Rapha partners with Nocturne

25 April 2017
Rapha has been confirmed as the new title sponsor of the Nocturne to create the Rapha Nocturne Series

The Rapha Nocturne is taking over the streets of London with its unique day-night festival of cycling. Having co-created the event in 2007, premium cycling and lifestyle brand Rapha has been confirmed as the new title sponsor to the award-winning Nocturne cycling event. As part of a three-year strategic partnership Rapha and FACE Partnership will launch events in other international cities to create the Rapha Nocturne Series. The series will bring the exhilaration and thrill of riding and racing in the heart of the city, through the day and into the night. 

At the Rapha Nocturne fans will be able to get up close to their cycling heroes and rising stars, and get involved in the festivities trackside with music, exhibitions and parties around the course. During the day, roads will be packed with rides around the city, and riders of all ages and abilities will be able to take to the city circuit to get a taste of what the pros will experience into the night. As the sun starts to set, the programme of events on and around the circuit will ramp up, culminating in the elite race held under the stars, and night rides heading into the countryside. Rapha will also be offering a range of exclusive event merchandise to commemorate the 2017 Rapha Nocturne Series.

On Saturday 10th June 2017 we invite London to ride all day, and race all night.

James Pope, CEO of Nocturne organisers, FACE Partnership said: “The Nocturne was originally created with Rapha and Condor Cycles so there has always been a strong connection to Rapha and their brand values. We have successfully grown the London Nocturne into the world’s most prestigious Criterium race and we are excited to collaborate with Rapha to take this to the next level and create new Nocturne events in some of the world’s most iconic cities.”

Simon Mottram, Founder and CEO of Rapha: “We are delighted to return to the Nocturne with FACE Partnership. We are also excited to be creating an international series of events that can inspire the future of racing, challenging convention and traditional race settings and formats. We want to attract thousands of people, with rides to the event, time with the pros, and dedicated sessions to promote involvement in cycling for all ages and abilities.“

The Rapha Nocturne is FREE to attend but if you want to watch the racing in style then exclusive hospitality tickets are available. Full race schedule, events and rides to be announced soon as well as the first international race location.