The world’s most illuminating cycle race starts in Å - the most westerly outpost of Lofoten and Norway, and follows the world famous ‘tinderekka’ mountain range all the way to Lofoten’s easterly point, Lødingen.
The start of the race is a few metres from where cod fish is hung to dry and the route is protected and watched over by the national mountain ‘Stetind’, rising 1395 meters above the fjord.
Along the length of the race lies a fairytale land:
The sun sails between the sea eagles and the mountain peaks; amongst islands, bridges, and beaches with sand as white as snow. Italian surfers surf throughout the night whilst German tourists fish taking advantage of the midnight sun. The foxes are drunk on constant daylight and seagulls spend their siesta flying upside-down. Stomach tanning. Sometimes a whale or two pops their head up from the deep blue sea to greet us with a friendly smile.
You need to see it to believe it, so pay us a visit and you will enter a wondrous land where the sun never sleeps. (Unless it rains of course !!!!)
The race commences the night of 29th and 30th june 2012, with registration by 15th June.
Midnight sun – traffic free roads – relaxed atmosphere with cycle enthusiasts of all kinds.
Spend the night exercising your body and mind – support available throughout the event.
Be competitive and record your time or take a more relaxed leisurely approach, the choice is yours.
Option of three starting points: