500 entries for 2018 SSDT

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Dougie Lampkin (Vertigo 300) seen here on ‘Leanachen’ in 2016, will no doubt be back to try and add another SSDT to his tally – Photo Credit: Kimages/Kim Ferguson

 

With entries now closed for the annual Scottish Six Days Trial in May 2018, reports indicate that the event is almost 100% oversubscribed with Secretary, Ms. Mieke De Vos looking at a pile of over 500 entries.

This happened as far back as 1972 when the event was massively oversubscribed to a similar magnitude and saw the commencement of the now famous ‘ballot of entries’.

At that time, the then Secretary, the late Jim McColm and the SSDT Committee of the day pondered what to do and a ballot system was put in place.

The 2018 ballot will take place between now and the festive season, with all successful and non-successful entrants being informed between 25th December and January 1st.

The Dutch born SSDT Secretary, Mieke De Vos urges entrants not to make contact with the SSDT administration before 1st January, if you have not heard any news.

No doubt there will be a flurry of social media activity between now and the new year with successful entrants gleefully declaring their acceptance and unsuccessful entrants drowning their sorrows.

However remember that with all large events there is an attrition rate of around 10% who have to withdraw their entry prior to the event for a variety of reasons. So don’t be overly despondent.

Full details of this most famous of all trials can be found on the SSDT website, www.ssdt.org

As for Trials Guru? Yes we will be there!  –  May 7-12, 2018  – WATCH THIS SPACE!

 

One thought on “500 entries for 2018 SSDT”

  1. Why don’t you make people pay up front for their entry as any Tom, Dick or Harry can enter online. This would reduce the amount of entries to people who are genuine entrants, if people had to pay the £460 in advance they would think twice before entering and this would reduce the amount that is over subscribed.
    Years ago we had to send a cheque for the full amount and before you sent it you had series think about an entry.
    Regards
    Stuart

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