Big crowds turned out for Saturday's IG London Nocturne at Smithfield Market, with riders from Team Sky and GreenEdge mixing it with the best of Britain's domestic talent in the St Gobain Elite Criterium which topped a bill that included a comprehensive programme of support races and events. Since highlights are on Channel 4 at 7.10am next Sunday morning, we won't tell you the result - you can go to the event website if you really want to find out now - but we can show you the following short video from Optimal Cadence Films that really captures the atmosphere of an event now firmly established on the London cycling calendar.
Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.