Crit Racing – Next Stop London Nocturne


Team Sky, Garmin-Sharp, Rapha Condor JLT and Madison Genesis race the Elite Men’s Criterium in London on Saturday night

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Crit Racing – Next Stop London Nocturne

The Jupiter London Nocturne returns to Smithfield Market this Saturday, 7th June.


Pic: Antony Edmonds 

First-ever Barclays Cycle Hire Race plus Nocturne favourites Penny Farthing and IMImobile Folding Bike Races – From world-class professional riders to Penny Farthings, the usual mix of eye-catching bicycles and a party atmosphere will see London’s oldest market transformed into a one-day urban cycling festival – exactly a month before the Tour de France arrives in the city. See more here

The Jupiter London Nocturne is FREE to attend: racing begins at 4pm with the IMImobile Folding Bike race and ends with the Schwalbe Elite Men’s Criterium at 9.30pm.  As night falls across London, world-class pro cyclists will contest the elite racing, including Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Sharp), double Olympic champion Ed Clancy (Rapha Condor JLT) and track world champion Katie Archibald (Pearl Izumi).


Pic: Antony Edmonds – Team Sky, Rapha Condor JLT, Garmin-Sharp, Madison Genesis, NFTO Pro Cycling,

Wiggle Honda and Team Raleigh are among the teams in the elite racing. The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “Exactly a month before the Tour de France rolls into our great city, the Jupiter London Nocturne will kick-start another sensational summer of cycling in the capital.”

There’ll be a pop-up London Nocturne bar right by the start/finish line, for the first time ever! The Nocturne bar will be next to the cycling expo area and big screen, while bars and restaurants all around the circuit are sure to be buzzing.

The Leigh Day Kermesse (5pm) features 70 high-level amateur riders – four Italian riders from Team Cinelli Chrome will fly in from the continent to ride the Condor Track Bike Criterium (5.45pm).

In the Ignitr City Criterium (6.15pm), city firms and tech companies will go head-to-head, while 24 riders will go flat out in the Penny Farthing Race (6.45pm), always a favourite with the Nocturne crowd.

The first-ever Barclays Cycle Hire Race (7.45pm) features Rough Copy (X Factor), Jeanette Kwayke, Andy Samuels, Jade Avia and 5Live presenter OJ Borg, all vying for glory on the famous ‘Boris Bikes’.

The winner of the IMImobile Folding Bike Race Final (8.30pm) get a Tern bike! The Elite Women’s Criterium (8.50pm) and the Schwalbe Elite Criterium (9.30pm) will round off the racing: presentations and champagne-spraying take place at around 10.20pm.

Edward Bonham-Carter, Vice-Chairman Jupiter said: “The Nocturne is a fantastic event which captures the culture and variety of cycling in the capital. Culminating in the elite races, the event gives spectators a fantastic view of the speed and agility which makes cycling such a great sport. We’re looking forward to a successful partnership and are really excited about the first event in June.”

One-hour highlights of the Jupiter London Nocturne will be shown on Sky Sports 2, Eurosport and Channel 4:
Sky Sports 2: Tuesday 10th June, 10pm
British Eurosport 2: Friday 13th June, 7.30pm
Channel 4: Saturday 14th June, 5.30am


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