Motorcycle mayhem comes to Coventry

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I’m getting a bit sick of events telling me I can’t come because my bike isn’t the right age, or didn’t come from the right country or this or that or the other. I don’t fit in a neat, little pigeon hole and the people I like spending time with don’t either. Dirt Quake is a race event in a big city, in the heart of the English Midlands. It’s been put together with the spirit of  ’It’s not what you ride, it’s how you ride it’.

‘It’s not what you ride, it’s how you ride it’ (INWYR, IHYRI) is the opposite of all these exclusion tactics. INWTY IHYRI is what the Sideburn race classes at Dirt Quake are about. Whatever bike you have, there is a class for you on that day – Street trackers and street scramblers have a class; other road bikes have their own – the Inappropriate Road Bike class; choppers have another and racebikes go in the Short Track UK Novice classes. We want people involved.

Our last event – Rollerburn, fused a motorcycle custom show, bands, comedian, vendors, a full roller derby match, slalom skateboarding, art show and the spectacle of Guy Martin towing a rollergirl at terminal velocity in the Rollerball Drag Race. We also have bands, DJS and vendors. 

Dirt Quake is to be held at Coventry Speedway circuit and features a full UK short track meet, plus Vintage Speeday racing and stunt riding from Icon’s top man in Europe, GuyGuy. But the twist is the run what you brung road bike dirt track classes and the Chopper Speedway racing. 

Date: Saturday 19 May
Location: Coventry Speedway Stadium, Coventry, UK
Web: Sideburn

  • Jesse

    Totally going to point Rollerburn out to my friendly local Rollerdames at Granite State Roller Derby.

    Inappropriate Roadbike Dirttracking sounds like a damn fine time.

  • paul redican

    Hell yes

    • Scott-jay

      What paul wrote.

  • Brad

    Ash on his nostril, FTW !!

    • Justin

      hah… i’m sure he meant to do that.

    • robotribe

      I thought “sucking on a lolly guy” was less predictable.

      Very well done.

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  • James

    This is what the world needs.

  • dux [87 CBR600, 95 XR600R]

    I want live coverage of this, damn it!

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