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 along the 610 route, at 345 km, there are no open services for a long time. If you are really fast nothing after 390 km.
There is generally no need for more than 25 cogs if you have a compact crankset. “Mur de Siggebohyttan” comes as a surprise at 530 km for 500 meters with more than 15% for a short 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 getting rid of it in a responsible way after the race. And needless to say, don’t leave anything by the roadside! Please do what you can to minimize your footprint.