Indoor racing planned for ExCeL in January

The UK's first indoor criterium, a version of the IG London Nocturne, will take place at The London Bike Show, which runs 17-20 January 2013 at London's ExCeL.

Races will take place on each day of the show. As well as elite men’s and women’s races, there will be several support races including events for category 2, 3 and 4 riders, a junior race, plus races for both penny farthings and folding bikes.

Registration for the races is open until 9 January. That might seem like a while off but there’s the small matter of Christmas between now and then. And New Year. So head along to The London Bike Show’s website and enter now before you forget.

Tickets are on sale now for The London Bike Show. They’re £16 for adults and £13 for students and seniors (if you race, entry to the show is included). Tickets for children under 16 are free (up to a maximum of four per paying adult).

Mat has worked for loads of bike magazines over 20+ years, and been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. He's been road.cc technical editor for eight years, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a past winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer.