The Lincoln Grand Prix Festival of Cycling is due to take place this weekend 10th – 11th May. This is a great weekend of cycling in the historic City of Lincoln. There are lots of events and activities to take part in or to watch. Tim and Katie will be there, Tim is taking part in the race on Saturday, so if you if you can make it there to support him, we are sure you will really enjoy the day.
On Saturday May 3rd, hundreds of riders will take part over the two distances of 55 and 92 miles. There is also an intermediate distance of 75 miles plus a 25 mile family ride for those with youngsters. All the distances start from the Yarborough Leisure Centre and finish in Castle Square and include the arduous climb up the infamous cobbled Michaelgate. Go to the Visit Lincoln website http://www.visitlincoln.com/whats-on/lincoln-grand-prix-2014 featuring the Lincoln Grand Prix Festival to find out more about the events and activities that will be taking place.
On Sunday May 4th - The big Grand Prix for the professional riders takes place over a distance of 102 miles over 13 laps of the 8 mile circuit. This event pulls in all the best UK based teams and riders and also attracts many foreign teams and riders too, it’s very exciting to watch!
If you are able to make it, we hope you also get the chance to look around the shops, pubs and restaurants in Bailgate and Steep Hill areas too and to take in the historic beauty of Lincoln.
There are also many other cycling events taking part across Lincolnshire in 2014, Lincoln Grand Prix Sportive – 10th May, Dare2b Thoresby CiCLE Tour – 17th May, Grimsthorpe Challenge – 14th June, The East Lindsey Meridian Sportive – 28th June, Leicester Supertour – 20th July, On/Off Road Crossrider – 31st August, La Petit Grand Prix – 7th September. Visit the ITP Events website http://www.itpevents.co.uk/ for more details.
Here at Rural Roosts, we are fully booked for the weekend, so early booking for such events is recommended. You could try staying in one of the other local b&b’s or farmstays, visit http://www.farmstay.co.uk/
If you would like to take part or be a spectator in one of the other cycling events taking place this year or even in next year’s Grand Prix, book your stay in Rural Roosts now to ensure you have a relaxing base from which to cycle or explore.
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