With the trial now only two weeks away, organisation is well advanced. The routes are all planned but the Course team will need to see what the weather has done to the ground when they arrive in Kinlochleven to set up and hopefully they can go ahead as planned.
This is the first year that we have been permitted to run 200 riders which has given an additional 20 people the chance to take part in this sought after event. Guest of Honour Tim Britton will be one of them and he will perform start ramp duties for the first half of the entry on Friday morning and the second half on Saturday. The parade will kick start the event at 9.30am on Friday morning where the noise and spectacle of all the bikes taking a tour of Kinlochleven can be enjoyed. The Trial will start at 10am as the first bikes are piped away by local man John McCallum.
Due to works taking place at the former Mamore Lodge Hotel, there will be NO VEHICULAR ACCESS to the Mamore Road this year. Access on foot is still permitted to reach the sections on the Mamores and the Shuttle buses run by the Primary School means you can gain access to a variety of sections without the hassle of parking restrictions. Donations for Primary School funds are welcomed so please make use of this valuable service and give realistic amounts for it.
We will have a range of Pre’65 Scottish Merchandise on sale throughout the event as well as the Official Programme which is excellent value and has a wide variety of interesting features, route maps and rider list.
There have been 18 withdrawals to date but we have used up to reserve number 20 due to some declining.
Thanks to all our sponsors for their continued support and we look forward to seeing everyone in Kinlochleven for the next edition of the Pre’65 Scottish Trial.