Training Programmes


Get some friends together and set yourself a personal challenge.

Here are some great training tips from Complete Performance to help you complete the Forrest GrapeRide.

If it has been a while since you have been on a bike or you simply prefer a shorter course sign up for the 42km Taster.

Simply click on the pdf link to open the programme.  

101km Training Plan
42km Training Plan
Some really helpful training techniques on video of downhill, uphill, gearshifting & cornoring

For more information about training programmes go to 


Team CP Training Groups

For our Christchurch entrants an opportunity not to be missed.
Join Team CP and get involved with a great group of people that will help you achieve your goal.
Your programme will consist of group training sessions, bunch riding technique sessions, weekly tips to get you organised for race day and heaps more.
Team CP is for everyone, you have the option of joining one of the following training teams:
• Team CP - 42km, for those that are new to cycling
• Team CP -101km, for those that are keen to complete the Forrest GrapeRide challenge

Bunch Riding 
New to cycling? Complete Performance have all the tips you need.

Click here to view this bunch riding skills video.

G Hammond

Other useful resources and website


Bluebridge Ferry Discount are keen to help North Islanders head South to attend the 2015 Forrest GrapeRide so they’re giving all event competitors, supporters and their vehicles 50% off travel  across Cook Strait

What You Need To Know?

This offer is only available to competitors attending the event and their supporters (a supporter must be travelling on the same sailing as the competitor to be eligible for the discount too). You must present your registration confirmation email upon check-in as proof of entitlement.  Failure to present valid proof of registration will result in the fare difference being required to be paid prior to boarding. Travel must take place between 20 March – 2 April 2015. Booking cancellations are 100% refundable up until 24 hours before travel. Cancellations within 24 hours of travel are non-refundable. Transferring to a sailing outside of the applicable travel period may result in a fare difference being required to be paid. Discounted savings are based on Bluebridge Flexi Sail fares only. Full ticket terms and conditions can be viewed at

How To Book?

Book online at by entering the promo code that you will receive on your e ticket once you have entered the event. Alternatively give Bluebridge a call on 0800 844 844 and quote the same promo code to a member of their friendly crew (correct spelling matters so make sure you get this right).

Bluebridge Come On Over

Terms & Conditions:

Discounted savings based on Bluebridge Flexi Sail fares. Offer is only available to competitors and their supporters attending the event. Travel must take place between 20 March - 2 April 2015. Booking cancellations are 100% refundable up until 24 hours before travel.Cancellations within 24 hours of travel are non-refundable. Transferring to a sailing outside of the applicable travel period may result in a fare difference.


Bike Fit Marlborough will be running some special hours for the weekend of the Forrest Graperide 2015

Friday 27th March - 8am to 8pm
Saturday 28th March - 9am to 3pm
Sunday 29th March - 9am to 3pm


Park Regis Picton Hotel

parkegis.jpgWe proudly bring you our official accommodation provider, the Park Regis Picton Hotel. 

The gateway to New Zealand's picturesque South Island and access to many sea-based activities. Base yourself here and explore the top of the South Island during your stay in Marlborough.Click here for more information. 

There are special Forrest GrapeRide room package deals for the weekend Friday 27 March  through to Sunday 29 March  2015. 

Please contact our reservation team for more information by calling 03 573 7002 or emailing Other specials available include a high carb pasta buffet available on Friday 4th April. 



For information on accommodation options and activities to enjoy during your stay in our beautiful province visit our Marlborough Visitor Information website. Click here.


Important General and Safety Information

Click here to view the General information you will need to know about this years event. Please study the information relating to Parking and Access to the Venue on the day of the event. Make sure you have carried out your Pre-Race Checklist. You also need to ensure you are fully aware of the Start Information , Safety Briefing Information and Important Safety Information
Once you have completed your ride you can really soak in the wonderful ambience and special feeling of completing your chosen event and of course Prize Giving