Written on Friday, 16th October 2020
The applications for the 2021 event are now OPEN
ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN Get your entries in for the 2021 SSDT now, simply click the link below and apply online. Those of you who had confirmed entries for this year's event will still need to submit an online application for next year's event in order for us to honour your entry.
If you had a confirmed entry for this year's event you will also be getting an email from the secretary reminding you to apply to keep your eyes peeled for this. Entries will close at the end of the day on Monday 30th November 2020.
As everyone wil...
Written on Thursday, 8th October 2020
Preparations are underway for the 2021 Scottish Six Days Trial with all of the behind-the-scenes work kicking off.
The organising committee confirmed that they were planning to hold the event as usual during the first week in May (3rd- 8th May 2021). Committee Chairman Mark Whitham stating “With the current world uncertainty we can only plan to run the event as usual, however we are in constant discussions with the authorities and other key bodies and will be constantly reviewing the position.”
As everyone will be aware there is a huge degree of uncertainty when planning anything in the near ...
Written on Saturday, 3rd October 2020
Although the 2020 event was cancelled, many SSDT fans followed the virtual SSDT tour by Vince Mackintosh in May. Vince toured the event sections on his pushbike giving excellent commentary and SSDT tips along the way, together with his previous fundraising he raised over £4000 for the local hospital nurses. On top of Vince’s fantastic fundraising the SSDT team held a series of on-line raffles with prizes donated by local businesses, riders and trials retailers.
The aim of this was to give back to communities in and around Fort William. We made a grand total of £6651.49 of which the nearly hal...
Written on Friday, 8th May 2020
On the 75th anniversary of VE day the E&DMC would like to remember the motorcycle dispatch riders - the unsung heros of the World Wars
Written on Thursday, 7th May 2020
WIN a free guaranteed entry for the 2021 SSDT AND a weeks accommodation !!!!
Yes Friday's Virtual SSDT raffle is a prize not to be missed - A fully paid guaranteed entry to the 2021 SSDT and a weeks accommodation for two people. The Accommodation has been generously provided by Rob Skinner and is for two people at his self catering accommodation near Fort William Saturday to Saturday for trials week 2021.
The icing on the cake is a Guaranteed entry from the Edinburgh and District Motor Club.
Tickets will be available from our facebook page tomorrow so to be in with a chance of wilnning one of...
Written on Monday, 4th May 2020
Our first virtual day went well in fantastic weather - results are below with a clear leader .
Our first charity raffle was also a fantastic success - watch out for our next one - all to raise some money for the local hospital in Fort William/NHS.
We have an amazing list of prizes and we have been blown away by the generosity of the riders and sponsors who have provided some amazing money can’t buy items. Thank you each and everyone of you!
If you are one of the lucky winners of any of our raffles, we ask that during this difficult time you are patient in waiting for your prize to be delivere...
Written on Sunday, 3rd May 2020
Missing the buzz of Fort William and the anticipation of a weeks sport at the SSDT?
Then follow Vince on his SSDT 2020 challenge as he visits a selection of SSDT sections every day on his pushbike - Vince has challenged himself to complete a daily cycle within his Covid exercise allowance to give others a flavour of the SSDT and making a bit of money for a great cause.
Vince said "#rideforclare is to complete one final fundraiser next week from Sunday 3 May to Saturday 9 May what would have been Scottish Six Day Trial 2020 week. Due to COVID19 the event has sadly been cancelled, during the tri...
Written on Monday, 16th March 2020
The Edinburgh and District MC confirm that the SSDT and the Pre’65 Scottish trials, due to be run in May, have been cancelled. Following advice from the Scottish Government, the Scottish Autocycle Union have cancelled all motorcycle sporting events up to 31 May. Competitors who have entered the events will be contacted shortly to advise on refunds and the next steps.
A decision has not been made as to whether the 2020 SSDT entrants will be carried forward to 2021 or whether we will start with a new application and ballot process. We will let entrants know ASAP.
Written on Thursday, 12th March 2020
Scottish Six Days Trial history will be made in 2020 with the arrival of electric trials bikes in the event for the first time ever! The French Electric Motion firm have entered two riders in the event, and which have been accepted, in the shape of former Trial World Champion, Spain's Marc Colomer and experienced British rider and EM importer Matthew Alpe. Both riders will compete in the event on the latest EM machinery.
Written on Wednesday, 11th March 2020
The Club are constantly monitoring the position and will take advice from all relevent agencies regarding the running of the SSDT and Pre'65 trials. At the moment the events are still on.
Our governing body, The Scottish Autocycle Union has issued the following advice today which unfortunatly means that competitors from Category 1 countries such as Italy will not be allowed to compete in this year’s SSDT and Pre 65.
SACU CORONAVIRUS Statement 11th March 2020
The SACU is closely monitoring the spread of this virus at the moment. We are acutely aware that our two largest events in the calendar ...
Written on Saturday, 7th March 2020
7th March updated list of entries;
Written on Wednesday, 4th March 2020
It is with great sadness we learned that, after a short illness, Jean Paterson passed away on Sunday. Jean, supporting wife of SSDT stalwart Rab, was one of the workers behind the scenes at the SSDT, helping out with all the tasks that just ‘happen’, from helping signing-on the competitors through to organising the awards ceremony at the end of the week. There are not many SSDT supporters who do not know Rab and for over 30 years Jean has been there supporting and helping in the background.
Jean was also the secretary of the Perth & District MC performing endless duties keeping the trials boy...