Britains Oldest One Day Classic The Lincoln Grand Prix

Just 100 Days To Go! - Chestnut Homes Lincoln Grand Prix May 13th 2018

 

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British Cycling have announced today that the The Chestnut Homes Lincoln Grand Prix is set to return to the streets of Lincoln on May 13th 2018. The event will be the final round of the British Cycling | HSBC Spring Cup Series.

 

2018 will be the 63rd annual running of the Lincoln Grand Prix which for some years has been the oldest single day classic in the UK, it runs along side the Women's Lincoln Grand Prix on the same day and these are planned to be the finale of the Lincoln Festival of Cycling.

 

Event organisers are working hard to secure the finances to run the the full 5 event programme which includes a cycling themed film night, City centre criterium racing for all abilities and ages, a cycle sportive, an uphill dash on the Michaelgate cobbles and then the 2 Grand Prix races.

 

For more information about the planned events for 2018 please click on the event logos at the bottom of the page.

Lincoln Bike Night With Mark Beaumont

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During the Summer of 2017, Mark completed his second global circumnavigation. 10 years ago this 18,000 miles World Record took over half a year. This time, inspired by the Jules Verne fiction Mark set out on the Artemis World Cycle to pedal Around The World in 80 Days.

 

Riding 16 hours and an average of 240 miles every day, Mark raced back into Paris in 78 days 14 hours and 40 minutes, smashing the previous World Record by a staggering 44 days.

 

Mark will share this inspirational journey with a combination of stories, video and imagery. His journey captured the attention and imagination of a global audience as Mark’s team vlogged and recorded their daily struggle, elation and emotions. Join us at Lincoln Drill Hall and find out what drives Mark to such ecstasies of endurance?

“The fear of failure is massive – it’s scary, hugely intimidating.
You don’t have to be a bike rider to understand that riding for 16 hours a day for two-and-a-half months is quite a commitment. But how many people in their lives have the opportunity to take on their biggest dreams?” M. Beaumont

Lincoln Bike Night will also be supporting Mark’s charity Orkidstudio (www.orkidstudio.org) with our usual raffle: We’ll have a signed jersey and books amongst other items up for grabs.

 

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