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14th March 2019

Lincoln Grand Prix secures sponsorship

A major cycling event has secured its main sponsorship from us for the third year in a row.  We are donating £12,000 to Lincoln Grand Prix, which takes place on Sunday May 12 and is now in its 63rd year. 


The event sees 300 of the top-seeded professional cyclists compete over the 63-mile (women) and 103-mile (men) courses, taking them through the city centre and past the castle and cathedral.

Chestnut Homes’ sponsorship money will go towards the overall cost of £50,000 that it takes to run the event covering policing, road closures, stewards and event facilities for all the visitors it attracts. 


Race Organiser, Dan Ellmore, said: “We are hugely thankful to Chestnut Homes for their sponsorship and very pleased to be welcoming them back to the event again. 

“The event is so important for Lincoln as it has been going for so many years and brings in over half a million pounds in tourism for the area. “Due to the costs it takes to run the event, we can’t survive without sponsorship like this and are therefore very grateful.”


David Newton, Managing Director for Chestnut Homes, adds: “We are delighted to be able to support this event again. Having been building in Lincolnshire for 30 years we’re so proud of our local roots and this is such an important event for Lincoln and for what it brings to the area.”

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