24km race seems to be more popular, I think they even had a TV coverage there once.This is confusing.
The "7th Mt. Fuji Hill Climb" is longer, 24km and up to 5000 riders this year and is already full.
I thought this might be replacing the "International Fuji hill climb", 11km version, as all reports say they are both on the 6th June.
So which do people prefer, which race has most respect?
Ive been in touch with Dan from Northstar, Norikura, and the news so far is that the date of the race and therefore application opening date have not been announced yet.
He did warn that his lodge is already full for that time of year (end of August), and finding accommodation in Norikura is VERY difficult (its a small place).
His back up plan is that his lodge and LBS are holding an unofficial time trial at the beginning of August. I'd rather go for the official event atm, but his unofficial event would mean it would be less crowded, easier to get accommodation etc.
Anyway, when the date is announced, someone start a new thread!