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

For more information on training and video tips on climbing, descending, gear shifting and cornering 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 2019 Forrest GrapeRide so they’re giving all event competitors, supporters and their vehicles discount on travel  across Cook Strait

What You Need To Know?

• The discount off flexi fares only applies 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).

• Upon check-in all passengers must present registration confirmation. If registration confirmation isn’t presented, standard Bluebridge fares will be charged.

• Travel must take place between 23 March and 6 April 2019.

• The discount applies to Bluebridge Flexi Sail fares only.

• The deal can only be redeemed via the Bluebridge passenger service and does not apply to any Travel company or freight bookings.

• 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)3

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 23 March - 6 April 2019. 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 2019

Friday 29 March - 8am to 6pm
Saturday 30 March  - 9am to 2pm
Sunday 31 March - 10am to 2pm

If you need a bike to hire then check what they have at


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.  All this information will be updated for the 2019 event.