Scottish Six Days Trial 2014


Compared to previous years, the Western Centre wasn't so well represented at this year's SSDT but plenty made the trip up to watch and of course Jotagas importer Steve Saunders has left his Staunton base to support around 15 riders.

In the Scottish Pre 65 2 Day, Peter Collins heroically wrestled his Ariel 500 around for a finish, breaking a few rocks on the way. Ian Wixon's 350 Triumph came off second best with a rock on the second day and forced him out. General opinion was that day 2 was hard but then again, this is Scotland.


Regular Midland Centre visitor to the Western Centre Keith Wells campaigned the DMW for what may be the last time, and took the 250cc rigid trophy - some achievement.

Hopefully next year there will be more Centre riders there (your editor and his sponsor took a bike but couldn't get a ride) and wheels are in motion to get a former Centre trials champion a ride too. He doesn't appear too keen right now, but a sponsorship deal of a bike, entry and accomodation is being drawn together - if more help is forthcoming, he might not have much choice!


As far as the SSDT is concerned, Steve Saunders' Jotagas representation and reputation continues to grow in the world's toughest trial. The nearest the Centre has to a rider in the event is former BVM staffer and Wessex Centre rider Fred Adams from Dursley, who is riding under the Kingswood MCC banner.

Thanks to the organisers once again for putting on these prestigious events which are worth a 1,000 mile round trip!

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