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1921 Scottish Six Days Trial

1921 ssdt ridersRiders climbing the eastern side of Bealach-na Baa on the way to lunch at Applecross in the 1921 SSDTIn the 1921 Scottish Six Days Trial the rules for the event were similar to the previous year. The event attracted a record 131 entries, of which a record 112 made it to the Start.

The routes were for the 1921 Scottish were:

First Day - 183 miles

Edinburgh - Stirling - Crieff - Amulree (test hill) - Kenmore - Dalwhinnie - Kingussie - Trinafour (test hill) - Inverness.

Second Day - 183 miles

Inverness - Strathpeffer - Achnasheen - Jeantown - Tornapress (test hill) - Applecross (lunch) - Applecross Hill (test hill) - Tornapress, then return by the same route to Inverness.

Third Day - 74 miles

Inverness - Abriachan (test hill) - Drumnadrochit - Fort Augustus - Glendoe (test hill) Foyers - Inverfarigaig Corkscrew(test hill) - Inverness.

Fourth Day - 165 miles

Inverness - Kingussie - Dalnacardoch - Kenmore - Dalmally - Oban

Fifth Day - 180 miles

Oban - Kilmelfort - Inveraray - Strachur - Glendarnel and back to Oban via Dalmally. (Test hil, Ballochandrain)

Sixth Day - 123 miles

Oban - Dalmally - Crianlarich - Lochearnhead Callander - Stirling - Edinburgh.

GOLD MEDALS

A F Downie (AJS sc)
L Newey (Ariel sc)
G Brough (Brough Superior)
H Karslake (Brough Superior)
W M Buchanan (BSA)
L L Sealey (BSA)
H F Edwards (BSA)
J H Walker (BSA)
R L Bird (BSA)
S C Hubbard (Coulson)
J Shepherd (Campion)
C H Hanwell (CEDOS)
J R Alexander (Douglas)
R J Baird (Douglas)
L Crisp (Humber)
R M Wilson (Hobart)
P R Dowson (Hawker)
L H Wells (Hawker)
R S Macrae (Harley-Davidson sc)
G Grinton (Harley-Davidson sc)
C A M’Keand (Harley-Davidson )
A J Sproston (Lea-Francis)
G Nott (Matchless)
A S Guthrie (Metro-Tyler)
J T Bashall (Martinsyde)
E Simms (Martinsyde)
S Bladder (New Imperial sc)
R Kershaw (New Imperial)
W L Cowan (New Imperial)
Norman Black (Omega)
Neville Hall (OK)
G M Townsend (P&M)
R Lewis (P&M)
J Westwood Wills (Powell)
Hugh Gibson (Royal Ruby)
F W Viles (Raleigh)
A L Downie (Raleigh)
J W Morton (Rover)
R Elliot (Rover)
A J C Lindsay (Rover)
G L White (Rover)
G Cumming (Sunbeam)
A Brown (Sunbeam)
J R Fellowes (Sunbeam)
R Brown (Sunbeam)
G Dance (Sunbeam)
F S Marsden (Sunbeam)
H Langman (Scott)
W F Scott (Scott)
W Westwood (Triumph)
R B Clark (Zenith)

SILVER MEDALS

R Cardrae (AJS)
A E Rollason (Ariel)
H N Lockhead (Ariel)
A G Cocks (Beardmore-Precision)
T Hunter (BSA sc)
L A Welch (BSA)
H Crisp (Humber)
J Conville (Lea-Francis)
F G Boddington (Morgan)
S Hall (Morgan)
D Parsons (Matchless)
D Wright (Norton sc)
W Handley (OK)
Norman Black (OMEGA)
P Cunningham (P&M)
A G Fenn (Raleigh)
H Nelson (Rudge)
J A Hilger (Rover)
R TBall (Scott)
W Moore (Scott) (Billy Moore - Scott trial assistant course plotter)
M T Calderon (Velocette)

It was reported that a further 13 competitors gained Bronze Medals and there were 26 retired during the week with various problems.

Information compiled and kindly provided by Deryk Wylde. For much more on the history of the sport of Trials including many images never seen before, please see Deryk's OFF ROAD REVUe digital magazines here

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