Today we woke to some heavy rain at about 4am but that lifted by 5 and made for a beautiful start of the day. Over 3000 riders raced to the top of the mountain and the fastest time was just over 55min. That is an average speed of over 21kph. Dan raced this year once again and did well, I can’t tell you his time because he would kill me if I told you all but please ask him when you see him.

Please have a look at the photos and you will get a feel for the day. We won’t be seeing this many people in Norikura for another year but we are already looking forward to it.

Champion Class Riders Lining up to start
Sea of clouds form top of Norikura
A view of the top of Norikura
The Start Line
People arriving at the top
Local Kids Preformed a Taiko Drumming Concert


Racing to the top
Peopled gathered at the finish


Waldo was here again on his city bike
Champion Class