London Nocturne bike races 2011
A bike racing event in Smithfield Market, EC1
(Photos ©urban75, Saturday June 11th 2011)
Packing in an estimated 10,000 crowd, the London Nocturne is an inner-city cycling event which features folding bike races, team challenges, relays and, of course, the penny farthing race.
While the Naked Bike Ride wobbled past nearby, a penny farthing comes under inspection before the race.
There were stalls all around the race track.
Kansi Folding Bike Race heat takes to the street.
The riders get ready to race to their trusty (folding) steeds.
A few riders take a tumble!
The event was televised so there was one of those two-man motorbike crews thundering around the circuit in front of the racers.
Sprint for the finish line.
Old 'soldiers' on hand to fire the gun for the start of the penny farthing race.
A very, very small bike!
IG Markets Team Challenge Criterium underway.
The Brooks Penny Farthing Sprint (1 mile) gets ready for the start.
Racing to the finish line.
Some scenes from around the track at Smithfield.
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