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Le Race

Saturday 25 Mar 2017

The event provided a real boost to Christchurch’s rebuild when it was the first major sports event to return to the central city for its start in March 2016, four years after the regions devastating earthquakes saw its start line relocated.

Le Race has a mixture of challenging hill climbs, fast flats and exhilarating downhills that travels from Christchurch, across an extinct volcano, to the French surrounds of Akaroa. 

Riders also tackle the event on tandems, mountain bikes and in teams of two or three with prizes for also up for grabs for the King and Queen of the Mountains, the Ross Bush Memorial Trophy for the best under 16 rider and the Envormation Vintage Cup, where the winner is determined based on a combination of bike frame age and race time.

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