The Sōhoku High School Bicycle Racing Team.
Onoda returns to High School where he runs into Naruko at his schools store. Naruko encourages Onoda to join the cycling club, which he plans to join the next day, but Onoda doesn't want to give up on his dreams of an anime club. After school Onoda observes the bicycle racing clubs practice and decides he wants to see how he compares to them in a competition. Onoda also meets another first year who decides to distribute any advice one might need, since he has three years of experience, in Terufumi Sugimoto. When he submits his application to the club, Onoda meets fellow first years in Kawada and Sakurai, but nothing could have prepared him for his first task- the Welcoming Race, which he'll have to do on his mommy bike against everyone's road racers.