For me (Gary Inman, editor of Sideburn, if you haven't been concentrating), there are four keys figures in the European flat track racing scene that I always return to when I think of what set Sideburn on its path, and helped the growth and formation of the European flat track scene. This is purely my personal take and they have had very different roles, but I hold them in such high regard because of their style and commitment. There are people who have followed who have had
Our mate Peter Boast is running a winter indoor series for minibikes. Here are the details. Saturday 25th Jan is round 4 of the indoor race practice series and then next week (Sat 1st Feb) we have a long awaited indoor open practice sessions, with 3 or 4 different track layouts and loads of track time - guaranteed to be running and with perfect track conditions. Ideal to keep you sharp and develop your skills 'til the weather warms up.
Adults and U16’s, from Pro to Beginners.
Pete Boast is selling this rare bird ready to race. We spoke to Pete (the Godfather of UK Flat Track) about this bike earlier in the year and he explained it was a EVO, a stepping stone between the 450cc frame of the turn of the century and the DTX bikes of the present. The bike has a modified KTM frame, changed to feel like a built from scratch framer. It has a J&M swingarm. I've seen Boastie race it a few times and it certainly goes well with him in on it. Not sure why he's
While preparing the post about Drakey and New Zealand flat track, I combed the old Sideburn blog for a shot of his leathers, and the photo above appeared. It's the Thunderbike podium, from March 2011. Boastie and Jackie (who started the whole UK flat track scene) are on the left. Steve Coles won (riding a mutant Honda 650 Bros twin), that's Drakey in his magnificent leathers and me in third, with an eight-year-old Max in his overalls. To see the whole post and some familiar n