HTC Smithfield Nocturne - 19th June
SMITHFIELD NOCTURNE IS JUST 2 WEEKS AWAY. A FREE TO ATTEND EVENT, PACKED WITH RACES FEATURING STARS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL SCENE AND THE CREAM OF BRITISH TALENT INCLUDING THE UNSTOPPABLE RAPHA CONDOR SHARP TEAM!
The atmosphere will be electric and it's your chance to be at the heart of it all -even ride the course in one of the many races happening throughout the evening.
This summer's Smithfield Nocturne will be one of the opening events of the London Festival of Architecture.
This year the fun kicks off at 2pm on Saturday, June 19th. The roads around Smithfield Market will be closed off and families will able to ride around the traffic-free circuit during the afternoon, before the racing starts later on. Although the pro-event entertains the spectators as darkness falls, one of the other highlights will be the folding bike race, featuring blazer-clad city types running to their bikes, unfolding them before taking on the short, tight circuit.
Around the circult you'll also be able to try your hand at roller racing thanks to the legendary Rollapaluza while Red Bull will be hosting a 'track-stand' competition and you could take away the crown of Red Bull 'Stand Off Champ'.
What's more it's all FREE!
The original concept for the Smithfield Nocturne was created by Rapha and Condor in 2007. Face Partnership came on board to plan and manage the event and helped develop the concept with founders Rapha Condor. This year the Nocturne Series visits Edinburgh (3rd July) and Blackpool (7th August).