Saturday - The 3rd Lincoln Grand Prix Sportive
Sunday – The 58th Annual Lincoln Grand Prix Premier Calendar Cycle Race
The Lincoln Grand Prix Festival of Cycling presents another great weekend of cycling in this historic City of Lincoln with a full programme of events and activities taking place.
Saturday May 11th
The first and second Lincoln Grand Prix Sportives organised by Ian Penrose at ITP Events were a resounding success with over 800 riders taking part over the three distances of 55, 75 and 92 miles. A total entry of around 1,000 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. Refreshments will be back at Yarborough Sports Centre in The Hub on the cycling circuit.
The web site www.itpevents.co.uk is already up and running where full details can be found and entries can now 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 12th
The 2013 race will be known as The University of Lincoln Grand Prix in recognition of the University's contined support as the main sponsor and will remain at its traditional distance of 102 miles over 13 laps of the 8 mile circuit. The start will be from the Yarborough Leisure Centre at 10 am and the finish expected in Castle Square at around 2 pm. The event will again attract all the best of the UK based teams and riders with interest already expressed by foreign teams.
Keep an eye on this Web Site's News Page for more exciting race information as the plans for the 2013 event come together.
In order to ensure a safe Grand Prix both for the riders and the public numerous roads around the circuit will either be closed or have traffic restrictions. Details of these will be posted in the Homeowner page on the web site. The co-operation of the businesses and residents is greatly appreciated in ensuring that the race is held in the safest way possible.
The Castle Square finish area will again feature British Cycling go-ride events for young riders which have proven to be very popular. There will also be side attractions with the British Cycling WATT Bike Challenge and The Lincolnshire Sports 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 plus refreshments and the popular Lincolnshire Farmers’ Market and its range of local produce for sale. The Ostrich and Venison Burgers were certainly a big hit in previous years.
Don't forget to look around the shops, pubs and restaurants in Bailgate and Steep Hill areas, they are all co-operating to make the weekend a success.