27th April 2017
Lincoln Cycle Grand Prix
TAKES PLACE: SUNDAY 14TH MAY 2017
The Chestnut Homes Lincoln Grand Prix is the race for elite male and female riders and is Britain’s oldest remaining classic one-day cycle race - entering its 62nd year.
Some of the UK's top riders will take part in both races which start and finish on the historic Castle Hill: the women's 63 mile race beginning at 9am 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:
The square between Lincoln Castle and Lincoln Cathedral is the unique finish line of the Lincoln Grand Prix Course following the gruelling Michaelgate climb.
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, 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.
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 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.
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