DATE: Saturday 10th May 2014
VENUE: Yarborough Leisure Centre, Riseholme Road, Lincoln LN1 3SP
Choose from four routes that start and finish in Lincoln - 100, 75, 57 or 30 miles - through quiet picturesque lanes in the Lincolnshire Wolds. The route options mean there is something for everyone, with the 100 mile route providing the toughest challenge, with 4,695 feet (1431 m) of ascent. All routes finish with the 320m, 12% cobbled climb of Michaelgate in the heart of historic Lincoln, giving you the chance to experience the sort of challenge faced by Elite riders the following day. The 55 mile route takes in less of the Wolds and is ideally suited to those setting out in cycling and the world of cyclo-sportives. The 30 mile route is almost completely flat and perfectly suited to new riders, although it still includes the Michaelgate climb.
All routes except the shortest have a feedstation, with two on the 100 mile route.
The icing on the cake for your day out is the Michaelgate climb. The Santini Lincoln Grand Prix Sportive is one of the few sportives in the UK that attracts a crowd to cheer you to the finish at the bottom of historic Lincoln Cathedral. The cathedral is visible from several points on the route as far as 30 miles away and there will be signs to help you spot this landmark.
When you enter online there is an option to say a few words about yourself, which will be read out by the commentator on your arrival at the finish.
We try to make sure the Santini Lincoln Grand Prix Sportive is an experience not just for the riders but their family and friends too. We have a text message service integrated into the chip timing system, so anyone supporting you on the day can be notified of your approximate arrival time on the finishing climb.