2019 SSDT Official Programme
Where to get your essential guide to the Scottish as the big event draws near
2019 SSDT Rider Numbers Revealed
Start list uncovered as May rapidly approaches
The Foreigner's Love For Scotland
As always, the 2019 SSDT has attracted riders from all over the globe

2019 SSDT Official Programme

2019 SSDT Official Programme

Where to get your essential guide to the Scottish as the big event draws near

2019 SSDT Rider Numbers Revealed

2019 SSDT Rider Numbers Revealed

Start list for this year's Scottish uncovered as May rapidly approaches

2019 Gas Gas Preparation Guide

2019 Gas Gas Preparation Guide

Not long now to get your Gas Gas in perfect order for that trip Scotland

2019 SSDT Media Accreditation

2019 SSDT Media Accreditation

Applications for Media attending the 2019 SSDT now open

2019 SSDT Supplementary Regs

2019 SSDT Supplementary Regs

Important information for all competitors in this year's SSDT now available

2019 Beta UK SSDT Survival Guide

2019 Beta UK SSDT Survival Guide

John Lampkin back again with useful tips for Beta riders in this year's Scottish

Montesa Support For 2019 SSDT

Montesa Support For 2019 SSDT

Mickey Oates to return to SSDT paddock with backup service for Montesa riders

The Foreigner's Love For Scotland

The Foreigner's Love For Scotland

As always, the 2019 SSDT has attracted riders from all over the globe

2019 SSDT Final Entry List Revealed

2019 SSDT Final Entry List Revealed

The 286 lucky ones who are heading to Fort William in May

2019 SSDT Entries Closed

2019 SSDT Entries Closed

Dreaded ballot next step in build-up to next year

Our Thanks To Our 2018 SSDT Sponsors

Our Thanks To Our 2018 SSDT Sponsors

A vital part of maintaining the status of the SSDT as the greatest Trial in the world

2018 SSDT A Great Success

2018 SSDT A Great Success

Historic and famous event remains the jewel in the international Trials crown

2018 SSDT Gets Underway

2018 ssdt startDespite the event’s hundred-year plus history, the start of the 2018 Scottish Six Days Trial (SSDT) carried no less anticipation than previous editions and opened in typically damp fashion with six riders tied at the top of the initial leader board after a first day that passed without any headline dramas.

Having completed the opening thirty sections spread around the seventy-one-mile course in their various groups, Jack Price - Gas Gas, Gary Macdonald – Scorpa, Tom Minta – Scorpa, James Dabill – Beta, Sam Connor – Beta and Andrew Chilton - Scorpa each have a share of the interim lead after they all remained faultless in the first of the six days to be contested in the hills around the SSDT’s base in Fort William.

With the mist hanging over the neighbouring loch, Scotland’s Stuart Mack had the honour of being the first rider to roll down the starting ramp as the lone piper signalled that the competition was underway this morning at half past seven exactly. Following the two opening hazards the field of two hundred and eighty-five riders representing eighteen nations were then greeted by four boulder strewn sections at Leanachen, which had attracted a large crowd despite the rain arriving not long after the action had got underway.

Monday’s offering included the classic sections at Bradilieg and Loch Eilde Mhor before the riders enjoyed a well-earned lunch break on the outskirts of Kinlochleven, this being in advance of them visiting further traditional hazards at Blackwater, Garbh Bhein and Cameron Hill on route to the climax of the day at Lagnaha.

Defending champion Dougie Lampkin – Vertigo looked unusually nervous as he plotted his way through the preliminary watery zones at Leanachen in front of the expectant spectators and whilst he escaped clean from the second group he was forced to part with a single dab later in the day as his front wheel skipped offline at one of the easier sections of the day at Garbh Bhein.

Lampkin currently holds seventh spot just ahead of Joe Baker – Sherco who also finished Monday on one mark, as Sam Haslam – Gas Gas and Jack Sheppard – Sherco rounded out day one’s top ten respectively having both dropped two marks apiece, as the sun did actually shine later in the afternoon to bring the action to a close in much improved conditions at the popular and infamous Lagnaha group.

Aside from the battle for the main award, the fight for the other class trophies looks to be as fierce as ever. France’s Arnaud Seyve – Gas Gas and Jiri Svoboda – Beta from the Czech Republic currently share the spoils as the best newcomers on day one, having dropped eleven marks apiece. Reigning FIM Women’s Trial World Champion Emma Bristow – Sherco has already started to open up a healthy lead over Sandra Gomez – Gas Gas in the female category, taking a twenty-six mark advantage into day two. Whilst not unexpected Lampkin heads his cousin Ben Hemingway – Beta in the over 40’s class at this early stage of the 2018 SSDT.

Tomorrow will see the riders cover a similar distance to today of seventy-six miles in total, as they make the first of two excursions this week over the Corran ferry. Tuesday’s route will follow a clockwise direction around the peninsula, as opposed to Friday when the riders will tackle the groups in the opposite direction.

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Lochaber Community Fund

The Edinburgh & District Motor Club Community Fund was set up to provide a little extra assistance to local good causes in and around Fort William as a thank you to the Lochaber community for the help and support they provide to our events. Find out more...

Our Thanks To...

There are a large number of organisations, companies, bodies and individuals without whose valuable assistance and co-operation the Scottish Six Days Trial could not take place. Our sincere gratitude goes to all of them. Read more...

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The Scottish Six Days Trial is a motorcycle trial with a difference!  It has the added test of reliability over long distances with riders completing up to 100 miles daily over a combination of rough moorland, rocky tracks and public roads. Find out more...



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