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




Only 2 Months Until Le Race 2015!

Hi everyone, 

We hope you had a fun and relaxing holiday season and got some sunshine! Keep up with the training - it's only 2 months until Coffee Culture Le Race 2015 and entries are open so click here to enter.

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

Click here for more info

Le Tour de Coffee Culture

Whether you’ve been trying to get on your bike since New Year’s or you pedal as much as you breath we have the perfect event to support your training for the Coffee Culture Le Race.

Le Tour de Coffee Culture is cranking up for another year in just a few short weeks’ time. If you’re new to our annual event it’s as simple as grabbing a tour card from any of our stores and cycling to as many Canterbury stores on your bike. Do as little or as many as you can and collect prizes along the way. Check out real soon for more details.

Enjoy the warm weather and stay safe out there!


Join the Wave with Miles Continental

Wednesday 5.30pm and Sunday 8.00am rides are building momentum every week with 15 to 20 riders now attending. Leaving from Cycle Surgery St Martin's we are heading out to Tai Tapu via Halswell Quarry at a pace set to suit all riders switching the lead every couple of minutes to get used to rotating as a group. On the return run from Tai Tapu we split into two bunches of differing speeds for the 8km back to Halswell Junction Rd where we regroup for the return back via the Quarry. Distance can be as little as 20km building to 40-50km depending on how the group feels on the day with some also joining in along the way when seeing the flash of Green and White jerseys. Click here for more info.


2015 Le Race Kit Now Available

The 2015 Le Race kit and merchandise is now available at our online store so click here to get yours today.


Dole - Proud Supporters of Le Race

Dole are proud to be involved and support LeRace 2015 by providing fruit to the athletes. Dole Bananas provide long lasting energy by fueling working muscles which can assist with an athletes performance during an event, are easily digested while being 100% natural and competitively priced in their own convenient packaging. please find your Dole Bananas in your race packs and the finishing line. Dole wishes competitors, supporters and Not Just Events a very successful Le Race "The best 100km race in NZ". 


Keep Hydrated with Pure Sports Nutrition

Choosing food for your body (fuel) can be a complex process, both in training and again on race day.  It’s important that you plan ahead to ensure you have the right amount of hydration and fuel to get you through Le Race at peak performance.  Pure Sports Nutrition sport & exercise nutritionist, Marewa Kraak, has put together some tips to help you out. Click here to read full article.

Pure Sports Nutrition will have an electrolyte hydration aid station on course for the 2015 Le Race. 


Presenting the All New "Vintage Category" Thanks to Ground Effect

Christchurch based environmental start-up envormation ltd has come on board to sponsor a new “vintage category”.
Enter the age of your bike frame and be in with a chance to win the envormation vintage cup and some legendary gear from Ground Effect. The older the bike frame, the better your chances! So, pimp that old 10-speed and cruise to the podium in style.
envormation is a social enterprise which provides science based environmental information. We cut through the greenwash and give you the facts, whether you are a consumer or run a business and worry about your supply chain. Click here to visit their website.

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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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The New Orange Kit from Tineli


Click here to visit their website

Bunch Riding with Complete Performance

The team at Complete Performance have put together a fantastic video on how to bunch ride safely and responsibly - click here to check it out.


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.


Head to Sardinia with Global Adventure Guide

Global Adventure Guide is delighted to be a supporter of the 2015 Le Race! Join us and be in with a chance to win a road cycling trip on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Sardinia. World famous for it’s sea and coasts it also boasts mountainous and hilly terrain, perfect for the serious and recreational cyclists alike. The trip is fully supported with great accommodation. To register your interest call us on freephone 0800 829 933 or click here to visit our website.


A Big Thank You to Our Family of Sponsors

Click here to check out all Les Sponsors

Le Race now has it's own Facebook page - click on the logo below to follow us