Face Partnership, the sports management company behind some of U.K.’s most innovative elite cycling events, has won Bronze in the Sports Tourism category at the Visit London awards.

It was a great night

The Rapha Condor Smithfield Nocturne, held on 23rd June 2007, was a celebration of cycling in all its forms – from the amusement of a “Le Mans start” folding bike race to the thrill of the Elite criterium, the event proved great entertainment for all who watched and took part and attracted an estimated audience of over 5000.

The event faced stiff competition in the Sports Tourism category, with the Gold award going to the Tour de France Grand Depart and Silver to Emirates Stadium Tours. The judges were impressed with the innovation and originality of the Rapha Condor Smithfield Nocturne.

Delighted with the result and the fact that cycling scooped two of the three awards in the Sports Tourism category, Fran Millar of Face Partnership said

“We’re over the moon. The event was a fantastic opportunity for us to work in London, which is our home city and a superb venue for cycling. We look forward to making the Rapha Condor Smithfield Nocturne bigger and better next year.”

The Visit London Awards is both a showcase for and a celebration of the best of the city’s leisure and business tourism offerings. Now in their third year, the awards have become the ‘Oscars’ for tourism in the capital.

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