From Odgie, one of the forces behind the Dirt Diggers event (and as journalist editor of Back Street Heroes and AWOL magazine. He (not this bike) was featured in SB29). This is what he says...

Okay, lockdown’s ending, race dates are out, season’s coming... I’ve half-heartedly offered this up before, but now I actually want the money for something else, so this is a serious attempt to sell it. It’s a genuine Cotterell Brothers (C&J-style) Rotax framer built with all the right parts, and comes turn-key ready to race, fresh oil and filter, new tyres, some useful stuff and spares including a practice back wheel and tyre.

It’s a genuine, great handling bike, I’m only selling cos I’ve already got two vintage bikes and I just don’t use it. I’m asking £5,500 for it please. If you’re interested then for more details, photos and a riding video, drop me a mail please to

The bike is located in NW England/Lancashire.

#Rotax #ForSale #Odgie

This creature, the Picasso bug, landed in my consciousness last week. Also known as the Zulu Hud bug, it's a type of shield-backed bug, and a native of sub-tropical Africa, that grows to a maximum length of 8mm (0.31in). I'm posting it, because its shield would make a great paintjob. In fact, it reminded me of a bike we had in Sideburn 15, Stacie B London's Bultaco Sherpa short tracker.

So, who is getting a Picasso big petrol tank first?

#bultaco #insect

I'm pretty sure this bike featured in SB34 when it belonged to Mike Hill. The current owner says...

Rotax 604 with an enduro cam 40mm Dellorto round slide carb Full custom twinshock conversion and swinging arm with marzocchi shocks Custom subframe Knight seat unit and polycarbonate fuel cell cover R6 forks and yokes Renthal enduro bars KTM rear hub laced to an Excel rim Talon front spool hub laced to an Excel rim Good Dunlop tyres and also have quite a few spare Maxxis and Dunlop available too. The bike is obviously a race bike so has quite a few marks and scratches on, but is completely ready to go and is in reasonable condition. It’s an awesome bike built by Mike Hill at Survivor Customs He raced it for 2 seasons winning the championship on it. The engine is serviced after every other meeting or practice. Has also had belt changed, as well as oil and plug service and check over by Gary at Sportax before the last time I rode it. Mike has won many races on this bike and I’ve had a few heat wins and podiums on it myself so it is a capable bike. Price £3900

Location Surrey

Contact: Richard 07968968210

#ForSale #Rotax #Survivor #DTRA