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Women’s race at Smithfield Nocturne 2009

A women’s race has been one of the big missing components from the Smithfield Nocturne‘s first two editions. But in 2009 that is set to change with the announcement of the Women’s Elite Criterium in the programme. Having recently started … Continue reading

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Smithfield Nocturne: Thomas the Engine

For British cycling fans there’s two ways of seeing the big names who’ve made it to the top flight of the sport. One is to watch them disappearing up the road in a local race when they’re still not old … Continue reading

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Cold, wet and rubbish

Terrible night’s riding last night at Hillingdon. And that’s without factoring in the torrential downpour that made sure it was an evening for the brave and foolish. Thought I was going to go well and that the smaller field would … Continue reading

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Attack! Attack! Attack!

Obviously the most sensible thing to do when you’ve gone an entire fortnight without riding bike at all, let alone racing, is to sit in the bunch and just get round. Everyone knows the drill: sit in the middle, maybe … Continue reading

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In race footage from Smithfield Nocturne

Here’s a nice package about the folding bike race, including helmetcam footage I took and my clubmate Angus in the red and gold blazer powering away to a second place: Watch Suits on Wheels from the BBC’s cycling site Ironically … Continue reading

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Smithfield Nocturne: Warrick thrills on a great evening.

So what if he finished fourth, Warrick Spence was the man of the night with a bravura display of handling and power round the tight course. There’s a report and more photos on London Cyclesport and I wrote a race … Continue reading

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I’ve been Pez’ed

Despite a frantic week at work and minimum time on the bike I still managed to get my mug on just about every cycling site going. What’s more, I didn’t even need to win a race to do it. I … Continue reading

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Smithfield Nocturne on BBC London

Here’s me talking up my prospects on BBC London 94.9fm’s Sunday Sport show: Click to download (2.2Mb mp3 file) It also features James Pope of Face Partnership, the event organisers talking my chances down and talking more about the event. … Continue reading

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Come to the Smithfield Nocturne

Come join the fun next Saturday (23rd June) at Smithfield Market http://www.smithfieldnocturne.co.uk/ There’s something for everyone: A comedy gold Folding Bike Race An utterly bonkers courier race A fiercely contested support race A lethally quick elite criterium featuring some big … Continue reading

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