Köping is located 150 km west of Arlanda Airport (Stockholm, Sweden).
Google maps race HQ at Best Western Hotel Scheele, Köping.
It takes 1h50m-2h30m by train (www.sj.se) and 1h45m by car to get to Köping from Arlanda Airport.
Where to stay
We recommend Best Western Hotel Scheele. The starting line is just outside the breakfast room. Other hotels include The Bishops Arms Hotel and Hotell Gillet.
Good value is at the train station: Hotell Lilla Station.
Normal temperatures at daytime is 15-22 °C. At 00-06 hrs the temperature can drop below 0 °C but more often it is 5-10 °C. Many days are dry but prepare for rain. In other words, you have to bring a few layers and wind and water resistant wear. Bring fenders too.
Water and food
After Sunne, 345 km, you won’t find open services for a long time. If you are really fast, nothing after 390 km.
There is generally no need for more than 23 cogs if you have a compact crankset. “Mur de Siggebo” comes as a surprise at 530 km with 8% on an average for 500 meters with more than 15% maximum for a while.
We hope that you to keep the waste to a minimum and recycle as much as possible. You can find local recycling centers along the route. The gas station next to the Hotel Scheele is a perfect place for disposiong of it after the race. And needles to say, don’t leave anything by the roadside. Please do what you can to minimize the impact the support vehicles have on the air.