Jupiter Asset to Title Sponsor 2014 London Nocturne Cycling Race
By Community | June 5, 2014
The 2014 London Nocturne, the eighth edition of the night-time cycling race, has gained a new title sponsor with fund management group Jupiter Asset Management coming on board.
From 4pm on Saturday 7th June the 2014 Jupiter London Nocturne takes place at historic Smithfield Market in the heart of the city – the eighth edition of the award-winning urban cycling festival.
Exactly a month before the 2014 Tour de France hits London’s streets, Team Sky professionals Josh Edmondson and CJ Sutton feature in a world-class Schwalbe Elite Criterium line-up.
Garmin-Sharp duo Tyler Farrar and Nathan Haas will carry good form from the Giro d’Italia while last year’s winner Tom Scully defends his title for Madison Genesis alongside team-mate Andy Tennant.
Double Olympic champion Ed Clancy will be vying for Rapha Condor JLT’s first Nocturne win while NFTO bring a strong squad featuring Adam Blythe, Russ and Dean Downing and James McCallum.
In the Elite Womens’ Criterium, team pursuit world champion Katie Archibald leads the charge for Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International. A strong field of 70 guarantees another thrilling womens’ race.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “Exactly a month before the Tour de France rolls into our great city, the Jupiter London Nocturne will kick-start another sensational summer of cycling in the capital.
“Londoners shouldn’t miss the chance to see Penny Farthings, folding bikes and even Barclays Cycle Hire bikes race around historic Smithfield Market. This free event has grown every year since 2007 and I’m sure the 2014 Jupiter London Nocturne will be the best yet.”
More than 15,000 fans flocked to the event last year, creating an electrifying atmosphere on the 1.1km street circuit.
Edward Bonham-Carter, Vice-Chairman Jupiter said: “The Nocturne is a fantastic event which captures the culture and variety of cycling in the capital. Culminating in the elite races, the event gives spectators a fantastic view of the speed and agility which makes cycling such a great sport. We’re looking forward to a successful partnership and are really excited about the first event in June.”