Join the Family Knights’ Cycle Ride this Weekend

By Zoe Conville on May 17th, 2017 - comments

Join a group of cyclists this weekend as they mark the 800th anniversary of the Battle of Lincoln.

Starting on May 17th (today), a group of riders will cycle from the grave of William Marshall in Temple Church, London to Newark to celebrate the anniversary of the Battle of Lincoln. On Saturday 20th May they’re inviting families to join them for the last leg of their journey.

The four mile route, which follows the route William’s army took in 1217 from Burton Waters, down the Fosse Navigation, to Lincoln will join with the procession in the city.

To join in arrive at The Woodcocks pub at Burton Waters at 11:30am for coffee and bacon sandwiches, to leave at 12pm. Arrival at the Brayford Waterfront will be at 1pm where bikes can be secured at the Holiday Inn free of charge, and the procession joined at 1:30pm.

Entry to the cycle ride is free thanks to a corporate donation – including drinks, food, and t-shirts. Please register your interest with David Jockel via email at

Car Parking is available both at The Woodcocks, Burton Waters, Saxilby Road, LN1 2BE and also at the main Burton Waters Car Park.

Other activities will be taking place across Lincoln over the weekend and include: a Battle of Lincoln re-enactment, the launch of the Lincoln Knights trail, Medieval farmers’ market and medieval creation stations. For a full list of activities and more information on each of them click here.