Fire and cobblestone
In tribute to the Queen of the Classics, we ride routes inspired by the cobbles and landscapes of Northern France. We emulate our heroes on the road but make sure to finish our ride with time to watch them race over the cobbles en route to the velodrome. To help you keep a level head whilst riding A Day in Hell, each rider receives a limited edition cap on the startline.
Secure your place
- There are 150 spaces on this year’s event so move quickly to avoid missing the break.
- Each rider receives a special edition A Day in Hell cap at the start before tackling the challenging route.
- All tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis.
Plotting a route through the wetlands south of Osaka, A Day in Hell takes in the roughest of our local roads. Rider sign-on begins at Tonboike Park, 1st Parking lot from 8.30am; the ride leaves at 9.45am.
The route covers a distance of 70km before finishing back at Izumiyama Ainosato by 3pm in plenty of time to watch the race proper unfold from 7pm.
All riders will be provided with a GPX files to navigate the course. The ride is not supported and we recommend taking at least two inner tubes, some food and plenty of water. We also recommend riding wide tyres, at least 25mm and with robust puncture protection.
When and where does the ride start?
Registration begins at 8:30am at Izumiyama Ainosato, riders will depart at 2 minute intervals. We will return to Izumiyama Ainosato by 3pm where the ride ends.
Can I download the route GPX file?
Yes, participants will receive the route GPX file a few days before A Day in Hell. Be sure to upload the GPX file to your cycle computer before signing on.
Will food and water provided?
We won't be providing any food and water during the ride.
Is the ride supported?
The ride itself is not supported. We recommend that you carry at least two inner tubes, food and a sufficient water. Your bike should be equipped with tires of 25mm or more and a frame pump is recommended.
Can I park nearby?
The start/end point is a roadside rest area with ample parking space. Please carpool as much as possible.