NEWS FROM THE PRE’65 SCOTTISH TRIAL
The 2015 Pre’65 Scottish Trial is now just two weeks away and we are in the final stages of the organisation. This year, please take note of the “Polite Car Parking Notice” which is in the programme and will be displayed in the start area each day. The police are minimising the amount of traffic cones being put out at the usual sections. Parked cars should be fully off the road and clear of the white lines. Do not park within the coned areas. Officers will be patrolling to ensure free movement of other vehicles. Sensible parking by spectators will ensure that the future of this event’s good relations with the police and the safety of other road users.
13 withdrawals have been received so far so there have been a few lucky reserves. With two weeks to go there is a chance that there could be more so if you are a reserve rider, please don’t give up. We are still looking for a few observers so if you are interested in offering your services please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Machine examination takes place on Thursday 30 April between 11.30am and 7pm where there is a good opportunity to see the bikes up close and have a relaxed chat with the riders. The parade around Kinlochleven will kickstart the event into action at 9.30am on Friday 1 May 2015 and will be lead by Jock McComisky. The trial will be started by our Guest of Honour, Mr Jackie Williamson at 10am where the battle for the “Challenge Trophy” will commence. Two new trophies have been introduced for 2015 and they are the “Peter Mitchell Trophy” for the Oldest Finisher and the “Len Hutty Trophy” for Best Matchless/AJS over 300cc. Thanks to sponsor Putoline for their support and providing “goodies” for the rider bags. Thanks are also due to our day sponsors, Hope Technology for their support and VW Van Centre Edinburgh for providing hire vans and new hi-viz vests for our observers.
A wide selection of Pre’65 Scottish Trial merchandise including some new lines will be on sale so please come and have a look. The official programme will also be on sale at the Merchandise stand and various outlets within the village during the week preceding the trial. This is an excellent source of information which includes the route map, list of riders and much, much more and is well worth the £4 cover price.
As Wifi is now available in the Trial Office, this year we plan to get some news from the day’s events and results onto the Pre’65 Scottish Facebook page. Go to www.facebook.com/Pre65Scottish to keep up with the latest news.
All we need now is good weather so fingers crossed that Kinlochleven and Lochaber deliver this but we will all enjoy this brilliant event whatever it does.
See you all in Kinlochleven