Le Race

25th March 2017
Christchurch > Akaroa 100km


Hi everyone,
Hope you are all out and about training on those hills- entries close tomorrow (Tuesday 14th March 10:00pm) so enter NOW to avoid late entry fee!!!

It's not too late just CLICK HERE to enter now- we look forward to seeing you on the start line!

 The Summit Road is officially open!!!!
New seal on the Summit Road so watch gravel between cattle stop 4 and 5 from Sign of the Kiwi and Coopers Knob! 

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 Finish line - 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! 





Need some last-minute race tyres?

Racers can Buy One Get One FREE at Chain Reaction. Specialized S-Works Turbo, Turbo Pro and Roubaix Pro are available. Visit to see why they're the fastest tyres on the market.

HireKING wishes everyone a safe and enjoyable Le Race. 

​Go hard, have fun and be proud of your achievement.

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:



​Mike Pero Real Estate are proud to Sponsor Le Race
We are not the biggest or the oldest Real Estate company in NZ, and that’s why we work harder and smarter to get your home across the line.  Our commission is often less and we believe our Marketing is better!  Try us, You’ll like us.
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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 a week 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."


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.


Akaroa Prize Package 
Prize package worth: $1085
Banks Peninsula Track
 ​3 day track passes for the 2017-2018 season for 2 persons
Valued at approx. $520
The Little Bistro
 $200 voucher for this fabulous restaurant

Black Cat Cruises
A Harbour Cruise for a Family (2 Adults & 2 Children)
Valued at $150.

Akaroa Adventure Centre
Half day kayak voucher for two people
Valued at $90. 

The Giants House Mosaic & Sculpture Garden
Family Voucher for this magical playground (2 Adults & 2 Children)
Valued at $50.

French Peak Wines
3 bottles of wine from French Peak Wines
Valued at $75. 


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.




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.