A Unique Evening of Thrilling Track Racing – Raising Funds for Cry UK
Saturday night looks like it’s going to be a tremendous new fixture in the track cycling calendar as the inaugural Spadgers 6Day Night takes place at the Manchester Velodrome – The National Cycling Centre.
The Spadgers 6 Day Night is a one night track cycling event based around the concept of the European winter 6 day series, incorporating endurance events for elite male and female riders. The event will also include some sprint events for the shorter distance specialists.
The evening is a celebration of the life of Lewis ‘Spadger’ Barry, whose favorite event was the Madison, the main feature event of the 6 day concept. Lewis was a keen and budding cyclist who was following in his parents footsteps on the trail of becoming a regular Great Britain squad member.
All the racing will be conducted in the European style to a background of music which is being provided by the top European 6 Day DJ Pete Traynor. There will be additional entertainment within the evening for all spectators to enjoy including competitions and live music from local Manchester band; The Tone Junkies.
All the riders and officials are giving their time and effort free of charge help CRY the chosen charity of Mark & Carol Barry.
Spadgers will host some of the top cycling talent including European, World, Olympic and National Champions. Sir Chirs Hoy will be there getting the proceedings underway (sadly not on the track). Some of the endurance duos include: Alex Dowsett & Symon Lewis, Dean & Russ Downing, Jon Mould & George Atkin and Tom Murray & Matt Gibson. The ladies include: Lizzie Armistead, Dani Khan, Vicky Williamson, Emily Kay and not forgetting our very own Hannah Walker. The sprinters line up is also impressive including: Robert Forstemann, Jody Cundy MBE, Matt Crampton, Kian Emadi, Craig McLean, Matt Rotherham. This is just a small selection of the 65 riders taking part, for the full line up head to the Spadgers website; where you can also find the evenings schedule. It promises to be an evening where the cycling community gets to let it’s hair down, have some fun and raise lots of money for a really excellent cause.
If you can’t make it to the event but would like to show your support then why not buy one of the official Spadgers Jerseys produced by one of the official sponsors Spirit Clothing. £20 from each jersey will be split between CRY and The Dave Raynor Fund. Click here to buy your jersey: www.spiritcycling.com
Book your tickets now for a fun evening of cycling thrills and spills.
Tickets from £8.75: www.QuayTickets.com