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.


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Nigel Wynn
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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.