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  • Velofondo

    Photographer: Christer Hedberg

Velofondo Vårgårda

The Velofondo bicycle race is part of an action-packed cycling weekend in Vårgårda. The race is for recreational competitors and is open to anyone and everyone who enjoys cycling, regardless of whether they are experienced or completely new to the saddle.

 

What is Velofondo?

Velofondo is a recreational race for EVERYONE who enjoys cycling, regardless of their experience. Both elite and recreational cyclists are brought together along winding country roads through the beautiful Västergötland countryside. There is a genuine festive feel to the event, with the whole of Vårgårda filled with proud cyclists and cheering supporters. Everyone who completes the course receives a medal and has their name entered into a prize draw. Not to mention the well-earned ‘après-cycle’ buffet!

Velofondo

Photographer: Christer Hedberg

When does the race take place?

Saturday August 17, 2019.

Categories

You can choose between 56 km and 93 km.

Course

Both distances are along country roads around Vårgårda. Mostly narrow paved roads without a centre line. They are delightfully winding, allowing you to get close to nature without being disturbed too much by traffic. A couple of ascents crown the race, and even if the hills aren’t too steep, your thighs might tell you a different story. The 93 km course also takes you through the town of Herrljunga. You will find a map of the route here.

Velofondo

Photographer: Christer Hedberg

Entry

The closing date for entries is Sunday August 6, 2019. Late entries will be accepted online until 8pm on Friday August 11. Race day entry is also possible at the Race Office up to one hour before the start. 


Did you know?

  • Velofondo is arranged to coincide with the elite UCI Women’s World Tour race as it passes through Vårgårda. As a recreational competitor, you will have the opportunity to cycle along part of the route the elite cyclists will follow the next day.

  • Velofondo first took place in 2010 and the longest distance at that time was 140 km. In 2016, the course was changed to the present distances – 56 km and 93 km.

West Sweden Action Weeks bring together a series of races for running, canoeing, cycling, swimming, and roller-skiing enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. We offer experiences and surroundings that are truly amazing. A memorable occasion for competitors and spectators alike, and with a firm emphasis on sustainability.