After a few seasons of going to Mablethorpe Beach Racing watching and helping Dad, I have always wanted to try it myself. As the new season had started and I began seeing pictures from the first round I wanted to give it a go. It only took one text message of encouragement from 'Greenfield' George Pickering to persuade me...
While Dad was on a Sideburn trip in Nepal I changed our old Honda CRF100 rear tyre back to a knobbly but left an almost bald front tyre on. Then I star
Held under the vast, cloudless Lincolnshire sky at George Pickering's Greenfield oval, the final round of the DTRA National Championship was also the ultimate round of the inaugural DTRA European Championship, which meant that we had a bumper 30 bike entry in the Sideburn sponsored Vintage Class. With riders coming from Germany, Switzerland and France to join most of the British regulars (and some welcome irregulars). There were going to be 18 disappointed riders not making
So it’s been a week since we marked about a half mile track... A few of a DTRA crew were over, helping us get Greenfield Dirt Track ready for the final rounds of their UK and Euro Championships the following weekend. Anthony Brown, Scott Faulkner, Fergus Bluff, Max Inman, Gary Birtwistle and the usual Greenfield boys Matthew, Toby etc were all helping us get the timing loop working again, picking some stones from the track, painting the fence, strimming and cutting grass etc.
After land working all weekend in a 125-acre (50.5 hectare) field and watching Oliver Brindley finished in third place at the Williams Grove Half Mile, I couldn’t help but think about the possibility of marking out and grading up a Greenfield Half-Mile! After using Google maps and measuring three of the Half Miles in the 2019 AFT calendar, I discovered one would easily fit in the field that was still half stubble and being torn up as the research was taking place. After a qui