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Lincoln Grand Prix Cycle Race 2014

Attracting riders from around the world, the Lincoln Grand Prix Cycle Race is a legendary 125-mile cycle race covering Lincoln and the surrounding area.

This year was mainly a wet and rainy race, though there were some spots of sun throughout the day.

Finishing positions for the Lincoln Grand Prix Cycle Race 2014 main race were:

  1. Yanto Barker (Team Raleigh) – 4:37:46
  2. Mike Northey (Madison Genesis)
  3. Marcin Bialoblocki (Velosure Giordana Racing Team)
  4. Thomas Moses (Rapha Condor JLT)
  5. Nathan Edmondson (Velosure Giordana Racing Team)
  6. Adam Blythe (NFTO Pro Cycling)
  7. Liam Holoham (Madison Genesis)
  8. Jack Pullar (Starley Primal Pro Cycling)
  9. Mark Christian (Team Raleigh)
  10. Evan Oliphant (Team Raleigh)


Well done to all of the riders – incredible achievement just to finish..

LincUpLive #LUL360

I went to LincUpLive (#LUL360) yesterday. Held at the Doubletree by Hilton on the Brayford Wharf in Lincoln, LincUpLive is an annual ‘tweet-up’ style event which attracts businesses from all over Lincolnshire.

The event was well-structured, with a number of keynotes and ‘breakout’ sessions where you could choose the session you felt would be most of interest and beneficial to you.

Keynote speakers included:

Redg Snodgrass (Co-founder, Stained Glass Labs) – who brought a Google Glass prototype)
Redg spoke about the future of ‘wearables’, and how he thinks they will change the world we know today.

Steve Middleborough (Director of Engineering, Siemens) – Steve mainly spoke about the new Siemens Teal Park development on the outskirts of Lincoln. It was interesting to hear him mention that he plans on providing Siemens’ field engineers with Google Glass within the next few years.

Graham Puntis

Wayne Gibbins (Funding expert, Notion Capital) – It was interesting to hear about alternative ways to raise startup capital. Wayne also spoke about Kickstarter (one of my favourite websites).

Richard Duxbury (Lincolnshire Media) – Richard explained how Lincolnshire Media has shifted to the ‘digital age’, focussing its operations around their online presence rather than print.

Alan Moore

Councillor Colin Davie – Colin gave his view on the technological developments and spoke about how the Lincolnshire County Council will be doing their bit to help promote growth within the county.

Throughout the day, there were also a number of breakout seminars which covered all aspects of online marketing.

As with all good local events, the Onlincolnshire ‘#dreamteam’ were there taking care of the PR/Social side of things, along with a number of students from Lincoln University.

Here are a few of my favourite LUL360 Tweets:

National Hamfest 2013

On Saturday last week I visited the National Hamfest 2013, which is an annual ‘radio rally’ event held at the Newark Showground. One of my granddad’s main hobbies is electronics, so events such as this are useful for picking up supplies, as well as old equipment which can be taken apart and put to good use.

The event had a mixture of commercial stands and ‘car boot’ style traders based both indoors and outdoors. Whilst the event was aimed at ham-radio enthusiasts, there were also a few stands and ‘car booters’ selling computer products.

I picked up a couple of Cisco Catalyst 2950 switches for a bargain price, which I’ll be using to help expand my knowledge of networking equipment.

I also picked up an old (broken) hard drive for just 10p, which I’ll be taking apart to feature in an upcoming blog post about what the inside of a hard drive looks like.

Here are a few pics of the event:

National Hamfest 2013 flea market


National Hamfest 2013 exhibition hall

Bloggade 2013 – The Day in Pictures

Bloggade 2013 was an event held at Timico’s Newark datacentre aimed at bloggers (primarily those who use WordPress, but also other platforms such as Blogger and Tumblr).

My main event blog has over 1600 words, so is probably a bit too long for many to read.

If you’re more interested in seeing pictures of the event, you’re in luck! Here are a few of the best bits below:

Bloggade 2013 Timico newark

Showing the inside of a WebHostingBuzz HP server Bloggade 2013 Timico

Michael showing the group the inside of a HP server

Timico's Network Operations Centre

Timico’s Network Operations Centre where the status of the datacentre is monitored

Bloggade 2013 Timico newarkMore photos to come!

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