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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

You've got a VELOTHON on your bucket list, but aren’t sure where to start. From choosing your first race to race rules, get answers to beginners' most common questions below.

  1. What is the UCI VELOTHON Series?

  2. What is a VELOTON Cycling Race?

  3. Which races belong to the UCI VELOTHON Series?

  4. Are there any combo packages for participating in several events of the VELOTHON Series?

  5. What sets a VELOTHON apart from other cycling events?

  6. Can I participate even if I’m not a road bike racer?

 

  1. What is the UCI VELOTHON Series?

    VELOTHON is a series featuring unique and breathtaking cycling events taking place in some of the world’s most iconic metropolises. The races depict the unparalleled excitement for the sport, and supports a healthy and athletic lifestyle. Each VELOTHON event offers amateur and hobby riders the rare opportunity to compete in a professionally organized cycling race. Participants get to choose from various distances and race formats that are generally held on closed off and secured roads.

    All VELOTHON events make competitive racing in the center of pulsating metropolises, along notable landmarks and attractions, possible. Each VELOTHON is professionally organized, and enjoyed by tens of thousands of spectators. Select VELOTHON events also feature top-flight elite races of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). More info can be found at www.velothon.com

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  2. What is a VELOTON Cycling Race?

    A VELOTHON is a sportive cycling race that offers you the chance to reap rewards for the blood, sweat and tears spent on your training. Choose your personal challenge from a variety of distances. Ride in the world’s most beautiful cities and get the pro treatment in all areas:
    completely closed and secured roads, highest organizational standards, professional timekeeping and thousands of spectators.

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  3. Which races belong to the UCI VELOTHON Series?

    In 2017, the series races will be held in Berlin and Hamburg (Germany), Wales (UK), Sunshine Coast (Australia, Edmonton (Canada), Stockholm (Sweden), with around 50,000 enthusiastic riders participating.

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  4. Are there any combo packages for participating in several events of the VELOTHON Series?

    There are no standard combo packages at this time. We will be communicating special promo offers at a specific date. The easiest way to hear about these offers is to sign up for our newsletter.

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  5. What sets a VELOTHON apart from other cycling events?

    The cycling events of the UCI VELOTHON Series are renowned for perfect and professional organisation. All events are licensed by the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) and are carried out with the same standards as a pro race. Roads that are completely closed off to normal traffic, as well as truly thrilling homestretches with top-level finish arches are among the standard requirements that we uphold for each event. As part of a global series, our participants get the benefits of over 20 years of experience from our cycling specialists, as well as the assurance that each event of the UCI VELOTHON Series is carried out in the same standards. The professional staging of the events under the UCI VELOTHON Series guarantees participants an unforgettable experience.

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  6. Can I participate even if I’m not a road bike racer?

    All VELOTHON events feature multiple routes and distances that offer a cycling experience for everyone. Pasrticipants may ride almost all types of bikes. Details regarding safety and allowed bike types can be found in the FAQs of each event. The 180km course is open only to riders with road race bikes.

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