As promised in Ed Hood's remembrance of Ron Webb, here are some tributes to one of the most important men in track cycling, from some of the men who were closest to the great Australian.
Obituary: It was with sadness that we learned of the death of Mr. Ron Webb, professional bike rider, father of the modern six day format and track builder of renown. My friend, Phillip, ‘Pip’ Taylor has written a comprehensive and eloquent tribute which we reproduce below.
Interview: As it looks like Israel is becoming a force to be reckoned with on the road with the Israel Start-Up Nation WorldTour team, track cycling is also coming out of the shadows. Ed Hood managed to find out more from the man behind their future success - Steve McEwen - ex Dutch National coach and now Track Program Director in Israel.
Copenhagen '6 Days': Ed Hood couldn't miss the last '6 Day' of the 2019/20 season in Copenhagen. A full six days was not possible in the Danish capital, but three is better than none and the winners were dominant. The City of the little mermaid is one of Ed's favourites, as he always says "wonderful, wonderful..."
Interview: As the 2019/20 '6 Day' season winds down, one of the top men has announced his retirement from the boards... and he's only 28 years old. Moreno De Pauw - 6 Day, Worlds, European and National title winner, the list goes on. Ed Hood caught up with Moreno after his final '6 Day' in Berlin.
Interview and Photo Gallery: After hearing all about Bill Kund's rapid rise from young novice cyclist to Olympic rider in the 1960s, we move on to the 1970s and being a professional in Holland. It wasn't all cycling, there was also a career in the music business and teaching, plus a World championships and rubbing shoulders with the best.
Interview and Photo Gallery: Bill Kund was an American cycling pioneer; from emigrating to the States in the 50s and taking up cycling and going all the way to the Tokyo Olympics in 1964 and a professional license in the 70s. Ed Hood got together with Bill to find out how it all started.
Rider Interview: It seems you can be the reigning national champion in two different countries. Australian/Italian David Solari proved it in 1985. It's a great story, but David also rode the Olympics and Worlds with 158 appearances in the blue of Italy on the road and track.