The Chestnut Homes Lincoln Grand Prix weekend will feature two days of exciting races next month.
The Lincoln Grand Prix Sportive kicks-off proceedings on Saturday, May 11. The first Lincoln Grand Prix was held in the summer of 1956. The main event of the 2019 edition will take place on Sunday, May 12.
Local housebuilder Chestnut Homes provided the main sponsorship of £12,000 for the Lincoln Grand Prix for the third year in a row in 2019.
Here’s our handy guide to the 2019 event.
The Lincoln Grand Prix Sportive – Saturday, May 11
The event gives riders the chance to take on the closed road cobbled climb of Michaelgate.
Registration is from 7.30am with the first riders off at 8am. Full instructions will be issued on the Tuesday before the event.
This is the final test before finishing in Castle Square at the bottom of Lincoln Cathedral.
There are four distances for riders of all levels to choose from. All the races have feed stations with savoury food and tea and coffee.
Lincoln Grand Prix & Women’s Lincoln Grand Prix – Sunday, May 12
The Grand Prix is the main event of the weekend which starts and finishes in the shadow of Lincoln Castle.
The women’s race starts at 9am from Lincoln’s Castle Square and covers 8 laps and 63 miles of the circuit. It will finish back at Castle Square at around 12pm.
The men’s race starts at 1pm from Lincoln’s Castle Square and covers 13 laps and 103 miles of the circuit. It will finish back at Castle Square at approximately 4.30pm.
Temporary road closures and parking restrictions will be in place on Sunday, May 12. These arrangements will be controlled by police and stewards.
Access will be maintained to properties on the circuit as and when it is safe to do so.
Initial road closures will be installed at 8am. A number of full road closures will stay in place for the full day. The remainder are rolling road closures put into effect as the race approaches.
Road closures will be in place until 5pm.
Best spectator spots
- Castle Square
- Burton Village
- Saxilby Road
- Long Leys Road
- Bailgate area
You can get involved throughout the weekend by sending in your pictures and videos to [email protected]