The second weekend in June is the signal for the flag to drop on the annual Highland Classic Two Day – this year it’s the SWM edition on the picturesque hunting estate of Alvie, near Aviemore on June 8/9.
With a bumper entry of 160 riders plus 23 ‘guest’ competitors and over-subscribed as usual, the Inverness & District club maintains that this is the ‘Friendliest Classic trial in Scotland’.
The guest of honour is none other than 1979 World Trials Champion, Bernie Schreiber who is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his crown in grand style. He is also hosting a trials school, The ‘Schreiber Experience’ the day after the main event at the same venue.
With entries from Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Ireland and France it has a truly international flavour and with UK riders of the calibre of Gary Macdonald, Ben Butterworth, Nick Jefferies, Richard Allen, John Reynolds, Chris Koch and Phil Disney, this is now a must ride event in Scotland for Pre-65 and Twin-shock riders to tackle.
Entries secretary John Moffat said: “We have been building the status of our trial up for quite some years and we think we now have a winning formula.
“We strive to continue the friendly atmosphere and annual themes which attracts a fantastic following and response. Next year we will host the Fantic edition and are already working to secure a guest of honour and some special guest riders.”
The event secretary will be well known to SSDT competitors, as the club have secured the services of Mieke de Vos who retired as SSDT Secretary last year and was quickly snapped up by the Inverness committee.
With 25 SWM machines taking part, this looks set to be another great sporting weekend in the Scottish Highlands.