Lincoln Grand Prix - 2016 Race Guide
The 2016 Motorpoint Spring Cup Series is set for a spectacular finale at the Lincoln Grand Prix where the individual and team champions will be crowned after five thrilling rounds. The British Cycling Women’s Road Series - led by Nicola Juniper - reaches its third round in Lincolnshire, part of a superb double header of racing on Sunday 15 May.
Just 1 week To Wait!
With just over 1 week to go to May 15th plans for the 61st Lincoln Grand Prix and 1st Women's Lincoln Grand Prix are being finalised as the pre-race excitement builds rapidly.
The fields have been confirmed for both races, with the Men's race being headed up by 4 time winner Russell Downing from JLT Condor, who is aiming for a record breaking 5th win one ahead of Paul Curran who won 4 editions between 1986 and 1991. The full field can be found HERE. The Womens Grand Prix field has been heralded on Twitter as the best field assembled for a UK Women's National Series Race, so we can expect a fantastic first edition! The full field can be found HERE. Both races will start in the Castle Square this year and have equal prize money. The Men's Grand Prix prize list is HERE, the Women's prize list is HERE. British Cycling will once again be running some children's races in the Castle Square during the early laps of the Women's Grand Prix so there will be plenty to watch through the day.
The Grand Prix winners will also be given the first editions of our unique cobble stone trophy. These trophies have been hand made by Frontrunner in Lincoln from granite cobbles sponsored by Steve Poole Plant Hire and have proved a huge favourite with the riders and is an added incentive for them when tackling the 1 in 6 cobbled Michaelgate climb repeatedly throughout the day.
If you're planning on making a weekend of coming to watch the race, you can find all the information on places to stay HERE. For those travelling on the day to see the race, you can find the easiest ways to get close to the race HERE. Our FREE bike park will be back again this year so those who want to ride over to watch the race thanks to 360 Scaffolding who are providing some great new bike racks.
For 2016 the race programmes will be FREE, thanks to DPS Digital, we have a number of marshals handing them out around Castle Square, Bailgate & Michaelgate.