Le Race

25th March 2017
Christchurch > Akaroa 100km


Hi everyone,
Just over 1 month until Le Race-  

Entries are tracking well we have a 35% increase from this time last year at present slight increase of females doing it, last year we had 20% but at present we have 28% females males entries with the main age group aged between 45 – 59 compared to last year which was – 35 – 55 years. So trends are slightly different at present. 

to enter now and don't forget to mark it on your calendar - we look forward to seeing you on the start line!

 This year we have Joes Garage 100s club - so every 100th person to cross the timing mats at the Hill Top will get a Joes Garage voucher and same for the Finishline - Skoda 100th Club! So you don't have to be super fast to get a prize at #LeRace this year! Just 100th, 200th, 300th, 400th and so on!

Change this year for all supporters and public at the Hill Top 
NO CARS what so ever are allowed to park on the road this year leading up to the Hill Top - TMP will not allow it so we have been granted use of a paddock to the left at the Top - this is also where the Joes Garage Pit Stop is located as well as the self service drink station from Pure - please follow the direction of the marshals this has been put in place for your own safety - you can still feed your riders from the side of the road (not on the road please) this has been put in place for safety reasons.


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




Your exclusive Le Race Spin Master Class with Hayden Roulston!
Get along to Pioneer Recreation and Sport Centre to book your exclusive Le Race Spin Master Class and learn from the best with elite rider and two time Olympic medallist Hayden Roulston! This exclusive session with Hayden includes a 30 minute nutrition and tips seminar, followed by a 60 minute Le Race themed spin class on Wednesday 8 March starting at 6.00pm.
Sign-up at Pioneer Recreation and Sport Centre now, preferential bookings for CCC Recreation and Sport members and Le Race entrants only till the 22nd February. Please show proof of membership or entry when booking.


Get along to Joes Garage and fuel up to be in the draw to win an entry into Le Race. 

Proud sponsors of that newly created "Pit Stop" at the Hill Top for those wanting coffee and rest before taking on the rest of the course.




​Mike Pero Real Estate are proud to Sponsor Le Race

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Want your bike to run smoothly for Race day?

Le Race entrants get a FREE drivetrain cleaning with a Comp Service at Chain Reaction! With the race only weeks away, get your bike booked into the workshop for a Comp Service and we'll upgrade you with a free drivetrain cleaning. We'll have your bike running smooth and fast for the race. Valid to 24 March. Don't wait to the last minute. Call us at 03 943 4925 to book or stop by sometime."

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​Team HireKING have been training hard for Le Race

 New member Charlotte McGill, who only took up cycling last year and is riding for the first time.  Charlotte claimed Tour of Southland’s U19 women’s title last year so she is set to highly embarrass the rest of team HireKING who older and enjoyed their Christmas puddings!  We wish everyone safe training and we look forward to seeing on at the start line.

Once all of the hard work of the race to Akaroa is done, why not make the most of your effort and stay for the night. 

Bachcare-Akaroa Holiday Home Accommodation now have great homes on their books in Akaroa.
Treat yourself to wonderful accommodation after your epic cycle ride.

There are no cruise ships in for the weekend of Le Race, so the town is yours to enjoy. To find out more about accommodation and things to, visit the Akaroa website HERE.  To see more of what goes on in Akaroa, visit the Akaroa Facebook page HERE.



​ŠKODA, is once again proud to be the official vehicle partner of Le Race

If you’re not already a member, we welcome you to join Team ŠKODA – it’s completely free and you can experience some of New Zealand's biggest races with us.
Sign up during Le Race, and you’ll receive access to the Team ŠKODA tent for complimentary hospitality on the day.
More info:

Flamme Rouge is our new naming sponsor to the Youth Section of Le Race Petite (14-17yrs).

Prizegiving for Le Race Petite will be at 10.30am

1 – 3rd open men/female, 1 – 3 veteran male and female and 1 – 3 male/female Flamme Rouge Youth section



Jacobs Trail Cycling Tour

Cycle the the famous pilgrim route that has been used by millions of people since the Middle Ages. 13 Days of fantastic scenery, historic monuments and great cycling from San Sebastian to Santiago de Compostela.
Guaranteed departure: 19th May 2017

Tour price: from €2985

Link to tour:
​The New Zealand College of Massage
Feeling knackered at the finish line? Massages will be available at the finish line- 20 minutes for $20. No bookings required just turn up. 

New Zealand’s leading Massage Therapy Tertiary Provider. Our Massage Therapy courses are designed to cover a wide range of skills and knowledge required for diverse careers in the Massage Therapy industry. We offer courses from Diplomas right through to Degree level. Places are still available so visit us on and contact us today! 





Haven't sorted your accommodation yet? - This is perfect for you.

The staff at BreakFree on Cashel are wanting to offer all Le Race supporters and participants a 10% discount off their best available rate - Now thats a good offer. Simply log on to and apply the promotional code LERACE2017 

Situated right in the Christchurch CBD close to Manchester and Hereford Streets, BreakFree on Cashel is within walking distance of lots of restaurants, cafes and retailers, including ‘Container City’ (Re:START Mall) which is just 500 metres away and a sight you cannot miss when visiting the ‘Garden City’. 

Click here to check out the latest
from Tineli.




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


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.




​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.