Big Wheel, Little Wheel

London NocturneHere’s a date for your diary if you’re looking for something a little more out of the ordinary. The IG Markets London Nocturne (June 11) which takes place around London’s historic Smithfield Market area has added yet another twist to its usual mix of Elite Criterium and family friendly showmanship (folding bike race, longest skid…) in the form of their inaugural Penny Farthing race. The event, sponsored by heritage saddle and bag manufacturers Brooks England, will break down in to a 1mile sprint race and the Brooks Ordinary Trophy which will be decided over a period of 30minutes, plus 5laps. Nocturne founder James Pope is clearly enthusiastic about the addition, “We try to introduce a new feature race each so we jumped at the chance to include Penny racing in the programme. There is an established Penny Farthing community across the world and we will have competitors from USA, Europe and even Tasmania travelling to London to race.” Go on, you know you want to…


Full details and entry opportunities can be found at


Image © IG Markets London Nocturne


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