May 11, 2011 9.22 am This story is over 131 months old

Video: Lincoln Grand Prix 2011

Insight: Not everyone is aware the Lincoln Grand Prix a premier event on the British cycling calendar.

Most Lincoln residents are probably aware that the city hosts a cycle race every year.

However, not everyone is aware that it’s a premier professional event on the British cycling calendar and one that’s highly respected by the riders.

The race is run over 11 laps of a circuit that includes Lincoln’s uphill area and the surrounding countryside.

The lap is just short of eight miles long and ends with the 160 entrants attacking the gruelling 1 in 6 climb up the cobbled streets of Michaelgate.

The Lincolnite sent Glenn Le Santo to witness Lincoln’s 56th Grand Prix and bring you this short film: