Arab News Japan
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike inaugurated the Tokyo Grand Cycle race on Wednesday with more than 2,000 cyclists riding along a course over and around the iconic Rainbow Bridge that traverses Odaiba Bay on the shores of Tokyo.
The governor of Tokyo gave the starting signal for the race to begin, with several Olympic and Paralympic champions and national champions at the front.
Cyclists of all descriptions using competition bikes, self-service rental bikes and even Japan’s famous mama charis (or “mother chariots,” bikes usually used by housewives) rode at their own pace through the laid-out course despite the rain on a chilly autumn day.
Odaiba Bay is home to many ecological initiatives for limited carbon dioxide emissions supported by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, such as hydrogen buses or self-service bicycles.