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Le Race

25th March 2017
Christchurch > Akaroa 100km

NEW ZEALAND'S PREMIER
HILL CYCLING EVENT


Hi everyone,
It's just shy of 5 months until Le Race 2017 and the countdown has begun so dust off those bikes and get training! 

Entries for Le Race 2017 are open so CLICK HERE to enter now and don't forget to mark it on your calendar - we look forward to seeing you on the start line!

In 2016 we introduced Le Race Petite and it's back again! But this year bigger and better! This is the perfect event for those not quite ready for the full 100km traditional Le Race course. Starting at 8:05am in Cathedral Square, the course follows the same route as the full length Le Race, but ends at Little River. This event has all the same features as Le Race, including timing, spot prizes and entertainment. The Wairewa Pa Road finish line allows those who want to sprint the finish line to be able to, then walk your bike back to the Little River Domain for coffee, food outlets and entertainment before prize giving commences. Click here to enter this great new event! (Must be 14 or over at event date)


FLAMME ROUGE - YOUTH SECTION 2017
Introducing Flamme Rouge as our new naming sponsor to the Youth Section of Le Race Petite (14-17yrs). Emma Trott is kindly sponsoring the youth section for 2017. During her career as a professional rider, Emma rode as a support rider for some of the cycling greats including Nicole Cooke (Olympic Gold medallist, World Champion and 12 times British Champion). Having moved to New Zealand from the UK, Emma is now focusing on helping the people of Christchurch become fitter, healthier and happier. Emma founded Flamme Rouge Fitness in 2015 with the mission to offer a world class service to the Canterbarians, with an agenda to get people fitter and put smiles back on the faces of the people of “The Garden City.” Stay tuned for my information, in the mean time check out http://www.flammerougefitness.com/

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We are excited to have Mike Pero on board for 2017 Le Race

 Mike Pero has generously sponsored a TV commercial
that has gone Nationwide! View the commercial on TV3 now. See the attached link below and share with all your family & friends.  
http://https://youtu.be/Uf7cvMcltDM
Joes Garage Pit Stop 
Ever thought about taking a break and resting your legs at the Hill Top? 
Well you are in luck!! Introducing Joes Garage Pit Stop- For those wanting to rest their legs!
Coffee and muffins will be available at the Hill Top for those wanting to rest their legs before tackling the rest of the course this year. 
Last orders will be at 11.30am.
Timing mats will be set up as you enter the Pit Stop, this will stop your time and only start again when you leave this area.

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Ride Le Race with Team ŠKODA!
ŠKODA invites you to become a Team ŠKODA Accredited Rider for Le Race or Le Race Petite 2017. All Accredited Riders will receive a free ŠKODA jersey to wear at the event, and be invited to join the team for complimentary hospitality at the start and finish line. For more information, email Sarah at: teamskoda@skoda.co.nz



The team at Miles Continental have started their Training rides. If you’d like to join in, email James at jtabak@milescontinental.co.nz
 

TINELI - PARTNERING WITH LE RACE AGAIN IN 2017

Click here to check out the latest
from Tineli.

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PURE SPORTS NUTRITION RETURNS AS THE OFFICIAL LE RACE HYDRATION PARTNER

Nutrition consult + personalised plan ONLY $99 (usually $139) 

Now is the perfect time of year to get into shape or sort out your training and racing nutrition. PURE Sports Nutrition co-founder and qualified sports nutritionist Marewa Sutherland is available for consultations via Skype or telephone, to provide personalised advice and tailored nutrition plans to get you ready for race day.

For more information and bookings
click here - use the discount code LERACE at the checkout. 
DOLE BANANAS - BACK FOR
ANOTHER YEAR!


Dole is once again proud to be involved in the 2017 Le Race by supplying Dole Bananas to the athletes and all the Le Race team.

Dole look forward to providing their fruit in our marquee at the Akaroa domain finish line for riders to refuel. Bananas are a natural source of carbs, potassium, fibre, vitamins and antioxidants. Dole bananas come in convenient, biodegradable pack for cyclists, stick a couple in your pocket for Le Race, you’ll need them.

Race fair, Race hard, Have fun

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O'NEILL RENTALS - PROUD
SUPPORTER OF LE RACE


O'Neill Rentals can help you with your short or long term truck rental needs. If you need a large (or small) furniture truck, a chiller or freezer truck or even a curtain side, we can hire a vehicle to suit your needs for an hour, a day, a week or a month.

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GREENLAND - MORE THAN A FAR-FLUNG HOLIDAY DREAM!

Join us on a four-day sightseeing trip as we venture north of the Arctic Circle and visit the stunning coastal community of Ilulissat and one of the world's most active glaciers.

Tour departs: 29th July 2017

Tour price: from €1320 per person twin share

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CHAIN REACTION- SPECIALISED BIKE DEMO

Test the Best is here. Join us in Halswell on 6 November to ride the new range of mountain bikes from Specialised. There will be Epics, Cambers, Stumpjumpers, Rhymes, Enduros and Turbo Levos. No bookings necessary. Bring a photo ID, pedals, shoes and a bike helmet to test ride. See you there!
 
The Link to our Facebook event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/515946281941399/
 

GET TRAINING WITH
​COMPLETE PERFORMANCE 


With the sun coming up a bit earlier and staying out a bit later now, there is no excuse to not start training!  Why not come along to our group training sessions and not only challenge yourself where you are at, but meet some awesome people along the way.  Nothing is better than training with other motivated people and each of our groups are broken up based on how speedy you are on the bike. If you are a seasoned rider or just starting out and want to learn some skills, our CP coaches will ensure that you are challenged to the right level while having some fun along the way.

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Get to know the GU Energy range a little better by visiting http://GUenergy.co.nz


From 1991 until today, athletes the world over have come to the same conclusion: GU works. Our Berkeley-based sports nutrition company started with our original GU Energy Gel, a revolutionary and more effective method to keep athletes fueled during exercise. 





Who else has entered their family members? 


HireKING are proud to be entering a family team into Le Race 2017.  Managing Director Tim Aldridge, who rode Le Race last year, in his first ever road cycle event, has managed to convince his Dad (Bruce Aldridge), Uncle (Peter Van Beek) and two cousins Bryan Hickling and Charlotte McGill to enter this amazing event

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​GET YOUR 2017 LE RACE KIT!


The Le Race 2017 kit is now available to order click here to head to the online store and order yours today!








​GET YOUR 2017 LE RACE T-SHIRT NOW!


The New 2017 Le Race T-shirts are now available to order - Both Male and Female T-shirts are available. Image showing Female version- 
 
click here to head to the online store and order yours today!

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WHY NOT MAKE A WEEKEND OF IT?

Akaroa District Promotions welcome the cyclists again to Akaroa on 21st March.
There are no cruise ships in Akaroa on Le Race day or on the Sunday so come and make a weekend of it!
For the Akaroa web site CLICK HERE for all your accommodation and things to do.
For the Akaroa Facebook page CLICK HERE.