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





Get Your Entry In Today!

Hi everyone, 
Did you know you can compete in Le Race as part of a team? You can take on the whole challenge on a road or mountain bike as an individual, or tackle the event in bite-size chunks in a two-person team or a three-person team. Anyone can do it...share the workload and enter as a team of 2 or 3 work mates, friends or family.

Relais 2 Two person team
Rider 1: Cathedral Square to Little River > 53.65km
Rider 2: Little River to Akaroa > 46.35km

Relais 3 Three person team
Rider 1: Cathedral Square to Millers Flat > 28.32km
Rider 2: Millers Flat to Little River > 25.31km
Rider 3: Little River to Akaroa > 46.37km

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.


Challenge Yourself with the Škoda Cycle Wave Social Club

Challenge yourself and represent the ŠKODA Cycle Wave Social Club, in a team or as an individual during the 2015 Le Race. While we’re keen to see people from all levels of experience, our focus is on accommodating those who are beginners –people who have never entered a race before, but would love to do so in a supportive group. Miles Continental invites you to challenge yourself, challenge the mind-set of your peers that don’t believe you could achieve the ultimate challenge, the 2015 Le Race. This won’t be your average cycling club, Miles Continental are backing this 100%
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Enter Le Race Early and Be In To Win!

Enter before 1st December and be in to win a Pentax WG-3 thanks to the awesome team at Photo and Video International. Waterproof, cool looking, perfect for putting in your cycling top pocket without worrying about the weather. Click here for full product details


Travelling From the North Island? Jump on the Interislander

The team at Interislander have free trips for North Islanders travelling to Le Race and are also offering 30% off our Easy Change Fare for competitors and will be available from 18th March 2015 to 29th March 2015. To make your Interislander booking for this event simply enter the promo code LERACE1 on the payment page. Click here for more info and keep an eye on Facebook in the coming weeks for your chance to win a free trip across the Strait for 2 adults and a car.

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Stay Hydrated with Pure Sports Nutrition

Pure Sports Nutrition is excited to return as hydration sponsors of Le Race 2015 and this year will be providing a hydration aid-station in the Hilltop vicinity of the course.  This will enable recreational riders to stop and fill up drink bottle(s) for the second half of the ride, meaning no hassles finding your support crew! Elite and recreational riders who want a fast transition will also have the option of pre-purchasing a pre-filled bottle of Pure electrolyte hydration so you simply ‘grab and go’ as you ride through, and you get to keep the bottle. This is a new initiative based on positive feedback from prior Le Race participants … more details will be announced in the next newsletter. In the interim, check out the all natural Pure Sports Nutrition product range and great articles on how to fuel properly for your training here:


Enjoy Live Music with iHeartRadio

What is iHeartRadio? The Best of Live Radio. All NZME radio stations PLUS over 1,000 US live stations and special artist, comedy, music themed stations.  Create your own unique stations based on your favourite song or artist, On Demand, Anytime, Anywhere - Free and Unlimited –


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.


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).


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.


Renovations Made Easy With Procuro

Procuro is a Christchurch based building and project management company with the experience, connections, systems and technology to manage all facets of a trade related job. From a small repair through to a large alteration, we'll ensure that your job is completed in a timely and cost effective manner. Working with Procuro means one point of contact for the duration of the job, this means you'll spend less time coordinating your repairs or renovations.


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

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