SSDT UPDATE 2014 – Clerk of the Course, Jeff Horne
After another few days in the Lochaber area, I can confirm you will be treated to some new and spectacular views along with a new route this year. In addition to this some old favourites will have an extra twist or two, and the introduction of some brand new sections just to keep you on your toes.
Along with a small group of Assistant Clerks we spent a very cold day of snow, hail and rain showers on Saturday preparing new sections that can only be described as a replacement for the old Witches burn and some.
We are scheduled to be back in the area in two weeks to continue where we left off. Bad weather and snow prevented us from carrying on. However this gave us an opportunity to look at some of the existing sections on the Sunday and we will indeed be extending some of them, like we did with some last year. So look out for some minor changes throughout the week.
I can also confirm that permission has been granted for the trial to use the Achlain group of sections for the first time since the early 90s. For those of you that can remember them, they may bring back fond memories or nightmares.
We will be publishing a comprehensive list of riders along with an editorial mentioning some of the riders taking part very soon.
Clerk of Course, SSDT