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Thanks for the terrific images Caro, and thanks to all the fast boys & girls who sailed their #FatBoys through the deluge.

But here’s some fun in the sun - the day before the rain came down.

Growing up, in 1992, aged 20, there was a semi dreadful song by the Spin Doctors called 'Two Princes'. I call it semi dreadful as it was ploddy at best and one of those songs that gets into the public domain and becomes a sleeper hit.

See you at Redhook Crit Barcelona #5 September 2 2017

La Petite Course 2017

Pro slalom ski & fixed crit racer Tim Ceresa (8bar) takes the win and spins into the sunset on these custom track hoops

Congrats Tim!


Are these the fastest bike wheels?! Huge thanks to Drew from SPIN for kitting me out before London-Paris on Thursday. It's gonna be an awesome ride! Worth checking out at spinonthese.com twitter.com/francis_cade instagram.com/francisccade facebook.com/franccade Donate to The PaceCentre, a school for children with motor disorders: justgiving.com/fundraising/107for107 Music by: I started filming stuff in April 2016.

On Saturday Minime & me got up extra early, climbed into the wagon and made our way to the Big Smoke, armed with a full lock ‘n’ load of custom #FatBoys ready to rumble.

We met up with a host of friends who’d journeyed from near and far, old and new. We drank a lot of coffee and maybe even a ginger beer or two.

We watched in awe as the man himself, Alec Briggs wheelied across the line to take the men’s fixed crit just ahead of Cinelli Chrome’s Ignazio Moser, IRD’s Alessandro Mariani, R3VO Racing’s William Lewis and a whole lotta fast and strong dudes. Fixed Pott’s super stylin’ Eike Haumann got caught by an early crash but rode home fast & solo anyway, as the re-start didn’t want to wait.

The women’s fixed crit was also marred by crashes and re-started with just 5 laps remaining. Jasmine Dotti took the win with an impressive sprint ahead of a super strong field over some crazy last laps, just pipping Jo Smith, Hayley Edwards and Juliet Elliott to the flag.

My mate Claudio di Santo of Cykeln Divisione Corse flew over from Firenze with his bronzed & be-muscled band of brothers to put on a great show right from the gun in the Men’s Elite road race. Big thanks to Cykeln’s Massimo Piacca Bacci for the awesome additional photos.

In short, we had a two-wheeled blast. Congratulations to Rapha for staging such a wonderful festival of speed, bikes, beer and friends, all right in the heart of the City.

Click the arrow link button below for more of the action captured by my phone, or keep scrolling down the page for lots more Nocturne awesomeness, with vlogs from Juliet Elliott & Francis Cade further down, but kicking off right below with photos from Sam Dunn.

Spin on Copenhagen!

RAPHA NOCTURNE 2017 - Sam Dunn Photogallery

All the action from the Rapha Nocturne captured beautifully by Sam Dunn

Alec’s Special Specialized

Super Star DJ Alec Briggs rocks the house with Fat Boy Rim

Alec's Special Spesh Spins Those Fat Boys round & round etc

Red Hook Crit : Brooklyn No.10

Where to start? I think I'll actually start by saying that limiting Red Hook Crit to a race is incredibly reductive. The Crit is an amazing event that brings people from all horizons together for almost 5 days.

Gophrette Power / TroisièmeOeil
Jo Smith and Alec Briggs are the winners of the Thundercrit II which was held last Saturday in the Olympic Park, London. Over 150 riders, divided over the men's and women's category, showed up to participate in the fixed gear crit.