Lincoln cycle race hosts Olympic event planners

Lincoln Cycle Grand Prix riders
Image caption Surrey Police will visit Lincoln to learn more about staging a major cycling event

Police involved in staging two Olympic cycle races are visiting Lincoln to learn more about planning for a major cycling event.

The four officers from Surrey will attend the 56th Lincoln Cycle Grand Prix on Sunday to meet race officials.

The 86-mile (138km) Lincoln race attracts riders from all over the world and features a steep climb on cobbles.

The Olympic road race covers 130 miles (209km), starting and finishing in London.

Lincoln's event organiser Ian Emmerson said: "It's nice to know that this is the event they are going to model their road race on - it is a great accolade.

"The Lincoln event is always popular with both riders and spectators.

"I've been doing the Lincoln race since 1963, so I do go back a bit and we have quite a bit of experience to share."

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