Le Race

24th March 2018
Christchurch > Akaroa 100km


Hi everyone,
It's not long now until Le Race 2018 and we can't wait to see you all on the start line in Cathedral Square so
click here to enter.

Don't forget the late entry fee kicks in at 10pm this Wednesday 14th March so make sure you get in now and enter.

Le Race has some extremely fast down hills, tricky descents and slippery cattle stops. In the best interests of rider safety, competitors must have their bikes and helmets safety-checked.
These checks are free and available from 1st March - 23rd March at Chain Reaction Cycles, Midway Moorhouse, 4/218 Moorhouse Ave, Christchurch. Ph. (03) 943 4925.

For those out and about early on race day either as a competitor or support crew, the cafe at the Crowne Plaza will be opening at 6:30am and the Sign of the Kiwi,
which has the best scones in town plus great coffee, will be opening at 7.30am for Le Race.

And a final piece of house-keeping, please don’t park cars in the main street in Akaroa if you are taking your car over the night before – it will be towed at your expense.


Hill Top Pit Stop

For those catching the action at the Hill Top, please note there is no parking on the side of the road - follow marshals for directions to paddock.

While you're up there, make sure you stop in and see the team at the Joe's Garage Hill Top Pit Stop.

Click here for more info.

New for Le Race 2018 - 
Harcourts Holmwood Cash Prizes

We are excited to have Harcourts Holmwood on board as a new sponsor for Le Race 2018. Thanks to the great team, be the first to beat the race record in the men's or women's Le Race full course and win $500! The course records for the Cathedral Square to Akaroa route are as follows: 

2010 Michael Vink 2:37:49 
2017 Sharlotte Lucas 2:58:47

*conditions apply



Meet Keagan Girdlestone at Le Race with ŠKODA

We’d like to introduce Keagan Girdlestone who will be joining Team ŠKODA post-race at Le Race on 24 March.

We are lucky to have Keagan sharing some insights into his perspective on cycling and racing through a series of videos, that include pre-race tips and tricks to help you get to that finish line in record time!

Part One: click here
Part Two: click here

PURE Pre-paid Bottles are Back

Let us be your support crew with quick and easy grab and go bottles at Hilltop (60km).

his year we are offering premium PURE CamelBak bottles (yours to keep) filled with PURE Electrolyte Hydration in Superfruits flavour.

Each filled bottle is $19.95. Numbers are limited so get in quickly and pre-purchase here.



Great Chain Reaction Specials Just in Time for Le Race!

Chain Reaction Christchurch has the new Specialized S-Works 7 shoe in stock! $550. And with the release of the new 7, the S-Works 6's are going cheap! Were $600, now just $350, full size range in-store. There are also deals on last year's Evade helmet for just $250.

Fuel Up for Le Race at Joe's Garage

Download our Regular Joe App and receive a free coffee just for signing up!

Click here for full details



Bike getting a service before race day? What about your body?

We at Restore Prehabilitation & Recovery firmly believe the body is the key to you achieving race day goals, regardless of the bike and accessories you employ faith into, so ensure your body is race ready.

As training intensity is tapering down, it is a perfect time increase your mobility and recovery protocols to help begin planning your race day needs.

All Le Race 2018 competitors can gain 10% off their sessions with Restore Prehabilitation & Recovery right up to race day, just provide your entry confirmation when booking. Call 03 379 9929 or use the consultation request form on the contact page of our website.

Crowne Plaza Christchurch’s 
Exclusive Le Race Offer!

Just metres away from Le Race starting line, Crowne Plaza is one of the city's newest and most modern hotels. Use the link below to get 25% off the Best Flexible Rate at Crowne Plaza Christchurch for any bookings between Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th March. Click here to take advantage of this great deal.


‘Buy One Coffee Get One Free’ on any medium coffee at Cafe 1851 (ground floor at Crowne Plaza Christchurch) over race weekend - just show your Le Race Bib to our staff to redeem the deal!



Getting you moving thanks to
​ O'Neill Rentals

Logistics can be a problem when entering into an event like Le Race, you’ve got bikes, spares, tools, clothes, food, drinks, and just maybe the odd bottle or two of champagne to celebrate your glorious victory or just to toast getting across the finish line….. With that in mind O’Neill Rentals is offering a discount so you can spend more on your celebrations!!
Contact us on 0800 334 499, quote Le Race, and we will book a vehicle for you and knock $40 off the hire charges. This covers the week preceding and week after the event.
Like your cycling best to get a hurry on as we only have so many vehicles available….

Are you worried out about bunch riding, ascending and descending in Le Race?!!

Never fear OCC and TeamCP have you covered with a 'Race Ready' workshop to increase your safety and confidence!

Click here to find out more!



Get Refuelled with All Press

Don't forget to come down and see the All Press team at the finishing green to get your caffeine fix.

2019 Le Race date has been locked in! 
Get Saturday 23rd March 2019 in your diary!