Scottish Six Days Trial

Fort William on countdown for SSDT show

Fort William on countdown for SSDT show

Record-breaker Dougie Lampkin will be looking to add another chapter to his Scottish Six Days legend

It’s highly unlikely that anyone reading this doesn’t know that next week, Monday to Saturday, May 6-11 is The Scottish Six Days Trial, which is based as usual in Fort William, deep in the Highlands.

The World’s biggest and best-known event was previewed in last week’s paper but here’s a last minute precis for anyone who missed it. The 2019 trial boasts a full house 280 riders who will face six different, challenging days and complete a total of over 500 miles of road, track and open moor during the six days.

All the routes, groups and sections are available now to view on the organising Edinburgh & DMC event website ssdt.org. Dougie Lampkin, Vertigo team manager, development rider and brand ambassador, is the most successful SSDT rider of all time – by some margin – and goes in search of an incredible 13 Scottish victories.

It is expected that Beta factory star and twice a Scottish winner James Dabill will be Doug’s main challenger once again. But there’s a whole host of riders who can be up there and gunning
for Best on Day individual honours as well as a podium or a top-10 placing.

The next two weeks’ TMX News issues will be packed with Scottish reporting starting next Thursday with a full run down on the Pre-65 Two Day in words and pics and also pics from Sunday’s Six Days Weigh-in (scrutineering) and unique parade where all 280 riders get to strut their stuff down Fort William High Street.

We’ll then fill you in on Monday’s first-day action building to a climax with a full day-by-day SSDT wrap the following week. It’s a building up to a tartan treat!