Scottish Six Days Trial 2016 – Michelin – Trial Magazine
Once again in association with Michelin and Trial Magazine the Nevis radio station was live in the Parc Ferme every morning bringing you news and views with David Ogg and John Moffat the master of ceremonies.
David Ogg – Nevis Radio: “We have just got the viewer figures in for the 2016 SSDT live stream and for the six days we had in total 227,223 viewers, that’s individual imp addresses. Not bad for a wee station on the West Coast of Scotland and it doesn’t include the number of folk that didn’t view but listened on the net or on FM. We had a fantastic six days and I would like to thank the Trials Guru, John Moffat for his in-depth knowledge on the sport and support to Nevis Radio once again and also to Michelin and Trial Magazine”.
John Hulme – Trial Magazine: “This is fantastic news and spreads the word of trials and in particular the Scottish Six Days Trial to a much wider audience showing our continued commitment to the event. We have enjoyed a very good six days and would like to thank everyone who made us so welcome”.
The annual Scottish Six Days Trial is only a few weeks away now and preparations are building up in the usual ‘SSDT Fever’.
Arrangements have been made to once again have national radio coverage provided by the local station, NEVIS RADIO based in down-town Fort William which hosts the event.
Each morning between 07:00 and 11:00 hrs GMT the Outside Broadcast Team comprising of David Ogg, John Weller and John Moffat will keep listeners up-dated with rider interviews, daily results and information about the trial. The station ‘anchor-man’ is Si Abberley who usually hosts the Nevis Radio ‘Drive-Time’ show in the afternoons.
You can listen to the action from the Parc Ferme on your radio if you are attending the trial or if you aren’t then ‘Listen Online’ by logging into the Nevis Radio website – nevisradio.co.uk
NEVIS RADIO Outside Broadcast SSDT 2016 is sponsored by MICHELIN and TRIAL MAGAZINE UK
Well what can I say? The Richmond Motor Club (Yorkshire) Ltd have excelled themselves once again by promoting what has got to be the best and most popular trials event in the UK calendar, the Scott Trial.
Trials Guru was there in the form of John Moffat who acted as start and finish field commentator, keeping the spectators and supporters informed, rider comments both at the start and finish and of course acted as auctioneer for the Scott Charity Auction on the Saturday night at the Richmondshire Cricket Club pavilion in the town. Over two thousand pounds was raised on the evening alone.
Ian Austermuhle was a popular winner and at the presentation he spoke highly of the club and John Lampkin of Beta UK for all the support he has had from the Silsden based importer.
Moffat had a pre-trial dinner on the Friday night, in the company of Trial Magazine’s John Hulme, Gas Gas UK importer, John Shirt and Scott winner (2012), Michael Brown at a local restaurant and it was a very informative evening indeed. It is quite different to have access to people at the centre of the sport in an informal manner and much was learned about the intricate workings of the sport from the in-depth conversations that took place that evening.
The trial itself was run in near to perfect conditions the course being covered very quickly by the top riders and it came as no surprise that local rider, Jonathan Richardson was first home to set standard time, the bench-mark from which all other riders lost marks accordingly.
The Scott committee ensure that strictly no-one is aware who sets standard time and who has lost what, on observation until the results are read out in reverse order at the presentation.
It was Austermuhle that looked confident at the finish. Richardson doubted that he had saved sufficient marks for a repeat of his 2011 victory.
Doug Lampkin, always the 100% professional blamed himself for the mistakes made when interviewed by Moffat at the finish line.
John Sunter was well up on time, but knew he wasn’t fastest man as he was in the previous year.
James Dabill rode straight through the finish enclosure, spoke to no-one and promptly put the factory Vertigo straight in the van, walking briskly back to the Secretary, Diane Horner’s office, to hand back his riding bib without a word. It was a disappointing day at the office for Dabill finishing a lack-luster thirteen place overall. James would not be happy at that.
But it was a smiling Austermuhle that hoisted the Alfred A. Scott memorial trophy aloft on the Saturday night to much applause and cheering by the knowledgeable crowd who filled the Cricket Club in Richmond, victory after nineteen years of trying was finally his.
All we can say is, roll on Scott Trial 2016.
Scott Trial 2015 Top Ten results –
Winner: Ian Austermuhle – Time: 3 Observation: 39 Total: 42
Emma Bristow, Lincolnshire, England was presented with the 2014 FIM Womens’ World Trials Championship during the FIM Gala at Jerez, Spain. Emma is also ACU British Ladies Champion 2014. Well done Emma what a year you have had!
The Premier Trial Website – Recording the History of the Sport 'Since 2014'