Smithfield Nocturne

Report by Jack Gregorie

I was invited to take part in the IG Markets nocturne on saturday 11th June. At first I wasn’t sure I wanted to do it because a few people were saying how technical the circuit was. I then just thought that I will only get to do something like this once so I might as well! In the end I really enjoyed my self. I was asked to do two challenges for the “IG Markets Team Challenge” as a guest of the IG Markets team, these were the sprint and the team relay. I don’t know the actual position I came in the sprint but im guessing it must have been 3rd or 4th judging from the other results and the final standings. Riding in a team of three people in the team relay was good fun. It was one lap flat out, get off the bike at the finish line and run the the pits (10 meters away from the line) to tag the next rider in. We won this event which placed us in third place overall. It was great going and standing on the podium with the other two teams (2nd and 1st). It was then great to see the pro race at the end of the night and I’m sure most of you are aware of Alex Dowsett and his win!