The Event

The London Nocturne has grown each year since the inaugural event in 2007, establishing a reputation for world-class city bike racing combined with fun elements like the Penny Farthing Race, Folding Bike Race, great food and drink and a party atmosphere. The roads around the City of London are closed for a day each summer as cars and lorries give way to two-wheeled traffic of all kinds.

The Nocturne is run on a closed circuit of between 1-1.5km.

The programme is designed to engage participants from children and amateurs to elite athletes.

Road closure detail:

As the Nocturne is a ‘closed-circuit’ event, the following roads will be closed to cars and public transport on the day of the event.

Saturday 9th June 2018;


  • 06:00 phase 1 closure:Cheapside, New Change & approaches, Gresham St and all approaches including Angel St
  • 11:00 phase 2 closure:Aldersgate St (from Museum of London Rbt) and St Martins Le Grande


All closures will be in place until 2am Sunday 10th 2018;

  • During this period vehicle movements will be restricted to authorised vehicles only
  • No vehicles will be able to cross the circuit or footprint until the roads re-open

Parking bay suspensions:

Parking suspensions will be in place from late afternoon Friday until the roads re-open - both on and within the centre of the circuit.

Pedestrian Access:

Pedestrian access will be maintained across the footprint by a number of dedicated crossing points, (please see spectator map for detail). 

Crossing points will be managed to ensure the safety of individuals crossing the circuit.

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