Lincoln Festival of Cycling

The Lincoln Festival of Cycling celebrates the Lincoln Grand Prix Sportive and Cycle race in uphill Lincoln.

Taking place on the weekend of Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May, the Lincoln Festival of Cycling presents a celebration of cycling in the historic City of Lincoln with a full programme of events and activities.

Saturday May 12th

The first Lincoln Grand Prix Sportive organised by Ian Penrose at ITP Events was a resounding success with over 400 riders taking part over the two distances of 55 and 92 miles. These will be added to this year with an intermediate distance of 75 miles, plus a 25 mile family ride for those with youngsters. A total entry of around 600 is anticipated this year.

All the distances will start from the Yarborough Leisure Centre with the finishes in Castle Square after the climb of the infamous cobbled Michaelgate.

Visit www.itpevents.co.uk where full details can be found and entries can be made.

Why not stay over in Lincoln on Saturday night, enjoy one of Lincoln’s many hotels and restaurants and witness another great Lincoln Grand Prix on Sunday?

Sunday May 13th

Sunday’s Grand Prix will again be back to its traditional distance of 102 miles over 13 laps of the 8 mile circuit. This will add around 40 minutes to the race time with the start from Yarborough Sports Centre at 10am and the finish expected in Castle Square at around 2pm. The event will again attract all the best of the UK based teams and riders with interest already expressed by foreign teams.

Supporting Events

The Castle Square finish area will again feature side attractions with the British Cycling WATT Bike Challenge and The Active Lincolnshires Partnership Bike4Life exhibitions, both giving the public the chance to have a go at cycling. The Bits and Bobs for Bikes and Cycling Clothing stalls and the popular Lincolnshire Farmers’ Market with its range of local produce for sale will all return.

Don’t forget to look around the shops, pubs and restaurants in Bailgate and Steep Hill areas, they are all open and supporting the event to help make the weekend a success.

Visit www.lincolngrandprix.org.uk for full details.