Guest blog post from Gareth Howes. Covid , Brexit and time surely these three small problems could be overcome so I could ride at one of my favourite events of the year, Wheels and Waves. This was the tenth edition of the event, and although I got onto them later, I love it! This year was the ‘Ghost Edition’, all very low key and hush-hush, because the local authority pulled the plug on the full event only a few weeks before it was supposed to go ahead, due to Covid worries.
We first ran into 5Special at Wheels and Waves and now they're an advertiser in the magazine. We also featured Lucia's trusted kit, in Sideburn 42's Racewear. We asked Lucia (above) a few questions about the 5Special. Who are 5Special? We are a small company, brother and sister, Sito and Lucía, from the Galician coast, Spain. Sito (below) is a professional in the motor sector, off-road driving instructor. Lucia is a marketing manager, fashion and web designer. Our brand was b
Wheels and Waves was cancelled twice this year, but a 'concept store with a focus on photography' near Paris is presenting a bunch of photography by Francois Darmigny, and motorcycles, including a 1937 Indian, that have raced at the Basque moto event. The exhibition is at Initial Labo, 62 Avenue Jean Baptiste Clement, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, and runs from 22 September to till the 24 October. There will also be an accompanying Wheels and Waves book. #Paris #France #Wheelsa
From 2008 to, I guess, 2012 or 2013, motorcycle blogs were such an important corner of the emerging new landscape of motorcycling. Ideas and experiences shared in a very different way to the prevailing Instagramification of motorcycle social media that is almost completely image led and all on the surface with none of the stories that blogs used to share. Sideburn posted a blog everyday for years on end, and continue to blog now, of course. I know this might sound like someon