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The Derny by Graham Watson

Noisy, smoky and often ridden by a bloke with a beard, Dernys are an integral part of track racing

Plum bike shop Ghent Daniel Gould

In 1910 Pol Desnerk and his wife Coralie opened a tiny bike shop in Bagattenstraat in Ghent. They were an ambitious couple and soon realised a shop wasn’t enough; Pol…

Six Day from Cycling Weekly archive

In a sport that is constantly changing, six-day racing is one of the few remaining links to the past. Often ridden on the old, pre-250m Olympic-standard tracks of Europe, six-days…

Photo: Bernard Thompson for Cycling Weekly

Leicester track was awkward, anachronistic and open to the vagaries of the weather. But it was loved by riders — many of whom started their track cycling careers racing here…