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RYOKOU – the Japanese expression for the word ‘journey’ – is a story about the determination of an Australian athlete, set amongst the backdrop of the Land of the Rising Sun. The series explores Shane Perkins’ journey to re-define his career, whilst taking up the challenge to become a champion rider in the National Keirin Series competition in Japan, 2012/2013.

Shane Perkins takes us behind the scenes of the historic competitive cycling mystique that is the Japanese Keirin in RYOKOU, a web documentary series that will have its worldwide digital release in 5 short parts, for 5 consecutive days, at 12noon from Monday 27th May – Friday 31st May here on Cyclingtips.com.au.

You can read our interview with Shane Perkins about his time in Japan here, and if you’ve never seen a Japanese Keirin race, check this out.

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