Cathedral Quarter
Lincoln Grand Prix Festival of Cycling

  • May 10, 2018 to May 13, 2018
  • All Day

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Four days of exciting cycling events, including the Criteriums, Sportive, Uphill Dash, and the Men's and Women's Lincoln Grand Prix.

The Lincoln Grand Prix celebrates its 63rd year as elite women and men race across historic Lincoln. Criteriums, a Sportive, and the thrilling Uphill Dash will also take place over the weekend - making for a true festival of cycling.

The the steep hills of Lincoln's cobbled Cathedral Quarter offer a popular, exciting and tough route for the riders and spectators.

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Here are some of the best places to watch the Lincoln Grand Prix and Sportive races:

Castle Hill

The square between Lincoln Castle and Lincoln Cathedral is the unique finish line of the Lincoln Grand Prix Course following the gruelling Michaelgate climb.

Burton Village

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

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.

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