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THE SCHEDULE

24 – 29 October 2017

This is what you can expect at Six Day London: six nights of world class racing which comes thick and fast! Throughout the session our track centre DJ will keep the energy and volume levels up and our event presenters will keep you informed and entertained.

Timings and events are subject to change and this is not the final race schedule

Tuesday 24 October

The evening kicks off with some of the brightest young talent in cycling competing for the coveted 1878 Cup. From then on, it’s a fast moving evening featuring Madisons, sprints and the famous derny.

Doors open at 1730 and racing finishes at approximately 2230.

TICKETS FROM £20.40

EVENT
Talent CupMadison
Six DayMadison Chase
Sprinters200m Flying TT
Six Day40 lap Derny
SprintersFinals
Six Day2 lap Madison TT
Six Day Team Elimination
SprintersKeirin
Six Day 10km Scratch
Six Day 40 lap Derny
Six Day Madison Chase (20 minutes)

WEDNESDAY 25 OCTOBER

Day two sees more of the same, with the Under 21 riders once again kicking off proceedings.

Doors open at 1730 and racing finishes at approximately 2230.

TICKETS FROM £20.40

EVENT
Talent CupMadison
Sprinters200m Flying TT
Six Day40 lap Derny
SprintersKeirin Final
Six Day Madison Chase
Six Day2 lap Madison TT
Six Day Team Elimination
SprintersFinals
Six Day 10km Points Race
Six Day40 lap Derny
Six Day Madison Chase (45 minutes)

THURSDAY 26 OCTOBER

Day three will see the finale of the 1878 Cup – the competition for some of the best under 21 riders on the circuit. From then on, you’ll get the very best in Six Day racing – and the glorious tunes from our track centre DJ of course!

Doors open at 1730 and racing finishes at approximately 2230.

TICKETS FROM £38.50

EVENT
Talent CupMadison
Sprinters200m Flying TT
Six Day40 lap Derny
SprintersKeirin Final
Six Day Madison Chase
Six Day2 lap Madison TT
Six Day Team Elimination
SprintersFinals
Six Day 10km Points Race
Six Day40 lap Derny
Six Day Madison Chase (45 minutes)

FRIDAY 27 OCTOBER

Day four and we say goodbye to the under 21s and hello to the women, who will be taking part in a refreshed competition this year. Plus the Six Day riders and sprinters continue to slug it out for the title of Six Day London winners!

Doors open at 1730 and racing finishes at approximately 2230.

TICKETS FROM £38.50

EVENT
Women10km Scratch
Six DayMadison Chase
Sprinters200m Flying TT
Six Day2 lap Madison TT
WomenElimination Race
Six Day40 lap Derny
Six Day 10km Scratch
SprintersFinals
Six Day 40 lap Derny
Women10km Scratch
SprintersKeirin
Six Day Madison Chase

SATURDAY 28 OCTOBER

Day five – and things are getting interesting as we approach the business end of Six Day London. The Women compete in a UCI Omnium – a 7.5km Scratch race, a 7.5km Tempo race, an Elimination race and a 20km Points race. Plus all the excitement of the Six Day riders and Sprinters.

Doors open at 1730 and racing finishes at approximately 2230.

TICKETS FROM £38.50

EVENT
Women7.5km Scratch
Six Day Team Elimination
Sprinters200m Flying TT
Six DayMadison Chase
Women7.5km Tempo Race
Six Day250m Madison TT
SprintersFinals
WomenElimination race
SprintersKeirin
Six Day60 lap Derny
Women20km Points race
Six Day Madison Chase

SUNDAY 29 OCTOBER

It’s the final day and all up for grabs. Expect thrills and spills as all the riders battle it out to be crowned Six Day Champions. Plus for the first time at a Six Day, the women will take part in a Madison.

It’s an earlier start with doors opening at 1530 and racing finishing approximately 2030.

TICKETS FROM £38.50

EVENT
Women10km Scratch race
Sprinters200m Flying TT
Six DayTeam Elimination
SprintersFinals
Six Day60 lap Derny
Women20km Madison
Six Day250m Madison TT
SprintersKeirin
Six DayThe Final Chase
PresentationsWinners of Six Day London

THE RACE TYPES

The Madison is the quintessential ‘Six Day’ event, invented at Six Day and named after Madison Square Gardens. With the Madison now part of the Olympic Games programme, both men and women will have Madison races in the Six Day Series. Riding in pairs, each team member takes turns to race, bringing his or her partner into the race with a ‘hand-sling’. Highly tactical, Six Day Madison races still concentrate on ‘taking a lap’ which is the traditional format and can lead to hugely tactical, as well as explosive racing.

Throughout a Six Day event there are differing versions of the race, including a 45 minute chase, a 500m Time Trial and the Madison Finale which often decide the entire event.

Unlike most races, the action tends to take place at the back of the pack in the elimination. Every two laps the rider at the back of the race is eliminated – all the way through until there are only two riders left, who sprint it out for the win. It’s not possible to take a lap in an elimination race.

In the derny race, a rider from each team lines up behind a motorised pacer. The derny pacers are often former track racers, whose facial expressions range from ‘inscrutible’ to ‘very inscrutible’. Riding in the slipstream of the derny allows for fast and spectacular racing. The pacer / rider combination is done by drawing names from a hat pre-race.

The Six Day Series 2017-18 will feature a full UCI Omnium for the Women. This consists of four events – a 7.5km Scratch Race, a 7.5km Tempo Race, an Elimination Race and finally, a 20km Points Race. The Scratch race is a simple first past the line race, the Tempo race sees intermediate sprints occur every lap after the first five laps, with one point awarded to the first rider. Riders also gain points for lapping the main bunch, while riders caught by the main peloton must leave the track and lose all their points. The Elimination sees the rider at the back of the race eliminated every two laps. The points for these races are converted into overall points and taken into the final points race, where the event is won (and lost) as points are awarded for taking a lap and for sprints every 10 laps.

The sprinters take to the track individually as they take on the clock in this crowd-pleaser. Building speed as they go, the showmen take two and a half laps to reach top speed and whip the crowd up into a frenzy before the bell is rung as they exit the last corner. That’s the cue for them to hit full speed as the clock starts and 200m later it’s all over as the next rider takes to the track and it starts again.

The spinters line up in the home straight as a single derny pacer circles the track awaiting the starting gun to signal the start of the race. The riders then follow the pacer jostling for position behind him for five and a half laps – no rider is allowed to pass the derny bike – as he reaches 50kph. As the derny leaves the track with two and a half laps to go, it’s every man for himself as the riders go all out for the win.