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 #
After reading other motorcycle road-trip books, I knew I liked the way people tell their tales after being removed from modern life. ‘Ride Out!’ published by Gestalten, the company that made The Ride and Paul D'Orleans Chopper and Cafe Racer books. Ride Out! is a large format hardback book with a mix of road and off-road trip diaries written by a range of men and women, all ages, from different countries. One man set off on a 12,000-mile journey only two weeks after passing