On your bike: Giant Lincoln Cycle Sportive next weekend

Hundreds of cyclists will take on courses ranging from 33 miles to 107 miles as part of the Giant Lincoln Cycle Sportive from Doddington Hall.

The main event will take place on Sunday, June 2. Registration is open from 7am on the day and riders need to be signed on at the time relevant to the distance they pick – click here for more details.

Entry is priced at £35 (plus £1 application fee) for the 54, 70 and 107 mile routes. The 33 mile route is priced at £32 (plus £1 application fee).

Places can be booked here and the closing date is Monday, May 27, 2019.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The day before – Saturday, June 1 – Access Lincoln, North Kesteven District Council and Giant have organised a brand new free cycling event.

Cycle Fest will take place in the grounds of Doddington Hall. There will be a range of cycling activities for all the family to try. This includes a pump bike track, a virtual velodrome racing simulator, have-a-go KMX karts and children’s mountain bike taster sessions.

In addition, there will be a led-ride and treasure hunt in Skellingthorpe Old Wood. Giant will also have demonstration bikes and will be providing free bike safety checks.

Access Lincoln project co-ordinator Alison Mackfall said: “With cycling becoming more and more popular, we thought the time was right for the county to have its very own Cycle Fest.

“With so much on offer, it will appeal to both cycling fanatics and those wanting to find out what all the fuss is about.

“There will also be food marquees where you can grab a bite to eat and lots of other entertainment for the family. It’s the ideal family day out for the end of the half-term week.”