COAST2COAST JYLLAND – THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GRAN FONDO IN DENMARK
Experience Coast2Coast Jutland on your bike, and ride through some of the most beautiful and unique countryside of Jutland.
You will start on the West Coast at Søndervig, and you end up on the legendary Bike Track in Aarhus on the East Coast of Jutland.
The Coast2Coast Jutland is a one-day long bike challenge. We have three distances: the 185 kilometer and the 215-kilometer routes that start in Søndervig, and a shorter route starting in Hjøllund. The 185-kilometer route has 1350 altimeters, while the 215-kilometer route has 1900 altimeters. The route starting in Hjøllund is considered a “½-Coast2Coast Jylland” (see below).
100 km social ride
If you choose the 185 or 215 KM rides, the first 100 kilometers will be a “master ride”. The “master ride” means that you’ll start in different starting groups according to the average speed with which you want to ride the first 100 kilometers. These “master ride” groups will be led by two “road captains”, who are responsible for the specific average speed for each group. This “master ride” will be a no stress, pleasant and social ride. Your official race time for the Coast2Coast ride begins as you exit our “support area” (food and drink) in Hjøllund.
The Race and Hills begins
As you leave the large support area in Hjøllund after the first chaperoned 100 km, the hilly part of the race start. The last 85 or 115 km of the 185 or 215-kilometer rides, respectively, you will experience all the hills you didn’t encounter in the flat western parts of Jutland. This part of Jutland is one of the most beautiful areas in Denmark, with many hills, lakes and spectacular nature.
You decide yourself when you continue or start from the Hjøllund support area. When you have finished eating and filled your bottles, you may proceed to the starting line and the timed part of the ride begins.
The Start and Starting Groups
You choose your Starting Group, when you register for the Coast2Coast ride. You should choose your Starting Group based on the average speed with which you want to ride the first 100 kilometers of the race. There will be Starting Groups for the following average speed categories: 24, 26, 28 and 30 km/h. The Starting Groups with the lowest average speed will be the first to start. Each average speed category will be starting in groups of 50 riders with 5 minutes intervals. Riders are divided into the starting groups, as they arrive at the starting line.
Expected starting time of each average speed category
24 km/h: 8:15 – 8:30 (in groups of 50 riders)
26 km/h: 8:50 – 9:15 (in groups of 50 riders)
28 km/h: 9:30 – 10:10 (in groups of 50 riders)
30 km/h: 10:30 – 10:40 (in groups of 50 riders)
When you exit the 2nd stop in Hjøllund, you may ride at your own speed for the last part of the route. The last part of the ride ends at the legendary Bike Track in Aarhus
Transportation of your luggage
Behind the last starting group in each starting category there will be a luggage and service van, which will transport your luggage – if needed – from Søndervig to Aarhus Cycling Track. You can place your luggage in the luggage and service van before the start. The luggage and service vans will be marked with the average speed of the starting category, they’ll be following. You’ll be able to pick up your luggage as soon as the luggage and service vans arrive at Aarhus Cycling Track.
At the starting line in Søndervig we will serve coffee and “rundstykker”, and there will be fruits, water and energy drinks too. Together with your starting number, you’ll also receive a small goodie back with energy bars and energy gels.
There will be 4 “support areas” on the route which will have various food and drink options.
1st stop after 54 kilometers – at Kibæk School (address: Velhustedvej 6, 6933 Kibæk)
Water, Energy Drinks, Cake and Fruits
2nd. stop after 100 kilometers – at Dantra, Hjøllund (address: Dantra A/S, Vejlevej 7, 7362 Hampen)
Sandwiches, Soda, Coffee, Cake, Fruits, Energy Drinks and Water
3rd stop after 135 kilometers (185 km route) or 163 kilometers (215 km route) – at Ejer Bavnehøj
Soda, Cake, Fruits, Energy Drinks and Water
4th stop after 160 kilometers (185 km route)/190 kilometers (215 km route) – at Vilhelmsborg (address: Bedervej 101, 8320 Mårslet)
Soda, Cake, Fruits, Energy Drinks and Water
When you arrive at the finish line at Aarhus Cycling Track, we will serve burgers and beer or sodas.
The Start in Søndervig
We will start handing out the starting numbers and goodie backs at 7.00 a.m. This will take place at Beach Bowl Leisure Center.
When you arrive at Aarhus Cycling Track, we will have a big celebration. There’ll be music and we’ll be serving burgers, beer and sodas for all riders – pure Danish “hygge”.
Aarhus Cycling Track
Jyllands Allé 79
Shower and changing facilities
The shower and changing facilities at Aarhus Cycling Track are unfortunately limited, but we make other arrangements. This we’ll be informing you about a few weeks before the race.
½ – Coast2Coast Jylland
If the 185 or 215-kilometer route see too long for you, you can ride a ½ Coast2Coast Jylland and still have a magnificent ride. The start for the ½ Coast2Coast Jylland is in Hjøllund. The starting time will be approximately at 1 p.m.
We will be open for registration on 14th of November 2019.
The registration fee for the 185 and 215-kilometer rides is DKK 650 (Danish Kroners) equivalent to /€90 per rider (in groups of 4 riders 600 Danish Kroners/ 80 €
Early Birdy price (registration before the 1st of july 2020) 550, – Danish Kroners /75,- €
85 or 115 kilometers – 550,- Danish Kroners /75,- €
Early Birdy price (registration before the 1st of july 2020) 450,- Danish Kroners / 60,- €