Six Day London

Going around in circles is more fun than it sounds as the Six Day international cycling competition returns to the velodrome in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, East London.

Global names like Mark Cavendish and Team Sky’s Peter Kennaugh battle it out with other giants of the sport and you could be there to see the culmination of it all.

As the name suggests, the competition takes place over six days, with points amassed for a variety of races. To keep everyone entertained, there’s DJ in the centre of the track banging out music whilst lights you’d normally expect to see in Fabric fill the venue, giving it the feel and ambience of a night club. The Olympics this is not.

Each race is explained before it starts, so you’re more clued up as to what’s happening in front of you, whilst food and beer vendors keep you fuelled and oiled as the evening turns to night.
The competition, which has been taking place this week, culminates on Sunday, with doors opening at 5.30pm, and racing being over by 10.30pm.

At the time of writing, the pairing of Cav and Kennaugh are currently fifth in the table behind the duo of Meyer and Scotson from Australia, so will be looking to finish the week strongly and win the title.

As well as aiming to finish top of the pile, the riders also aim to please the crowd, so expect to see acting up from those there competing. Last year, this event saw Cav and Bradley Wiggins race together on UK soil for the very last time, so it’s a special event to be at.

Tickets are still available, so if you fancy something different this weekend, head over to sixday.com/london

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Abercrombie Rd, London E20 3AB. Nearest tube: Stratford.