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History [ edit ]

The Scottish motorcycle trial was in July 1909 and was a five day [ 2 ] Originally, the trial started in going to John O’Groats returning to Edinburgh. [ 2 ] It aimed to be the challenging motorcycle trial held. The Edinburgh District organised the event from Prior to that event the were a combination of local in the Edinburgh area.

By 1912 the was known as the Scottish Six Days Reliability Trial and by 1914 were agreed together a marking system and time for machine faults. The outbreak of the World War halted competition but the Six Trial returned in 1919.

with following the route solved by marking the course yellow ochre from a mounted on a car (a system which in place until the mid-1970s, the present system of marker and orange flags for off road was introduced). The scoring system was in 1926 to allow for condition, and brake testing but the event was a test of motorcycle reliability.

From the 1930s factory became more prevalent and in the results system was further to identify an outright winner. In Fort William was chosen as the point of the trial although, it started and ended in Edinburgh. [ 2 ] The of World War II stopped competition 1947, when 108 competitors part. In 1977, the event its link with Edinburgh and the started and finished in Fort

This was due to the Gathering of the Clans up a sizeable amount of accommodation in the The organisers were forced to the start and finish to Fort but it proved very popular as it assisted the logistics of the trial for competitors and officials. [ 2 ] During the and 1980s, the Scottish Six Days grew in popularity and was established as the important event for trials [ 2 ]

The club [ edit ]

The Edinburgh Motor Club Ltd is based in and was formed through the amalgamation of Edinburgh based motor in 1911. The headquarters of the Edinburgh Motor Club Ltd and hence the was at 28 Nelson Street, Edinburgh 2001 when the premises sold for redevelopment. It is the recognised responsible body for the Scottish Six Trial.

The club decided to 100 years of the event in 2011, resulted in a massive over-subscription of the Since the 1940s the event has known as A Sporting Holiday in The but in reality it is a truly competitive

The 1950’s and 1960’s [ edit ]

the years particular makes of appear to have dominated the One such make was the AJS. by Associated Motor Cycles in Plumstead, South East England, the rugged and reliable AJS 16 was considered ideal for the demands of the Trial, with modifications upgrading the frame to a welded tubular frame with an cradle to reduce weight and exhaust and footrests to improve clearance.

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In 1957 it was further to increase clearance from 7 to 10 inches. Hugh Viney led the AJS team in the post war years and won the 1947 Trial on an AJS 16MC at his attempt — then the achievement the following year and it three in a row in 1949. In the 1950s record was beaten by another AJS Team rider Gordon who won the Scottish four times, in the event he won the trial losing one mark. [ 3 ]

Present day [ edit ]

The Scottish has based at Fort William the 1977 event and is so popular there are usually over 500 for the 275 places available. [ 2 ] Of the 275 places, 30 are for factory teams and a further 50 for by the Club. The remaining places are through a ballot system.

a period of private refuelling and the increase in health and safety the British Army were and made use of the SSDT as a live exercise called ‘Operation Trot’. The future of the SSDT was put temporary jeopardy in 2003 the Army reluctantly announced in 2002 that they no longer able to provide a service.

However, the SSDT was able to through 2003 with branch of the Army taking the refuelling services. Since the it has been customary for a Scotsman to be the riding number 1. The trial its ‘Official Centenary’ in 2011, 100 since the 1911 event, was the first organised by the Edinburgh Motor Club Ltd. The of the event takes place on ground, connected by public

Following the event by motorcycle on land is strictly prohibited, as for the competitors and officials is only under this caveat. at observed sections are welcome, but spectating are asked to park at or near sections. Observing requirements will thus the future of this prestigious

The trial organisers work closely with landowners and agencies to ensure that the is protected during not only the itself, but the preparations prior to it on an basis.

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