Lincoln Grand Prix Secures Chestnut Homes As Headline Sponsor


Lincoln Grand Prix organisers have secured its main sponsorship from Lincolnshire-based housebuilder Chestnut Homes for a third year in a row.  Lincoln Grand Prix organisers have secured its main sponsorship from Lincolnshire-based housebuilder Chestnut Homes for a third year in a row.  

Chestnut Homes is sponsoring the Lincoln Grand Prix for £12,000, which takes place on May 13 and is now in its 63rd year. 


The event sees 300 of the top seeded professional cyclists compete over the 63-mile (women) and 103-mile (men) courses, taking them through the city centre and past the Castle and Cathedral.


Chestnut Homes’ sponsorship money will go towards the overall cost of £50,000 that it takes to run the event covering policing, road closures, stewards and event facilities for all the visitors it attracts. 

Race Organiser, Dan Ellmore, said: “We are hugely thankful to Chestnut Homes for their sponsorship and very pleased to be welcoming them back to the event again. 
“The event is so important for Lincoln as its been going for so many years and brings in over half a million pounds in tourism for the area. 

“Due to the costs is takes to run the event we can’t survive without sponsorship like this and are therefore very grateful.”


David Newton, Managing Director for Chestnut Homes, adds: “We are delighted to be able to support this event again. Having been building in Lincolnshire for 30 years we’re so proud of our local roots and this is such an important event for Lincoln and for what it brings to the area.”


Chestnut Homes is currently building homes in Lincoln, Boston, Dunholme, Coningsby, Bardney, Louth and Alford and further information can be found at


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Lincoln Grand Prix Bike Night 2019 Presents


"the best bike racing documentary since Jorgen Leth's legendary Sunday In Hell"

Peloton Magazine


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Wonderful Losers: A Different World


more than just a documentary about the Giro d'Italia


The only showing in Lincolnshire so make sure you get your tickets!





Use code LINCOLNGP to get one pound off your tickets

This code is valid from 9am 15 March - 9pm 17 March

Wednesday 8 May 2019 at 7.30pm


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The Venue Cinema

Bishop Grosseteste University College

Longdales Road




Tickets £7.50*


The Venue has Free Parking and the Bar will be open!

In the opening week of the Giro d'Italia and leading up to the Lincoln Grand Prix, Wonderful Losers is the perfect film for all cyclists.


This amazing film from Arunas Matelis was chosen to be Lithuania’s entry for Best Foreign Film and Best Documentary at this years Oscars.


Filmed over several years at the Giro d’Italia, Matelis and his crew joined the medic teams to reveal the unseen footage of the riders at the back of the race – the so-called “water carriers,” “domestiques,” “Gregarios” – who forego their careers and personal victories for the sake of victory for their team leader.


Its heroes are athletes undertaking the most difficult challenges, while remaining in the shadow of leaders, without the right to personal victory. Through their sacrifice, they pave the way to victory for the band’s stars, becoming a universal symbol of sacrifice.


This is the first time in over 40 years, an independent filmmaker has been allowed to film behind the scenes an exclusive insider look at the notorious and celebrated Italian Grand Tour Cycling race Giro d’Italia.

Chestnut Homes Lincoln Grand Prix Just 2 Months Away


With just 2 months to go to the 2019 Chestnut Homes Lincoln Grand Prix race organisers are busy finalising details and liaising with sponsors for this years edition of Britians oldest one day classic cycles races. For 2019 we have moved our Race headquarters to the BG University Campus, the circuit for the races remains the same. 


We have a number of sponsors who have renewed with us again or 2019 including Lincoln Grand Prix title sponsors Chestnut Homes &  Lincoln City Council, More sponsors will be announced soon, the full list can be found on our 'Event Sponsors' page. 


We do still have limited spaces available for VIPs and corporate entertaining in our finish line hospitality. Not only the best view of the finish but fantastic food and drink while you watch the action unfold.

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