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Important changes – Styrkeprøven 2013

 

 

ROUTE FROM MOELV TO MINNESUND.

Construction of a new 4-lane motorway and a new route for the railway line from Moelv to Minnesund have made it necessary to alter the route for Styrkeprøven for at least the period 2012 to 2016. Styrkeprøven’s route is being moved from Moelv across the Mjøsbrua bridge to the west side of Lake Mjøsa along RV 4 to Gjøvik and via RV 33 to Skreia and Minnesund. From Minnesund the event follows the same route as in previous years to the finish line in Oslo.

WOMEN’S CYCLE RIDE (JENTETRÅKKET) STARTS IN GJØVIK

The women’s Gjøvik – Oslo135 kmcycle ride. As a consequence of this change the start of the women’s event is being relocated to Gjøvik. The event will be a few km longer than from Hamar, but the quality of the road on the west side of Lake Mjøsa is better on the stretch from Gjøvik to Minnesund.

NEW MAXIMUM TIME OF 36 HOURS

In the past few years only around 20 entrants have taken more than 36 hours to complete the Trondheim – Oslo ride.

Getting riders starting on Friday evening to accept that a night wave start is what is offered to those who want to spend more than 24 hours on the road is a challenge. Riders have moved south of Dombås long before the event officially has access to the E6 through the Gudbrandsdalen valley. We are adapting to the reality of this situation by compressing the starting window and moving it such that the first riders start from Trondheim at 24.00 and the last riders at 00.30. The arrangement on Saturday morning is the same as in previous years, with starts in the team competition from 06.00 onwards. The event finishes at Løren in Oslo on Sunday at 12.00, so those riders who wish to have the maximum amount of time at their disposal must elect to start at 24.00.

NEW START TIMES AND CUT-OFF TIMES ALONG THE ROUTE  

The new wave start arrangement has been indicated on the registration page for each individual distance since 1 December.

The route south of Dombås opens at 07.00 for riders who started from Trondheim overnight.

Riders start out from Dombås in designated waves from 08.00 to 08.30..

The first start from Lillehammer is scheduled for 06.00. All those starting from Lillehammer will be away by around 12.00.

The women’s cycle ride from Gjøvik starts in the period from 12.00 to around 13.45.

The corresponding start from Eidsvoll is from 12.00 to around 13.45.

In accordance with the new starting arrangements and reduced maximum allowable time, riders must now pass Dombås, Lillehammer, Gjøvik, Eidsvoll Verk and Olavsgaard/Hvam in Skedsmo before specified cut-off times.

NEW FOOD/SERVICE STATIONS

New food/service stations along the route will be located in Gjøvik, approx.20 kmfrom Moelv, and in Skreia, approx.25 km from Gjøvik.

The starting time for the women’s cycle ride and the interim time for those starting from Lillehammer, Dombås and Trondheim will be in Gjøvik.

Further details of the route, topography and new alliance partners will be announced later.

STYRKEPRØVEN regrets that the information published on our website, etc, is not complete. We will continue to do our best to ensure that the correct information is made available so that all those who have entered the event, and those who wish to enter are clear about what Styrkeprøven 2013 has to offer.

Styrkeprøven 2013 remains subject to final approval by the police and roads authorities.

 

Styrkeprøven 2014

If you have not already entered, you can do so here: https://secure.onreg.com/onreg2/front/step1.php?id=1703

Travel package 2014

For those of you who have entered the event, we have travel packages to:

TRONDHEIM-DOMBÅS-LILLEHAMMER and GJØVIK

We can also arrange just bicycle transport.

CONTACT US AT TEL: +47 2327 2618 OR SEND AN EMAIL TO MORTEN@BERGREISER.COM

Welcome to Styrkeprøven 2014!

Registration: 

https://secure.onreg.com/onreg2/front/step1.php?id=1703


» Travel with Styrkeprøven

Trondheim – Oslo 542 km

The 47th race will take place in 2012.

Age limit

All competitors must be aged 17 years or older on 31 December in the year of the race.

Racing licence

All competitors must possess either an annual racing licence obtained through a club associated with the Norwegian Cycling Federation (Norges Cykleforbund) or a one-off racing licence (cost NOK 200).

Entry fee insurance

On entering the race competitors may insure their entry fee at a cost of NOK 250. This insurance provides for a refund of the entry fee in specific circumstances.

Registration and payment of entry fee

Click here.

Entry deadlines

Competitors should register by 15 February to take advantage of reduced entry fees for early registration. General registration is between 16 February and 15. June. No late entries.

Changes to entries before 1 June

You will receive email confirmation of your entry as soon as you have registered and paid your entry fee via this website. The email will contain an access code and a password that you may use to amend your entry, including transferring your place to another competitor (change of rider’s name) until 1 June. After 1 June each name will be allocated a race number and riders will be put in defined starting groups with fixed start times.

Choice of start group

Some start groups are reserved for pre-qualified teams, clubs and corporate entrants. For all other riders the race organisers apply a “self-assessment” system, with riders selecting time categories to suit their anticipated times. Riders wishing to start in the same group as other specified riders/teams should take care to register early, preferably at the same time as the other riders with whom they wish to ride. Competitors who register early will be better placed to select an early start group within their desired time category. As the date of the race draws closer, the most sought-after groups will fill up. This will make it more difficult for the organisers to assist riders wishing to change group. The same applies to riders' ability to make changes/switch groups themselves.

Start groups

  • Groups taking 24 hours +
    • Riders who wish to take more than 24 hours to complete the race may take up to 36 hours if they choose a start group departing at 24 p.m. on Friday evening.
    • The first group on Friday evening departs at midnight, allowing riders 36 hours to complete the race.
    • No riders may proceed south of Dombås before 7 a.m. on Saturday.
  • Team competition
    • Up to 20 teams each consisting of 30 riders will start in special start groups for the team competition.
    • 15 start groups will be allocated to the 15 best teams from 2011.
    • There are 5 wild cards.
    • The deadline to apply for a wild card is 31 December.
  • Express
    • Teams and riders aiming to complete the race in under 16 hours.
  • Seeded
    • Teams and riders aiming to complete the race in 16-20 hours.
  • Touring/corporate entries
    • Teams and riders aiming to complete the race in 20-24 hours.
  • Individual support vehicles
    • Registered support vehicles are permitted to accompany most start groups departing from Trondheim. Some start groups are “support-vehicle free” to cater for riders who prefer accompanying traffic to be kept to a minimum.
    • Drivers of registered support vehicles will be allocated numbers etc. to identify their vehicle and two meal vouchers on registering their vehicle (either on payment of race entry fee or at the race secretariat on Friday). Drivers may also attend a support vehicle instruction session.
  • Instruction sessions for support vehicle drivers
    • The race organisers in conjunction with the police will hold instruction sessions for support vehicle drivers at the Rica Nidelven Hotell at the following times on Friday evening:
      5 p.m. – Team competition
      6 p.m. – Express and Seeded groups
      7 p.m. – Touring, Corporate and 24 hours + groups.

Race number collection

Race numbers will be available from the race secretariat at the Rica Nidelven Hotell in Trondheim from noon to 8 p.m. on Friday, 22 June.

Any race numbers not collected from the secretariat can be collected in the starting area in Munkegata in front of the Nidaros Cathedral from 23 p.m. to midnight on Friday or on Saturday morning from 5 a.m. until the last start group departs at approximately 9.30 a.m.

Timekeeping

Styrkeprøven uses the ChampionChip timekeeping system. The chip should be mounted in its housing on the front fork of the bike or using the strip provided with the chip as shown in the race programme. The chip should be positioned as close as possible to the ground.
The chip must be kept on the bike throughout the race to ensure accurate timekeeping/results.

The starting time will be registered in Trondheim. Passing times will be registered at Dombås, Lillehammer, Gjøvik and Eidsvoll Verk. The finishing time will be registered in Oslo. It will be possible to follow the race/individual riders by referring to the passing times displayed live on www.styrkeproven.no.

Luggage transport

The organisers will transport competitors’ luggage back from Trondheim to Oslo. Luggage (labelled with race number, name etc.) must be delivered to the trailer in Munkegata on Friday evening or Saturday morning. Luggage will be available for collection from Løren Ishall from Saturday evening.

Food/service stops – ambulance/first aid

There will be food/service stops at Soknedal, Oppdalsporten, Dombås, Kvam, Kvitfjelltunet, Lillehammer, Gjøvik, Skreia (Totenvika), Stensby Sykehus (Minnesund), Kløfta and at the finish at Løren.
Ambulances/first aiders will be stationed at the start/finish and at all food/service stops.

The organisers have also engaged additional ambulances and first aiders to monitor the route.

In addition, approximately 15 service vehicles will patrol the route.
If you need assistance, you must attract the service personnel’s attention. They will then stop to investigate what assistance is required.

Medals/certificates – team trophies

All riders who complete the race within the officially permitted time will receive a bronze medal specially created for this year’s race. Riders who complete the race for the 10th, 20th, 30th or 40th time will receive a bronze, silver, gold or platinum plaque. In addition, riders who have completed more than 10 races will receive an additional 2012 medal in the appropriate metal (e.g., bronze for 11-19 races) for mounting on their plaque.
Competitors will be able to print out a certificate from www.styrkeproven.no once the official results have been published. It is advisable to await publication of the official results before printing out your certificate, as the organisers require two weeks to correct the unofficial listings.

There are two challenge trophies for the distance Trondheim-Oslo that are awarded to the best 10-man team and the fastest five-woman team.

Course description: Trondheim - Oslo

Trondheim – Lillehammer

  • The start from Trondheim is in Munkegata outside the Nidaros Cathedral.
  • Riders head out of Trondheim along the E6 to Klettskrysset.
  • From Klett riders follow the E6 towards Oslo reaching the first food/service stop at Soknedal (approx. 60 km from the start).
  • After approx. 100 km there is a food/service stop at Oppdalsporten/Skogtun, approx 10 km north of Oppdal town centre.
  • After passing Oppdal, riders start to ascend through the Drivdalen valley up to the highest point on the course at Hjerkinn (approx. 1100 m above sea level and approx. 170 km from the start).
  • From Hjerkin the route descends slightly then flattens out over the Dovrefjell mountain range before descending to Dombås where this is a food/service station (approx. 190 km from the start).
  • Riders’ passing times are registered on entering Dombås.
  • From Dombås riders head south on the E6 towards Lillehammer across slightly sloping terrain to Kvam, where there is a food/service stop (approx. 270 km from the start). This is a possible resting place as approximately half the distance to Oslo has now been completed.
  • Riders continue through Gudbrandsdalen on the E6 along relatively flat terrain to the food/service stop at Kvitfjelltunet (approx. 320 km from the start).
  • Riders turn off the E6 at Øyer Nord.
  • The route now runs parallel with the E6 along Gudbrandsdalsveien to Lillehammer. The route follows Kirkegata through Lillehammer town centre.

Lillehammer – Gjøvik.

  • Riders head south past Maihaugen down to Kirkegata accompanied by a master vehicle.
  • Start mats and passing time mats will be positioned in Lillehammer Syd near the junction of Kirkegata/Årettaveien.
  • Food/service stop in Lillehammer Syd with rest facilities (approx. 360 km).
  • Riders head along RV213 along the eastern shore of Lake Mjøsa to Moelv. Follow Storgata through Moelv. Then crossing Mjøsbrua to the west side of Mjøsa, and to Gjøvik. 

Gjøvik - Eidsvoll

  • The start for riders competing in the Gjøvik - Oslo Jentetråkket (women and girls only) is at the CC shoppingcenter in Gjøvik..
  • Timekeeping mats to record start times for riders starting at Gjøvik and passing times for riders who started at Trondheim and Lillehammer are positioned here.
  • After leaving Gjøvikriders head onto the RV33 to Skreia, and to Minnesund. 
  • From Minnesund continue Trondheimsveien to Eidsvoll.

Eidsvoll – Oslo

  • Start mats for the Eidsvoll – Oslo race and passing time mats for other riders are located at Eidsvoll Verk.
  • Riders follow Trondheimsvegen through Råholt and Dal to Jessheim. From Jessheim proceed parallel to the E6 to Kløfta for the final food/service stop for all riders. (approx. 510 km from Trondheim, 160 km from Lillehammer, 100 km from Hamar/Olrud and approx. 30 km from the start at Eidsvoll).
  • Fra Kløfta continue to follow Trondheimsvegen to Frogner and Skedsmokorset. Head under the E6 towards Kjellerholen and out onto the E6 again at Olavsgaard/Hvam. Follow the E6 up Djupdalstraseen to the borders of Oslo. Riders leave the E6 and follow Østre Akervei into Økern. Riders turn right and follow Økern Torgvei to Spireaveien and the entrance to Løren Idrettsanlegg (sports ground).

Lillehammer – Oslo 190 km

The 16th race will take place on Saturday, 23 June 2012

Age limit

All competitors must be aged 17 years or older on 31 December 2012.

Racing licence

All competitors must possess either an annual racing licence obtained through a club associated with the Norwegian Cycling Federation (Norges Cykleforbund) or a one-off racing licence (cost NOK 200).

Entry fee insurance

On entering the race competitors may insure their entry fee at a cost of NOK 250. This insurance provides for a refund of the entry fee in specific circumstances.

Registration and payment of entry fee

Click on the grey button in the column on the left.

Entry deadlines

Competitors should register by 15 February to take advantage of reduced entry fees for early registration.. General registration is between 16 February and 15. June. No late entries.

Changes to entries before 1 June

You will receive email confirmation of your entry as soon as you have registered and paid your entry fee via this website. The email will contain an access code and a password that you may use to amend your entry, including transferring your place to another competitor (change of rider’s name) until 1 June. After 1 June each name will be allocated a race number and riders will be put in defined starting groups with fixed start times.

Choice of start group

Some start groups are reserved for pre-qualified teams, clubs and corporate entrants. For all other riders the race organisers apply a “self-assessment” system, with riders selecting time categories to suit their anticipated times. Riders wishing to start in the same group as other specified riders/teams should take care to register early, preferably at the same time as the other riders with whom they wish to ride. Competitors who register early will be better placed to select an early start group within their desired time category. As the date of the race draws closer, the most sought-after groups will fill up. This will make it more difficult for the organisers to assist riders wishing to change group. The same applies to riders' ability to make changes/switch groups themselves.

Start groups

  • Team competition
    • Up to 35 teams each consisting of 30 riders will start in special start groups for the team competition.
    • 20 start groups will be allocated to the 20 best teams from 2011.
    • There are 15 wild cards.
    • The deadline to apply for a wild card is 31 December.
    • Express teams and riders aiming to complete the race in under six hours.
  • Seeded
    • Teams and riders who aim to complete the race in six-eight hours.
  • Touring/corporate entries
    • Teams and riders who expect to take longer than eight hours.
  • Individual support vehicles
    • Individual support vehicles are NOT permitted.

Race number collection

Race numbers will be available from the race secretariat at Håkons Hall in Lillehammer on Friday 22 June between 5 and 9 p.m. and on Saturday from 5 a.m. until the final start group departs (approx. 12.00 p.m.).

Timekeeping

Styrkeprøven uses the ChampionChip timekeeping system. The chip should be mounted in its housing on the front fork of the bike or using the strip provided with the chip as shown in the race programme. The chip should be positioned as close as possible to the ground. The chip must be kept on the bike throughout the race to ensure accurate timekeeping/results.

The starting time will be registered in Lillehammer. Passing times will be registered at Hamar and Eidsvoll Verk.

The finishing time will be registered in Oslo. It will be possible to follow the race/individual riders by referring to the passing times displayed live on www.styrkeproven.no.

Luggage transport

The organisers will transport competitors’ luggage back from Lillehammer to Oslo. Luggage (labelled with race number, name etc.) must be delivered to the trailer next to Håkons Hall on Saturday. Luggage will be available for collection from Løren Ishall from Saturday afternoon.

Food/service stops – ambulance/first aid

There will be food/service stops at Gjøvik, Skreia, Stensby Sykehus (Minnesund), Kløfta and at the finish at Løren. Ambulances/first aiders will be stationed at the start/finish and at all food/service stops.

Styrkeprøven has also engaged additional ambulances and first aiders to monitor the route.

In addition, approximately 15 service vehicles will patrol the route. If you need assistance, you must attract the service personnel’s attention. They will then stop to investigate what assistance is required.

Medals/certificates – team trophies

All riders who complete the race within the officially permitted time will receive a bronze medal specially created for this year’s race. Riders completing their 10th race will receive a bronze plaque. In addition, riders who have completed more than 10 races will receive an additional 2011 medal in the appropriate metal (i.e., bronze for 11-19 races) for mounting on their plaque.

Competitors will be able to print out a certificate once the official results have been published (approximately two weeks after the race). The race organisers require two weeks to make any corrections notified to them by competitors. Before printing your certificate it is therefore advisable to await publication of the official results in order to ensure your certificate is correct.

There are two challenge trophies for the distance Lillehammer-Oslo that are awarded to the best five-man team and the fastest three-woman team.

Course description: Lillehammer - Oslo

Lillehammer – Gjøvik.

Riders starting at Lillehammer should assemble at Håkons Hall/Sigrid Undsets vei.

  • Riders head south past Maihaugen down to Kirkegata accompanied by a master vehicle.
  • Start mats and passing time mats will be positioned in Lillehammer Syd near the junction of Kirkegata/Årettaveien.
  • Food/service stop in Lillehammer Syd with rest facilities (approx. 360 km).
  • Riders head along RV213 along the eastern shore of Lake Mjøsa to Moelv. Follow Storgata through Moelv. Then crossing Mjøsbrua to the vest side of Mjøsa, and to Gjøvik. 

Gjøvik - Eidsvoll

  • The start for riders competing in the Gjøvik - Oslo Jentetråkket (women and girls only) is at the CC shoppingcenter in Gjøvik..
  • Timekeeping mats to record start times for riders starting at Gjøvik and passing times for riders who started at Trondheim and Lillehammer are positioned here.
  • After leaving Gjøvikriders head onto the RV33 to Skreia, and to Minnesund. 
  • From Minnesund continue Trondheimsveien to Eidsvoll.

Eidsvoll – Oslo

  • Start mats for the Eidsvoll – Oslo race and passing time mats for other riders are located at Eidsvoll Verk.
  • Riders follow Trondheimsvegen through Råholt and Dal to Jessheim. From Jessheim proceed parallel to the E6 to Kløfta for the final food/service stop for all riders. (approx. 510 km from Trondheim, 160 km from Lillehammer, 100 km from Hamar/Olrud and approx. 30 km from the start at Eidsvoll).
  • Fra Kløfta continue to follow Trondheimsvegen to Frogner and Skedsmokorset. Head under the E6 towards Kjellerholen and out onto the E6 again at Olavsgaard/Hvam. Follow the E6 up Djupdalstraseen to the borders of Oslo. Riders leave the E6 and follow Østre Akervei into Økern


Gjøvik – Oslo 135 km

Jentetråkket – this race is only open to girls/women!


Age limit

All competitors must be aged 15 years or older on 31 December 2012.

Racing licence

All competitors must possess either an annual racing licence obtained through a club associated with the Norwegian Cycling Federation (Norges Cykleforbund) or a one-off racing licence (cost NOK 200).

Entry fee insurance

On entering the race competitors may insure their entry fee at a cost of NOK 250. This insurance provides for a refund of the entry fee in specific circumstances.

Registration and payment of entry fee

Click on the grey button in the column on the left.

Entry deadlines

Competitors should register by 15 February to take advantage of reduced entry fees for early registration.. General entries will be accepted between 16 February and 15 June. No late entries.

Changes to entries before 1 June

You will receive email confirmation of your entry as soon as you have registered and paid your entry fee via this website. The email will contain an access code and a password that you may use to amend your entry, including transferring your place to another competitor (change of rider’s name) until 1 June. After 1 June each name will be allocated a race number and riders will be put in defined starting groups with fixed start times.

Choice of start group

Some start groups are reserved for pre-qualified teams, clubs and corporate entrants.

For all other riders the race organisers apply a “self-assessment” system, with riders selecting time categories to suit their anticipated times. Riders wishing to start in the same group as other specified riders/teams should take care to register early, preferably at the same time as the other riders with whom they wish to ride. Competitors who register early will be better placed to select an early start group within their desired time category. As the date of the race draws closer, the most sought-after groups will fill up. This will make it more difficult for the organisers to assist riders wishing to change group. The same applies to riders' ability to make changes/switch groups themselves.

Start groups

  • Team competition
    • Up to 16 teams each consisting of 10 riders will start in special start groups for the team competition.
    • 10 start groups will be allocated to the 10 best teams from 2011.
    • There are 6 wild cards.
    • The deadline to apply for a wild card is 31 December.
  • Mass start
    • The remaining riders will start at 2.30 p.m. and 2.35 p.m. The fastest riders who anticipate completing the course in under six hours will ride in the first group.
    • Riders who anticipate taking more than six hours will start in the last group.
  • Individual support vehicles
    • Individual support vehicles are NOT permitted.

 

Race number collection

Race numbers will be available from the race secretariat in Gjøvik, satureday before start.

Timekeeping

Styrkeprøven uses the ChampionChip timekeeping system. The chip should be mounted in its housing on the front fork of the bike or using the strip provided with the chip as shown in the race programme. The chip should be positioned as close as possible to the ground. The chip must be kept on the bike throughout the race to ensure accurate timekeeping/results.

Riders’ starting time will be registered at Hamar and a passing time will be registered at Eidsvoll Verk.

The finishing time will be registered in Oslo. It will be possible to follow the race/individual riders by referring to the passing times displayed live on www.styrkeproven.no.

Luggage transport

The organisers will transport competitors’ luggage back from Hamar to Oslo. Luggage (labelled with race number, name etc.) must be delivered to the van outside the hotel on Saturday morning. Luggage will be available for collection from Løren Ishall from Saturday afternoon.

Food/service stops – ambulance/first aid

There are food/service stops at Skreia (Totenvika), Stensby Sykehus (Minnesund) Kløfta and at the finish at Løren. Ambulances/first aiders are stationed at the start/finish and at all food/service stops.

Styrkeprøven has also engaged additional ambulances and first aiders to monitor the route.

In addition, approximately 15 service vehicles will patrol the route. If you need assistance, you must attract the service personnel’s attention. They will then stop to investigate what assistance is required.

Medals/certificates – team trophies

All riders who complete the race within the officially permitted time will receive a bronze medal specially created for this year’s race. Competitors will be able to print out a certificate once the official results have been published (approximately two weeks after the race). The race organisers require two weeks to make any corrections notified to them by competitors. It is therefore advisable to await the official results before printing out your certificate in order to ensure it is correct. One challenge trophy will be awarded to the fastest team in the team competition. There is also a challenge cup for the club/team/organisation with the most riders who complete the distance.

Jentetråkket course description: Gjøvik- Oslo

Gjøvik - Eidsvoll

  • The start for riders competing in the Gjøvik - Oslo Jentetråkket (women and girls only) is at the CC shoppingcenter in Gjøvik..
  • Timekeeping mats to record start times for riders starting at Gjøvik and passing times for riders who started at Trondheim and Lillehammer are positioned here.
  • After leaving Gjøvikriders head onto the RV33 to Skreia, and to Minnesund. 
  • From Minnesund continue Trondheimsveien to Eidsvoll.

Eidsvoll – Oslo

  • Start mats for the Eidsvoll – Oslo race and passing time mats for other riders are located at Eidsvoll Verk.
  • Riders follow Trondheimsvegen through Råholt and Dal to Jessheim. From Jessheim proceed parallel to the E6 to Kløfta for the final food/service stop for all riders. (approx. 510 km from Trondheim, 160 km from Lillehammer, 100 km from Hamar/Olrud and approx. 30 km from the start at Eidsvoll).
  • Fra Kløfta continue to follow Trondheimsvegen to Frogner and Skedsmokorset. Head under the E6 towards Kjellerholen and out onto the E6 again at Olavsgaard/Hvam. Follow the E6 up Djupdalstraseen to the borders of Oslo. Riders leave the E6 and follow Østre Akervei into Økern

Eidsvoll – Oslo 60 km

The Eidsvoll – Oslo 60 km race will take place on 23 June 2012 from 1.00 p.m.

The start is at Eidsvoll Verk/Gamle Nebbenes Kafeteria.

Age limit

Solo riders participating in the road race for which full results will be provided must be aged 14 years or older on 31 December 2011. Riders aged 12 years on 31 December 2011 may participate if accompanied by an adult rider. Rankings are not provided for participants under 14 years of age.

Racing licences for road race/non-competitive event

All solo competitors in the road race must possess either an annual racing licence obtained through a club associated with the Norwegian Cycling Federation (Norges Cykleforbund) or a one-off racing licence (cost NOK 200). A non-competitive licence is included in the entry fee for riders under 14 years of age.

Entry fee insurance

On entering the race competitors may insure their entry fee at a cost of NOK 250. This insurance provides for a refund of the entry fee in specific circumstances.

Registration and payment of entry fee

Click on the grey button in the column on the left.

Entry deadlines

Competitors should register by 15 February to take advantage of reduced entry fees for early registration. General registration is between 16 February and 15. June. No late entries.

Changes to entries before 1 June

You will receive email confirmation of your entry as soon as you have registered and paid your entry fee via this website. The email will contain an access code and a password that you may use to amend your entry, including transferring your place to another competitor (change of rider’s name) until 1 June. After 1 June each name will be allocated a race number and riders will be put in defined starting groups with fixed start times.

Choice of start group

Some start groups may be reserved for pre-qualified teams, clubs and corporate entrants. For all other riders the race organisers apply a “self-assessment” system, with riders selecting time categories to suit their anticipated times. Riders wishing to start in the same group as other specified riders/teams should take care to register early, preferably at the same time as the other riders with whom they wish to ride. Competitors who register early will be better placed to select an early start group within their desired time category. As the date of the race draws closer, the most sought-after groups will fill up. This will make it more difficult for the organisers to assist riders wishing to change group. The same applies to riders' ability to make changes/switch groups themselves.

Start groups normally consist of up to 50 riders and start at three-, four- or five-minute intervals. The fastest groups start first in order to avoid too much overtaking.

Start groups

The first starting time is 10.30 a.m. on Saturday. The first start groups are reserved for riders who wish to complete the course in under two hours. Next come the start groups that aim to complete the course in two-three hours. The final start groups are reserved either for riders who wish to allow more than three hours to complete the course or for riders in the non-competitive event who are under 14 years of age.

Individual support vehicles

Individual support vehicles are NOT permitted.

Race number collection

Race numbers may be collected from the race secretariat at Gamle Nebbenes Kafeteria, Eidsvoll Verk. The secretariat is open on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the final rider/start group has departed at around noon. The race secretariat is located next to the start.

Timekeeping

Styrkeprøven uses the ChampionChip timekeeping system. The chip should be mounted in its housing on the front fork of the bike or using the strip provided with the chip as shown in the race programme. The chip should be positioned as close as possible to the ground. The chip must be kept on the bike throughout the race to ensure accurate timekeeping/results. Start times are registered at the start at Eidsvoll Verk. Finishing times are registered in Oslo. It will be possible to follow the race/individual riders by referring to the starting and finishing times displayed live on this website.

Luggage transport

The organisers will transport competitors’ luggage back from Eidsvoll Verk to Oslo. Luggage (labelled with race number, name etc.) must be delivered to the van near the start on Saturday morning before the start of the race. Luggage will be available for collection at Løren Ishall from the time the first rider finishes (at around noon).

Food/service stops – ambulance/first aid

There will be food/service stops at Kløfta and at the finish at Løren. Ambulances/first aiders will be stationed at the start/finish and at all food/service stops.

Styrkeprøven has also engaged additional ambulances and first aiders to monitor the route.

In addition, approximately 15 service vehicles will patrol the route during the weekend. You must bring your own spare tyre and inner tube so that you will be self-sufficient and not dependent on official support services. Remember that service personnel may be busy elsewhere just when you need them.

If you need assistance, you must attract the service personnel’s attention. They will then stop to investigate what assistance is required.

Medals/certificates – team trophies

All riders who complete the race within the officially permitted time will receive a bronze medal specially created for this year’s race. Riders completing their 10th race will receive a bronze plaque.
Participants will be able to print out a certificate once the official race results have been published (approximately two weeks after the race). The race organisers require two weeks to make any corrections notified to them by competitors. It is therefore advisable to await the official results before printing out your certificate in order to ensure it is correct.

There is also a challenge cup for the team with the most riders who complete the Eidsvoll-Oslo distance.

Course description

Eidsvoll – Oslo

  • Start mats for the Eidsvoll – Oslo race and passing time mats for other riders are located at Eidsvoll Verk.
  • Riders follow Trondheimsvegen through Råholt and Dal to Jessheim. From Jessheim proceed parallel to the E6 to Kløfta for the final food/service stop for all riders. (approx. 510 km from Trondheim, 160 km from Lillehammer, 100 km from Hamar/Olrud and approx. 30 km from the start at Eidsvoll).
  • Fra Kløfta continue to follow Trondheimsvegen to Frogner and Skedsmokorset. Head under the E6 towards Kjellerholen and out onto the E6 again at Olavsgaard/Hvam. Follow the E6 up Djupdalstraseen to the borders of Oslo. Riders leave the E6 and follow Østre Akervei into Økern. Riders turn right and follow Økern Torgvei to Spireaveien and the entrance to Løren Idrettsanlegg (sports ground).

 

 

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Competitors must collect their race numbers and timekeeping chips before the race starts in Trondheim. Chips and race numbers may be collected on Friday 19th of June between noon and 8 p.m. from the Rica Nidelven Hotel. Any race numbers and chips not collected on Friday will be distributed at the start. Race numbers will be published online at www.styrkeproven.no and an updated start list will also be displayed at the start. Each competitor will be issued with two race numbers. These do not need to be returned. The chip remains the property of the race organizers and you are responsible for returning it to them. Please refer to the detailed information concerning the chip (mounting, function, options, requirements etc.) at the back of this program. You must wear one race number on your front and one on your back. You must also wear a race number on the front of your helmet. This is important because photographs will be taken during the race and the race number on your helmet will be used to identify you.

 

Racing licence

You must present a valid racing licence when collecting your race number. A one-off licence may be purchased at a cost of NOK 200 at this time.

Changing start group

If you wish to change your group, you may re-register at the secretariat on payment of a NOK 100. Please note that you may only switch to groups that have places available.      

Support vehicles

Support vehicles should be registered via www.styrkeproven.no or at the secretariat in Trondheim. The registration fee is NOK 400 per support vehicle, which includes two meal vouchers for the driver. Meals are provided at Oppdalsporten, Dombås/Frichs Kafeteria, Kvitfjelltunet (Eurostop Rudshøgda on the E6) on surrender of a meal voucher. Additional meal tickets may be purchased from the secretariat in Trondheim. Please refer elsewhere in this programme to the separate regulations concerning support vehicles/motorcycles.

Accommodation in Trondheim

Riders must arrange their own accommodation in Trondheim. Information is available from Trondheim Tourist Information (tel +47 73 92 94 00) or online at  www.taas.no. Styrkeprøven’s official hotel in Trondheim is the Rica Nidelven.

Trondheim secretariat opening times

The secretariat is located at the Rica Nidelven Hotel. The secretariat is open on Friday from noon to 8 p.m. for the collection of race numbers/chips, re-registration (change of start group), payment of one-off licence fees and registration of support vehicles. Unclaimed race numbers may be collected at the start on Friday between 10 p.m. and midnight and on Saturday from 6 a.m. until the final group departs.

Starting line / time

The starting line is in Munkegata by the Nidaros Cathedral. The first riders (those who want up to 44 hours to complete the course) will depart on Friday evening between 10 p.m. and midnight. The earliest start on Saturday morning is at 6 a.m., when the five best teams from 2010 will start at 10-minute intervals. The remaining groups will start at five-, four- and three-minute intervals. The number of competitors in each group will vary between 30 riders (in the team competition) and 50 riders (in the Express/Seeded categories). The last groups to depart on Saturday morning will also consist of 50 riders. Final start groups and times will be published online and displayed at the secretariat. The groups are formed on the basis of information provided by the competitors.

Arrival at the starting line

Riders must be in position at the starting area no later than 20 minutes before their scheduled start. Cycles must be in an acceptable condition, have functioning lights and a correctly fitted ChampionChip timekeeping chip. All riders will pass through a sluice system where riders and cycles will be checked before being permitted to start. Riders not wearing a helmet or whose cycle does not comply with the organiser’s or the UCI/NCF’s joint start regulations may be either refused permission to start or not registered as having started.

Race office in Trondheim

The secretariat functions as the race office on Friday from noon to 8 p.m. Any unclaimed race numbers and timekeeping chips must be collected at the starting line on Friday evening or Saturday morning.

Luggage transport Trondheim – Oslo

Each rider may deposit one piece of luggage (one bag or one rucksack) for transport free of charge from Trondheim to the finish in Oslo. All luggage must be clearly marked with the rider’s race number, name, address and telephone number. Labels will be issued in Trondheim. Luggage will be distributed past the finishing line in Oslo.

Medical services

The local Red Cross Auxiliary Corp will provide medical services at all food /service stops along the route and at the start and finish. In addition to the general emergency services patrolling the E6, Red Cross ambulances will patrol the route. In the event of accident or injury, please use the emergency telephone numbers provided.

Overnight accommodation/rest

Overnight accommodation/rest facilities are available at Kvam and in Lillehammer. Participants who require reasonably priced overnight accommodation after the finish in Oslo on Saturday or Sunday night should book this separately through the race organisers. The cost of overnight accommodation in Oslo (including breakfast) is NOK 250. Early booking is advisable as capacity is limited. Please refer to the information provided in the race invitation. Note that time taken for food/overnight stops etc. will NOT be deducted from the total race time, which starts when the rider crosses the starting line in Trondheim and ends when the rider crosses the finishing line in Oslo.

Mechanical service

Food, drink and mechanical services are available at all food stops along the route. The organisers have also arranged mobile service units that will follow the riders according to a schedule. These units are manned by volunteers from Oslo cycling clubs. All units can provide food and drink between the food stops on request. Mechanical services at food/service stops are provided by our service partners. Competitors must pay for parts and labour and should therefore be prepared for this eventuality.

 
Please note that only reduced service facilities will be available to riders starting on Friday evening.

Full service facilities will be available at Kvam (270 km from the start).  Please see separate information.

Route

The distance from Trondheim to Oslo is approx. 540 km. The route is clearly marked. Riders (and support vehicles) follow the E6 motorway out of Trondheim to the roundabout junction at Klett. Riders continue along the E6 to Støren, Soknedal (food stop), Berkåk and Oppdal (food stop about 10 km north of Oppdal), then ascend through Drivdalen valley to cross the Dovrefjell mountains at Hjerkinn before descending to Dombås. Riders continue along the E6 from Dombås down through the Gudbrandsdalen valley to Øyer Nord. Riders leave the E6 at Øyer Nord to follow the old road through Lillehammer town centre and continue to head south along the east shore of Lake Mjøsa to Moelv. Note that the route has been changed, and now goes from Moelv, over the"Mjøsbroa" to the vest side of Mjøsa. On the vest side of Mjøsa the rout passes the city Gjøvik, and then heads towards Minnesund and  the old Oslo-Trondheim road (Trondheimsveien) passing Eidsvoll Verk  and heading through Råholt, Dal, Mogreina and Jessheim to Kløfta (final food stop). From Kløfta riders pass through Frogner, Skedsmokorset and Kjellerholen to Hvam in Skedsmo (approx. 15 km from the finish in Oslo). Here riders head onto the E6 for 5 km before entering Oslo at Lørenskog to follow Østre Akervei to Økern before turning onto Økern Torgvei and Spireaveien (about 400 m from Økern) and on to the finish.

                                                                                                                                     

Broom wagons

Broom wagons will operate until the closing time of each food/service stop. Riders who have withdrawn from the race must indicate that they require transport to either the nearest railway station or food/service stop for further transport. Riders must carry a credit card or sufficient cash to purchase train/bus tickets and to allow for any other unforeseen expenses. Riders who withdraw from the race are responsible for arranging their own transport.

Withdrawal from the race

If you decide to withdraw from the race you must inform the organisers by either: 1) calling the secretariat in Oslo (+47 22 57 97 46); 2) informing a race official at a food stop;  or 3) informing one of the organiser’s service vehicles. REMEMBER TO RETURN THE TIMEKEEPING CHIP TO THE ORGANISER (postal address: OCK, Ekebergvn. 101, 1178 Oslo) as soon as possible.

Competitors will be charged if they fail to return timekeeping chips. Please refer to the information provided elsewhere in this programme.

Finishing line in Oslo

The finishing line is at Løren Idrettsanlegg Økern, Oslo. Finishing times are registered here. The secretariat, luggage collection, cycle storage, showers and changing rooms are located in either Løren Ishall or Lørenhallen. Meals are also available here.

 

Driving after the race

No one who has just ridden 540 km should get in a car and drive. Either arrange for someone else to drive or rest properly before driving home. You should sleep for at least six hours. We want all our riders, support vehicle drivers and spectators to arrive home safely after the race!

Prizes

All participants who complete the race will be awarded a medal specially designed for this year’s race. Medals and plaques for those completing their 10th, 20th, 30th or 40th Styrkeprøven will be distributed

past the finishing line. Competitors will be able to print out a certificate from

www.styrkeproven.no. Note that it is advisable to await publication of the official results before printing your certificate, as the race organisers require approximately 10 days following the race to make corrections to the unofficial results.

Team competition trophies

Starting from

Trondheim (two challenge cups)

a) Best overall time for 10 finishing male riders starting at the same time/in the same start group.        
b) Best overall time for five finishing female riders starting at the same time/in the same start group.

Lillehammer  (two challenge cups)

a) Best overall time for five finishing male riders starting at the same time/in the same starting group  
b) Best total time for three finishing female riders starting at the same time/in thesame starting group

Hamar - women only (two challenge cups)

a) Best total time for 5 finishing riders starting at the same time/in the same group
b) Team with the most riders completing the race.

Eidsvoll (one challenge cup)

a) Team with the most riders completing the race.

Any team that wins three years in succession may retain the trophy.

Lost property

Lost property may be collected from the organisers’ office after the race at Oslo Cyklekrets, Ekebergvein 101, 1178 OSLO. You may call the office on +47 22579746 or +47 22579748 to check whether your item has been handed in. Office hours are 9.00 am to 2.00 pm on weekdays.

 

Race regulations for RIDERS
and SUPPORT VEHICLES

Basic guidelines

•             Riders must comply with the provisions of the Road Traffic Act, the Norwegian Highway Code and NCF’s own  rules and regulations.

•             Riders participate at their own risk.

•             Riders are responsible for timekeeping chips loaned to them by the organisers from the time the chip is issued until it is returned at the finish line or by other means if the rider withdraws from the race. Any riders who fail to return their chip within 7 days of the race will be invoiced for a replacement (NOK 250) plus an NOK 50 administration fee..

•             Any riders who change their wheel(s) or cycle during the race must ensure that they also transfer their chip.
NO CHIP – NO TIME!

•             All riders must wear hard-shell cycling helmets.

•             One race number must be attached to the front of the helmet (photo).

•             Triathlon/tempo handlebars are not permitted.

•             Cycles must be equipped with permanently mounted and functioning front and rear lights, plugged                 handlebars and adequately functioning brakes on both wheels. Lights must be switched on at dusk.

•             We recommend mounting a reflector on the rear of the cycle or on the rider’s back.

•             Drink containers should be unbreakable.

•             All pacing is forbidden. Riders are also prohibited from hanging onto motor vehicles or being pushed by      any kind of vehicle.

•             No assistance may be provided or items handed from any vehicles in motion (vehicle in this context              means bicycle, moped, motorcycle or any other vehicle of any kind whatsoever).

•             Riders may only receive assistance from registered support vehicles or the organiser’s mobile service          units.

•             No assistance may be received from support vehicles (apart from the organiser’s official vehicles and registered support vehicles with blue registration numbers) on the route sections Trondheim – Berkåk and Hvam – Oslo.

  •           Support cars must only stop at appropriate locations to the right of the road. With the exception of Oppdalsporten, Dombås, Kvitfjelltunet and

  Olrud Hamar, support vehicles do not have access to the food stops along the route.

•             Only riders will be provided with food/drink and mechanical services at the food/service stops.

 

Regulations for support vehicles/motorcycles

•             Support vehicles are only permitted in the Trondheim-Oslo race.

•             The following vehicles are approved for use as support vehicles: passenger vehicles and light commercial vehicles (under 3.5 tons and under 1.60 m in height) and motorcycles. Large trucks or camper vans/buses are not suitable. Support vehicles must be registered with the organiser.

Registration

Support vehicles should be registered either online at www.styrkeproven.no or at the secretariat in Trondheim. Registered support vehicles will be issued with two registration numbers, one to be mounted on the righthand side of the windscreen and the other on the lefthand side of the rear window. The registration number should be clearly visible to the police and race officials.

Registration fee

The registration fee is NOK 400. All support vehicles should have departed from Trondheim before the first group of riders starts at 6 a.m. on Saturday morning. Race regulations prohibit assistance from private support vehicles on the route sections Trondheim - Berkåk and Hvam - Oslo (finishing line).

Route

All vehicles will be able to use the same route as the riders. Riders who receive assistance other than from the organiser’s mobile service units or support cars with blue registration numbers on the route section Trondheim – Berkåk may be disqualified or removed from the race.

The organiser strongly recommends support vehicles to use the E6 to bypass Lillehammer – Biri – Moelv. Registered support vehicles have access to the food/service stops at Oppdalsporten, Dombås/Frichs Kafeteria, Kvitfjelltunet and Eurostop Rudshøgda (on the E6) where a hot meal plus drink will be provided on surrender of a meal voucher. Each support vehicle will be issued with two meal vouchers on registration in Trondheim. Additional meal vouchers may be purchased from the secretariat before the start.

Use of support vehicles

Support vehicles should not drive immediately behind individual riders or groups of riders, as this will congest traffic following behind. The organizer’s service vehicles and registered support vehicles  displaying blue numbers will provide assistance on the sections of the route where other support vehicles are subject to restrictions. It is important that any rider requiring assistance indicates this clearly.  All assistance must be provided away from the road and preferably at rest areas or other suitable locations. Irresponsible breach of these regulations may result in riders being disqualified by race officials and/or being charged or fined by the police. Instruction sessions for support vehicle drivers will be held on Friday evening in Trondheim at the Rica Nidelven Hotel (starting at 5 p.m, 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.). Support vehicles with blue numbers have additional rights and obligations. Vehicles with red registration numbers may provide assistance along the entire route from the start to the finish.

Food stops

Support vehicles/motorcycles are not permitted to use food stops along the route with the exception of the food stops at Oppdalsporten, Dombås, Kvifjelltunet and Olrud, where food will be provided for drivers. Riders are expected to serve themselves at food stops. Anyone who is not a rider or race official will be turned away.

Riders must comply with the Norwegian Road Traffic Act, the Norwegian Highway Code and the race regulations. All ordinary road rules apply as no special dispensations have been granted by the authorities. Please respect the law and follow the applicable regulations.

Riders in the following races may not have a support vehicle

DOMBÅS - OSLO

LILLEHAMMER - OSLO
HAMAR - OSLO
EIDSVOLL - OSLO

Emergency telephone numbers

FIRE 110
POLICE 112
AMBULANCE 113

Finishing line in Oslo

Tel.:     (+47) 22 57 97 46
            (+47) 22 57 97 48 
Fax.:    (+47) 22 57 97 47