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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.

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 on 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

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.

THUNDERCRIT 2017 - FIXED GEAR CRIT

I head to ThunderCrit, organised by North London Thunder Cats. A fixed gear criterium around Lee Valley VeloPark. What a race! Thanks to NLTCBMBC for putting it on. "The ThunderCrit, a fixed gear crit held in London, is back on the crit calendar for 2017.

Redhook Crit #10 Brooklyn NYC

Our ride buddies over at Weis captured a great week of pre-race action and cool bikes very nicely

@redhookcrit ready! Lovely little spin around prospect park this morning with the fixie fam.

Redhook Crit season starts now…

Hi Drew The wheels feel awesome! Here are a couple of snaps, plenty more to follow soon. Redhook Brooklyn, here we come... Can't wait to race these wheels!