This new-to-the-calendar National Trial will run on the Shetland Isles on the 29th/30th June and will see the Bon Accord Motorcycle Club quite literally breaking new ground when they run what will surely be the most northerly motorcycle trial ever staged in the United Kingdom, some 250 miles north of the club’s home base in Aberdeen. This exciting new addition to the calendar will be held at West Burrafirth in the Shetland Islands. Bon Accord club President Bill McGregor recalls how the Shetland connection started as ‘one of those ideas in the pub’ some six years ago. This trial has been born out of the sheer determination of a handful of riders based in Shetland to have a trial on their home ground, and now, having secured the use of a large piece of ground in the west of the islands the dream is set to become a reality. While the logistics of staging this trial are complex they have some excellent club members who all live on Shetland actually doing the ground work, while the club is looking after the paperwork and organisation of the ferries and accommodation. Bon Accord have purposely set the trial’s status to national, meaning that it is open to riders from all corners of the United Kingdom. It is the club’s hope that this two-day trial can become if not an annual fixture then maybe a biennial fixture in the trials calendar. They already know that everyone who makes the effort is sure of a warm welcome in the Shetland Islands with amazing scenery, fantastic trials riding and 23 hours of sunlight each day. Each day’s trial will be set out with three routes to allow for riders of all ages and abilities. Saturday night’s entertainment will include a charity auction, free food, a free beer and a local band. This promises to be a weekend to remember.
Entry closing on Friday the 31st of May
Online and postal entries for this two-day trial are available from the Bon Accord website: www.bamcc.co.uk For more information on the Simmer Dim Two-Day Trial please contact Bill McGregor email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Telephone: 07887 667959.
To book you place and get your 30% ferry discount code visit http://www.bamcc.co.uk/events/2019.html
This is truly a great opportunity to combine the sport of trials with an experience not to be forgotten of spending time with friends on the Shetland Islands. Two days of trials at approximately 10 mile lap around the unique land in West Burrafirth is not to be missed. 15 sections mostly different each day and a party on Saturday night with bar, music, food, charity action etc. The community have pulled out all the stops, building new roads, and retail parking area, closing the local camping and caravan site to trials goers only and organising the Saturday night venue and entertainment. These people really are the most accommodating and friendliest community you’re ever likely to meet. The trial is run under SACU no stop rules by the Bon Accord Motorcycle Club.
There’s more, why not bring your family and make a holiday of it. Shetland is not only a place full of wonderful people, it’s just recently achieved a top ten place at number 6 in the Lonely Planet’s list for international travelers this summer. No other UK place features!
At the end of June, expect to be able to read a newspaper outside at midnight given the 23 hours of daylight or Simmer Dim as it’s known locally. Shetland is as far from London as the Cote D’azur and although it doesn’t have the guaranteed sunshine is does have a huge amount to offer in scenery, wildlife and history. Even from the trial itself don’t be surprised to see whales in the sea, puffin in the air and otters in the rivers.