With the annual Scottish Six Days Trial and Pre’65 Scottish fast approaching, perhaps it’s time to remind ourselves that these are organised events, suitably insured and staffed with officials. These events don’t just happen and many months of planning and negotiations with public and private organisations take place each year, let’s keep it that way?
Have a read through the article on Trials Guru which explains fully the situation surrounding land use in the UK and how trials fans and spectators can do their bit.
There is a ‘right to roam’ but that does not include motor vehicle access!
The simple solution is, by all means go to these events, but don’t take a motorcycle, unless you strictly plan to follow only by the public highway.
Learn about illegal land use, it isn’t as obvious as you may think!
Sherco UK Importers will once again be in attendance at this year’s Scottish Six Days along with the factory Sherco truck which will be parked in its usual place in the Parc Ferme. They will be providing their personal service and back up to all Sherco riders.
MRS personnel Malcolm Rathmell and Phil Hammond will be joined by David Sarras (Cabestany’s mechanic) and they will all be on hand to assist riders in any way needed to try to help them complete the week. They will also be providing their usual catering service solely to Sherco listed riders so when you arrive back in the Parc Ferme after a cold day on the roads and moors you can be sure of some good hot soup, along with sandwiches, snacks, fruit and the usual famous doughnuts!
It is essential that to receive this service you have to register with MRS before 27th April with address, telephone number and card details. Anyone not providing these details will not be able to enjoy the service Sherco give during the week.
A true enthusiast of trials passed away on 25th March, David Allinson from Reeth, affectionately known in the sport as ‘Tubby’ was a prime mover for many years in the Richmond Motor Club, having been a rider and event organiser.
Tubby was also a great supporter of not only the Scott Trial, but also was an observer at the Scottish Six Days when teamed up with Ripon members, Keith & Judy Blythe.
Allinson was instrumental in the Richmond club taking over the running of the Scott Trial on behalf of the Yorkshire Centre ACU in 1991. A weighty decision for the club at that time, but Tubby was insistent and the Scott Trial has been run by the Richmond club ever since. He was a past Scott Trial secretary and treasurer,
David, as well as being a committee member, was also a regular master of ceremonies at the Scott Trial presentation of awards evening, post trial.
Having celebrated his eightieth Birthday in August 2015, David was the Richmond club’s longest serving member.
The club presented Tubby with an Honorary Lifetime Membership and a specially commissioned gold Scott spoon in recognition of his dedicated service and positive contribution to Richmond Motor Club and the sport since 1958.
David had held most of the club’s roles during his long membership, including that of Chairman, President and also President, Yorkshire Centre ACU.
Tubby played an active role in the Richmond club, being one of the prime movers behind the creation of the Reeth Two Day Trial, which was dreamed up over a pint in Fort William. Over the years, this has evolved into the very successful three day event it is now.
The funeral arrangements are as follows: Funeral service at St. Andrew’s Church, Grinton, Richmondshire at 1.00 pm on Monday 4th April.
May we convey our sincere condolences to his family, son Robert and daughters Andrea and Tracey.
On October 22nd 2016, the Scott Trial will be missing an important component and the void created by the passing of David ‘Tubby’ Allinson will be noticeable.
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
The annual Bob MacGregor Memorial road run for 2016 will take place on Tuesday 26th April, the week prior to the Pre’65 Scottish and the Scottish Six Days Trial.
The 2016 will have guest of honour, Bill Brown from Egremont, known affectionately as Mr. Wulfsport or even Mr. Maico given his connection with the German motocross marque and the world famous Wulfsport clothing brand which he created back in the 1970s.
Bill was a top motocross rider who raced predominately in the North West and Scotland, who ran Bill Brown Motorcycles.
The main organiser is of course Peter Remington, himself an accomplished trials and motocross rider who enjoys the road run which takes in approximately 130 miles of rural Perthshire public roads.
It is a circular route which goes from Killin to Aberfeldy and into the Loch Rannoch area. There is also a lunch break on route for the participants.
The event starts and finishes at the McLaren Hall, Main Street, Killin FK21 8UH. Entry forms will be available from Peter by post: Peter Remington, Kenbrig, Levens, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8DT or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The entry fee is £15 with £2 going to the local Bob MacGregor Motorcycle Club who provide local assistance.
Trials Guru representative, John Moffat took part last year on his father’s 1951 AJS 16MC and enjoyed it so much, he will be back in 2016 for another helping, this time on a 1964 AJS 16C short-stroke.
Riders preparing to leave the McLaren Hall in Killin for the 2015 event – Photo courtesy of Ron Allner of Killin
The name ‘Lampkin’ is synonymous with off-road motorcycle sport. It has to be the most famous of all families associated with motorcycling in the world.
Trials Guru are proud to release a feature page dedicated to the Lampkin family, with informative articles and photos from our regular contributors. We start with Alan R.C. Lampkin’s story of a life in motorcycle sport.
As close family friend and former trials competitor, Blackie Holden said: “The Lampkin family can be summed up in one word – winners. There is something very special about them, from a very early age I remember their tremendous ‘will to win’ it is immense. Whether it be a game of noughts and crosses or a 500 GP, the competitive element with them is incredible. It’s not in a nasty way, they just have to win”.
Read all about ‘Lampkin of Silsden’ on Trials Guru