Pre65 Scottish Trial 2015


The ballot for the 2015 Trial took place on 6 December and letters were posted on Saturday 13 December to everyone who entered so, if you entered, you should by now know whether or not you were successful.  If you haven’t received your letter by the end of this week, please email  Thanks to everyone who entered and, if you were one of the unlucky ones, my commiserations and better luck next year.  

297 entries were received for the 180 available spaces and a further 22 from the remaining eligible entries were balloted for the Reserve List.  Communication between entrants and the club are improving and our stand at the Telford Show last year was a good launching pad for our new Machine Examiner to be able to speak to riders to give any advice on what is or isn’t eligible to anyone who wanted it.  Riders appear to be listening and taking note and this shows in the standard of the bikes being entered.  If you have any eligibility questions you would like to ask, please email and I will pass them onto the Machine Examiner.

I have received a few emails regarding comments made by the Machine Examiner but these do not necessarily mean that you weren’t entered into the ballot, some are merely a means of letting you know that there are aspects of the components that need to be changed if you wish to increase your chance of an entry in the future.

The pictures that accompany the entry form are important as they are the first steps in ascertaining whether or not the bike is eligible to be put forward for the ballot although they are not the only criteria.  The whole purpose of the pictures is to see the bike as it will be ridden in Kinlochleven and it is the entrants responsibility to ensure that what is in the picture is eligible as they are used during the machine check prior to the event.  

It is in your best interests to ensure that the pictures are A4 size (full sheet of paper per picture) as requested, that they are in colour and they clearly show the components that are listed in the Machine Details Form.  If the picture is too small, of poor quality, taken in the dark, taken at an angle or the printer ink running out and very pink in colour then the components cannot be clearly seen and you risk your entry being put to the side.  

If, for example, a delorto carburettor which is not eligible for the event is fitted in the picture because you use this throughout the rest of the year but you will be fitting an amal mk1 or mk1 ½ for the event, you need to ensure that this is clearly stated on the form and if successful in the ballot, you need to ensure that this is fitted on the bike before travelling to Kinlochleven as you will not be permitted to start without it.  This example is the same for all the listed components on the Machine Details Form.

The Pre’65 Scottish Trial Committee would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous and Successful 2015.


Anne Gordon

Secretary Pre’65 Scottish Trial

2015 Pre’65 Scottish Alpha Entry and Reserve List

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