UK Prime Minister Gorden Brown has given his backing for a cycling festival to be held in the London Borough of Newham at the beginning of October 2009.
The event will attract world class cyclists including Great Britain's six day stars Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins. Members of the public will be able to ride the same track as the stars prior to the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Ex-six day racer Tony Doyle MBE, who began his career in the Six Days in London at Wembley, has been instrumental in the organisation of the new event.
"I would like to thank Tony Doyle and his team for all the hard work in making 'On Track 6 Day' a reality," said Gordon Brown in a statement. "It is great to see the event coming back to London at a time when Britain is celebrating such success in the sport and I'd like to thank to thank the London Borough of Newham for hosting this event."