Miles Continental Le Race

We’re back for another year of the Miles Continental Le Race, one of New Zealand’s premier cycling events and named ‘Best ŠKODA Event 2019’ by ŠKODA New Zealand. Join us Saturday 20th March 2021.

The 100km race begins in the heart of Christchurch and finishes in the picturesque French settlement of Akaroa. Not up for the full 100km? No worries, cycle The Petite which begins at the same start line and finishes in Little River (53km). Both rides offer a course full of challenging and forgiving segments with spectacular views of Christchurch and the wider Banks Peninsula area.

In 2018 we jumped at the opportunity to become Major Sponsors of Le Race and now we are in our fourth year of supporting Le Race. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved, so read on for more information.

Miles Continental Le Race Gradient Map

20th March 2021

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Thinking of entering?

The Miles Continental Le Race has options for everyone, even if you’re never been serious about cycling. Competitors range from professional road cyclists, casual recreational riders, mountain bikers, and newbies. We’re happy to point you in the direction of a bike specialist if you’re in need of some wheels as well.

So this year, tick Miles Continental Le Race off your bucket list. Which category will you be entering?


Starting at Cathedral Square, the course follows the same route as the full length Le Race but ends at Little River, for a total distance of 53km. (Must be 14 or over at event date). Click here for more info.


Go you good thing! Do the whole 100km from Christchurch to Akaroa.

Relais 2

Take on the full 100km as a team of two and complete half each – challenge a friend, neighbour or work colleague to team up with you.

Ensemble 4

Assemble three friends and compete as a team with each member going the full distance. Combined individual times are calculated for an overall team placing. As a bonus you’ll be entered as an individual as well, so you’ll be in two categories.

Mountain Bike Challenge

Grab your mountain bike for a real mountain challenge. This category is for individual entries only, some conditions apply. Find out more here.

Needing some encouragement? Ride with us!

If you require a little bit of push to tackle Le Race, join our very own ŠKODA Cycling Canterbury group for FREE. Driven by the team at Miles Continental ŠKODA and a small team of volunteer cyclist the ŠKODA cycling community has grown dramatically over the past 4-5 years . Whether you’re a beginner or a more experienced rider, we’re here to help you meet your goals and reward those who choose to partake.

Some of these benefits include:

  • Vehicle accessories discounts, such as roof racks and cycle harnesses
  • Special discounts on purchasing new ŠKODA vehicles – speak to our team
  • Support from a great team of social and competitive cyclists with the financial backing of Miles Continental ŠKODA
  • Chances to win prizes
  • Bunch rides. Join our ŠKODA Cycling Canterbury Facebook page to keep up to date with arrangements

Miles Continental Le Race benefits include:

  • Line up in a reserved ŠKODA Wave at the start line*
  • Complimentary PURE Sports Nutrition top-up at Hill Top*
  • Relax at the Miles Continental ŠKODA area at the Finisher’s Village, including a food or beverage voucher.

*Riders must ride in ŠKODA top to access these benefits. View our current ŠKODA Cycling Top offer!

We’re serious when we say, ‘we’ll be there for you from start to finish’!

You can also join the national Team ŠKODA and access many exclusive membership benefits through them.

ŠKODA Cycling Canterbury