The 30th October saw the closing day of the awe inspiring Six Day London event. And what an event it was! Bikmo partner and photographer, Matt Grayson, was there to capture some of the action with some pretty impressive photography.
Split over six days (who knew?!) the event comprises of a variety of different races; Madison, Elimination Race, Derny Race, Team Time Trial and Super Sprint. Teams of two then compete over six nights of nail biting action.
The event resembles more a night out in London than your “standard” race night at the velodrome, with high tech lighting displays, and music to match. Add one heck of an atmosphere, the creme de la creme of the cyclist world (both participating and spectating) and voila, you have the London Six Day.
Team GB managed to secure some excellent results, during the event. It would be remiss of me not to mention the powerhouse duo that is ‘Wiggendish’ who took silver in the Madison final, coming second to Belgian duo De Ketele and De Pauw, after missing a crucial handover.
There was also much tongue wagging behind the scenes as Sir Bradley hinted at reconsidering his earlier retirement plans having enjoyed the event so much.
Meanwhile, flying the flag for female British cyclists, Katie Archibald stormed to victory in the women’s Omnium (she then continued to show what us women cyclists are made of when she managed to win Gold in the Madison race at the Track World Cup while riding with a broken wrist following a crash earlier in the race!).
The next stop in the Six Day party schedule will be Amsterdam before it heads over to Berlin and Copenhagen before the grand final in Mallorca in March.
For more impressive photography from both Six Day London and other track events, check out Matt’s track album on his website.