Once again Nevis Radio, in association with Michelin and Trial Magazine, were broadcasting live from the 2018 Scottish Six Days Trial.
The final audience figures show 322,000 listeners and viewers in 22 separate countries enjoyed the lively banter from the team supported by ‘Trials Guru’ John Moffatt over the six days.
The team consisted of Simon Abberley in the studio and John Weller and John Moffat live at the Parc Ferme start area. The camera crew for the week were Pam Weller, Deborah Weller, Sean McCartney and Ian MacDonald and everyone aside from Simon Abberley of Nevis Radio are volunteers.
John Hulme, Trial Magazine: “On behalf of Michelin and Trial Magazine we have once again enjoyed the privilege of being involved in this live outside broadcast bringing the action from the event daily as it unfolded to a global audience. We would like to thank everyone who makes this happen”.
Just a reminder that the mini series entitled Ross Noble : Off Road is due for screening on three successive Thursday evenings on Dave Channel at 20:00 commencing December 7th, followed on 14 and 21st December.
With under a week until this year’s Scott Trial the Richmond Motor Club are getting items ready for the Scott Trial Charity Auction, which will be held on the evening of the trial, prior to the Results and Presentation of Awards at the Richmondshire Cricket Club. All proceeds will go to Scott Trial Charities. If you would like to donate any items to be auctioned for Scott Charities, there is still time! Please email ~ firstname.lastname@example.org ~ or telephone 01748 886356.
2017 SCOTT TRIAL CHARITY AUCTION DONATED ITEMS
EDINBURGH & DISTRICT MOTOR CLUB’S SCOTTISH SIX DAYS TRIAL COMMITTEE : http://www.ssdt.org – guaranteed and paid up entry for 2018 SSDT.
EDINBURGH & DMC’s PRE ’65 SCOTTISH TRIAL COMMITTEE – guaranteed entry for 2018 Pre ’65 Trial (not paid, please note that bike must meet criteria for trial).
RICHMOND MOTOR CLUB YORKSHIRE LTD – guaranteed and paid up entry for the Reeth 3 Day Trial 2018.
With the run up to the 92nd Scott Trial, the Clerk of the Course and his assistants have now fully assessed and plotted the route and sections. This year the route will run in reverse to normal, with the underfoot conditions being described as being ‘good to wet’.
The reverse route is necessary to adhere to the planning permission arrangements for this unique annual event.
If there is a bonus of a dry spell in the weather leading up to the Scott, then conditions would be perfect for this ‘trial of trials’.
With all this in mind, competitors are reminded to keep to the flagged route and not to deviate.
Spectators are similarly urged to abide by all warning and information signs and specific information given in the official souvenir programme priced at £5.00 with the proceeds going to the local ‘Scott Charities’ – and on the Richmond Motor Club website. This will ensure everyone has a good day trialling, one way or another.
Bruce Storr, a former Clerk of Course and the notable seeing eye, has penned his choices within his famous ‘spectator guide’ once again. This is an invaluable plan for those wishing to make good use of the day.
Storr continues to be a keystone in the event organisation, and his knowledge of the event is nothing short of legendary.
With yet another full entry of 200 riders, and the expectation of large crowds, it promises to be an exciting, event with the possibility that any one of the favourite riders can take home the Alfred Angas Scott Memorial Trophy.
The other prestigious award is for those riders aiming to set ‘Standard Time’, watch out for Sunderland’s Billy Bolt and local men, Jonathan Richardson, James Stones and John Sunter to name but a few who are all on a mission to succeed.
All that’s needed now is some fine October weather to make for a perfect Scott on Saturday, 21st ~ Bring it on!
In keeping with copyright, we direct you to the Richmond Motor Club official website for the current rider list.
Entries for the annual Scottish Six Days Open Reliability Trial, based at and around Fort William, Scottish Highlands, open on Wednesday 11th October and once again these will be online via the event’s website: www.ssdt.org
The entries close on Wednesday, 6th December at which time it is expected to be oversubscribed, given that the 2017 was run in wall to wall sunshine!
The organisers cannot guarantee the weather, but they can guarantee a test of rider and machine over six days which cover a fair mileage of Lochaber and surrounding counties.
The 2018 event will be run from Monday 7th until Saturday 12th May.
Clerk of the Course will be Jeff Horne and Event Secretary Mieke De Vos, both now veterans in their posts.
Full details of the event are best viewed on the official website.
With only three weeks to go until the annual Scott Trial, sponsored by local haulage company NDL, operated by Darlington trials rider, Trevor Willans, the Richmond Motor Club (Yorks) Ltd (RMC) have been engaged in a whirlwind of activity in Swaledale where the event takes place. It is a very unique event, being a time and observation trial.
The sheer scale and magnitude of the Scott Trial is a weighty task for any club to undertake, the RMC have organised it for the past twenty-six years and 2017 will be their twenty-seventh event. This is the 92nd Scott Trial held in the 103 years since it began in 1914.
Trial Secretary this year is local farmer, Ken Wallis, no stranger to the Scott, he has been a committee member for many years and the start-field at Feldom Lane is based on his ground.
Ken’s wife Chris was a previous Scott Trial secretary, stepping down in 2015 and their sons John and Richard have also ridden the event.
Diane Horner who carried on the task in 2016, but with Grand-parenting duties taking up a considerable amount of her time, she decided to step down at the last AGM.
Ken Wallis has been keen on the event since he was a small boy, so there is no lack of enthusiasm for the ‘Greatest Trial of them all’ in the Wallis household.
The event attracts 200 competitors from far afield and the trial secretary has just released details of the start numbers and times, so that competitors can make their arrangements in time for the big day. These details are available on the RMC website including a current list of riders along with important information and final instructions. Click HERE
The Scott Trial has an official souvenir programme which is sold at the price of £5.00 with the proceeds all going to local charities, known collectively as the ‘Scott Charities’. The programme is a ‘must have’ for the event as it gives full details of where to watch, where catering is available out on the course and other facilities. Packed full of interesting articles, it will be available to buy from Thursday 5th October onwards, either by post at the slightly higher price of £6.50 or by calling customers from local stockists from Saturday 9th October at the face price of £5.00, details of where to buy are also on the official website. Click HERE
The programme which has 92 pages, will also be available to buy at the start-field where the sales ladies will happily exchange your hard-earned £5 note for a copy on the day.
The first rider leaves the start field at 09:00:00 on Saturday 21st October and the first rider home is usually back at the finish field around 15:00 hours, this is an estimated time, and the actual finish time is dependent on a variety of factors not least the weather and the condition of the course.
The fastest rider sets standard time and as to the winner, well that is always kept under wraps until the presentation of awards that evening around 22:00 at the Richmondshire Cricket Club in Richmond. Entry is free and the awards are preceeded by the Scott Charity Auction which starts around 20:15. Proceeds of the auction again go to the local Scott Charities.
For more information on the Scott Trial: Click HERE
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