Hi Everybody , if you have not been training already it is now too late - The 2016 Castle to Castle is on this coming weekend. Please check the Brevet Series page for the course map and make sure you understand the course change because of the broken bridge. Because of the course change the only off road section is on the Mikawa rindo ,the rest of the course is sealed which is a shame but due to safety we had to change the course. Now is the time to be packing your bags , take plenty of water 2 lts is what you should be carrying in hot weather , think about the food you want to eat on the bike and Sat nights dinner and Sunday breakfast as well. Even though it will be hot , you should always take wet weather gear just in case it rains . Do not forget your repair kit , it is up too you to make sure your bike is in good working order. There will be a riders party this Friday night at Albannach Celtic bar in Niigata city , so drop by anytime for some great food and craft beer !. See you on Fri night or at the start line on Sat morning at 7am - Good luck everybody !