PlaceMakers Le Race
19th March 2016
Christchurch > Akaroa 100km



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Welcome to PlaceMakers Le Race!

Hi everyone,

We hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a great New Year! Fingers crossed for good weather so you can sneak some training in! The kit for 2016 is now available online so click here to order yours today so you look the part on the start line!

In 2016 we are excited to introduce the all new Le Race Petite! 
This is the perfect event for those not quite ready for the full 100km traditional PlaceMakers Le Race course. Starting at 8:05am in Cathedral Square, the course follows the same route as the full length Le Race, but ends at Little River. This event has all the same features as PlaceMakers Le Race, including timing, spot prizes and entertainment at the Little River finish line. Click here to enter this great new event! (Must be 15 or over at event date)

Next PlaceMakers Le Race is taking place on Saturday 19th March 2016 so CLICK HERE to enter now and don't forget to mark it on your calendar - we look forward to seeing you on the start line!

Seasons Greetings from our New Naming Sponsor PlaceMakers

Happy holidays from the team at PlaceMakers! We hope you have a great break after a busy year and can enjoy getting out on your bike to fit in a few training rides for PlaceMakers Le Race this summer.
Our stores are open through the Christmas break, so if you have any projects you're working on and need a hand, feel free to pop on in and see our knowledgable team for your building requirements. 

All the best for the New Year ahead!


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Welcome Aboard BreakFree on Cashel - Our New Accommodation Partner

Give yourself a break and discover BreakFree on Cashel in Christchurch, New Zealand. Full of flavour with everything you need, topped off with lots of quirky features, this CBD property is centrally placed in the heart of Christchurch so you can walk to the city centre. If you’re looking for a launch pad to explore the very best of the South Island, look no further than this great hotel. The vibe of BreakFree on Cashel is modern, fashionable with urban style, the hotel features leading technology including Samsung Smart TV technology with day to day app's available on screen, wireless keyboard as well as cell phone mirroring services, with paid digital channels, wireless internet access, and funky lights that change colour in the guest bathrooms. Click here to visit the website.




The PivLock Arena Max from 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 of Le Race, the PivLock™ Arena Max is there for you with features like our two-position adjustable nose piece, unrivalled field of vision and performance-proven interchangeable lenses. Pivlock Arena Max in Reactor Green, Purple SolX. Includes 3 lenses – Mirror, Ignitor and Clear. RRP$299




Get Training Advice from Team CP

As you get out on you bike over The Christmas and New Year Period keep an eye on what our three winners of our Team CP Le Race prize get up to: Erin, Michael and Sarah.
If you need a hand or some Le Race training advice just give us a buzz - click here for our contact info



GU Energy - Official Nutrition Partner

GU Energy is proud to be the official nutrition partner of the PlaceMakers Le Race. We recommend you start training with our Gels to be able to judge your nutritional needs for the race, visit Chain Reaction Cycles to stock up for training and race day. 



Have a Following with SpotNZ and

SpotNZ and are giving you the opportunity to have your family and friends follow you online in the 2016 Le Race. Hire a trace unit ($60) which updates via satellite every 5 mins or a G3 Messenger ($75) which tracks and has emergency options for the safety conscious from our booking site ( and we will fit it and track it via our purpose built web solution The race will be tracked live at with the top 10 riders in each set getting 2.5min tracking so people can see the front end of the race too.

Units are limited to 150! So get in and be seen around the world as you ride from Christchurch to Akaroa.

Book now at



Get Training with Paul Odlin!

Start your training for Le Race with the Chain Reaction Cycles/O.C.C. (Paul Odlin lead) group ride.

Meeting at Chain Reaction, 218 Moorhouse Ave 6pm every Monday for a 90 minute ride.



Get Your 2016 PlaceMakers Le Race Kit!

The all new 2016 PlaceMakers Le Race kit is now available - click here to head to the online store and order yours today! 





Join the Smiddy Challenge!

The man himself was our mate Adam. Last name, Smiddy. A talented triathlete and physiotherapist, we’re fighting the good fight against cancer in his name. You see, Smiddy isn’t here any more. He was cut down in his prime by an aggressive melanoma in 2006. He was just 26. After Adam's passing, his mate Mark Smoothy decided to honour his friend the best way he knew how—by saddling up for the 1600 km ride from Brisbane to Townsville that Adam had dreamed of completing. Click here for more info



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