Rapha: Tohoku Sep 22, 2012

Here’s a new one from the Rapha Continental:

“In the spring of 2011, Rapha Japan set up a charity ride and asked for your help. We all rode for Tohoku. Everybody in Japan would like to take this opportunity to thank those who contributed. A little over a year later, general tourism is still out of the question in this area but for cyclists, there is no shortage of great roads to ride here.”

See more at Rapha.

  • kumotaki

    Believe it or not, but the summer issue of CycloTourist, the biggest touring-oriented magazine in Japan, was just about touring in Tohoku. Add to that the ongoing Japan Railways campaign with discounted tickets to northern Japan, and it feels like The Man is deseperately trying to revitalize the region.

  • thebigkick

    Great video.  Beautifully done.  I’d love to bring my bike and camera to Japan for a two or three week retreat.

  • I am currently living in the Ibaraki prefecture which isn’t that far from the Tohoku region. I visited the Miyagi prefecture a couple of weeks ago to do volunteer work. The region still has a lot of work to be done but I am proud and amazed by how the Japanese have handled the situation. When I volunteered people were still smiling and being energetic. This video is very inspirational indeed.