Supporting Le Race

Le Race 2016 - Proudly supported by Miles Continental

Proudly supporting Le Race

One of New Zealand's largest cycling events, Le Race is held right here in Canterbury and sees participants race a 100km course that begins in Christchurch City, traverses the Port Hills, and crosses the finish line in the historic French settlement of Akaroa.

The 2015 event was Miles Continental first year of involvement and since then we've gotten bigger and better, with ŠKODA New Zealand coming on board as a major sponsor. Read all about the 2016 Le Race in our blog post >

With the success of the 2016 event, we are now getting ready to do it all again on 25 March 2017, with our Miles Continental training rides well underway!

Keen to get involved?

ŠKODA New Zealand are a keen supporter of cycling in New Zealand, they have plenty of opportunities for those of you who would like to get involved with Le Race and other cycling events in New Zealand.

To take advantage of these opportunities, you can join Team ŠKODA which brings a number of exclusive membership benefits, including a FREE Team ŠKODA Cycling jersey and discounted entry fees to cycling events happening all around New Zealand, including Le Race, as well as providing a place to rest along with food and drinks once you've completed the race (you may have seen our giant inflatable tent at the 2016 Le Race?!).

Find out more about Team ŠKODA >

Along with this, we've got the Miles Continental ŠKODA Cycle Wave Club, as it has proved to be such a success leading up to previous events. If you're interested in tackling the challenge of the Le Race in March 2017, we want to hear from you. Our Cycle Wave Club is free to join and, during the months that lead up to Le Race, will offer:

  • scheduled social training sessions
  • advice on nutrition and healthy eating during your training
  • prizes and bonuses
  • social events for club members

While we’re keen to see people from all levels of experience, our focus is on accommodating those who are beginners, people who may never have entered a race before and would like to do so in a supportive and social group. We - of course - would also love to see those of you who have joined us for previous events.

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Event news

Read about the latest Le Race news as we gear up for the next event, which takes place in March 2017.

2017 Le Race Trial Ride to Akaroa

Posted: February 9 2017

On Saturday 4th February, our Miles Continental ŠKODA Cycle Wave has their annual Trial Ride over to Akaroa. There were nearly 50 people who took part and we were also lucky enough to be joined by Chris Denholm of Team ŠKODA Racing. It was a great day had by all. 

Read more >


A Word From Our Olympians

Posted: October 3 2016

In between their busy cycling schedules and during a well deserved break after the Rio Olympics, we had a chance to touch base with some New Zealand Olympic Cyclists; ŠKODA Ambassadors, Sam Webster and Ethan Mitchell of the Men's Sprint Cycling team, along with Canterbury's very own Olivia Podmore.

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2016 Le Race

Posted: March 23 2016

On Saturday 19th March, over 600 cyclists, including 100 Team ŠKODA riders took part in the annual Le Race event, cycling from Christchurch to Akaroa. Our team from Miles Continental, along with ŠKODA New Zealand were proud to be at the event.

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Le Race Trial Ride to Akaroa

Posted: February 25 2016

With the 2016 Le Race fast approaching, the Miles Continental ŠKODA Cycle Wave completed a trial ride over to Akaroa, riding the exact course that will be undertaken on Saturday 19th March.

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Le Race training tips from Team ŠKODA Racing

Posted: January 25 2016

We've got some exclusive training tips and nutrition advice from Team ŠKODA Racing, to ensure that you're ready for Le Race 2016. 

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Introducing the 2016 Le Race Support Vehicles

Posted: September 28 2015

The build up to Le Race 2016 has already started, with next year's event taking place on Saturday 19th March. The event organiser recently picked up her new signwritten Le Race Support Vehicle.

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2015 Le Race - On the day! 

Posted: March 24 2015

The 2015 Coffee Culture Le Race on the 21st of March was a great success! With over 700 cyclists competing, everyone managed to do well, especially our very own Miles Continental ŠKODA Cycle Wave Club!

Read more >