London Six Day 2019: Everything you need to know

Six Day cycling starts at the Olympic velodrome on Tuesday and here is your guide to the action

Riders at the London Six Day 2017 (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

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In 2015, London played host to its first six-day event since 1980, marking a return to its spiritual home. And it's back again for 2019 after the success of last three years.

Back in 1878 the Islington Agricultural Hall played host to the first six day when riders attempted to complete 1,000 miles over six consecutive days - an event won by Sheffield's William Cann.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).