September 4, 2019

Sideburn's official house band is back in action. Some say they never went away, but they did. 

In Sheffield. 

This Saturday!

Starring Dave Skooter Farm on bass guitar. 

If you don't know them, click The Stags to get a flavour. 

June 5, 2019

We have produced a neat 24-page beginner's guide to flat track in conjunction with Indian Motorcycle. Indian ordered a limited edition of 1000 issues to be printed, and gave them out at the MCN Festival and the Bike Shed Show. If y...

June 2, 2019

I wrote a post just the other day highlighting Dave Skooter Farm's long overdue profile in Sideburn 37. The East Lancs polymath has been a guiding light, or perhaps guiding lava lamp with dodgy wiring, for Sideburn and me personall...

May 29, 2019

Around this time last year regular Sideburn contributor Dave Bevan was dropping 'a tab of genuine SF junkie acid' in preparation to research a report about El Rollo and Wheels and Waves for Sideburn 34

For the new issue, SB37, we...

May 22, 2019

Here is advanced warning for the arrival of Sideburn 37, so you can pre-order and have the magazine sent out as soon as it lands. 

This issue mixes the most amateur of amateur flat track racers (Dave Skooter Farm) with Harley factor...

March 10, 2019

Off-topic Sunday. 

Sideburn's entertainments officer, Dave Skooter Farm, has been beavering away, volunteering his time, vast enthusiasm and specialist knowledge to an independent film about his late friend and bandmate, Chris Sieve...

January 19, 2019

I'm trying to declutter my life to some degree. Little by little. God only know why I've held onto these Alpinestars leathers for over ten years since I last raced in them. They as supple as plywood and as inviting as a viper's nes...

October 8, 2018

One weekend, in early August, during the UK's glorious, parched summer of 2018, my son, Max and I drove up to Dave Skooter Farm's compound in Wigan, Lancashire for a BMX pool party. 

For those who don't already know, Dave...

September 17, 2018

Time marches on. Not sure how it happened but last weekend was my first time back flat track racing in about five years.

It wasn’t a conscious decision that I would stop racing, it just sort of happened. I’ve been a part of the UK...

March 26, 2018

DirtQuake was launched purely to demystify flat track racing. I began racing after a chance encounter with Dave Skooter Farm, at one of the first ever short track races in the UK. That was back in 2005, not long after Peter Boast l...

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