About The Scottish Six Days Trial
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The Scottish Six Days Trial is a Motorcycle Trial with a difference! It has the additional test of reliability over long distances with riders completing up to 100 miles each day over six consecutive days. Each day they will take on a combination of rough moorland, rocky tracks and public roads in the best - and worst - weather the Highlands of Scotland can throw at them! Each daily route is designed by the Clerk of the Course to challenge the ability, experience, strength and stamina of each rider. To ride 100 miles and negotiate 30 sections each day for six consecutive days requires strength, expertise and exceptional reliability from both rider and machine.
The Scottish Six Days Trial (SSDT) is mainly focused on the Lochaber area of Scotland, UK and is centred in the small highland town of Fort William. Each day of the trial starts and finishes at the West End Car Park on the waterfront, providing a major attraction and economic boost for the town.
For safety reasons, the Scottish Six Days Trial is limited by the number of daylight hours availability to around 270 competitors, but entries are regularly in excess of 400, such is the popularity of the event.
The majority of riders look forward to the only trial that allows them to compete on equal terms with professional and world class riders. The trial has a reputation for being the toughest in the world, and it is the most prestigious event that a trials rider can win. Competing in the Scottish Six Days Trial is the dream of every young trials rider and long may that continue.