Sugar Ride Kumejima cycling event held

Sugar Ride Kumejima cycling event held

With the firing of the signal gun, participants in the 90 kilometer-Athlete course started cycling all together from Ojima, Kumejima at 8 a.m. on November 30.

December 1, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

The fourth Sugar Ride Kumejima took place at Ojima on November 30. Cyclists enjoyed touring around Kumejima Town, where nature is in abundance.

Over the 125 kilometer-Challenge course, the participants did three laps of the island. For the 90 kilometer-Athlete course, they did two laps. In the 45 kilometer-Tourist course, the cyclists went around the island once. The event had 107 participants, with 103 people completing the courses.

The courses included a long slope to Ue Gusuku castle ruin and Teada Bridge, which has a glorious view of the island. The participants enjoyed cycling around the island.

Reno Hamamoto, who took part in the 45 kilometer-Tourist course with her friends, and completed it, said, “I rediscovered the charms of the island through cycling.”

(English translation by T&CT)

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