First, let’s get acquainted with this interesting type of a bike. As the name says, a folding bike can be folded into a form that’s compacted. Because of that, it can be easily transported and stored. They don’t require much strength to be carried around when they are folded. Also, they don’t take up as much space as regular bikes. Carrying a bike up the starts can be a real hassle, that’s why a folding bike is a great choice or an alternative. When it comes to its folding mechanism, it can vary. Every bike is different. It has a distinctive weight, price, durability, compactness, folding ease etc. They require a bigger number of parts, thus they can cost more than non-folding models.
Folding Bike Race
The folding bike race is, naturally, a race only for riders that are competing with their folding bikes. Since there are all kinds of races with regular bikes, there is no reason to have a race like this. It is something different and fun to watch. They are, maybe, not popular and attended as other races, but the interest for them is raising. There are more folding bike riders than they were before. As time is going by, their number is getting bigger, the same as the number of folding bike race fans.
More about It
The surface on which folding bike race is held is mixed, which makes it more challenging and interesting. The length of the surface is about 2 or 3 miles and the race lasts 20 minutes. It can be held as a part of a festival, so the number of entries can vary. Entry number can make a difference on the race itself. Sometimes, there can be finals and heats in this competition. Also, competitors can win different prizes, depending on a specific classification.
Our Folding Bike Races
There are many events that regard this type of race. We provide with all cycle disciplines so everyone can have a chance to compete in what they like the most. Every discipline is special and equally important to us cycle lovers. Therefore, folding bike races aren’t an exception. Riders can compete in all categories and in different places. There are a lot of tracks organized for this type of event. We are, also, always working on encouraging more and more people to take on this activity and make it a habit. Cycling is an amazing sport, as well as a healthy daily or regular activity. Bikers who own a folding bike can, too, show off their capabilities and cycling skills.
Look it up
For anyone who is interested in participating in a folding bike race, but doesn’t know where and when they are held, you can visit our page and look it up. Maybe they are closer than you think. It is an easy way to get informed and be on track. New events are always posted with all the information you need. All you have to do is get ready, come and compete!
The year 2007 was the Smithfield Nocturne beginning. This event, held on 23rd of June, proved to be a successful one. They even won a Bronze in the Visit London Sports Tourism Award. There aren’t many events that shine from the very beginning, but the Smithfield Nocturne made it. What makes that even more fascinating is the fact that it rained that day. Nevertheless, a little rain failed to ruin race success. The organization was careful and impeccable, so nothing went wrong. The crowd numbered more than 5000 people and they were all gathered at Smithfield market. They watched and supported 200 cyclists who competed in five different races. The races were: Elite Criterium, Regional A, All Star, Folding Bike and Courier race. Overall, it was a successful day and everyone enjoyed it. Face Partnership proved themselves as professional and impressive. They have started off great.
Since there were five races, there were five winners. James McCallum won in Elite Criterium, Craig Stevens was the winner in Regional A, Ben Wilson proved as an All Star, Richard Bailey took the first place in Folding Bike, and finally, Creative Couriers were the lead in Courier Race. All of the races were a great entertainment, and they will be certainly remembered. The winners received their awards on Thursday, 27th of November. They showed off their skills and deserved great results. Another proof of how well this event went, is it came just behind the Tour de France Grand and Arsenal Stadium. It came face to face with big and accomplished competitions. They already had established their names and Smithfield Nocturne got close to them with just one try. That speaks a lot about its organization and dedication.
The Second Smithfield Nocturne
Since the first was successful, there is no stopping now. This event will continue to exist and the riders will have another chance to prove themselves in 2008. Races will take place on Saturday, 7th of June. There is no much information about it, but there is no doubt it will do great as the first time. It will be interesting to see the cyclist compete again. There will definitely be changes among the competitors, some of them won’t compete, and maybe we can expect new faces. All in all, it will be an exciting event. Cycling fans have something to look forward to. The first time there were 5000 spectators, so it will be interesting to see how many will come the second time.
For anyone who is interested in more details about the first Smithfield Nocturne, go to Visit London Awards. They have a full list of winners. Since it was such a memorable event, it is important to stay remembered. Cyclists got an opportunity to be a part of an important competition, and the names of the winners will surely stay relevant. Apart from competitors, spectators, also, enjoyed. They made this event even more grandiose since the number was not irrelevant at all. One thing is sure, everyone will remember it.
Inter Schools Challenge was a part of the Smithfield Nocturne cycling event that was held in London on the 7th of June. The competitors were selected Primary Schools from London. They competed in a roller racing knockout competition. One of the schools did amazingly well since its students won both boys and girls competition. Lilani Vanelast, the winner of a girl competition and Iago O’Flynn, winner of the boy competition, are students in Rosendale Primary School. After the competition, Hayles, triple Olympic medallist, gave a speech in front of the students. He, also, presented a reward to the winners for their results. They were given a special experience of meeting an Olympic athlete, him. Who knows, maybe one day they will become successful bikers and Olympic athletes.
Competitors and Hayles took photos together, but it didn’t last for too long. As it usually happens, famous people are always asked to give autographs to their fans. Luckily, everything went well and Hayles managed to stay on top of the situation. He, also, liked this cycling initiative and thought it was a good move. He added how he used to race at Crystal Palace when he started. That experience influenced him and helped his development as a cyclist. This Challenge was a great way to gather young people for a better cause which is a sport, and he enjoyed meeting young competitors. Hayles continued talking about the importance of such an initiative since it is a great opportunity for the kids. It can help them develop or simply get into this activity. Thus, he hopes this kind of events won’t stop, rather increase.
There is No Stopping
Hayles thoughts and wishes were shared with the organizers, as well. Smithfield Nocturne has a plan, and that is to develop the Inter Schools Challenge. They want to introduce it to others across the London.