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




Only 4 Weeks Until Race Pack Pickup!

Hi everyone, 

We hope you are all well and keeping up with the training - it's less than one month until Coffee Culture Le Race 2015 and entries are open so click here to enter. Don't forget the late entry fee kicks in on 10th March so make sure you get in now and 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

The sun is shining and it’s beautiful weather to clock up some extra kms on the bike in preparation for the Coffee Culture Le Race. In need of a bit of motivation or an extra challenge? Why not grab a buddy and take part in our annual homage to cycling – Le Tour de Coffee Culture. Check out the details online at and pick up a tour card next time you’re in store. Simply bike to any Coffee Culture or Chain Reaction stores before March 22nd and grab prizes along the way plus register and be in to win $5,000 in coffee, cycling goodies and Le Race entries. Not to mention some great training time on the bike!


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 Supporter 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".


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Look The Part Thanks to Smiths Optics

Pivlock Arena - Driven by the needs of our elite level athletes, we have engineered the Pivlock Arena's ergonomic face fit to perform in the most extreme conditions. Lightweight performance is further enhanced with our two-position adjustable nosepiece, slide-on temple ends, and a vast array of performance mirrored lens tints. Prescription compatible with a hard case and 3 lenses, the Arena is your first choice of race day eyewear. $299.99


Overtake - Overtake your competition with this revolutionary NEW helmet. Providing maximum ventilation, superior aerodynamics and improved protection, the Overtake is the ultimate racing helmet and a must have for any cyclist, in any event. Lightweight, with helmet-sunglass integration and best-in-class protection options, the AEROCORE™ construction featuring Koroyd® makes the Overtake your ticket to ride. $399.99


Parrallel D Max - Built for speed, but ok to chill in. The clean and contemporary frame shape contains true performance features like Hydrophilic Megol (non slip pads that get stickier as you sweat) and the convenient ability to easily exchange your three lens options. If you're packing light and need a versatile, durable performer with excellent coverage, pick the Parallel D-Max. $199.99

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

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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Enter Le Race and your name could be the first to be engraved on the envormation vintage cup (don't forget to register the age of your bike frame).

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Cycle For Us and Raise funds for families in need with EVERYDAY HERO!

This year nearly 700 families have been supported by our facilities and each and every one of them has faced challenges. These challenges are hard to comprehend, but by challenging yourself to Le Race you could experience your own physical contest and raise funds for families at the same time! Grab a couple of mates and enter now! Then make sure you sign up on our EVERYDAY HERO page to kick start your fundraising!

For the first three teams or individuals that sign up to fundraise for us will receive a FREE Tineli Cycling Jersey.


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Bunch Riding with Complete Performance

Learn the unwritten rules of bunch riding so you can turn up to your event confident in the knowledge that you can keep yourself safe and perform to your potential. Wednesday 25th February 6-7.30pm. Meet at the back of Pioneer Sport and Rec Centre 75 Lyttleton street at 5.45pm. Click here for more info

Also from the team at Complete Performance are some great tips on technique:
Downhill - Click here
Seated Hill Climbing - Click here
Standing Climbs - Click here


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