The Beast of the North East to rock Nocturne
3.06.08 by Buffalo Bill
The Smithfield Nocturne, an evening of ‘proper’ road-racing, is happening again this Saturday. Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on your point of view, there will be no courier race at the event. However, there will be bicycle messenger interest in the Mens Elite Race. Yes, riding for Rollapaluza C.C., Jos Vander Incredibly Longlegs, the Hammer of Harringay, will be mixing with a star-studded field. Well, Geraint Thomas and Rob Hayles anyway.
I have no idea why the messenger community hasn’t been invited back, it may be the total lack of interest from the companies (apart from Creative Couriers) and perhaps compounded by Jos knocking out one of the organisers moments before the start. Whatever, it should be a pleasant evening, and even more enjoyable if Jos does well.
The Rollapaluza rollers will be there too, providing the equipment for the Inter Schools Challenge Roller Race heats, semis and final. Let’s hope it doesn’t rain.