Written on Tuesday, 14th July 2020
Despite the current lockdown, some people are choosing to flout the rules and risk the future of our sport by illegally riding on private land and forestry.
Illegal activity on forestry land and unauthorised uses of Private Venues is a criminal offence and puts all legitimate events at risk. The Edinburgh & District MC have been approached by a major estate concerned about unauthorised riding around the Rannoch area. If this continues, the SSDT could lose the entire Thursday route, a route that has been part of the event for decades.
One of the major concerns is the environmental impact of us...
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...
Written on Friday, 28th February 2020
Jitsie and the Scottish Six Days Trial are delighted to announce a multi-year partnership that appoints Jitsie as the official SSDT merchandise partner.
Written on Sunday, 12th January 2020
The star guest of the 2020 Scottish Six Days Trial has been confirmed as past winner and American World Trials Champion, Bernie Schreiber.