Pre 65 Scottish Trial – Post Trial Review



The 2016 Pre’65 Scottish Trial has been hailed a very successful and enjoyable event.  That is the general concensus by all who kindly took the time to write or contact the club to thank us for our efforts in putting on such an excellent event.

Guest of Honour, Guy Martin drew in the crowds and proved to be very popular even although he was unable to stay to present the trophies at the Presentation due to work commitments.  Our sincere thanks go to Alan Lampkin who very kindly stepped in to present the trophies at short notice and he proved a popular and very fitting choice.

Congratulations to winner Dan Clark along with 2nd and 3rd place winners, Ben Butterworth and Murray Whittaker – they all finished on the same marks lost and their placings had to be resolved in accordance with TSR 23 of the ACU Sporting Code and as detailed in the event Supplementary Regulations, ties were decided first of all on total cleans, then best score on Friday and the oldest rider as the last resort tie-breaker.

The new minibus service to the lochside sections operated by Kinlochleven Primary School was a massive success and they were delighted with the proceeds from their venture.  Thanks to all who used the service and they hope it will become a regular feature for the trial as it proved to ease parking congestion at some of the sections where parking is difficult.

As always the club would like to thank our sponsors – Putoline, Hope Technology, Kia Motors and REH Forks for their support and to all the observers and officials who, without their help, the trial would not happen.

Entry forms for the 2017 trial will be available to download from www.ssdt.orgaround 1 October 2016.  Dates for the 2017 Trial are Friday 28 and Saturday 29 April 2017.


Anne Gordon

Secretary Pre’65 Scottish Trial



Secretary, Anne Gordon would like to thank every single person who made a donation to her West Highland Way Walk appeal for Glencoe Mountain Rescue which raised a staggering £2,056.50 for this fantastic cause.  She would also like to thank Gill Weir and her team on the merchandise stand for their efforts in collecting£935.50 of donations which made up almost half of the total amount raised.

Anne had a wonderful week walking and unbelievably it was wall to wall sunshine with not one drop of rain although the dreaded “midge” was present on quite a number of occasions.  Despite having one or two blisters she would do it all again as it was a superb experience where she met lots of lovely people and the scenery was just spectacular.  Thanks to your donations Glencoe Mountain Rescue are a bit nearer their target to purchase a new rescue vehicle and they are delighted with such a large donation.  Anne is very proud to have completed her walk and even more so with the generousity of everyone who donated.  Thank you all so very much for your support and encouragement.

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