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UK dirt track racer, mum, model, pub owner, Stephanie Bolam has entered an insane ultra-marathon and is looking for sponsors. She is raising money for the Children with Cancer UK charity.

You can either support her by donating to her Just Giving page. Or you can purchase the photo above, in A3 or A2 size. The shot was taken by Ollie Porter during the cover shoot for Sideburn 35. It has been expertly printed by Metro Imaging. The shot above is just a very low-res version. The real thing is pukka.

Ollie and Metro donated the photo and printing all the profit can go to Children with Cancer UK.

A3 - £50

A2 - £80

To order, contact Steph directly on my instagram @stephbolam or email; She will take your postal address and send you to the Just Giving donation page to make payment 

About the race: 

The Panama Coast-to-Coast is a 200km (124-mile) ultramarathon and expedition. It starts at the Pacific and involves two back-to-back marathons (a total of 52-miles) running on the road, then five days self-supported in the jungle, sleeping, eating and surviving, before kayaking out to get to the Atlantic Ocean. Steph says, 'It’s a 10-day expedition and I have no doubt will be the hardest of my life, so let’s make it worth it and take this money.

'I really believe in this charity. I don’t have much time to raise this money but please please donate as much as you can and make my suffering in the jungle worth it. Thanks for your support x'


About Children with Cancer UK

Our vision is a world where every child and young person survives cancer. 

For 35 years, Children with Cancer UK has funded much needed research into the causes of childhood cancers, and the development of better, kinder treatments as well as funding initiatives that support children and their families through cancer treatment and beyond.

Our work has contributed significantly to a marked increase in childhood cancer survival rates and improved quality of life for patients.

Deus Ex Machina are auctioning off the bike they nicknamed Paloma, a special Husqvarna FE450, that came second in the 2023 Baja 1000 (that was actually 1300 miles, the longest Baja ever). The bike came second in the Pro Moto Unlimited Class, and second overall in the 2023 World Desert Championship. Deus made a film about the Baja race and the build up to it (below).

But you have to be quick. The auction ends on Saturday!

The FE450 was race-prepped by Ciaran Naran, and painted by our old mate Nico, Ornamental Conifer.

The online auction is being handled by Iconic Motorbike Auctions in California. Their site states: 'The uniqueness of this machine goes beyond the success on the track and the beautiful parts (many of which are unobtainable by the general consumer and reserved for the professional racer). The true value is the countless hours and days spent in the workshop, dyno rooms and most importantly out in the desert. This is where testing different parts, combinations of suspension, gearing, transmissions, ECU settings, brake caliper diameters, chassis materials, 1 of 1 custom fabricated components, and more culminates into a race proven package capable of withstanding the longest, nonstop, point to point, off road race in the world — The Baja 1000.'

The auction site also states the build budget of $48,974, and gives an exhaustive spec list. We have been told the reserve is $35,000, and it hadn't been met at the time of publishing this post. If someone is in the market for a very high-level, modern desert racer, it seems a lot cheaper than building one.

The bike on its way to its second place at the Baja 1000 in 2023.

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