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




Welcome to PlaceMakers Le Race!

Hi everyone,

Drum roll please – the team at Le Race welcome Placemakers as the new Naming Sponsor for Le Race – exciting times ahead for Le Race – so dust that bike off, grab your helmet and start training.

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!

A Word from New Naming Sponsor PlaceMakers

PlaceMakers are proud to be partnering with Le Race and look forward to being one of the bunch racing with you from Christchurch to Akaroa next March.  

We’ve been supplying building materials and hardware in the Canterbury region and across NZ for over 30 years now, so pop in and see us for that next big job you’ve got coming up, or those summer projects you’ve got on the go in between your training for PlaceMakers Le Race.  

We look forward to seeing you in store or at the start line!

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Back for Another Year  -  ŠKODA

ŠKODA is a proud sponsor of Le Race, and have just launched a cycling team to ride in some of NZ’s coolest races – including our very own Le Race. For more information about Team ŠKODA, visit


Welcome Aboard Hire King!

HireKING is jumping into the saddle. We are fairly new to the cycling world and what better way to get involved than to support Christchurch’s premier cycling event. Although you won’t see us on a bike just yet, we will be along for the ride. Click here to visit the website.

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PURE Endurance Hydration Range

The latest in our premium sports nutrition range, PURE Endurance Hydration has been scientifically formulated to rehydrate and replenish your body while exercising for extended periods of 2 hours and over.  Perfect for those long training rides!
PURE Endurance it is a premium hydration drink using real fruit, carbohydrates, electrolytes and New Zealand 90% whey protein isolate. The addition of the whey protein isolate helps replace protein stores in the body, making it ideal to support working muscles during extended exercise. Great taste, refreshing and easy to digest. 
Available at cycle stores nationwide or online at  


Tineli - the Custom Cycling Clothing Specialists

At Tineli we specialise in custom cycling clothing for teams, businesses, clubs and shops.  We are proud to be one of the favourite cycle clothing brands in NZ.  We can produce custom printed clothing in runs as low as 10 items. Contact us today and look your best at Le Race 2016. w: e: ​p: 03 548 3759


Win a Trip to NYC!

Canterbury’s favourite (and most colourful!) fun run / walk is back for 2015! The 10km and 4km courses will be scattered with surprises all the way from New Brighton to Redcliffs on Sunday 29 November. And this year, they’re giving you the chance to WIN return flights to NYC, 4-star accommodation in Times Square AND an entry into the world’s biggest marathon…. The TSC New York Marathon 2016! (Bucket list - TICK!) For more details and to enter now, head to ​


Get Training with Les Mills

Summer starts here with Les Mills $14 for 14 days! Come out from under your layers. Slap down 14 bucks for 14 days, and kickstart your summer - with our world famous group fitness classes, high intensity 30 minute workouts, top-of-the-range equipment - and everything else you need to warm up, tone up and feel great this summer. 


Welcome Back to the Team at Dole!

​Dole are delighted to be involved with Le Race again for 2016 and to provide our Bananas to all the athletes that register and cross the finishing line. Dole Bananas are the natural and convenient race food high in natural sugars, carbohydrates, Potassium, Fibre and Vitamins. Dole wish all  Le Race entrants all the best for the hard training over the next few months, don't forget to put a couple of Dole Bananas in your pockets.

See you on the road, stay safe


Get Training with the Complete Performance Team!

Complete Performance's super awesome group sessions have kicked off again with the start of daylight savings.  They have a great coaching group that will ensure that you improve your riding skills, go faster, meet other cool people and have some fun along the way.
Sign up now for a complimentary session, dust off your bike and kick start your summer of awesomeness. Click here for more info


Get Your Carb Fix with Pasta Vera


Thinking of the Tour de France!

Join us in 2016 for a ride of a lifetime and experience the ultimate TDF. Cycle the year 2000 race - 3600 km over 35 stages instead of the original 21!

To find out more or to register your interest, visit or Tel: 0800 829 933

The Global Cycling Adventures team are also providing an amazing spot prize on Le Race day - a spot on the Sardinia leg of the new Sardinia/Corsica tour for travel next year! See you on Saturday 19th March to be in to win!


Ronald McDonald House is Proud to be the Charity of Choice for Le Race.

When a child is sick it is vital to their healing process that their family is close by. Our mission is simple, to improve the health and well being of hospitalised children by providing free accommodation and support to their families.

We know families are stronger when they are together and support from people like you is what helps us to keep them that way. Thank you for allowing families to concentrate on what matters most - helping their children heal.


Get Your Le Race Kit!

The Le Race online store is having a big sell out - up to 25% off so click here to grab yourself the 2015 kit.


The Pioneer Presents the new 3 Day Traverse

The Pioneer have just launched a new 3 day option, the 3 Day Traverse (click here), as part of the inaugural Pioneer event. The 3 Day Traverse takes everything that is great about The Pioneer and distils it down to 3-days of intense but achievable MTB stage-racing. Linking together farm tracks, NZ Cycle Trails, double track and single track riding it will take you through the best the Southern Alps has to offer and to parts of the country that few will ever get to enjoy. Soaring mountains, crystal-clear blue lakes and golden high country await! Don’t forget, also on offer are The Pioneer Day Rides. Open to all, these rides traverse sections of the South Island that will leave you breathless, as you experience stunning views and awesome mountain biking terrain. Christchurch Ride – 31 January 2016. Queenstown Ride – 6 February 2016.


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

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