February 19, 2020 12.19 pm This story is over 50 months old

Giant Lincoln Cycle Sportive returns to Doddington Hall this summer

Doddington Hall will also host Cycle Fest on the same day

Hundreds of cyclists will tackle courses ranging from 33 to 100 miles when the Giant Lincoln Cycle Sportive returns to Doddington Hall this summer.

The main event will take place on Sunday, June 21 with new routes taking in some beautiful parts of Lincoln and the surrounding area.

There is a choice of four set distances:

  • Mini – 33 miles (9am start)
  • Short – 50 miles (8.30am start)
  • Medium – 70 miles (8am start)
  • Long – 100 miles (7.45am start)

Entry is priced at £32 for the short route and £35 for all other routes. A £1 application fee applies to all entires. The closing date is on Sunday, June 7 – click here to enter.

This year riders can experience the Lincoln ridge, including Scampton, home of the Dambuster and the RAF’s Red Arrows, villages including Navenby, and venture towards the River Trent into Nottinghamshire.

Routes will be well marked with frequent feed stations on the two longer routes. Riders crossing the finish line will receive a bespoke medal and goody bag.

Cycle Fest

Cycle Fest will to return to Doddington Hall for its second year from 8am to 4pm on the same day.

The free event organised by Access Lincoln, North Kesteven District Council and Giant celebrates all things cycling.

The first event in 2019 was attended by over 800 people, who enjoyed cycling activities including bike trails, led-rides, simulators, taster sessions, and even a treasure hunt.

Alison Mackfall, Access Lincoln project coordinator, said: “Last year, the support for the inaugural Cycle Fest was fantastic with families, amateur cyclists and semi-professionals all joining in the fun.

“Once again, this year’s Cycle Fest will bring cycling fever to the beautiful grounds of Doddington Hall with something for everyone to get involved in.

“By coinciding the event with The Giant Lincoln Sportive, we’re expecting even more people to join us and show their love for life on two wheels.”