The Nocturne is a 1.2km, closed road cycling 'criterium' with a series of races over the course of the day and night, held in a central London location. The event is an established highlight of London’s event calendar and has been running since 2007. It was held in Smithfield Market, Farringdon before moving in 2016 to the City of London.

The event is the ultimate lifestyle festival, now taking place in the world’s greatest cities. It combines the best of sport, fitness, fashion, music, food and drink that each city has to offer. 

The Nocturne went international in 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark with incredible success. The series now attracts tens of thousands of spectators across the two current cities, millions of TV viewers and followers on social media with a very engaged and affluent community.

The series attracts leading professional teams as well as WorldTour star riders. Past appearances at the Nocturne include Mark Cavendish, David Millar and Geraint Thomas. Other Celebrity guests have included Sir Paul Smith, Jeff Banks, Pierre Koffman, Jody Scheckter, Sir Chris Hoy and Ed Clancy.



Owing to the outbreak of COVID-19 and limitations on public events beyond the organisers’ control, the London Nocturne event will not be taking place in 2020. 


The Nocturne Series thanks its fans, patrons and riders for their ongoing support over many years, and we look forward to unveiling in due course our exciting plans for future events.


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London is the home of the Nocturne. 

The inaugural Nocturne took place in 2007 on the iconic streets of London’s historic Smithfield Market.  The event attracted over 5,000 spectators and was recognized for its innovation – receiving a Visit London Sports Tourism Award. 

12 years on, the event continues to grow from strength to strength - attracting over 20,000 spectators in 2018.