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25th April 2017


 Belgian beer brand confirmed as Official Beer Partner to Rapha Nocturne London on 10th June

Premium Belgian beer brand, Vedett, has been confirmed as the Official Beer Partner to the award-winning Rapha Nocturne London cycling event taking place in the City of London on Saturday, 10th June.

Rapha, which creates the finest cycling clothing and accessories in the world for performance and style, will be partnering with Vedett to help create a festival atmosphere in the heart of the City of London.

James Pope, CEO of Nocturne organisers, FACE Partnership said: “A big part of the Rapha Nocturne is the festival around the race circuit so we are excited to partner with Vedett to help us create a special experience for spectators and racers. As well as the rider village and hospitality enclosure we will be creating a fan village with a summer beer garden feel – spectators will be able to enjoy a few Vedett beers as they watch the racing unfold.”

John Wood, General Manager of Duvel Moortgat UK said: “Vedett are hugely excited to be partnering with such a tremendous event that will be a major summer experience in the City of London.  Our links with cycling are heartfelt and we sincerely look forward to everyone enjoying our delicious beers and watching some world class cycling.”

The Rapha London Nocturne will take place on Saturday 10th June returning to the spectacular circuit in the heart of the City of London. Starting and finishing on Cheapside with St Pauls Cathedral providing an iconic backdrop, the Rapha Nocturne will transform the Square Mile from business hub into a high-octane race circuit for a spectacular day and evening of bike racing and entertainment.

A packed race programme will include crowd favourites such as the Folding Bike Race and Penny Farthing Race, building up to the main elite races. Past winners have included Olympic Champions Ed Clancy and Geraint Thomas and the elite race will once again be a hotly fought contest between the UK’s top professional teams and guest international riders.

The Rapha Nocturne London is free to attend with hospitality tickets also available. For more information and to buy tickets go to

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For more information:

Nocturne: Tom McNeilage – 0207 490 3000 –

Vedett: Natalya Watson – 0203 740 8479 –


Notes to Editors

About the Rapha London Nocturne

The London Nocturne has grown each year since the inaugural event in 2007, establishing a reputation for world-class city bike racing combined with fun elements like the Penny Farthing Race, Folding Bike Race, great food and drink and a party atmosphere. The roads around the City of London are closed for a day each summer as cars and lorries give way to two-wheeled traffic of all kinds.

Previous winners at the London Nocturne include Olympic Champion Ed Clancy (JLT Condor), Geraint Thomas (Team Sky), Ian Stannard (Team Sky), Alex Dowsett (Movistar Team) and Hannah Barnes (Canyon-SRAM).

In 2017, St Paul’s Cathedral will provide an iconic back drop as the Rapha London Nocturne returns to the exciting Cheapside circuit in the heart of the City of London.



10th June 2017

15:00 to 22:30

Nearest station: St Paul’s / Bank

Free to attend


About Rapha

Rapha creates the finest cycling clothing and accessories in the world. Designed without compromise for the most discerning rider, Rapha products blend style with optimum performance. A passion for road racing means Rapha is more than just a product company. It is an emporium of performance roadwear, accessories, publications and events, all celebrating the glory and suffering of road riding.

About Vedett

Vedett is a beer with attitude. Translating to ‘star’ from Flemish, we aim to make YOU the star of our beers. A little non-conformist, like everything we do at Vedett, our back labels feature images that fans have uploaded to So submit yours and go find yourself on our range of accessible quality beers – Extra Blond, White & IPA. Get famous at!