Start your training for Le Race with the Chain Reaction Cycles/O.C.C. (Paul Odlin lead) group ride
Meeting at Chain Reaction, 218 Moorhouse Ave 6pm every Monday for a 90 minute ride.
We have our annual Sunday Brunch ride this Sunday (free)
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And our rides start from daylight savings with Wednesday from 6pm at Pioneer and Sunday 8.30am at Coffee Culture.
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Go to bunch rides.
They can help you!
Sunday – The Warm Up bunch ride, 8am outside Chain Reaction. An intermediate level bunch ride around 70-80km
Monday – Join Paul Odlin at 12.30pm for a 90min spin heading south to Tai Tapu and back, or even up the hills. Meeting at Chain Reaction Moorhouse
(NB: This route has changed since the earthquakes but start time is the same).
Details: Fast group ride of the Long bays circuit. Suitable for intermediate to elite riders. (As the name suggests) Riders race it out for the "king of the hill" title like it's the world Championships of Gebbies & Evans Passes. Riders wait and regroup after both passes.
Time: Tuesday 8:30am (All year round)
Start location: Princess Margaret Hospital on Cashmere Road
Details: Meet at the Shell station at the Palms in Shirley at 8:00am on Sunday.
The ride goes out to Amberley via the old motorway then links up to state highway one! Then when you get to Amberley you turn left and the bunch has a "fast section" where it's basically a race to Rangiora! The ride out to Amberley is normally at a steady pace with up to 100 riders so it's a great way to meet new people. You will need to have a good ability to ride hard and ride in a bunch and not all over the place. After Rangiora, you ride back to CHCH! A great 100k ride...
Time: Sunday 8:00am (All year round)
Start location: Shell station at the Palms in Shirley
Details: It's a great social ride, and you'll end up doing about 100k. This ride starts at the Bridge street roundabout every Sunday and rolls on out a 8:30am – don't be late!
Time: Sunday 8:30am (All year round)
Start location: Bridge Street roundabout
Details: This ride is a social ride for the older ones. It is a great ride as there are a few of the old boys actually willing to talk to you and help you through some of the questions etc you might have. Bring your wallet for a coffee stop or two.
Time: Wednesday 9:25am for a 9:30am departure
Start location: Top of Shalamar Drive, off Cashmere Road, beside the old stone house
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