Lincoln is a city that is relatively easy to explore on foot or on bike, and with Steep Hill earning its name, walking around town is a great way to maintain a minimal level of fitness just by going about your everyday life. If you’d like to take up cycling to get around you can hire a bike from one of the many orange bike points that are located at various places around the city (including one on the Brayford Waterfront near the University).
If you would like to take up walking, hiking, or jogging, there are a few beautiful city parks to explore on your days off. The Arboretum is easy to access just off Monks Road and is walkable from the city centre, whilst Hartsholme Park is just west of the city centre and Whisby Nature Park a little further afield. The surrounding countryside makes Lincoln a great starting point for many beautiful hiking trails and cycling routes.
For those of you that are fans of football Lincoln City has gone through a dramatic resurgence in recent years, with The Imps playing in League One in the English Football League (EFL). You can’t really claim to have lived a proper life in Lincoln if you haven’t gone to Sincil Bank to watch a match can you?
If you would like to pursue sporting activities on an individual basis or as part of a team, for fun, to keep fit, or to compete at the highest level you can. The University of Lincoln has specialist sports facilities to help you reach your goal. The University Sports Centre is located on the Brayford Campus and is open to all students, alumni, and staff. There are two 3G 5-a-side football pitches, a full size hockey pitch with a synthetic sand base, a badminton court, dance studio, sauna and fitness suite, tennis courts, and ever expanding functional training spaces to allows an extensive range of fitness classes and team sports. As there are over 130 sports clubs and societies at the university it is important that the facilities continue to improve year on year to meet the needs of all involved. A University of Lincoln Sports Scholarship is available to talented sports people, allowing students to continue sporting development towards an elite level alongside regular study, with up to 10 students receiving £10,000 each year. This approach is aimed at helping improve and maintain consistently high standards from students at every level of expertise.