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5th April 2018

Chestnut Homes Sponsor Lincoln Cycle Grand Prix

We are delighted to announce that for the second year running we will be the title sponsor for the Lincoln Grand Prix and Women's Lincoln Grand Prix – and so the races will be known as the "Chestnut Homes Lincoln Grand Prix".

 

The race - now in its 63rd year, is well known for bringing out local people who line the streets to cheer on some of the UK’s top riders.

 

The cyclists have to endure the steep cobbled street of Michaelgate in the Cathedral Quarter before entering Castle Square and riding by the stunning Cathedral and Castle.

 

David Newton, Managing Director of Chestnut Homes, said: “We are delighted to be the title sponsor again for this year’s Lincoln Grand Prix.

 

“The Lincoln Festival Of Cycling has become one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the county’s calendar, and we are looking forward to seeing the cyclists take on the steep inclines of the City’s famous cobbled streets in the races including the Lincoln Grand Prix, the country’s oldest classic one-day cycle race.

 

“I’m sure that the people of Lincolnshire will share our excitement and will be out in force to enjoy the festival from May 9th to 13th.”

 

SUNDAY 13TH MAY 2018

 

Some of the UK's top riders will take part in the races which start and finish on the historic Castle Hill: the women's 63 mile race beginning at 9.00am to finish around 12.00pm and the men's 103 mile race beginning at 1.00pm and ending around 4:30pm.

 

Here are some of the best places to watch the Lincoln Grand Prix and Sportive races:

 

CASTLE HILL

 

The square between Lincoln Castle and Lincoln Cathedral is the unique finish line of the Lincoln Grand Prix Course following the gruelling Michaelgate climb.

 

BURTON VILLAGE

 

The descent into the village of Burton, north of the city, is a hair raiser as the racers fly down trying not to let anyone break away. Take a walk to the village to see the riders at flat out speed. 

 

SAXILBY ROAD

 

Saxilby Road, west of the city, is the place to see the 'Tour de France' look as the big peleton race by. This is the perfect place for getting some classic cycle race photos. 

 

MICHAELGATE

 

Get close and personal with the action on the tough one-in-six Michaelgate climb. The racers often use the smoother guttering on the side of the road so don't get too close... 

 

LONG LEYS ROAD

 

This road in the west of the city is the point of no return when lone breakaways must try to keep clear of the chasing pack up the hill.

 

BAILGATE

 

Bailgate is full of delightful pubs, restaurants, and cafes perfect to keep you refreshed on race day. And there are so many spots in the area to get a great view of the racers cycling through the historic quarter.

 

Visit the Lincoln Cycle Grand Prix website

 

Credit: Visit Lincoln

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