Author Topic: London Nocturne  (Read 4185 times)

Tim Hall

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London Nocturne
« 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

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).


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There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: London Nocturne
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2012, 03:44:14 am »
I think we may well be there. :)
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Re: London Nocturne
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2012, 09:29:49 am »
As you say,  I was there last year,  and I am signed up to race again.. 
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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: London Nocturne
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2012, 09:33:42 am »
Oh cool.  We should write this in the diary...
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JT

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Re: London Nocturne
« Reply #4 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.

a great mind thinks alike

zigzag

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Re: London Nocturne
« Reply #5 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!

StuAff

  • Folding not boring
Re: London Nocturne
« Reply #6 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)..

Re: London Nocturne
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2012, 06:39:41 pm »
I'm on my way up there  very shortly.

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: London Nocturne
« Reply #8 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
Getting there...

zigzag

  • unfuckwithable
Re: London Nocturne
« Reply #9 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.

Re: London Nocturne
« Reply #10 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:

StuAff

  • Folding not boring
Re: London Nocturne
« Reply #11 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!

Charlotte

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Re: London Nocturne
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2012, 09:24:01 pm »
Commercial, Editorial and PR Photographer - www.charlottebarnes.co.uk

Re: London Nocturne
« Reply #13 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..)
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Re: London Nocturne
« Reply #14 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?

Re: London Nocturne
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2012, 07:08:32 pm »

Tim Hall

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Re: London Nocturne
« Reply #16 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.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

fuzzy (retd.) AAGE

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Re: London Nocturne
« Reply #17 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.
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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: London Nocturne
« Reply #18 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.
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Re: London Nocturne
« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2013, 07:38:54 pm »
me & mrsmike may be there, with our drinking trousers on.

Re: London Nocturne
« Reply #20 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.
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zigzag

  • unfuckwithable
Re: London Nocturne
« Reply #21 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

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: London Nocturne
« Reply #22 on: June 07, 2013, 12:30:05 pm »
Good luck with the race and the (lack of) chest infection, zigzag!
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Re: London Nocturne
« Reply #23 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.
"A woman on a bicycle has all the world before her where to choose; she can go where she will, no man hindering." The Type-Writer Girl, 1897

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: London Nocturne
« Reply #24 on: June 07, 2013, 12:52:02 pm »
Meh.  Maybe she doesn't know either. ;D
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