Scottish Six Days Trial
Yes, it’s almost that time of year again for the privileged riders who have had their entry accepted to start their preparation for the greatest test of man and machine, the Scottish Six Days Trial. As usual it will be based around the town of Fort William in the Highlands, with the start and finish and the secure area for the machines in the West End car park.
All the major importers will be in attendance to support the riders but it’s very important, in order to maintain the best service from the free facilities provided, that you register with them. The importers’ contact details can be found in the magazine, so either call or mail them so that you can have your account set up with them before you arrive at the event and get the best service and supply of parts organised. You must remember that they need the details of your machine so that they can ensure a supply of parts is available for that particular model. Preparation for the six days of riding is key to you finishing the event so it’s very important to be organised.
Before you arrive, please note that the free service does not include preparing your machine for the event at the start of the trial. You should arrive in Scotland with your machine in very good mechanical condition and not, as has been seen in the past with some, having no preparation carried out at all, not even washed!
Contact the importer for the machine you are riding to find out if there is any extra information you need to know about your model to ensure you finish the event; once again the details can be found in the magazine.
Many of our importers and advertisers in the magazine have ridden the event, so maybe it’s a good time to speak with them or to visit your local dealer for any extra information they can give you. It’s surprising what you can learn from someone who has ridden the event with regards to what riding kit to wear and what to carry, and as we have stated your local dealer is probably the best place to visit.
On a final note, just remember the event is not just about the machine finishing the event, the rider has to also! Trial Magazine would like to wish everyone involved in the event a safe week of trials; see you at the event.