Le Race route

Start: Cathedral Square, Colombo Street, Central City.

Finish: Rue Lavaud, Akaroa.

Description: Start at Cathedral Square on Colombo Street. Ride along Colombo Street to Dyers Pass Road, and up to the Sign of the Kiwi. Turn right on Summit Road heading south to Gebbies Pass.

Turn right and descend down Gebbies Pass Road. On the flatter section, turn left into Millers Road.

Turn left onto Christchurch Akaroa Road. Follow this busy, winding road through Little River Township, Cooptown, and take a 30-50 minute ascent to the top.

Turn left on Summit Road and continue until its intersection with Long Bay Road. Turn left onto Long Bay Road and follow this steep grade down. Be careful and watch your speed as you re-join the Christchurch Akaroa Road. Turn left and follow it to meet Akaroa Township on Rue Lavaud.

Note: Organise a friend to take you back rather than repeat the ride in reverse.

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