Written on Monday, 28th December 2020
It is with a heavy heart that the Edinburgh and District MC has taken the decision, as a result of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, to cancel the 2021 SSDT and the Pre’65 Scottish trials.
We realise that this will be a massive disappointment to many people. However, we are making an early, logical decision to provide fans and everyone else involved in the event as much notice as possible.
Competitors who have entered the events will be contacted shortly after the two organising committees have met to decide on the way forward.
Pete Bremner, Chairman E&DMC
Written on Friday, 4th December 2020
With the closing date past, applications are now being processed for the 2021 SSDT. As agreed, any entrants who had a confirmed entry for the 2020 cancelled event will be carried forward to the 2021 trial. The take-up has been very positive with the majority of 2020 competitors re-applying. Although this is good news and shows that everyone is keen to get back out there it does unfortunatly means that there will be very few spaces available for the many applicants who did not get an entry for the cancelled event.
The club will be processing the entries over the next few weeks and applicants in...
Written on Wednesday, 18th November 2020
Below is an updated list of applications received as of 20th November.
If you have submitted an application please check your name appears. If it does not and you have recieved an email confirmation please contact email@example.com. If you did not recieve an acknowledgement email please resubmit your details.
The entries close on 30th November after which the selection process will take place
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.