○ Ordinary roads For a certain period, there will be traffic control on the roads around Imabari IC, as it is one of the start areas and will be crowded with many participants. There will also be traffic control on roads in Hirokoji (within Imabari) as it is one of the finish areas with many participants.
Traffic control on other ordinary roads is scheduled for a certain period for the operation of the event. The control zone and the time to lift the traffic control will be determined ahead of time in consultation with relevant organizations.
The detail of the traffic control will be announced in late July on the event webpage and also in flyers that will be distributed to relevant facilities for greater recognition.
|Course||Distance and time limit|
|A||Approximately 70 km within 5 hours|
|B||Approximately 70 km within 5 hours and 45 minutes|
|C||Approximately 100 km within 7 hours and 45 minutes|
|D||Approximately 140 km within 8 hours and 15 minutes|
|E||Approximately 70 km within 4 hours and 30 minutes|
|F||Approximately 110 km within 7 hours and 30 minutes|
|G||Approximately 80 km within 5 hours and 45 minutes|
|H||Approximately 30 km within 4 hours|
*Time spent at aid stations, on a boat, etc., is included.
Use the checkpoint closing time that is set at various points along the course as a benchmark for your cycling speed.
On the expressways you will need to strictly follow traffic control hours and make sure to cycle at a minimum speed of 20 km/h.
・On the day of the event, a shuttle bus will run 1) From the finish venue in Onomichi to Imabari and Fukuyama, and 2) From Imabari Cycling Station to Onomichi, Fukuyama and Matsuyama.
The shuttle bus routes and charges will be announced on the event webpage.
○Train for cyclists to carry their bicycles onboard (tentative)
There will be train service for cyclists to carry their bicycles onboard between JR Matsuyama Station and JR Imabari Station (morning and evening), and between JR Fukuyama Station and JR Onomichi Station (morning only). Unlike on usual trains for cyclists, you can take your bicycle directly on the train without folding or disassembling it.
The charges and how to book the train will be announced on the event webpage.
・If you are boarding the shuttle bus, you may need to take off the wheels of your bicycle or adjust the height of the saddle to pack your bicycle. Bring tools to make these adjustments, such as an Allen key (hex wrench) to adjust the saddle’s height. If your bicycle features disc brakes, make sure to bring a pad spacer to prevent the brake piston from sticking out.
・On the day of the event, make sure to cycle paying attention to the departure time of the shuttle bus and the train after you finish, the time you will need to pack your bicycle, and the time it takes to travel from the Imabari finish area to Imabari Station, etc.
・Course AB【Starting Point: Mukaishima IC】：Designated parking lot in Mukaishima Sports Park （11098-289 Mukaishima-cho, Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima） etc
・Course C-G【Starting Point: Imabari IC】：Designated parking lot in the first area of Imabari Shintoshi (Nigiwai Hiroba, Imabari-shi, Ehime and Takahashi Fureai no Oka) etc
・Course H [Starting from the Kurushima Strait SA]: Oshinden Park etc. is being planned.