Design a bike and win a bike with IG London Nocturne and Foffa Bikes

Get your creative juices flowing and you could ride away on a new steed (here's one we did earlier)

by Dave Atkinson   May 9, 2012  

Dave's paisley fixer

Think you know how to knock up a nice looking bike? Well here's your chance to prove it. Foffa Bikes, in partnership with the IG London Nocturne, have launched a competition to design a bike and the winner, picked on the night of the Nocturne, will get their bike made and delivered by Foffa.

What's more, it's easy! head over to and use their handy bike designing tool to knock up your steed. Once you're happy with your bike design, all you need to do to be in the hat is upload it to the IG London Nocturne facebook page. You'll be up against some famous names, apparently, including Garmin-Barracuda's David Millar and Team Sky's Alex Dowsett, winner of the IG London Nocturne last year; we can't see Millar's design on there at the moment though so presumably he's playing his cards close to his chest on this one. Alex Dowsett's bike looks like this:

Think you can do better? Course you do. Get cracking then! Post production work in the graphics package of your choice is allowed if you're that way inclined. That's ours at the top. Beauty is in the eye, etc and so on.

Five entries will be shortlisted a week before the event, based on the number of likes each design receives on the site, so get your mates to like yours to be in with a shot of glory. One lucky winner will be picked on the night of the Nocturne at Smithfield Market, and they will have their own design, worth up to £1,000, built by the Foffa Bikes team and delivered shortly after the event. Prizes will also be awarded to the 2nd and 3rd places.

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Cool whens the deadline date. Anyone know

posted by Ciaran Patrick [119 posts]
9th May 2012 - 20:10


design tools pants??? finding it diff to land on stickers i want.... aaaahhh

posted by cove123 [86 posts]
9th May 2012 - 20:24


The design tool is naff, you can only pick from what they have listed. If i wanted a certain colour of bar tape, no luck, carbon forks....nope Thinking

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posted by Gkam84 [9355 posts]
9th May 2012 - 21:26


How do you up load to the nocturne page from an iPad.

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posted by onlyonediane [167 posts]
10th May 2012 - 0:44


i've spent ages looking on their site for the handy 'bike adjusting tool' so i can get their saddles straight, as i can't, i'm out Smile

and i don't want silly bars on my fixed either

(flounces off)

posted by VecchioJo [806 posts]
10th May 2012 - 9:59


Uploaded, got bored quickly......oh well!

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posted by The Chaplin [34 posts]
10th May 2012 - 11:20