Grass track cycle racing has been a feature of Heckington Show for many years and Heckington boasts possibly the oldest grass track cycling event in the country, if not the World.
2017 sees us hosting not one, but Three National Championships with a prize fund of over £1300! More information to follow shortly.
The show attracts most of the UK's top riders who travel to Lincolnshire from far and wide. There are normally five races, ranging from the fast and furious 500 metre handicap event, where the riders battle through heats to reach the final, to the grueling long distance 8 km (five mile) event which requires the contestants to complete 26 laps of the track.
It is a spectacular sight to see the 20 or so riders in a compact bunch riding round the unique track which makes Heckington Show such a popular venue. The bends are tight and the track is narrow. The crowds are enthusiastic and knowledgeable. They give the riders lots of encouragement and help to create a very competitive atmosphere.
Each year we hold an inter-club championship for Lincolnshire clubs registered as Go-ride clubs with British Cycling. Teams of 6 riders compete in 7 events, scoring points in each event. Come along again this year and support your local team. There may be a future Chris Hoy or Vicky Pendleton out there - and you could see them first at Heckington
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