Cycling takes over Lincoln for Grand Prix this weekend

The 62nd Lincoln Grand Prix will be taking place this weekend as a part of the annual Festival of Cycling. The Cathedral Quarter of the city and surrounding area will host some of the most gruelling and exciting routes in the cycling calendar.

Over the course of four days there will be a host of events starting with an evening with journalist, television presenter, and author Ned Boulting tonight at Lincoln Drill Hall during ‘Bike Night.’

From 5:30 to 10:30pm tomorrow, the Lincoln Criterium – a one mile circuit that people of all ages can join, circles Lincoln Castle and heads through Bailgate.

Official amateur events will start Saturday and continue all day from 8am with some of the best cyclists from the ITP roster.

The Lincoln Grand Prix is Great Britain’s oldest remaining classic one-day cycle race, and will take place on Sunday beginning with the women’s event, which starts at 9am followed by the men’s at 1pm.

The women’s race charts 63 miles and the Men’s totals 103 miles.

The both winners earn £1000 alongside the coveted Cobblestone Trophy.

Both defending champions Tom Stewart and Alice Barnes will be returning to defend their titles against a group of over 140 riders.

The Uphill Dash is from 6pm and involves a series of sprint races that begin with a time trial. The top 16 progress in to heats, with the winning two of each moving on until four cyclists reach the final.

Spectating from the street for all the races will be free to the public, with VIP tickets available from their website.

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