Scottish Six Days Trial Centenary

IN A SPORTING WEEK which will be dominated by the Champions League semi-finals, the races for the Premiership and the SPL, plus the build-up to the Formula One grand prix in Istanbul, the picturesque Highland town of Fort William will also be the centre of world attention, writes Jim McGill.

Of course Fort William is known for its shinty team and as an important base for hillwalking and climbing — it does, after all, sit snuggly beneath Ben Nevis — but it also hosts the revered Scottish Six Days Trial (SSDT), the world’s most intense and challenging multi-day trial. Just for good measure, it’s also the oldest surviving motorbike trial competition in the world.

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