The Grand Prix Festival of Cycling returns to Lincoln in May with events running between Wednesday 8 May and Sunday 12 May. Long Leys Road will again be part of the route for the Lincoln Grand Prix on Sunday 12 May, with races for elite male and female riders. The Lincoln Grand Prix is Britain’s oldest remaining classic one-day cycle race and starts on Castle Hill with the women’s race 9am-12pm and the men’s race 1pm-4:30pm. For further details on the festival see visitlincoln.com.
As for previous events, a one way system will be introduced for the day on Long Leys Road with inward access from the A57 only and outward access via Yarborough Road. Side road access onto Long Leys Road will be managed by volunteer stewards. Race laps are around 20-25 minutes so there will generally be a 5 minute window each lap for residents’ cars to leave or enter Long Leys Road and side roads. If you are thinking of using your car between 8:30am and 4:30pm on Sunday 13 May then do allow extra time for your journey as there will inevitably be 10-20 minute delays for residents to get out of side roads.
Long Leys Road is a popular place to watch the race from, with the spectacle of the peloton and the accompanying support vehicles, as it is less crowded than the start/finish area of Castle Hill and it is also easier to see lone breakaways trying to keep clear of the chasing pack before the uphill finish.