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The Santini Lincoln Grand Prix Sportive

10/05/2014 - Lincolnshire - Sportive

Rating: 72.5% based on 8 reviews - Rate this Event Now
Previous Years Rating: 90.8% based on 158 reviews

This Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 100.000%

jerryscott wrote:

Absolute agreement with the review - too much reliance upon the poor Veloteers who must have only had a short briefing on how to run the sign-on and feed stations.

Rated Event: 71.111%

StephenEnglish wrote:

would benefit with more feed stops also would benefit from sponsorship for feed stops with energy bars and gels and Mars Bars which I understand other events provide. Over all enjoyed the day, even with the mixups and look forward to competeing again next year.

Rated Event: 54.444%

CalvinFrankum wrote:

Signage poor, following the route downloaded on to my Garmin was a little different to the signed route, only there wasn't a sign to tell me not to follow the Garmin, Goodie bags at the finish would have been better as i didn't need to go back to the sports center, so didnt get one :(

Rated Event: 88.889%

LisaHoskins wrote:

Absolutely brilliant sportive. Very friendly riders taking part and countryside was beautiful. Shame about the hail but no-one can control that. All the support team was great. Thanks to the St Johns crew that looked after me at the end. They were so good.

Rated Event: 71.111%

GraemeWalker wrote:

I thoroughly enjoyed the ride and Lincolnshire looked gorgeous when the sun was out.
Road surfaces were amongst the best of any sportive I've ridden.
It poured torrentially at times but this didn't really detract from the event - it just added to the challenge.
Food stops were lacking in a bit of variety compared to some big sportives but were adequate.
Brilliant cobbled steep finish in front of the cathedral !

Rated Event: 43.333%

Ian121 wrote:

Not entirely sure what I paid my £30 for. A cap at the end? or the fact that I was expecting signage that would allow me to enjoy the day without being misdirected?. One I received, the other I didn't. The signage that was correct was average when compared to many other sportives I have taken part in. The only redeeming part of the experience was the opportunity to ride up Michaelgate and finish where the pro's finish. Apart from that the day left me feeling a little ripped off.

Rated Event: 54.444%

Kev Sp wrote:

Generally a nice day but let down by poor signage (becoming a common thread) - have the HQ a distance (unsigned) from the Finish didn't help matters either, as did the timing chip that had to be scanned individually so you were queuing for timing :(

Feed stations of bananas, biscuits and crisps and a cake/homemade roll on return with a cup of coffee/tea were acceptable - with goodie bag being a riders cap (not related to the event).

Riding up Michaelgate is a novelty and will be trying that again but signage MUST improve as must the attitude of the staff in the HQ who were just disinterested, at least the few marshalls we saw spoke when prompted.

Rated Event: 96.667%

thenuttyboy wrote:

A great ride to do, even for a local. The climb up Michaelgate takes on a whole new feel when you ride up it with crowds urging you on. And to ride through the finish line that is set up for the Grand Prix the next day makes it a bit more special.

Previous Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 72.222%

Paul wrote:

Finish up Michaelgate was the highlight of the event, great crowd support, best I have ever experienced.

Rated Event: 98.889%

colintyler wrote:

first sportive,great day,back next year.

Rated Event: 92.222%

NeilTruswell1 wrote:

Great ride which seems to be improving year on year. The finish is great even in pouring rain. The course changes keep it interesting the only small thing I didn't like was stopping after approx 35 miles to have my timing chip swiped may be if the stewards were on the road side it would have made it easier still a great ride though.

Rated Event: 93.333%

FrankAgosto wrote:

First 100 took the plunge and enjoyed every minute, weather tried it's best to spoil the day but failed, support on the final climb was great the adrenalin got meto the top. ready for the next challenge. Pat yourselves on the back on a job well done.

Rated Event: 94.444%

Pete the novice wrote:

Excellent event - good facilities and well equipped feed stations.

Rated Event: 75.556%


The weather spoilt it (which is not your fault) but I must echo the comments about rider behaviour. The littering was disgusting and some of the aggressive riding by big groups is why I now remember why I stopped riding Sportives.

Rated Event: 92.222%

RichardWoods wrote:

Great use of the text facilty at the Scampton timing point.

Rated Event: 94.444%


An excellent ride which is well organised. Unfortunately the weather spoiled it slightly this year but the support at the end, as always was worth it.

Rated Event: 92.222%

CraigWalker wrote:

Fantastic event - the cobbled finish makes this a must in my calendar from now on!

Rated Event: 100.000%

JohnWells wrote:

Well organised event, friendly, enthusiastic and efficient support staff : registration, timing, feed stop and at race HQ.
Was particularly impressed with the rapid and covered registration process, the finish line/ locality and the use of village halls as feed stations.
Good job organisers.

Rated Event: 98.889%

DAZZAD wrote:

my first ever sportive, well organised, value for money, will be back next year do hopefully ride it in the dry !!!

Rated Event: 88.889%

AdrianBrooks wrote:

Ace event, well supported - would certainly recommend to others

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