Cycling

Bike lanes in Denmark are generally in good condition and you will find them outside of the cities as well. Please use them whenever possible. Remember to respect the traffic rules and ride safely at all times.

 

Indoor training in Odense

During the Multisport Festival you will have the unique opportunity for cycling in the local velodrome arena in Odense. This is an opportunity for EVERYONE. 
If you need to do your last training preparations or you have done your main race and just want to try this really exciting training oppportunity, you are welcome to come by and even bring your companions (remind your companions to bring helmet, pedals and shoes!)

Open:
7th of July from 3.00pm – 6.00pm 
9th of July from 3.00pm – 6.00pm 
11th of July from 12.00pm – 3.00pm 
13th of July from 3.00pm – 6.00pm 

Price: 100 DKK to be paid by cash on site.

Cycle arena will provide: Bike for the track, instructions and safety. It will also be possible to do other training, such as using the 200 meters track and field located inside the arena. 

Athletes need to bring: Helmet, pedals and shoes.

Address: Thorvald Ellegaard Arena, Højstrupvej 9, 5200 Odense V – 3km from King's Garden

Website (only in Danish): Odensecyklebane.dk



 

 

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 remember to respect traffic rules and at some roads you will have to ride on the bike lanes during training wherever it is possible
  • ​For Standard distance Duatlon. From Odins Bro (O2 road) it is not permitted to road on Otterupvej (road 162), you must take a separate bike path and reach Slettensvej, where you will merge after some Km´s onto the bike lane on Otterupvej.That point will be about 500m past the official turn point on race day. Plesae use the LD and Aquabike training route GPX map below to follow this route.

Long Distance Triathlon & Aquabike

  • Please remember to respect traffic rules and at some roads you will have to ride on the bike lanes during training wherever it is possible
  • From Odins Bro (O2 road) it is not permitted to road on Otterupvej (road 162), you must take a separate bike path and reach Slettensvej, where you will merge after some Km´s onto the bike lane on Otterupvej.
    From there, you can ride on the bike lane just besides road 162 until you reach the town of Otterup, where 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 Otterupvej (road 162) where you will follow the same road back

Below you can see and download the GPX map provided for training on the bike course for LD and Aquabike 
On race day Otterupvej (road 162) will be closed for the race, so no bike lanes, just full speed ahead!
Please go onto COURSES to download the official race day map

Safety tips

Bike training on 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 light 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 unstable from time to time, 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