Les West, Sean Kelly and Sid Barras
The Shropshire Star Newport Nocturne, which takes place on September 1st, features
a "Past Masters" race, open to anyone who has held a professional licence.
The race, which is run every two years, has previously featured top riders like
Sean Kelly, Sid Barras and Les West. Previous editions have attracted over 14,000
Co-promoter Nick Jeggo explained "We always put on the Past Masters event
just before the main Pro/Elite race. It seems to attract a different sort of
cycling fan, people who have followed the sport for years and who want another
chance to see the top riders from their era perform again.".
The entire prize list for the race is donated to the Dave Rayner Fund, set
up in memory of one of the UK’s most talented riders and which sends young
riders to the Continent to gain experience. A past beneficiary of the fund is
David Millar who, this year, held the polka dot climbers jersey in the Tour
"The Nocturne is only a few weeks away, so we’d like any ex-pros
to get in touch with us as soon as possible. It would also be great if some
of them got sponsors for the night and gave the proceeds to the Dave Rayner
Fund." said Nick.
Nick can be contacted at [email protected]
and on 01952 810964 (10am –
7pm) or 07967 452688 (any time).