I have just learned that the 2015 (that’s right, next year) National Road Race Championships will be held in Lincoln. Races will be over the Lincoln Grand Prix Circuit which runs up Michaelgate in Lincoln(several times) – a spectacular place to watch racing – cobbled, steep and plenty of viewing points – what more could a race fan want. If you do want more, the Time Trials will take place 3 days earlier in the Lincolnshire Wolds.
Racing will take place on Sunday 28th June 2015 (men’s and women’s elite plus others) so I thought it would be a great excuse for a camping weekend, cycle or drive – I know an excellent camp site with plenty of restaurants, fast food etc in the area – you can even buy breakfast on the site! (wonder if we can get some money out of Tom for a bbq). There is also the normal cheap hotels but I would think these need to be booked very early before they cotton on to the event.
I (and also Tom) know quite a lot of routes spreading out from Lincoln, Short, Long, Flat, Lumpy and there is talk of a sportive being run on the weekend for anyone who wants fast, long and lumpy.
I know it’s a long way away but it is something we could put on the calendar. All I would need at the moment is a genuine interest with no commitment. If there is enough then I will contact the campsite and reserve a number of places.