Wednesday September 26 2012
We’re are delighted to announce a partnership between The London Bike Show and the Nocturne Series, which will see a version of the IG London Nocturne taking place at the 2013 show.
Integrating the IG London Nocturne into the show will add a new dimension. Fast paced, competitive racing that will provide a compelling experience for spectators, participants and exhibitors.
The concept for the Nocturne events was developed by Rapha Condor and FACE Partnership in 2007, with the inaugural Smithfield Nocturne. The event attracted over 5,000 visitors and was awarded for its innovation by winning a Visit London Sports Tourism Award. The race has returned to Smithfield Market each year since, and during 2009 and 2010 also visited Edinburgh, Manchester and Blackpool.
Since 2011 only the London event has been hosted and has been sponsored by IG Markets to become the IG London Nocturne. The 2012 race took place at Smithfield Market and attracted over 12,000 spectators.
The Nocturne format generates a fantastic atmosphere around a creative race programme, which incorporates an Elite Criterium that features British and international professional cyclists. The race programme will run over the four days of the show, and will include a Media/ Industry race, a Corporate City race, the Elite Criterium, a Women’s Elite Criterium and Youth racing. The Folding Bike and Penny Farthing races, which have become synonymous of the Nocturne Series over the year’s will also be taking place at the event.
For more information and details of how to register for the event click here.