The Lincoln GP Sportive – Saturday 13th May
You can also sample the infamous climb of Michaelgate by participating in our Lincoln GP sportive the day before the Pro’s set about racing up it.
We have three distance of ride for you to choose from – and the good news is that whichever one you choose, you will only need to climb Michaelgate once! Michaelgate will be closed to traffic and so you will enjoy the same experience at the end of your ride to finish under the gantry that will already be in place for Sunday’s races. Be warned though, you may also get to sample the leg burn that the Pro’s will experience!
Before you get to take on the amazing, cobbled climb, you will ride in the quiet picturesque lanes of the challenging Lincolnshire Wolds. The shortest routes take in less of the hills of the Wolds and are perfectly suited to those new to cyclo-sportives whilst at just over 100 miles, the long route is a real test as the Wolds start to take their toll as the ride goes one!
As with all our events, we serve up some great food once you are back at the HQ with your finishers medal - and provide first class support the whole way throughout your ride - with mechanical & medical back-up, great feed stations - and of course provide you with your time from our chip timing partners even before you are eating your food! And even before you depart you are welcome to grab a complimentary top-quality coffee from our partner, Rapha.
The Pro race the next day is a great spectacle and 2023 will be the 68th edition! The Rapha Lincoln GP is the longest standing, and arguably most prestigious race on the domestic calendar – so a great weekend.