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Enter Barbon the easy way

Riders who may be planning to take part in the Westmorland Club's Percy Duff Barbon Hill Climb can now make their entry through the club's website as well as the ACU/Sport 80 facility which...

Scotland Part 11

Monday, May 13, 4.15 pmThis will be the final personal blog from the Scottish, started on Monday afternoon at home and with the very appropriate words sent to me by a friend, which I...

Better late than never

Having been in Scotland for the two big trials over the past ten days or so, and with limited means of updating this website, only now has it been possible to add the results...

Scotland part 10

Friday Evening, May 10, 9.15pmThe song title says “the sun will come out tomorrow” and it did for the fifth day of this year’s SSDT - and a good job too, for the riders...

Scotland part 9

Thursday evening, 11.25pmThe rain could be heard on the caravan roof overnight of Wednesday/Thursday, but it didn’t seem much on Thursday morning in Fort William. It was heavy drizzle with the forecast for the day...

Scotland part 8

Wednesday evening MayIn all the years I’ve been coming to Scotland for the SSDT, rarely have I done anything else other than watch the trial. Once I went to Mallaig on the train with...

Scotland part 7

Early Wednesday morning about Tuesday.Perhaps I should have proof read part 6, there were some glaring spelling errors caused mostly by the hated spell checker on my I-pad, so apologies the typing was not...

Scotland Part 6

Monday, May 6, 10.15pmHeck, it’s been hot today and it’s not often one can say that about watching trials riding in Scotland, and whilst the riders undoubtedly prefer warm and dry conditions as an...

Scotland Part 5

Sunday afternoon, May 5I spent the first couple of hours this morning looking for the final results from the Pre 65 trial but was unable to find them, so wrote Scotland Part 4 with...

Scotland part 4

Saturday, May 4 8.10amEarly news here from Kinlochleven on Saturday morning, just an hour or so before the first rider is away.The results of day one were published and 13 riders went clean on...

Scotland. Part 3

Friday, May 3, 8.10pmIt’s fairly late on Friday evening following the first full day of the Pre 65 trial, so my first impressions.The level of bike preparation is exemplary with very few old knackers...

Scotland part 2

THURSDAY, MAY 2, mid-eveningIt was when I reached Glen Coe that I realised that in all the years I’ve been travelling the A82 to Fort William, rarely have I seen the famous mountains in...