of sustainability among participants, support staff and the public. We offer information on sustainable choices and encourage responsible behaviour. This may include communication about recycling, reduction of single-use items and appropriate use of natural resources.

    The test has recognized the importance of running the race in a way that takes into account the environment and the local communities it affects. By implementing sustainable practices and encouraging awareness and participation from all parties involved, we work to minimize the impact on the environment and facilitate a sustainable cycling race.


  • License

    To participate in the Jotunheimen Rundt or the Sognefjellsrittet, you must have a year-round license through a club affiliated with the Norwegian Cycling Association or a one-off license that applies to the race.


    A license is mandatory to participate in all types of cycling races organized by the Norwegian Cycling Federation (NCF). It contains i.a. a small accident insurance. For the year-round licence, the insurance applies to accidents during all cycling activities as well as accidents on the journey to and from cycling races. The license is administered by the Norwegian Cycling Association.


    You can either buy a one-time license or an active license. The one-time license is purchased when you register for the ride.


    Year-round licenses can be ordered by members of an NCF approved club/team who have paid the annual membership fee to the club/team. The license applies to all types of rides and is valid from the date the license is approved by NCF until December of the same year. The insurance is valid until February of the following year.


    For more information on licences, see www.sykling.no.


  • Cancellation

    In case of cancellation of the Jotunheimen Rundt or the Sognefjellsrittet before the day of the event, the organizer can keep up to 50% of the registration fee to cover expenses in connection with the organization of the race.

    If the race has to be moved to a later date, or canceled so that it can then be arranged at a later date, those who were registered for the race on the original date and who do not show up for the start on the new date are not entitled to a refund of the registration fee.

    In the event of cancellation of the Jotunheimen Rundt or Sognefjellsrittet on the day of the race or the day before the day of the race due to unforeseen weather conditions or other “force majeure”, the organizer retains the registration fee.


    Refund of registration fee

    All registrations are binding after the registration fee has been paid.

    If the registrant, due to illness or other reasons, cannot participate in the race, all or part of the registration fee will not be refunded.