London is set to see six-day track racing return in September, with organisers of the Rotterdam Six in talks to take on the task of bringing the action to a temporary velodrome near the 02 arena (formerly the Millennium Dome) in Greenwich.
Last week we reported that Chris Hoy was keen to see six-day racing back in Britain and someone must have been listening to the British sprint star.
?It’s a pity we don’t have a six-days like Rotterdam in Britain,” Hoy said. “We’ve got the Revolution events which get two or three thousand spectators but here there are ten thousand every night. It’d be great if we could have our own six-days.?
With the 2012 Olympic velodrome far from completion, a temporary track and six-day event would at last enable Britain’s world-beating track talent to strut their stuff in the capital.
With no UK-based six-day race currently in existence, many British track fans make the journey to European events such as the Rotterdam event and the Ghent Six every year. The Rotterdam Six event attracted 10,000 spectators per night – it’s likely that the London venue would accommodate a more modest 4,000.