About The Scottish Six Days Trial
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Planning the routes for the Scottish Six Days Trial is no small job – it requires months of planning and liaison with all the individual landowners and regulatory bodies and the route is generally not finalised until late March each year.
Whilst the club know the planned routes by late March, unfortunately they aren't published in advance. The reason for this is that the SSDT is only made possible by the goodwill of the local landowners who allow us across their land. Unfortunately, past experience has shown that publishing our routes prior to the Trial results in a small number of riders taking the opportunity to investigate new routes and sections and riding illegally. We can’t afford to upset our landowners, so in an effort to protect their ground from illegal riding, the routes of the event are not published before the event. Full routes with maps and tips for the best viewing spots are detailed in the official programme, available in the Parc Ferme and from various outlets in Fort William. Proceeds from the sale of SSDT programmes are donated to charity.
We appreciate that this isn’t really helpful for those of you who want to plan your trip around Lochaber, but hopefully you can understand that protecting the future of the Trial has got to be our priority.