Sign-in, Brännland Inn.
If you are unsure whether you will have the opportunity to participate, you can reserve a starting place until the 31st of December. The reservation fee is 20 EUR (not refunded or deducted from the registration fee).
When reserving a starting place you will receive an email containing a link which you follow to make your final registration. Please note, all reservations are cancelled automatically on the 1st of January. Use the link and make your final registration before New Year’s Eve.
If you have decided to participate, you can register immediately. The registration fee is 250 EUR until the 31st of December. Thereafter 300 EUR until the 2nd of June. Then finally 350 EUR for last-minute entries until the 14th of June.
Addressing the current situation in Ukraine, Les Randonneurs Mondiaux do not list LRM events in Russia and Belarussia in their public calendar but individual riders from these countries are permitted to participate in LRM events globally. After long deliberation a divided board of the organiser Cykelintresset has however reached the decision not to permit cyclists travelling from Russia and Belarussia to participate in MSR 2024. Russian and Belarusian nationals who are resident in Sweden are exempted from this decision and can participate in MSR 2024. The project leader for MSR 2024, Florian Kynman, is not a board member and was not part of this decision.
What does the entry fee include?
MSR is a non-commercial event. An overwhelming percentage of the event budget covers food and sleeping arrangements during the event. Included in the entry fee are: warm and cold meals, snacks and beverages both at all checkpoints on route; also before and after the event. Also included are basic sleeping arrangements at eight checkpoints (which for the most part include showers, drying facilities and in some cases saunas). Some checkpoints also have mechanical services and an assortment of spare parts. The entry fee also includes long term parking during the event, a bagdrop service between Baggböle Manor and the hotel Scandic Plaza, a Randonneurs Mondiaux medal which is awarded to riders who finish a grande randonnée and also, in case of DNF at checkpoint Mo i Rana, a taxi service back to Sweden. All riders are also welcome to participate in a pre-event coffee ride and a post-ride celebration of Swedish Midsummer’s Eve.
This ultra-distance event is an exploration into the sub arctic wilderness which aims to capture this experience and the solitude with nature. In the spirit of past expeditions, riders are expected to carry all requisite equipment on their bikes from start to finish. The event has in other words no bag drop service.
MSR has a demanding course profile and the region’s subarctic climate can produce testing weather conditions. If you are not an experienced randonneur it is important that you make a realistic assessment of your chances of finishing the course before you register. That said, if you have completed a brevet series or a corresponding ultra-distance race during the past two years then chances are high you will also finish this brevet. MSR does not require qualification but we recommend that inexperienced riders complete a BRM 400 during the spring leading up the event.
In case of DNS
Entry fees are not refunded however starting places can be resold and transfered until the 2nd of June! Food for the whole event is ordered on Monday the 3rd of June, including the dinner buffet on Saturday the 15th of June. Excluding emergencies and unforseen circumstances – if you make the decision to withdraw from the event please inform the organiser no later than the 2nd of June. This will help reduce food waste in the project.
We don’t ask for signed medical certificates, however as with organised events in general, we do require that participants have a third-party insurance in case of an accident during the ride.
Cut-off times at checkpoints are calculated according to ACP90 on averages speeds between 15 km/h and 13 km/h including stops. If you arrive at a checkpoint over the time limit you will not receive an official finishing time exempting special circumstances (see ACP rules). You are however allowed to continue the brevet as a tourist.
In case of DNF
As in all randonnées, if you abandon the event, you are responsible for your own transportation back to the start location. Nevertheless, due to the lack of public transportation, the event will organise a taxi service to Hemavan in Sweden for riders who abandon the brevet at checkpoint Mo i Rana. The taxi will leave from the hotel Scandic Meyergården, situated in the center of Mo i Rana, on the 19th of June at 10:00. Participants who stay at the hotel normally receive a discount. From Hemavan there is a regional bus service (bus nr 31 ) back to Umeå. If you abandon on the Swedish side of the border there are bus connections from the checkpoints Kittelfjäll (bus nr 417 to Vilhelmina change to bus nr 14 to Umeå) and from Arjeplog (bus nr 17 to Arvidsjaur, then bus nr 26 to Skellefteå and from there bus nr 20 to Umeå).
Rules & Regulations
A brevet that is longer than 1000 km is not sanctioned by Audax Club Parisien (ACP) but instead by the world organisation Les Randonneurs Mondiaux (RM) which promotes randonnée cycling globally. These ultra-distance brevets over 1000 km therefore have the designation LRM (Les Randonneurs Mondiaux). They are organised in the same way as ACP-sanctioned brevets, so-called Brevets des Randonneurs Mondiaux (BRM), but these ultra-distance brevets may have higher registration fees which include food and sleeping accommodation. Medals are also issued for brevets sanctioned by Randonneurs Mondiaux.
Audax Club Parisien’s standard rules and regulations, with additional requirements local to Sweden, apply to MSR 2024. The most important rules are the following:
- Wear a helmet.
- Use bike lights in dark conditions. A lit taillight is recommended on roads with high speed limits, also during daytime.
- During the event, each rider is considered to be on a personal ride. Follow the traffic codes. You are responsible for your own safety in traffic.
- Follow the course. A brevet is a challenge of endurance. Therefore, do not take shortcuts/detours. Exceptions can be made if the official route is closed due to unplanned road work, a traffic accident etc. If for any reason you leave the course, reconnect to it at the place where you left.
- The checkpoints must be passed within the prescribed opening and closing hours. Wait if you arrive early. You will be disqualified if you pass a checkpoint before it has opened! There may be acceptable reasons for arriving at a checkpoint late, for example helping a rider who has had an accident, unannounced road closures or other unforeseeable factors. However, faulty personal equipment, general fatigue, hunger, lack of fitness, headwinds, rain, etc., do not constitute acceptable exceptions to this rule.
- Organised personal assistance between the checkpoints is not permitted, for exempel follow cars or food depots next to the road.
- To participate, you must be able to present a group or personal liability insurance.
- By registering to the event, you accept that your name, finishing time and photographs from the event in which you appear can be published by the organiser.
Complete rules and regulations [English]