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November 4, 2019

Regular blog readers will know I've been a columnist for magazines including Café Racer, GQ Italia, Rolling Stone Italy and Bike over the years. Some I packed in, others dry up with editors changed. I still contribute Café Racer in...

September 25, 2019

Held under the vast, cloudless Lincolnshire sky at George Pickering's Greenfield oval, the final round of the DTRA National Championship was also the ultimate round of the inaugural DTRA European Championship, which meant that we h...

September 19, 2019

This month's US edition of GQ magazine has a cover story interview with actor Brad Pitt. The leading men's style magazine yet again reanimated the corpse of Steve McQueen by having Pitt dressed like McQueen once did, sat on a motor...

September 4, 2019

The magazine won't land until next week, but we're putting it up on pre-order now if you want to get in now and be sent out with the first wave. 

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Some issues of Sideburn include dashes of film, art, adventure or lef...

August 23, 2019

August meant Redcar, the most northerly track the DTRA visits. A lovely 300m speedway track with wide, long, banked turns and decent trackside facilities.

We had an added incentive to make the long journey up country with a Friday e...

July 27, 2019

Note: John is such a stereotypically modest Englishman he didn't want to write about his first ever win in the DTRA Vintage class, so he wrote using a nom de plume. This, of course, is ridiculous, so I edited his copy back from the...

May 23, 2019

The Peterborough round of the DTRA Championships is an event with a different atmosphere to any other round. Being part of the MCN Festival there are big crowds, lots of motorcycle industry involvement and the DTRA Flat track racin...

April 26, 2019

A couple of years ago I decided it might be a good idea to build a bike specifically for flat track/Dirt Quake type events. I'd competed at four Dirt Quakes, three on my old Triumph chop, but I fancied something a bit more suitable...

April 19, 2019

The long awaited 2019 DTRA Flat track season kicked off in fine style in King's Lynn at the weekend. It's a great venue that always produces fine evening races under floodlights. This year was no exception, the setting sun making t...

April 16, 2019

I wrote about my excitement for the new DTRA season last week, and didn't touch upon that added bonus of tons of new bikes turning up. We'll be posting snaps of them. First up is Dave Webb's Triumph T120. David has raced with the D...

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