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





Coffee Culture Le Race Is Here!

Hi everyone, 

Coffee Culture Le Race is finally here and we can't wait to see you all on the start line. If you haven't entered already don't panic - online entries are open until 5pm Wednesday 18th March and then we will be taking hard copy entries at Race Pack Pickup on Friday 20th March 10am - 6pm at Chain Reaction Cycles on Moorhouse Ave. You'll be getting all sorts of goodies like yummy Egg Fettuccine from Pasta Vera and mushrooms from Meadow Mushrooms so dinner next Friday is sorted!

For spectators leaving Christchurch on the morning of the event, make sure you leave by 8am to avoid getting stuck behind the cyclists. Click here for the spectator guide.

NOTE: Please do not park your cars along Rue Jolie - Rue Lavaud - this area is needed for race officials.

Some Pre-Le Race Housekeeping

Awesome prizes up for grabs - Click here
Maps - Click here
Safety Notices - Click here
Traffic Delays - Click here
There are also some cattle stops along the way - click here for further details.

Compulsory Pre-Race Bike Safety Checks at Chain Reaction Cycles

Le Race has some extremely fast down hills, tricky descents and slippery cattle stops. In the best interests of rider safety, competitors must have their bikes and helmets safety-checked.

These checks are free and available from 1st March - 20th March at Chain Reaction Cycles, Midway Moorhouse, 4/218 Moorhouse Ave, Christchurch. Ph. (03) 943 4925

Checks are also available from 10am - 6pm on Friday 20th March for out of town competitors at Race Pack Pick Up at Chain Reaction Cycles, Midway Moorhouse, 4/218 Moorhouse Ave, Christchurch.

Click here for more info

Wake Up with Coffee Culture

Good luck to everyone taking part in this years’ Coffee Culture Le Race. The hard work is all done so make sure you relax and prepare well for Saturday. We also know just how important support crews are for events like Le Race, so whether you’re sweet talking your loved one or persuading a friend why not offer to shout them a wake up coffee from our Durham Street or Beckenham store on the morning of the race. Both stores will be open from 7am for the perfect pick-me-up on the drive over to Akaroa. Like us on Facebook to keep up to date with the latest and chances to win free coffee.


Pure Sports Nutrition - Electrolyte Aid Stations

This year, for the first time in Le Race history, there will be an electrolyte hydration aid station for competitors provided by PURE Sports Nutrition. Located along the Summit Road (after the iconic Hilltop) this is your opportunity to top-up those essential drink bottles with a premium electrolyte sports hydration drink.

Option 1: Stop and fill-your-own bottle for FREE. You can take a break and fill up your bottle with PURE Sports Nutrition electrolyte hydration. Plain water will also be available.

Option 2: Pre-Purchase “Grab-and-Go” bottle for just $11.95. No stopping, no support person required. A pre-filled bottle of PURE Sports Nutrition electrolyte hydration will be handed to you at a specially marked aid station … and you get to keep the bottle! We’ll even take any empty discarded water bottles to the finish line for you. Perfect for those who are watching the clock and want to keep moving without stopping. For more information and to purchase online click here.


New in 2015 - GPS Tracking with SPOTNZ

SPOTNZ are happy to be providing live GPS updates for the 2015 Coffee Culture Le Race. The Elite field will be tracked by our small GPS trackers and will enable updates to be viewed live here from PC, Tablet, iPad, or Smartphone. NOTE: This is not just for Elite riders - sign up at Race Pack Pickup and for a small fee you can be tracked too. Click here for more info


Pre-Race Carbo Loading with Pasta Vera!

Pasta Vera is Christchurch’s very own Fresh Pasta company.  Established 14 years ago by husband and wife team Phil Bennett and Linda Murphy we have grown to become New Zealand’s leading supplier to the hospitality trade. Our passion for pasta means we use only the best ingredients to create products you will love. Our range includes Fresh Pasta, Pesto and Baked Lasagne.  Our products are available at New World Bakery stores, Reaward Fresh, Ballantynes, Fresh Choice Merivale and our own factory outlet shop in Sockburn. Visit us at to learn more about Pasta Vera.

Click here to enter our prize draw for $100 worth of free product from our factory shop.

You will receive a packet of Egg Fettuccine in your Le Race pack to help with pre-race carbo loading, try some pasta and share the passion - click here for their fantastic Egg Fettuccine with Creamy Mushroom sauce recipe.


Ronald McDonald House South Island - Official 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 entry fee donations will help to support the more than 700 families that need to utilise our services each year so they can remain close to their hospitalised children. You can also become an Every Day Hero for these families and raise even more money by getting your friends, family and colleagues to support your race efforts – click here to sign up!


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.


A Big Thank You to Our Family of Sponsors

Click here to check out all Les Sponsors

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

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