About The Scottish Six Days Trial
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There is very little that can be done to give you a true insight into the SSDT – riding the trial is the only way to find out what it's really all about! However, there are a few things that can give you an insight along the way.
To see the sections themselves, we'd recommend CJB Photographic's SSDT DVDs. They focus on some of the key sections throughout the trial, with commentary throughout. It's a great way to see the sections you'd be riding.
However, don't be fooled by those – many of the sections in the SSDT are relatively easy, because the hard work is in getting there! Kiss The Mudgard productions, in conjunction with Trials Central, have been filming the Scottish since 2007 and their footage has become a firm favourite with SSDT riders and fans alike over the past five years. They cover some of the more out-of-the-way sections and chunks of the route between sections, so their footage is really invaluable to anyone thinking of riding the SSDT for the first time. You can find their extensive coverage via the Video option from the menu above.
Watching DVDs doesn't give you a feel for the pain, exhaustion, cold and sheer exhilaration that comes with the Scottish though. It's always worth speaking to someone around your level who has ridden, preferably more than once, to get their first-hand feedback.
The long and short of it is that the only way you'll find out what it's really like is by riding it yourself. It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and no matter how much pain you go through, we guarantee you'll want to come back. It's an addiction.