Cycling

Remember to respect the traffic rules and ride safely at all times

 

Bike course training

Cross Triathlon

The bike course will be open for athletes to train on at own risk the days leading up to the event. Please note that in case of rain and bad weather it may have to remain closed until the day of the event.
Bike course link: HERE

Duathlon Standard & Sprint

You can train on the courses at your own risk. Bike course link: HERE

  • Please note some roads you will have to ride on the bike lanes during training
  • From O2 road you must take a separate bike road riding in same direction to the route on Road 162 for approx. 2.5km up to Anderupvej. From there, you can ride on the bike lane just besides road 162 until the turnaround point

Long Distance Triathlon & Aquabike

You can train on the course at your own risk. Bike course link: HERE

  • Please note some roads you will have to ride on the bike lanes during training
  • From O2 road you must take a separate bike road riding in same direction to the route on Road 162 (Otterupvej) for approx. 2.5km up to Anderupvej. From there, you can ride on the bike lane just besides road 162 until you reach the town of Otterup, from there you will need ot follow road and bike lanes until you leave Otterup. Then you can continue using road and lanes riding North and West of Otterup until you reach back to Road 162 (Otterupvej, where you will have to ride on the bike lane besides the road heading to Odense until you reach the O2 road again.

 

Safety tips

Bike training in Fyn

  • Ride on the bike lanes whenever this is possible
  • Right turns. When other vehicles make right turns, the bikes still have priority.  Vehicles  should allow you to pass on their right before they turn, whether you are on the bike lane or not.  Please still be aware and careful in case they have not seen you.
  • Left turns. When turning left at big interceptions and crossings. Cross first straight ahead and then wait in the lane until traffic turns green again and then you can finalize your left turn.
  • When overtaking slower vehicles, be patient and overtake on their right-inside with care to make sure they have seen you.
  • Respect the traffic rules just like any other vehicle. Even if you are on a fast racer or triathlon bike, you must use the bike lanes, but remember they are designed for citizens going from A to B, not for fast speed sport training, so please take care!
  • Danish regulations state you should have a ring bell or similar device on your bike for warning others, if you don´t have this, a friendly verbal warning when approaching other riders or pedestrians will be necessary
  • When dark the Danish regulations state you must use lights on your bike. We recommend at least some reflective clothing to be seen by other drivers
  • Fyn is a bike friendly island with many cycle lanes and routes, but still when riding on roads without bike lanes, remember to take up as little space as possible. We advise to ride in single file on busy roads to avoid danger and conflicts with drivers

 

Bike equipment 

The weather in summer in Denmark can be from time to time unstable, with possibility of frequent showers, therefore the following tips can be recommended:

  • Danish roads are generally of good quality, but be aware that in wet roads there is a much higher risk of suffering a puncture or flat tire
  • Remember to bring an extra bike tube with a repair kit, or consider about using tyres with higher puncture resistance
  • Check your brake pads are in good condition and are the correct material, especially when you use your race Carbon wheels
  • Bring a rain jacket
  • Make sure to bring some extra chain lube to service your chain, especially after a wet ride
  • Be sure to wear a helmet, even though it is not imposed by law, it is highly recommended