The London IG Nocturne, a programme of city centre races whose blue riband event was won last year by British champion, Ian Stannard, is less than a fortnight away.
And if you’re planning to ride to the race in historic Smithfield Market on Saturday June 8, the good news is that cycle-friendly routes to the circuit have been designed by the race organisers and law firm, Leigh Day.
The city streets around London’s oldest market will be closed to traffic and detailed cycle routes from across London – north, south, east and west – have been published on the IG London Nocturne website.
London’s existing Cycle Superhighways – the CS2 from Whitechapel, the CS7 from Southwark Bridge, and the CS8 from Millbank – are all included.
Riders travelling from the north east of the city can do so via the Regent’s Canal.
Sally Moore, a partner at Leigh Day, the only law firm retained by British Cycling and the British Triathlon Federation, said the firm was delighted to again sponsor a race at the Nocturne.
She added: “We wanted to ensure all cyclists could get to the races as easily as possible from all four corners of the capital.
“We hope everyone has a great night and a safe journey to watch what we believe is the best night’s racing in the country.”
The Leigh Day Kermesse, which starts at 5.10pm, will be the fourth race on the bill and include amateur riders from across the country.
Many have qualified for the race, which will last 30 minutes plus five laps, with performances at the IG London Nocturne indoor race at January’s London Bike Show.
Other races include the Brooks Penny Farthing Race, the Schwalbe Track Bike Criterium, and the Time Out London Folding Bike Race.
Races for elite category riders will top the bill, and a bike expo, food stalls, and offers in the bars and restaurants surrounding Smithfield Market, will also be offered.