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This is a useful list of information we recommend you read at least once if you are interested in enjoying cycling in Ehime. We recommend you first start by reading an article appropriate for your level of cycling skill. Then you can read articles geared towards other skill levels to get a better understanding of the joy of cycling in Ehime.

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Cycling in the COVID-19 pandemic—Five elements of riding etiquette Cycling in the COVID-19 pandemic—Five elements of riding etiquette

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing us to change the way we cycle. What exactly do we need to do to enjoy cycling, which keeps us fit and relaxed, while still prioritizing safety?

Just For Fun
Cycling on the Shimanami Kaido for Beginners. Enjoy the rare views on an E-Bike! Cycling on the Shimanami Kaido for Beginners. Enjoy the rare views on an E-Bike!

Our guide for the article will be Arashi Murakami, head of the consolidated cyclist support facility Wakka located in Omishima, one of the top tourist destinations on the Shimanami Kaido. This article is a must read for those who wish to challenge the Shimanami Kaido or those who want to try out their first sports bicycle.

Fun & Fitness
Anyone can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Mount Ishizuchi cycling courses. We asked a pro rider/trainer to tell us more. Anyone can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Mount Ishizuchi cycling courses. We asked a pro rider/trainer to tell us more.

For this article, we interviewed Ehime native Sanshi Kubota, a cycling aficionado and rider who also works as a core trainer for cyclists. We asked him about the courses he recommends and his precautions for the courses of the Ishizuchi Mountains for both beginners and intermediate riders, and points to consider when training to overcome the significant ups and downs of the mountain roads.

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Cycling Spots in Ehime Recommended by Pro Riders Motoshi Kadota and Yasuaki Nishiyama Cycling spots in Ehime recommended by pro riders Motoshi Kadota and Yasuaki Nishiyama

Today we interviewed Motoshi Kadota, a professional mountain bike rider knowledgeable about Ehime Prefecture, and Yasuaki Nishiyama, a new rising athlete who races with Kadota, about their ideas on the most comfortable routes to ride, the most motivating uphill rides, and the most motivating off road routes.

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Basic Cycling Tips to Make Your Trip to Matsuyama and the Dogo Onsen More Enjoyable! Basic Cycling Tips to Make Your Trip to Matsuyama and the Dogo Onsen More Enjoyable!

Matsuyama, situated in the middle of Ehime Prefecture, is a popular destination for tourists with Matsuyama Castle, great dining, and the Dogo Onsen which is said to have a 3,000 year history. The area is also known as the location for the novel “Botchan” by Natsume Sōseki. Bus and trolley service is available within the Matsuyama city center and is used by many tourists, but adding bicycles to that mix is sure to make any trip even more enjoyable.

Fun & Fitness
What are the Recommended Dining Options for Cyclists in Ehime? We Asked Japan’s Leading Sports Nutritionist! What are the Recommended Dining Options for Cyclists in Ehime? We Asked Japan’s Leading Sports Nutritionist!

What sort of nutrition to cyclists need? When we asked Suzuki-san that question, her curt reply was that “You misunderstand nutrition!”. What does she mean by that? We asked Suzuki-san, who visits Ehime every year, which Ehime cuisine options are recommended for cyclists.

Challenging
An introduction to cyclo-cross by Masahiko Mifune. Why does he recommend it to road bike riders too? An introduction to cyclo-cross by Masahiko Mifune. Why does he recommend it to road bike riders too?

Masahiko Mifune, a former professional road racer who has represented Japan in competitions throughout the world, and current chairman of the Cyclo-Cross Subcommittee of the Japan Cycling Federation (JCF) recommends cyclo-cross to road bike riders in particular. Here he tells us all about why that is.

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