Miles Continental Le Race 2020
Ashlyn Oswalt, Miles Continental Marketing & Events Specialist
We’re geared up for another year of Miles Continental Le Race – are you?
ŠKODA has a long history of supporting international cycling communities (ever heard of Tour de France?), so we figured it was only natural for Miles Continental ŠKODA to be major sponsors of a cycling event close to home. We’ve been involved in Le Race for four years now, with this being our second as proud naming sponsors. We’ve enjoyed carving our way into the cycling community in Christchurch, starting the ŠKODA Cycling Canterbury club and encouraging new and seasoned riders to give Le Race a go.
So – what’s this race about? The 100km course is no easy fete, but makes for an epic journey with bragging rights at the finish line. Beginning at Cathedral Square in the heart of Christchurch, the course powers up Dyers Pass and winds through the Banks Peninsula, ending in Akaroa. No matter your pace, you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views and an upbeat atmosphere.
Not keen on all 100km? No worries, there are options. You can enter The Petite – a 50km version ending in Little River, as an e-bike participant, or in teams. Find out more about the different options here. Whether you’re a seasoned rider or have never been on a bike, the Miles Continental Le Race could be the one for you.
ŠKODA Cycling Canterbury
Last year, we created our very own cycling club – ŠKODA Cycling Canterbury. The club met weekly for bunch rides, enjoyed a VIP race pack pick up, started Le Race together in a ŠCC Wave, and relished in some serious perks at the Miles Continental ŠKODA tent at the finish. We were excited to see the group grow into a passionate bunch of riders and enjoyed supporting them through every step of their journey. We can’t wait to continue our support this year.
Interested in joining? Sign up here. Just to wet your whistle, here’s a few perks;
- Monthly tips from professional cyclist coach, TeamCP
- Opportunity to book a Miles Continental Le Race ŠKODA Kodiaq away for a weekend
- Vehicle accessories discounts, such as roof racks and cycle harnesses
- Special discounts on purchasing new ŠKODA vehicles – speak to our team
- Chances to win monthly prizes (during October – March)
- Special benefits on race day – including PURE Sports Nutrition top-up, catering, and massages
The dedicated ŠCC riders are already out there training – do you want to join them? Join our Facebook page here for updates.
Meet Our Mate Lana.
This year, we’re excited to offer more – both to riders and spectators. We’ve enlisted the help of Lana Searle, More FM’s Breakfast Club host to ride her first ever cycling race. Initially hesitant to ride, we’ve bribed her with the coolest looking ŠKODA Kodiaq RS. She gets the keys for six months, we get to support her training and help her showcase her Le Race efforts to those on the fence about ticking Le Race off the bucket list.
Have you seen her around town in her Kodiaq? You certainly can’t miss it.
Lana, with the help of our mate Richard at Team CP, will train to tackle Miles Continental Le Race in one piece. We asked her about her goal for race day and she said, “to finish”, which we’re more than confident she will. A bubbly, funny radio personality, she’s been a treat to follow along so far and see how her training is going.
Follow along on the Breakfast Club or check out her Instagram to watch her power through her workouts, battle magpies, and make a compelling case for those who think they can’t do Le Race.
We’ve got your back, Lana!
As we approach our second year as naming sponsors of this Christchurch institution, we’re excited to see what the Miles Continental Le Race 2020 has to offer. Miles Continental will be there for you from start to finish, so sign up and give it a try.
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