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Don Allan – Six Day Legend, Part Two


In the first part of our interview with Australian ace Don Allan we discussed his road career, for the second part we talk about his 107 Six Day starts – that’s 642 days on the boards; 92 weeks.

You and Danny Clark are the fifth most successful team in Six Day history with 15 wins, 15 second places, 11 third places and 12 fourth places off 71 starts.

“Those statistics you have for the Six Days look right to me. I had four rides in Six Days in the ’74/’75 season with four different partners, the first Six was with Graeme Gilmore in Berlin.

“I had four more Sixes the next season and rode with Danny for the first time in Herning, Denmark.

“The next season Danny and I started off in Berlin and rode really well; we got third place.

“We rode twelve Sixes that season and that was the start of us forming a permanent team – we won our first Six in Gent that season.”