Training and Tips

Training Schedule


Training Schedule brought to you by Paul Odlin of Odlin Cycle Coaching

For individual programs contact Paul or visit

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.

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Training by Complete Performance


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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Need help training?

Go to bunch rides. 
They can help you! 

ChainReaction.pngSunday – 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


Track Your Ride - Spin and Win is back in 2016!

Get along to one of our Christchurch City Council Recreation and Sport Centres (Pioneer, Graham Condon or QEII Fitness at Parklands), take part in one of our awesome spin classes and track how far you ride in each class to go in the draw for great prizes from the Le Race sponsors. Track Your Ride runs from the 1st February - 16 March 2016. Click here for more info


Training Rides

Weekly Christchurch Rides:

Tuesday World Champs

(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

Amberley Ride

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

Bridge Street

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

Wednesday Coffee

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

Sunday Group Rides

Combined Complete Performance and Odlin Cycle Coaching group ride over the Le Race route. Get tips and advice from the pro's: Paul Odlin, Reta Trotman and Brett Leyden as they guide three groups (beginner, intermediate and racers) over the first part of the course. Meet at Beckenham Coffee Culture, Colombo Street, 8:30am, Sunday December 7th. No charge to members of public, all welcome.

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Nutritional Tips

Lea Stening's Nutritional Tips for Cyclists

For the past 26 years Lea Stening Health (previously Lea Stening and Associates) has helped individuals and the Christchurch community solve their nutritional problems.

Lea has recently published an article specially targeted at cyclists and improving their performance. Click here to read Lea's tips for cyclists.



Endurance Spin Classes with the Pros.

Take a spin class with cycling pro's - learn new techniques, training and nutrition tips - experience the Le Race course through a virtual ride on the big screen.

Available at Pioneer and Graham Condon facilities only.

Ride with Paul Odlin - Former NZ and Oceania Time Trial and Road Champion, now Professional Cycle Coach and Spin tutor!

Wednesday 2 March, 5.30pm - 7.00pm at Pioneer

Ride with Jason Turner - Performance Cycle Coach, Mountain Bike Coach and Spin guru!

Wednesday 9 March, 6.00pm - 7.30pm at Graham Condon

Please feel free to pop in to one of our Recreation and Sport Centres to book or for more information.