London Nocturne 2012: Penny Farthing races, folding bike dashes and pro cycling festival

London Nocturne 2012 bike races at Smithfield, central London, Saturday 9th June 2012

On Saturday, we all went along to the London Nocturne cycling event, held around Smithfield Market in Farringdon, central London.

London Nocturne 2012 bike races at Smithfield, central London, Saturday 9th June 2012

The Nocturne features all sorts of races, with folding bikes, Penny Farthings and pro cyclists all taking turns to compete on the sharply curved track around the Smithfield meat market.

Here’s some photos from the day.

London Nocturne 2012 bike races at Smithfield, central London, Saturday 9th June 2012

London Nocturne 2012 bike races at Smithfield, central London, Saturday 9th June 2012

London Nocturne 2012 bike races at Smithfield, central London, Saturday 9th June 2012

London Nocturne 2012 bike races at Smithfield, central London, Saturday 9th June 2012

The mighty Mrs Mills Experience played rousing music hall tracks as the Penny Farthings raced around the circuit.

London Nocturne 2012 bike races at Smithfield, central London, Saturday 9th June 2012

Vintage bike.

London Nocturne 2012 bike races at Smithfield, central London, Saturday 9th June 2012

London Nocturne 2012 bike races at Smithfield, central London, Saturday 9th June 2012

Last race of the night.

London Nocturne 2012 bike races at Smithfield, central London, Saturday 9th June 2012

More photos here: London Nocturne 2012