Friday 12th May, 5:30pm - 10pm
A one0mile circuit around the 11th century Lincoln Castle and through Bailgate. Racing is suitable for all ages.
Lincoln GP Sportive
Saturday 13th May am
Take on part of the elite race circuit, perfect for amateur cyclists who want to improve their skills and fitness. After a long ride in the tough hills of the Lincolnshire Wolds, tackle the closed road cobbled climb of Michaelgate before finishing in Castle Square at the bottom of the imposing Lincoln Cathedral.
Choose from 33, 60, 78, or 102 mile courses to take part in this fully organised event with electronic timing, feed stations, medical support, and even photography. Book on the ITP Events website.
Saturday 13th May, pm
A thrilling series of 4 rider sprint races up the infamous and grueling Michaelgate hill, parallel to Steep Hill. Winners progress through until 4 riders race in the grand final.
Lincoln Grand Prix
Sunday 14th May
The Lincoln Grand Prix is the race for elite male and female riders and is Britain’s oldest remaining classic one-day cycle race - entering its 62nd year.
Some of the UK's top riders will take part in both races which start and finish on the historic Castle Hill: the women's 63 mile race beginning at 9am to finish around 12pm and the men's 103 mile race beginning at 12:30pm and ending around 4:30pm.
Apply to race on the Lincoln Grand Prix website.
Here are some of the best places to watch the Lincoln Grand Prix and Sportive races:
The square between Lincoln Castle and Lincoln Cathedral is the unique finish line of the Lincoln Grand Prix Course following the gruelling Michaelgate climb.
The descent into the village of Burton, north of the city, is a hair raiser as the racers fly down trying not to let anyone break away. Take a walk to the village to see the riders at flat out speed.
Saxilby Road, west of the city, is the place to see the 'Tour de France' look as the big peleton race by. This is the perfect place for getting some classic cycle race photos.
Get close and personal with the action on the tough one-in-six Michaelgate climb. The racers often use the smoother guttering on the side of the road so don't get too close...
Long Leys Road
This road in the west of the city is the point of no return when lone breakaways must try to keep clear of the chasing pack up the hill.
Bailgate is full of delightful pubs, restaurants, and cafes perfect to keep you refreshed on race day. And there are so many spots in the area to get a great view of the racers cycling through the historic quarter.
Look out for the race as it comes through the Roman Newport Arch - a great photo opportunity.