Scottish Six Day Trials
What's involved in motorcycle trials?
The sport of motorcycle trials is a test of riding skill over observed sections. When competitors ride the sections their feet must remain on the footrests of the motorcycle. They must negotiate steep gullies, slippery rock steps, rocky streams or boulder-strewn gorges. Sections vary in length and severity, and riders are penalised if they put their feet down to help them ride the section, and more so if they fail to negotiate the section in its entirety.
The Scottish Six Day Trials
Unarguably the greatest motorcycle trial in the world!
The Scottish Six Day Trials (SSDT) is widely regarded as the birthplace of this unique discipline where the winner is determined by skill alone rather than speed. Since its origin in 1909, no other trial has captured the imagination of rider and spectator in the same way. Riders are lured to the SSDT from all over the world, and the event has the same status to trials riders as the Isle of Man TT has to road racers.
Over the last century, thousands of riders have made this special pilgrimage to do battle with the Scottish Highlands over six gruelling days, with the competitors covering nearly one hundred miles of rugged terrain every day. Each rider will have their own lasting memory of their individual adventure in these wonderful hills and mountains, which even in the modern era of extreme sports remains one of the purest tests of man and machine.
The Scottish Six Days Trial has the additional test of reliability over long distances, with riders completing up to 100 miles each day over a combination of rough moorland, rocky tracks and public roads. To ride 100 miles and negotiate 30 sections each day for six consecutive days requires strength, expertise and exceptional reliability from both rider and machine.
SPEA FIM Trial World Championship
The SPEA FIM Trial World Championship is the most important and the best motorcycle trial competition series on the international calendar. 2010 was the first year since 1992 that Scotland hosted a stage of this prestigious World Championship series the event then reurned in 2011.
2012 Fort William & The Outdoor Capital played host to the FIM des Nations, this was the first time this inter countires competition visited the UK in its long history.
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