Newport Nocturne is back: bid for Pendleton - Cooke to star

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The Shropshire Star Newport Nocturne, the first UK race to be  run under street lights, hopes to feature Olympic stars Victoria Pendleton and Nicole Cooke when it returns to the  Shropshire town this September 4, after being cancelled in 2009.

The popular bi-annual race which packs the streets with  spectators  has been a showcase for Britain's and Ireland's top  road and track stars including Mark Cavendish, Bradley Wiggins and in the Masters Race, Sean Kelly and former British pro champions Sid Barras and Keith Lambert.

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Keith Bingham joined the Cycling Weekly team in the summer of 1971, and retired in 2011. During his time, he covered numerous Tours de France, Milk Races and everything in-between. He was well known for his long-running 'Bikewatch' column, and played a pivotal role in fighting for the future of once at-threat cycling venues such as Hog Hill and Herne Hill Velodrome.