As a Canterbury-owned and operated business with a history spanning more than 20 years, we know how important it is to get behind our community. We’re proud to be involved with a number of local organisations, initiatives, and events.
Miles Continental Le Race
We’re back for another year of New Zealand’s premier hill cycling event, Miles Continental Le Race. Whether it’s your first year competing or you consider yourself a pro, as naming sponsor we promise to be there for you from start to finish.
The 100km race begins in Christchurch’s Cathedral Square, traverses up and down the Port Hills, and crosses the finish line in the historic French settlement of Akaroa. With plenty of options for every rider level, there is also the Petite Race, which finishes halfway in Little River, or the chance to race with a friend. Read on to find the race that suits you.
We have plenty of opportunities for you to get involved. Join our very own ŠKODA Cycling Canterbury group to participate in weekly bunch rides, unlock exclusive member benefits, and enjoy VIP access to our tent at the end of the race! Sound like you? Register your interest and we’ll keep you posted
ŠKODA Cycling Canterbury
Join ŠKODA Cycling Canterbury for FREE and access many exclusive membership benefits. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced cyclist in both mountain biking or road cycling, we’d love for you to join us.
Driven by the team at Miles Continental and managed by volunteer members, our active group of cyclist enthusiast run regular social bunch rides and training rides for events such as Le Race and the 10-Hour Day/Nighter and 6-Hour Blast.
Sound like you? Register your interest and we’ll keep you posted.
Miles Continental is proud to be the driving force behind New Zealand rugby legend, Israel Dagg!
We’ve put Izzy into a proper ute in the form of the Volkswagen Amarok V6 as we felt a high performer needs a high performing set of wheels! He’s already received some excellent feedback from the team and is loving the 580Nm of torque that his new Amarok delivers.
Prebbleton Rugby Football Club
Founded in 1919, the people of Prebbleton Rugby Football Club are a great crowd that put a lot of effort into encouraging community participation in rugby. As this year marks 100 years of the organisation, it was a great time for us to lend a hand and offer our support.
Be sure to follow their activities on Facebook.
St John Great Barrier Challenge
This summer Volkswagen New Zealand has arranged for a team of 5 swimmers to embark on the Great Barrier Challenge, and swim a total of 100km from Great Barrier Island to Takapuna Beach to raise money for St John Ambulance.
The quintet is made up of former world champion triathlete Rick Wells, former All Black Ian Jones, and local businessmen Richie Hart, David Mitchell, and Karim Rostami. St John has played a role in several of the team members’ lives, so this is a chance to give back and pay it forward while helping Kiwis.
All funds raised will go towards new Volkswagen First Response Units for St John Ambulance, which for the first time will include 4MOTION all-wheel drive, to help first responders deliver lifesaving medical care in hard to reach remote communities.