Sometimes it's disappointing when you get to hook up with your boyhood heroes - but there are other times when you realise they were even cooler than you thought. Don Allan is such a man, I had the good fortune to conduct two interviews with him, one about his career as a six day man and one about his road career. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
If you know your six day stats then you'll be aware that the Australian pairing of Danny Clark and Don Allan is the ninth most successful ever, based on wins, with 15; but fifth most successful ever based on points from top four finishes - 15 wins, 15 second places, 11 third places and 12 fourth places. While Allan's legend is firmly centered on the boards, he was also a gifted and versatile road rider before his work on the indoor tracks took precedence.