An official announcement has stated that Mablethorpe Beach Racing will not being going ahead for the 2020/21 season. This is the first time in 50 years the Lincolnshire seaside town will not host motorcycle racing during the winter months. The series has been limping along for a few years, with a hardcore of committed racers and volunteers, but it struggled to modernise, or market itself. The reason we've been told for the lack of racing is the local council's reluctance to g
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
The new issue will arrive later this week, subs orders will be sent out ASAP after arrival. If you're not a subscriber you can either subscribe now, or pre-order to have your magazine out in the first delivery. We have two alternative covers. All subscribers will get the cover above. We've also had to raise the cover price for the first time since 2015. Sorry. PRE-ORDER SIDEBURN 36 NOW or SUBSCRIBE TO SIDEBURN Here's what's in the latest issue... COVER 1: Toshiyuki 'Cheetah'
Mablethorpe has an almost unfathomable pull for me. The conditions are terrible. The salt and sand ruins bikes and kit. The biggest battle is waterproofing a road bike to survive the cold blast of brine, though you can turn up on a motocross bike and they seem to just plough through it. The racing takes place in winter, so it's often cold and always wet. Getting a faceful of sand thrown up by the back tyre of a mutant Cagiva 1000, sand with an impact speed of 120mph or more,