To celebrate the one-year countdown, organisers have also released a rallying poem.
British cycling legend Mark Cavendish will compete in Six Day London between 23 – 28 October 2018 at Lee Valley VeloPark on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. It marks his third appearance at the event, having finished second in 2016 and 2017. He now has his sights set on becoming the first British winner of a London Six Day event since 1972.
The event sees riders compete in teams of two across all six consecutive days. Having teamed up with Sir Bradley Wiggins in 2016 and Pete Kennaugh in 2017, Cavendish’s partner for this year will be confirmed closer to the event.
“I said last year that if people bought tickets I’d come back – well I’m coming,” Cavendish announces. “The Six Day Series is getting bigger and better every year and I’m so excited to be coming back to London in October. Having a home crowd behind me will be vital, so come down and be part of Team Cav!”
“Any Six Day is hard graft,” he notes. “It’s mentally and physically exhausting. The crowd are amazing in London and really keep you going throughout the six days so I wanted to come back again for them. I am definitely in it to win it and I will give my all to give the crowd a home win. It won’t be easy though, there’s always a really strong field in London.”
Six Day London forms part of the 2018/19 Six Day Series, with further cities set to be added. The Series launched in 1878, making it one of cycling’s oldest events. It includes the Madison, invented during the Six Day race at Madison Square Gardens. As well as racing, track cycling and the Madison, Six Day London will also host live music and a track-centre DJ, bringing together sport and entertainment.
Tickets for Six Day London, running from 23 – 28 October 2018, are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.