The Giant Doddington Bike Race saw 300 people getting into the Olympics sporting spirit on Sunday, August 14.
The bike ride, which was organised in partnership with Doddington Hall, Giant Lincoln and grand prix sponsor North Kesteven District Council saw a number of cycling races throughout the day.
The event included family trail rides, 33, 55 and 100 mile rides all around the grounds of the Doddington Hall estate, off the B1190 west of Lincoln.
The winners were:
- 100 mile race – Charles Tantram in 5 hours, 18 minutes, 29 seconds
- 50 mile race – Alistair Arnott in 2 hours, 39 minutes, 41 seconds
- 33 mile race – Jenny Davies in 1 hour, 45 minutes, 4 seconds
North Kesteven District Council’s Executive Board Member for Leisure Cllr Lindsey Cawrey, who covered the 50 mile route – complete with four big climbs – alongside Leisure Contracts Manager Mike Lock in under four hours, said the Giant event was ‘extremely well organized and enthusiastically received by everyone who took part from keen club cyclists through to recreational riders’.
“The facilities at Doddington and the Giant store there, the organisation, and general logistics were all first rate,” she said.
“There was such positivity around such an excellent new event and it all reflected well on the District, our drive to increase physical activity and a developing partnership to encourage more family participation in sports.”