BRITAIN'S ORIGINAL & BEST FLOODLIT BIKE RACE - SATURDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER 2010
The night riders are back in town! Britain's brightest and best cycle race gets back on the road in Newport, Shropshire, on Saturday September 4th. It's the return of the original and best floodlit bike race in the country.
About 14,000 spectators have lined the barriers for previous versions of the race. It evolved from the classic Davies & Jeggo Motors Road Race, which brought all the top professionals to Newport for two decades. It was the British professional championship in its final three years as a long-distance event before promoter Michael Jeggo hit on the idea of putting it on as a Nocturne.
The riders snake through the little market town under a combination of streetlights and industrial floodlighting brought in especially for the occasion. They power up the cobbled St Mary's Street each lap, cheered by the most-knowledgeable crowd in cycling.
6.30PM - 10PM NEWPORT TOWN CENTRE, SHROPSHIRE
FREE FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT, LIVE MUSIC FEATURING OLYMPIC & WORLD CHAMPIONS
Copyright The Newport Nocturne 2010