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Coffee Culture Le Race
21st March 2015
Christchurch > Akaroa 100km





Welcome Back to Le Race

Hi everyone, 
The Le Race Team hopes you and your families have had a great year so far and have managed to squeeze some training in. We are super excited to have the start line back in Cathedral Square for the first time since the 2010 event and can't wait to see you all there.

For those who are unsure or don't want to ride the entire 100km solo don't forget there are the Relais 2 and Relais 3 options so you can split up the hard work. Click here for more info.

With Saturday 21st March 2015 on the horizon Coffee Culture Le Race is getting closer so now is the perfect time to start training and setting goals. Entries are open so click here to enter.

Vive Le Coffee Culture

Coffee Culture is cranking up for another year supporting this iconic Canterbury event. We love cyclists of all shapes and sizes and we’re super proud to sponsor Coffee Culture Le Race – the closest riders can get to the Tour de France. Like us on Facebook and look out for chances to win free stuff including FREE entries to Le Race over the upcoming months.


Join the Miles Continental Club

Miles Continental is Christchurch’s official ŠKODA representative and we’re thrilled to be a major sponsor of this local event. On that note, we’re putting together a free club and we’d love for you to join us! Click here to find out more.


A Message From Long-Time Le Race Supporter - Akaroa District Promotions

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.

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A Message from Proud Sponsor Dole

Dole are proud to be involved with Le Race in both support and supply of the most natural endurance supplement available. Dole Bananas are an excellent, convenient, cheap source of power food for athletes. Please find a complimentary Dole banana in your race pack and refuel at the finish line. Enjoy your training, maintain your machine, stay safe out there and we’ll see you at the finish line - safe cycling.


Protect Your Eyes with Smith Optics

Designed to address the needs of our pro team athletes, the PivLock™ Arena Max provides a larger lens profile for increased coverage and enhanced fit for larger faces. From the start line to the podium, the PivLock™ Arena Max is there for you with features like our two-position adjustable nose piece and performance-proven interchangeable lenses. Pictured: Pivlock™ Arena Max $299 Click here to visit the website.


Experience Tour De France with Global Adventure Guide

Thinking of the Tour de France? Join us in 2016 for a ride of a lifetime and experience the ultimate TDF. Cycle the year 2000 race - 3600 km over 35 stages instead of the original 21! To find out more or to register your interest, click here to visit the website or call 0800 829 933.


Ronald McDonald House - Associated Charity of Le Race

Ronald McDonald House South Island is thrilled to be the associated charity for Le Race. The funds raised by Le Race competitors will help to support the nearly 700 families that need to utilise our services each year so they can remain close to their hospitalised children. Find out more about how you’re helping click here.

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Sunday Group Rides

Combined Odlin Cycle Coaching and Complete Performance Sunday Group Rides over parts of the Le Race course are happening 23rd of November and 7th of December; leaving Beckenham Coffee Culture, Colombo Street 8:30am; for all cyclists riding Le Race who are interested in gaining professional advice on how to tackle the course, from OCC and CP coaches Paul Odlin and Richard Greer. The first session is free (thereafter $15).


Karapoti Classic

Entries are now open for the 30th anniversary Karapoti Classic. Established in 1986, Karapoti is the longest running mountain bike race in the Southern Hemisphere. This old-school adventure ride combines a huge but achievable challenge with superb scenery and something for everyone from the 50k Classic to the 20k Challenge and the Kids' 5k Klassic. NZBike magazine called it “the one race on every mountain biker's wish list”. But don't take our word for it - enter now for the 30th anniversary of New Zealand's favourite mountain bike race. But be quick... Entries are limited to 1000 starters and usually sell out... Enter Now at or click here to visit the Facebook page.

A Big Thank You to Our Family of Sponsors

Click here to check out all Les Sponsors

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