Challenging(For advanced cyclists) Challenging(For advanced cyclists)

Challenging

Challenging

This is the recommended level for those who want to fully enjoy the attractions of Ehime prefecture on their own bike. You will find numerous courses to satisfy long time cycling hobbyists and veterans with numerous races under their belts. From challenging mountain roads to seashore routes with views of the Seto Inland Sea, enjoy the wide variety of routes while taking in the vastness of nature.

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For those who train on their favorite bike on a daily basis
For those who train on their favorite bike on a daily basis

This is the perfect level for those who have enjoyed cycling for years, and those who only just finished a long ride of over 100 kilometers. For those who have the knowledge and skill to handle long distances, we provide numerous valuable information on how to ride in Ehime comfortably and select a route with worthwhile scenery. Use it to prepare your detailed plan to experience the vast nature of Ehime Prefecture.

For those who engage in other sports or who are confident in their strength
For those who engage in other sports or who are confident in their strength

This level presents a worthwhile challenge to those who regularly engage in other physically challenging sports or who are athletically inclined and confident in their strength. However, take care on which bike you choose! While road bikes are geared towards long distance riding, caution is required for riders unfamiliar with them. It can be a challenge to ride them skillfully at first because of the forward angle of the riding posture. Before renting a bike, ask advise and take a test ride to find the bike just right for you.

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Cycling Tips

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.

Challenging
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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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.

Cycling Infomation

Plenty of information to help with cycling in Ehime!

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