Tom Bing and friends are putting on a Friday night get together in the North-East, the night before the DTRA Redcar round if racers are interested in making a longer weekend of it. They're showing a the Deus-financed film Death Rides a Horse. We love the idea of local groups promoting events around the races, to make long journeys more worth it, and also to encourage local scenes to grow. To be honest, the UK doesn't have regional scenes like some much bigger countries. The o
Greenfield Dirt Track, a Saturday afternoon in June, even though, from the number of woolie hats, it doesn't look like it. The Saturday race has just been rained off. It's not a surprise. The forecast was terrible and it's rained all day. Still racers and families had driven from all over the country, and beyond, with optimism fighting realism all the way there. It was ok for me. I live in the UK's flat track heartland, Lincolnshire. Greenfield is only an hour's drive for me.
Rebels Alliance are organising a party and car park race for the Saturday night of Bike Shed Show weekend, that's THIS WEEKEND. So if you're in London for the show, make sure you get round to their spot on Sclater Street, which is a short walk from the Bike Shed headquarters, and about 1.5 miles (30 mins walk) from the Tobacco Dock show venue. They're putting on a mini bike race, live band - The Pearl Harts (see below), food trucks and good times to extend the fun of the Bike
This Tom Bing photo, from yesterday's DTRA Thunderbike race at Peterborough, features three, count them, three Survivor Rotax racers. James O'Hara slid out of the final, went into the airfence, and was soon followed by James 'Leftie' Smith and Ross 'The King' Herrod. They all walked away and, I think, even restarted the same race. Tough cookies. Read about Survivor Customs Rotax (many of which are piled up here, coincidentally) in SB34. #TomBing #SurvivorCustoms #RossHerrod #