The daddy of Lincoln Grand Prix Sportive’s four routes is a 97-mile traipse across Lincolnshire, covering almost every hill in the local area.
Along the way, there’s 4,695 feet (1431m) of ascent, topped off with the 320m, 12% cobbled climb of Michaelgate in the center of historic Lincoln – the very same challenge taken on by elite cyclists the following day in the Lincoln Grand Prix.
It’s the east’s answer to Shaftesbury’s Gold Hill, and longer, too! It’s a good way to begin your riding summer series with a bang.
This year’s event: 20th June 2015
More info itpevents.co.uk