National Road Race Championships – 15 weeks to go

By MarcRhodes on March 9th, 2015 - comments

IMG_2229Just 15 weeks now before Lincolnshire’s biggest ever sports event, the National Road Race Championships,  and the organisation is now well on its way to making this a spectacle to be remembered.

Entries are now open for all the events during this 4 day festival of cycling via links on the event web site www.nationalroadchamps.co.uk  These all close on June 2nd in order to produce the 48 page colour souvenir programme.

The Championships Time Trials on Thursday June 25th will be held to the east of the county in the Lincolnshire Wolds and based on the picturesque Cadwell Park Motor Racing Circuit.

The riders in the British Cycling National Time Trial Championships will start in the pit lane and complete almost a lap of the circuit and leave after the mountain climb out on to a closed roads country circuit using the Bluestone Heath Road crossing the top of the Lincolnshire Wolds and passing through the village of Ruckland via a long descent and a double bend before a testing climb out of the village.  This is part of a 7 mile circuit which the women and under 23 men will cover twice and the elite men three times before heading back to Cadwell to finish on the motor racing finish line for total distances of 21 and 28 miles.

We are pleased to announce further support for the events and the appointment of Impsport as the official souvenir merchandise outlet as well as the supplier of promotion equipment and volunteers clothing.

Peter Merrick, Managing Director of Sports and Leisure brands Ltd, the owners of the Impsport cycling brand says; “Impsport is very pleased to continue their support as Sponsors to The British Cycling National Road Championships, this year being held in Lincoln, Impsport’s home town. Impsport has long established relationships with some of the largest names in Sport with over 30 years of experience in manufacturing garments for Tour de France champions, Olympic and Commonwealth Games medalists and world champions. This has made Impsport one of the leading names in high performance cycling, triathlon and athletics clothing.

Impsport will have a presence at each of the disciplines throughout the 4 days of the championship events where they will offer souvenir t-shirts, hoodies and cycling kit for sale.

Impsport has recently launched its 2015 catalogue which can be viewed at www.impsport.com  Why not design your own cycling jerseys and shorts using the Impsport interactive kit designer at www.cyclingkitdesigner.net

County wide solicitors Ringrose Law are another company aiming to have a high profile at the championships.

Speaking on behalf of the company Alex Bennett said : ‘Ringrose Law is delighted to be sponsoring the British Cycling National Road Championships this summer in the heart of the City of Lincoln. Ringrose Law is a Lincolnshire firm and has been serving individuals and businesses across the County for over 100 years. To be involved in such a prestigious and magnificent event in the City is a brilliant opportunity for us to promote the wonderful County in which we all live and work.’ 

Support will also be given both financially and logistically by Lincolnshire County Council, The City of Lincoln Council, East Lindsey District Council and West Lindsey District Council. All four authorities are fully supportive of the events taking place in their areas with the time trials opening the championships on June 25th in East Lindsey’s Lincolnshire Wolds and the Cadwell Park motor racing circuit.

The road races on June 28th are based on the well known Lincoln Grand Prix circuit with opening loops taking the riders out of the City through the West Lindsey areas before returning to Lincoln to complete finishing laps of the 8 mile Grand Prix circuit.

Spectator tickets for the time trial championships at Cadwell Park on Thursday June 25th are now on sale. This is a great venue where the riders will be seen four times including the start and finish and twice up The Mountain.

Grandstand tickets for Saturday and Sunday at the finish line in Lincoln’s Castle Square are also on sale, but hurry as there are not a lot remaining.

Hospitality packages for the Road Race Championships are also now available. These will be based in the grounds of Lincoln Castle with a marquee on site. The packages will offer a breakfast bites selection with Tea and Coffee available all day. A hot lunch with a Hog Roast with a veggie alternative will be served from 1 pm to 3 pm and a big screen will keep everybody up to date with the championships as they circulate Lincoln during the closing hours of the event. A pay bar will also be located in the marquee. The package will include access to a reserved area near to the finish line.

Expo sites are also bookable on the web site with places in the Castle Grounds, St Pauls Lane and Westgate.  The latter will have Europe’s largest outdoor LED screen also showing the closing stages of the championships and will be a great area for spectators to gather. There will also be food and drink available plus temporary toilet facilities.

There are also sponsorship packages available for the championships, full details at www.nationalroadchamps.co.uk

For information about how you can get involved as a volunteer contact Marc Rhodes on 01522 730325 or email marc.rhodes@lincolnshiresport.com