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Trials Guru at large!

Trials Guru is all about trials worldwide, however here is a slight deviation from the normal!

John Moffat apart from being a trials rider and enthusiast has always enjoyed other forms of motorcycle sport from an early age and openly admits he has a 100% respect for those who race motorcycles, either for a living or sport.

He has attended the MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show for many years as an announcer/interviewer and this year the guest of honour was seven times TT winner and trials enthusiast, Mick Grant.

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Trials Guru’s John Moffat with Mick Grant, 7 times TT winner and trials rider at the Scottish Motorcycle Show, 2016 – Photo: Dan Jess

Son of a Yorkshire miner, Grant took up racing in 1967, strangely enough as he had a road bike and couldn’t afford a trials bike!

Moffat had the job of interviewing Mick on four occasions during a hectic weekend in the ‘Carole Nash Classic Pavilion’ at the Royal Highland Showground at Ingliston near Edinburgh on March 12th and 13th. It had nearly 500 classic motorcycles on show.

As a bonus, they were joined on the Sunday afternoon by 23 times TT winner, racing legend John McGuinness from Morecambe who aims to equal Joey Dunlop’s TT titles and Scots racer Stuart Easton who started in the sport as a youth motocross rider who went on to race for Paul Bird Racing and Hydrex Honda.

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Trials Guru’s John Moffat interviewing racing legend, John McGuinness with Stuart Easton standing by on the right of the pair – Photo: Trials Guru/Jean Moffat

So you see, it’s not just trials we get involved with in Trials Guru, there is always something interesting going on!

Motorcycle Competition Scotland 1975-2005 – By John Moffat

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MOTORCYCLE COMPETITION SCOTLAND 1975 – 2005 by John Moffat
 – Foreword by 8 times TT winner, JIM MOODIE –
Yoomee Ltd is proud to present this superb semi-hardback book which covers the history of Motorcycle Competition in Scotland from 1975 – 2005 by John Moffat. With foreword written by eight times TT winner, Jim Moodie, it is presented with a mixture of exciting, and in many cases un-seen, colour and black and white images, this book is in A4 size format with over 100 pages of informative and interesting text.

This is a book which explores and describes in words and photographs, competitors and enthusiasts from motorcycle sport in Scotland and more! It’s about people, places and events from this era, the endeavours and performances by motorcycle sports most respected riders, who were either born or brought up in Scotland.
A book which will convey you back to a time-period when Scotland produced not only British, but World championship contenders. Riders who endeavoured to create performances, which proved they were serious competitors in racing, trials, enduro, and motocross.

This is a publication aimed at the motorcycle enthusiast.
Payment can be made securely by ‘Paypal’, debit or credit card
Full details of price, how and where to buy Motorcycle Competition Scotland 1975-2005 is available … Here
UPDATE: Initial reports indicate that there has been healthy demand for this publication. Many thanks to all in the UK who have ‘pre-ordered’ and therefore saved on UK postage! However there are also a number of readers who have already placed an overseas order, thank you very much for your support!