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North Amer­i­can com­pa­tri­ots Al­bert Cross­ley (USA, left) and Wil­liam ‘Torchy’ Pe­den (Canada) take time out to read the pa­pers dur­ing the 1937 Lon­don Six Day at Wem­b­ley.

The race was started at mid­night on May 16 by film star Gra­cie Fields and con­tin­ued un­til 11pm on May 22. Each of the 15 pairs had to have a rider on the track for the whole du­ra­tion — clearly an ex­haust­ing en­deav­our, but not with­out its eas­ier mo­ments, as Cross­ley and Pe­den demon­strate.

The event was won by the pair­ing of Piet Van Kem­pen (Hol­land) and Al­bert Buysse (Bel­gium), who rode a to­tal of 1,910.1 miles.

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