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 A Great Success

ssdt logoAnother week has passed during which the Scottish Six Days Trial (SSDT) has firmly maintained its place as the jewel in the crown of the international Trial calendar, despite the weather failing to play its part as it did twelve months ago. In fact, the damp and wet conditions added an extra level of adventure as the almost three hundred strong field endeavoured to reach the finish back in Fort William town centre last Saturday afternoon.

A large part of the SSDT retaining its appeal as the greatest Trial in the World is the fact that not only does it continue to be the ultimate test of man and machine, but also it sees amateur riders competing exactly the same sections and course and sharing the week-long experience alongside their professional counterparts. Riding with now twelve-time SSDT winner Dougie Lampkin and runner up James Dabill, plus Scotland's very own podium finisher Gary Macdonald will be etched in the memories of many for the rest of their lives.

In more recent tough economic times the Edinburgh and District Motor Club have shown that they have listened to the feedback from competitors in order to deliver the best possible SSDT year after year irrespective of how cruel or kind the weather maybe. The fact that the entry continues to be vastly oversubscribed each year and that riders from all over the planet still flock to the Scottish Highlands is testament alone that the SSDT lure is as strong as ever.

This year proved to be no exception with the final entry list, for those who were lucky enough to make it through the ballot, being packed with riders from no less than eighteen nations including representatives from Australia, New Zealand, Costa Rica, USA alongside competitors from Holland, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Germany plus a strong contingent from the home nations.

Long before the actual six days of competition, the real work begins with many months of intricate planning plus careful liaison and negotiations with local land owners and authorities to secure land and permissions required to keep the SSDT alive and on track in the modern World. The arrival of a large number of foreign visitors into the Lochaber region just as the start of the holiday season continues to bring important and much needed revenue to the area and huge global exposure to the Outdoor Capital of the UK.

Although it was the riders who gained the huge applause as they stepped up on stage to collect their awards at last Saturday night's closing prize presentation, and rightly so, no SSDT could be complete without a special mention to the hundreds of volunteers, officials and back room staff who make the event happen year in year out. Their support and efforts remain unwavering as they stand out on the hills day after day come rain or shine.

The climax to the 2018 SSDT proved to be a thrilling encounter and saw Dougie Lampkin claim the famous winner's trophy for an historic twelfth time. The Edinburgh and District Motor Club would like to congratulate Dougie, and also runner up James Dabill for an incredible week-long battle and all the other riders who simply made it to the finish.

The club would also like to thank and acknowledge all the competitors, their support teams, the many spectators, the local authorities, their loyal sponsors, the numerous landowners, the teams of volunteers / observers and all the officials who played their part in keeping the SSDT as the jewel in the crown in the international Trial calendar.

Entries for the 2019 SSDT - that will take place from 6th to 11th May inclusive - will open later this year, when riders - amateur or professional - from all over the World are again invited to be part of this unique and historic event.

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...

What is the SSDT?

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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