11.05.14 - Slippery When Wet!

This is some action from the Lincoln Grand Prix cycle race yesterday. It was a very wet day which made riding at speed across the cobbles highly dangerous to say the least.

The rider in black is Joseph Wiltshire who won the men's junior race, a star for the future possibly? The juniors got the worst of the weather, which improved a bit before the main race returned from a big loop in the countryside to make the classic circuits of the cobbled old town. The elite racers were testing out the new route that will be used for the national championships next year, a great coup for Lincoln. The 2015 national champs are just part of the 800th birthday celebrations for the Magna Carta, as one of the only remaining 4 copies lives in the city.

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