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


Race Ready Workshops

Team CP and OCC have got together with the backing of Cycling NZ to offer these workshops which will ensure that you turn up to your next event confident that you can perform to your potential and have a great day out. Click here for more


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

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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.