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Title: London Nocturne
Post by: Tim Hall on May 20, 2012, 05:35:26 pm
I see that the 2012 London Nocturne is creeping up on us.  An evening of Penny racing, folder racing and more traditional eyes out full on racing.

My sinister agents tell me that zigzag is riding in the folder race. He led the field last year until the final bend, where he was cruelly overtaken.

And I get the feeling Charlotte will be there on her Penny. I seem to recall Darkpoint was there last year inna Penny stylee too.

It's at Smithfield on 9th June. Linky (http://www.londonnocturne.com/)

A fair few of the YACF massive went along last year. I hope to get there this year (although I'm travelling back from Scout camp that day).


Well?
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: clarion on May 21, 2012, 03:44:14 am
I think we may well be there. :)
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: darkpoint on May 21, 2012, 09:29:49 am
As you say,  I was there last year,  and I am signed up to race again.. 
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: clarion on May 21, 2012, 09:33:42 am
Oh cool.  We should write this in the diary...
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: JT on May 21, 2012, 09:56:08 am
We can't go this year because we're going to an outdoor Shakespeare gig at Tolethorpe Hall - Mrs JT has a new picnic basket and everything.

I see that the 2012 London Nocturne is creeping up on us.  An evening of Penny racing, folder racing and more traditional eyes out full on racing.

Tim - you missed out the added entertainment of laughing at all the fakengers, and Rapha-men*.

*I wear Rapha myself but I'm not one of them.

Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: zigzag on June 08, 2012, 03:26:27 pm
yes Tim, i'll be there, on the same folding bike, wearing same race face. the competition is very strong, including KeithH who won this race three times before. i had a go on his race-spec sponsored bike (tern verge - only one in uk) and there is quite a difference to what i'm riding. nevermind, i'll push as fast as i can!

big thanks to all who is coming and supporting - weather forecast looks good!
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: StuAff on June 08, 2012, 10:48:43 pm
yes Tim, i'll be there, on the same folding bike, wearing same race face. the competition is very strong, including KeithH who won this race three times before. i had a go on his race-spec sponsored bike (tern verge - only one in uk) and there is quite a difference to what i'm riding. nevermind, i'll push as fast as i can!

big thanks to all who is coming and supporting - weather forecast looks good!

Yay! If you fancy boosting your chances a bit, I could always bring Chutney (Dahon Speed Pro TT)....;) Keith's a monster though. Jealous of the guy who's got a Verge X30H (there are two Tern riders)..
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: Jurek on June 09, 2012, 06:39:41 pm
I'm on my way up there  very shortly.
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: clarion on June 09, 2012, 06:55:06 pm
I'm way too knackered to make it.  I've just had a bath which was drier than last night's ride ;D
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: zigzag on June 09, 2012, 10:29:16 pm
just back from the event - great fun, and the crowd was amazing! i set off first and was leading for two laps until the dutch guy blitzed me (and everyone else). finished at the back of the first group, i reckon 7th or 8th. was pleased to meet and speak to StuAff, darkpoint and Ray Kelly.
i'd have liked to watch the elite riders racing, but decided to go home and get some sleep before "the ditchling devil" audax tomorrow.
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: Jurek on June 09, 2012, 10:50:01 pm
I was most impressed with your lead in the 1st two laps. Going like the proverbial train. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: StuAff on June 09, 2012, 11:11:20 pm
Yup, once again a most impressive turn of speed from Rimas. And certainly no shame coming behind That Guy....the commentator mentioned 'ringers'. Well, he is Jeroen Janssen- Dutch rider from Team Raleigh. And he was on a prototype Dahon 30th anniversary model....When he went, no-one could keep up, and I know how fast Rimas, Keith Henderson and Richard Bailey are first hand!
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: Charlotte on June 10, 2012, 09:24:01 pm
I took rather a lot of photos of the penny racing. (https://picasaweb.google.com/106711367177319158700/20120609LondonNocturne)
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: darkpoint on June 12, 2012, 01:30:06 pm
Some good photos there Charlotte.

Disappointed that the results are not up yet.  (I want to find out how near the back of the field I was..)
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: Jurek on June 13, 2012, 06:56:28 pm
Some good photos there Charlotte.

Indeed. The one with what looks like all the entrants spanning Grand Avenue is particularly impressive.

And another thing....
Mr. Summerfield and Graham Mc Pherson aka Suggs. Have they ever been seen together?
Or is it just the hat?
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: Exit Stage Left on June 13, 2012, 07:08:32 pm
Very good report on the penny racing in Bakewell Today.
http://www.bakewelltoday.co.uk/sport/local-sport/thoday-takes-third-at-end-of-long-week-1-4634334
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: Tim Hall on June 06, 2013, 01:05:50 pm
Re-awakening last year's thread:

So, who is going?

Who is racing? Zig-zag we know. Any Penny racers from Ealing? 

It's this Saturday, Smithfield.
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on June 06, 2013, 01:45:36 pm
Re-awakening last year's thread:

So, who is going?

Who is racing? Zig-zag we know. Any Penny racers from Ealing? 

It's this Saturday, Smithfield.

I would love to go but am flying out on my holibobs that evening.

Good luck to all involved and have a great night those that go to soak up the atmosphere.
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: clarion on June 06, 2013, 05:42:04 pm
The Awesome Kat Jungnickel* is, I think, the only woman racing a penny this year.




* Her actual full name.  Not many people know this, but many suspect.
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: mike on June 06, 2013, 07:38:54 pm
me & mrsmike may be there, with our drinking trousers on.
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: loadsabikes on June 06, 2013, 09:02:00 pm
I shall be there with two daughters but unfortunately my cowbell ringing granddaughter has a prior engagement.
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: zigzag on June 07, 2013, 12:25:56 pm
hi, i'm on the second heat of the folding bike race and then (hopefully) on the final at 8:30pm. not so good news is that i started coughing and also got cold - i hope it's not that chest infection that seems to roam around, pretty please...

the full schedule of the day:

16:00 LCC Urban Cycle Cross 10 laps

16:30 Time Out Folding Bike Race - Heat 1 3 laps

16:50 Time Out Folding Bike Race - Heat 2 3 laps

17:10 Leigh Day Kermesse 30 minutes plus 3 laps

18:00 Wiggle Women's Team Challenge 10 laps

18:30 IG City Criterium 20 minutes plus 3 laps

19:10 Brooks Penny Farthing Race 20 minutes plus 3 laps

19:50 Schwalbe Track Bike Criterium 20 minutes plus 3 laps

20:30 Time Out Folding Bike Race Final 5 laps

20:50 Rapha Elite Women's Criterium 30 minutes plus 3 laps

21:30 Norglide Elite Criterium 50 minutes plus 3 laps

22:30 Elite male and female podium presentations

22:40 FINISH
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: clarion on June 07, 2013, 12:30:05 pm
Good luck with the race and the (lack of) chest infection, zigzag!
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: Bledlow on June 07, 2013, 12:33:37 pm
The Awesome Kat Jungnickel* is, I think, the only woman racing a penny this year.




* Her actual full name.  Not many people know this, but many suspect.
Says Katrina Jungnickel on her publications.
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: clarion on June 07, 2013, 12:52:02 pm
Meh.  Maybe she doesn't know either. ;D
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: Tim Hall on June 07, 2013, 01:32:24 pm
My sinister agents tell me another FNRTTC regular is racing too.  Eyes peeled in the 1830 race, it'll be "hilarious".
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: Bledlow on June 07, 2013, 02:56:51 pm
Meh.  Maybe she doesn't know either. ;D
;D  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: Ewan Houzami on June 07, 2013, 07:11:49 pm
I notice there's a couple of chancers called Dowsett and Intxausti on the start list. Might bimble up....
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: Biff on June 07, 2013, 09:19:54 pm
Wonder if he really is inexhaustible.  Love to see Dowsett lap the field like 2011.
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: Gattopardo on June 07, 2013, 10:02:25 pm
I'll be there with a camera for some if not all of it.
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: StuAff on June 07, 2013, 11:10:54 pm
I'm up in That London tomorrow night to see Eddie Izzard at the O2, might well pop by Smithfield for the folding heats....
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: Ewan Houzami on June 08, 2013, 08:47:23 pm
It all looked jolly good fun - until the sun went in. Back home and watching BGT/the Rugby now!
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: Pippa on June 08, 2013, 09:09:31 pm
Between adamski and I we have some good photos and videos of zigzag. It's getting colder but my wine cape is expanding.
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: Tim Hall on June 08, 2013, 09:42:52 pm
zigzag cruelly robbed of a win in the bendy bikes race. Mice had a valiant effort in team velovixen in the women's team challenge.  all good fun.
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: zigzag on June 08, 2013, 10:44:07 pm
yay, podium finish! thanks to everyone encouraging, screaming, supporting - brilliant atmosphere. special thanks to loadsabikes who machined the steerer for this bike so i could install proper drop bars on it. kudos to Keith H, who i must admit is a stronger rider and took a deserved victory (fourth time?..). well, if i do some speed training next year - ...   ::-) ;D

(now off to bed for an early start tomorrow - ditchling :demon: 200)
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: DrMekon on June 08, 2013, 10:54:30 pm
Awesome job!
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: αdαmsκι on June 08, 2013, 11:30:07 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7296/8991159078_04eb127c3c_c.jpg)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3718/8990005443_107cbebb7c_c.jpg)
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: loadsabikes on June 09, 2013, 09:53:51 am
Well done Zigzag, :thumbsup:
What a great evenings racing as usual.
Did get a bit chilly once the sun went in though and I was hanging a bit post Oxford/London by the end.
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: StuAff on June 09, 2013, 10:38:01 am
Well done Rimas! Went after the heats (I was in the O2 when the folding final was on), but you were looking very strong in the heat. Keith H is the king of that race though, with good reason. I think he's won every year he's entered, apart from last year (Dahon's ringer Mr Janssen), win number five I think.

Mice didn't get lost on the course then?  :P
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: Tim Hall on June 09, 2013, 10:54:07 am
Well done Rimas! Went after the heats (I was in the O2 when the folding final was on), but you were looking very strong in the heat. Keith H is the king of that race though, with good reason. I think he's won every year he's entered, apart from last year (Dahon's ringer Mr Janssen), win number five I think.

Mice didn't get lost on the course then?  :P

Mice didn't get lost, as she had lots of people to follow.  <cough> all of the rest of the field </cough>

I did manage to get my bit of the crowd shouting for her thobut.  A couple of pics will follow later.
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: StuAff on June 10, 2013, 11:44:26 am
A little video...http://vimeo.com/68034877
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: Jurek on June 11, 2013, 11:10:21 pm
yay, podium finish!

Late to the party, but very well done on that!
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: Tim Hall on June 11, 2013, 11:43:28 pm
Mice, of CycleChat fame, being chased by the Rapha-Condor group

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-bU9DtR8rTsI/UbelGPvOlUI/AAAAAAAAEZw/9KJYFwhaBdw/s800/IMGP0975.JPG)

OK, she was about to be lapped

zigzag on the podium.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-jLdsNqc55Xc/UbekuUMtCnI/AAAAAAAAEXo/KMbkkuirjII/s640/IMGP1122.JPG)

Moar pics. (https://picasaweb.google.com/timk200/LondonNocturne2013?authuser=0&feat=directlink)
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: Tim Hall on June 13, 2013, 05:47:42 pm
Ooh! Look! Controversy in the women's critierium. (http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/latest/538870/who-really-won-the-women-s-nocturne-at-smithfield.html)
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: Biff on June 13, 2013, 06:48:24 pm
Ooh! Look! Controversy in the women's critierium. (http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/latest/538870/who-really-won-the-women-s-nocturne-at-smithfield.html)

Look when they reported it

http://www.londonnocturne.com/latestnews_130913.php.
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: Nuncio on June 15, 2013, 06:24:27 pm
Hannah Barnes re-instated as winner.  Or should that be 'instated'?
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: darkpoint on June 06, 2015, 09:46:16 am
Is anyone going tonight? 

I will be racing the Penny,  well in the race, not sure I will be quick enough to call it racing..
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: red marley on June 06, 2015, 09:59:36 am
Yup. I'll be down there. Looking forward to the Pennies, the hire bikes, the folders and the retro race. Not quite so enthused by the 'normal' crit racing.
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: clarion on June 06, 2015, 10:46:15 am
Oh cool.  Hope you go well! :thumbsup:  Kat Jungnickel is riding, but I'm not sure if with her Ordinary.
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: darkpoint on June 06, 2015, 03:48:44 pm
Yup. I'll be down there. Looking forward to the Pennies, the hire bikes, the folders and the retro race. Not quite so enthused by the 'normal' crit racing.

The normal races are definitely boring in comparison..
Title: Re: London Nocturne
Post by: darkpoint on June 07, 2015, 09:32:33 pm
Thanks for all of the support, it was a great race and the support was amazing.

The highlight for me was after the race, I met Michael Hutchinson after giving him some reassurances, taught him how to ride a penny farthing!

I think that makes my weekend hugely successful!