Six Day Cycling
22 October 2015

Tunes on Track: Six Day Cycling London Review

Track cycling isn’t everybody’s cup of tea, the main argument being that they are just going round and round in circles – that is true, yes, but put Ministry of Sound DJ Martin 2 Smoove in the middle, a light show to rival Las Vegas Strip, and a selection of the world’s best track cyclists battling it out over six days (hence the name)… then mix in a dash of alcohol and you’ve got yourself an event!

Six Day 1

Six Day Cycling made a welcome return to London this week after a 35 year absence, giving fans the opportunity to watch some dramatic racing in an electric atmosphere. The famous Olympic velodrome, Lee Valley VeloPark crowds witnessed an array of cycling disciplines, everything from the Derny (the one with the little man on the motorbike), the Madison (famous for its technical sling-shot routine) and the all-out sprint – which all offered thrills, spills and exciting dash and dips towards the finish line.

Six Day 2

The whole event has been backed by legends of the sport, Sir Chris Hoy and Mark Cavendish being the ambassadors and familiar faces on trackside throughout the whole week to keep the fans thoroughly entertained with their insightful Q&As. And if you are lucky enough to be enjoying the hospitality inside the track both Hoy and Cav are happy to have a chat and pose for selfies. Spectators can also get up close and personal with the riders and their bikes as they warm-up for the next race – be warned you may come across Matthew “the legs” Rotherham who possesses are rather large set of pins!… Tree trunks come to mind, worth a google.

Six Day 3

So, whether or not you are a lycra-clad keen bean, you have come to admire Mark Cavendish in the flesh or you just want to see a crash, Six Day London has something for everyone, regardless of whether you are able to follow what’s going on in the Madison race (… it’s almost impossible).

Same time next year please. Thanks for the invite!

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Written By Tom