CYCLING is not the only entertainment on offer at the IG London Nocturne, of course.
Besides the multitude of restaurants and bars, and the night food market, there is also an exclusive hospitality area, for those who prefer to experience the action in luxury.
Located right on the start and finish line and offering access to the roof of a classic London Routemaster, it promises all of the best views throughout the evening.
Guests can enjoy a glass of champagne on arrival before sampling their choice of unlimited food from the market, which last year included Brindisa paella, Pieminster pies and a hog roast, taking in the racing and relaxing among riders and celebrities in the Gaucho cocktail bar.
Drinks, including beers, wines, soft drinks, tea and coffee, are complimentary for the duration of the night, while hospitality guests also receive a programme and a VIP musette bag from cycling publication Rouleur.
Only 100 tickets have been made available, priced at £100 plus VAT from www.londonnocturne.com