The ExCeL London exhibition centre is ready for the opening of the 2013 London Bike Show on Thursday, which includes the novel IG London Nocturne – a unique indoor criterium. Here are the first photos of the race circuit that will host the Nocturne action throughout the show.

Teams of riders from IG Sigma Sport, Madison Genesis, Raleigh-GAC, Primal Wear, Team Hope, Wheel Base and Team Kuota will all line up to take part in a full schedule of races from Thursday (January 17) to Sunday (January 20).

Star riders Ross Edgar (IG Sigma Sport), Ian Bibby, Dean Downing (both Madison-Genesis) and Graham Briggs (Raleigh-GAC) are on the start list of Saturday night’s elite men’s criterium. 

“We’re looking forward to replicating the Nocturne excitement in an indoor venue and giving people a taste of the action that will take place around Smithfield Market on June 8,” said James Pope of IG London Nocturne organiser Face Partnership last week.

“The indoor circuit will create a different style of racing and will be a massive attraction for the London Bike Show audience.”

Criterium racing at the London Bike Show

Thursday January 17

17:30 Industry Race

18:00 Media Race

19:00 IG City Challenge

Friday January 18

16:00 Support Race (Category 2)

16:30 Track Bike Criterium

17:00 Elite Women’s Criterium

Saturday January 19

15:00 Folding Bike Heat 1

15:30 Folding Bike Heat 2

16:00 Support Race (Category 3)

16:30 Folding Bike Race

17:00 Elite Men’s Criterium

Sunday January 20

15:00 Support Race (Category 4)

15:30 Penny Farthing Race

16:00 Junior Race (male)

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Star line up for indoor London Nocturne

External link



London Bike Show website

 

  • Ken Evans

    If it is a “Nocturne”, does that mean they will switch the lights off ?