Photos of the London Nocturne 2013 bike races in central London

Sat 8th June 2013, London Nocturne with Penny Farthing races, folding bike dashes and pro cycling races

There was glorious sunshine, Penny Farthings hurtling around the track, folding bike races and some top notch professional  cyclists to be seen at the 2013 London Nocturne – plus the Mrs Mills Experience onstage!

Sat 8th June 2013, London Nocturne with Penny Farthing races, folding bike dashes and pro cycling races

Nattily attired cyclist gets ready for the folding bike challenge.

Sat 8th June 2013, London Nocturne with Penny Farthing races, folding bike dashes and pro cycling races

A penguin type thing.

Sat 8th June 2013, London Nocturne with Penny Farthing races, folding bike dashes and pro cycling races

The crowd were lively all afternoon.

Sat 8th June 2013, London Nocturne with Penny Farthing races, folding bike dashes and pro cycling races

Scrambling over the obstacles.

Sat 8th June 2013, London Nocturne with Penny Farthing races, folding bike dashes and pro cycling races

Spectators enjoying the sunshine..

London Nocturne 2013 bike races in central London

Mrs Mills Experience onstage.

Sat 8th June 2013, London Nocturne with Penny Farthing races, folding bike dashes and pro cycling races

Sat 8th June 2013, London Nocturne with Penny Farthing races, folding bike dashes and pro cycling races

One man, several hats.

Sat 8th June 2013, London Nocturne with Penny Farthing races, folding bike dashes and pro cycling races

I didn’t quite get the point of this: this bloke played ‘electronic’ congas over a house mix.

Sat 8th June 2013, London Nocturne with Penny Farthing races, folding bike dashes and pro cycling races

Warming up for the race.

Sat 8th June 2013, London Nocturne with Penny Farthing races, folding bike dashes and pro cycling races

Sat 8th June 2013, London Nocturne with Penny Farthing races, folding bike dashes and pro cycling races

Inside Smithfield market where cyclists prepared for their races.

Sat 8th June 2013, London Nocturne with Penny Farthing races, folding bike dashes and pro cycling races

Ready for the starting gun.

Sat 8th June 2013, London Nocturne with Penny Farthing races, folding bike dashes and pro cycling races

Sat 8th June 2013, London Nocturne with Penny Farthing races, folding bike dashes and pro cycling races

A winner celebrates in traditional fashion.

Sat 8th June 2013, London Nocturne with Penny Farthing races, folding bike dashes and pro cycling races

Sat 8th June 2013, London Nocturne with Penny Farthing races, folding bike dashes and pro cycling races

More champagne!

Sat 8th June 2013, London Nocturne with Penny Farthing races, folding bike dashes and pro cycling races

The Penny Farthing race is on!

Sat 8th June 2013, London Nocturne with Penny Farthing races, folding bike dashes and pro cycling races

Sat 8th June 2013, London Nocturne with Penny Farthing races, folding bike dashes and pro cycling races

Sat 8th June 2013, London Nocturne with Penny Farthing races, folding bike dashes and pro cycling races

Battling for first place.

Sat 8th June 2013, London Nocturne with Penny Farthing races, folding bike dashes and pro cycling races

Another champagne burst.

Sat 8th June 2013, London Nocturne with Penny Farthing races, folding bike dashes and pro cycling races

Lining up for the folding bike final.

Sat 8th June 2013, London Nocturne with Penny Farthing races, folding bike dashes and pro cycling races

And they’re off!

Sat 8th June 2013, London Nocturne with Penny Farthing races, folding bike dashes and pro cycling races

Sat 8th June 2013, London Nocturne with Penny Farthing races, folding bike dashes and pro cycling races

Riders for the elite women criterium at the starting line.

Sat 8th June 2013, London Nocturne with Penny Farthing races, folding bike dashes and pro cycling races

Sat 8th June 2013, London Nocturne with Penny Farthing races, folding bike dashes and pro cycling races

Warming up.

Sat 8th June 2013, London Nocturne with Penny Farthing races, folding bike dashes and pro cycling races

The last race of the night.

Sat 8th June 2013, London Nocturne with Penny Farthing races, folding bike dashes and pro cycling races

Taking a corner.

Sat 8th June 2013, London Nocturne with Penny Farthing races, folding bike dashes and pro cycling races

Curious little electronic bike.

Read more about the event on the official Nocturne site.

Additional photos © Em Mosley and Ben Harding.