The DTRA race season starts tomorrow. Even though I've had a couple of decent practices, a few Mablethorpe Beach races (before my Honda broke) and the Okie Dokie Race in Japan (see SB36), the first race of the 'proper' season is getting me more excited than it has any right too. This will be my 13th season of UK flat track. I've missed a maximum of one race meeting per year. Most years I've competed at all of the DTRA or, before that, Short Track UK race meetings, plus other
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'
I was delighted to be asked to be involved with Brat Style's Okie Dokie Race and even more pleased to be offered a bike to race. I have a ton of photos to share, and will, but for now, watch the official video. #OkieDokieRace #BratStyle #Japan #Kawagoe #Vintageflattrack
Around this time of year, for the last few years, I've written a fairly self-congratulatory post listing what Sideburn has done in the past year. This December I couldn't muster the same enthusiasm for a similar post, but not through a lack of gusto for Sideburn's many endeavours. I'm looking forward to 2019, with some firm and fresh ideas already, so I'll be brief. Firstly, keeping an independent magazine going is enough of an achievement. Thanks to all who buy it, or some o