Last Call For 2019 SSDT
Just one week to get those entries in
2019 SSDT Entries Open
It starts all over again!

Last Call For 2019 SSDT

Last Call For 2019 SSDT

Just one week to get those entries in

2019 SSDT Relay Teams

2019 SSDT Relay Teams

Success of 2018 to be continued for 2019 Scottish

2019 SSDT Entries Open!

2019 SSDT Entries Open!

It's that time of year again as the build up to 2019 begins

Our Thanks To Our 2018 SSDT Sponsors

Our Thanks To Our 2018 SSDT Sponsors

A vital part of maintaining the status of the SSDT as the greatest Trial in the world

The Sad Loss Of Andrew Dignan

The Sad Loss Of Andrew Dignan

Well know face at the Scottish for over thirty year succumbs to illness

2018 SSDT A Great Success

2018 SSDT A Great Success

Historic and famous event remains the jewel in the international Trials crown

Dougie Lampkin Wins 2018 SSDT

Dougie Lampkin Wins 2018 SSDT

Once again, the Trial was won and lost on the slopes of Ben Nevis

James Dabill Still In Control At SSDT

James Dabill Still In Control At SSDT

Trial set for final day showdown as two just marks seperate Dabill and Lampkin

SSDT Day Four And Dabill Still Leads

SSDT Day Four And Dabill Still Leads

Impressive performance despite being very early rider on a tough day at the Scottish

Dabill Remains On Top At 2018 SSDT

Dabill Remains On Top At 2018 SSDT

Clocks up first penalty, but still leading as the Trial reaches half way mark

James Dabill Takes Lead In 2018 SSDT

James Dabill Takes Lead In 2018 SSDT

Now the only rider to remain clean after two days of competition

2018 SSDT Gets Underway

2018 SSDT Gets Underway

Six way tie at the top after opening day of the 2018 Scottish

Dougie Lampkin Wins 2018 SSDT

dougie lampkin day six storyDougie Lampkin – Vertigo snatched a record extending twelfth Scottish Six Days Trial (SSDT) in dramatic fashion on the closing day of the 2018 event, despite having never been in the lead throughout week. It was James Dabill – Beta who was, and had been the front runner from Monday and went into day six with a slim advantage which would cruelly disappear when his rear tyre came off the rim in the final section on Ben Nevis.

Lampkin had never carried the yellow leader board this year having not been helped by his own mechanical problems earlier and throughout the competition, however he was never far off the lead and had kept the pressure on his fellow Yorkshireman, Dabill up to and going into today’s deciding encounter. The duel between these two previous SSDT winners did not disappoint and despite the high stakes both rode brilliantly to remain clean through the earlier challenges presented by the sections at Upper and Lower Mamore, Pipeline, Bradileg right through to and including Glen Nevis.

As has been the case so many times in the recent history of this hundred-year plus event, it was again the rounded boulders in the narrow valleys on the lower slopes of Ben Nevis where the drama unfolded and the marks that ultimately decided the eventual SSDT winner were lost. Carrying his two-mark overnight margin forward to this point Dabill looked very much in control until disaster struck as his rear tyre broke away from the rim to leave him stranded and with a very untimely five-marks.

Under brighter skies and aware of the unfolding story ahead of him Lampkin remain calm and focused and simply got on with his own task of plotting his way safety through the sections in the shadow of Britain’s highest mountain for the loss of just a single dab that would seem him win his seventh SSDT in a row, this time by three marks, and to take his tally to twelve Scottish wins in total.

The chasing contingent proved to be as strong as ever with local rider Gary Macdonald – Scorpa finishing a strong third after he kept in touch with the leading duo throughout the week. Macdonald’s place on the podium came by way of a tie-break, as he got the nod over Jack Price – Gas Gas after they both finished on eighteen marks apiece. Jack Sheppard – Sherco rounded out the top five as the Suffolk challenger enjoyed a return to form following some recent disappointing results in the national series.

Previous SSDT winner Sam Connor – Beta again showed himself to be a Scottish specialist with a fine sixth place as he saw off Andrew Chilton – Scorpa and Richard Sadler – Beta who ended the week seventh and eighth respectively. Locked on thirty-six marks each Guy Kendrew – Beta and Sam Haslam – Gas Gas claimed the last two spots inside the top ten, in that order.

Whilst Lampkin may have claimed the overall win and the best over 40’s award, Emma Bristow – Sherco performance was equally noteworthy as she secured thirty-sixth spot in the general ranking and was by far the best female rider over the six tough days of competition. Macdonald was the clear winner of the best Scottish rider award, leaving Dabill’s World Championship minder, Jiri Svoboda – Beta to deservedly collect the prize for best newcomer.

The 2018 edition of the Scottish Six Days Trial certainly lived up to the rich heritage of what remains widely regarded as the best Trial in the World, and delivered a typically dramatic ending as has been the case so many times over the last century or so. The SSDT lives on, and as strong as ever and waiting to see if Dougie Lampkin will return next year to defend his title once again.

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