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”.
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Former British Trials Champion (1977) and factory Honda rider, Rob Shepherd is making a comeback to trials with a machine that he was associated back in the seventies. Honda powered four-stroke power. ‘Shep’ a Yorkshire farmer has been practising constantly with a Drayton BSA Bantam which he hopes to ride in Pre’65 events next season. He was particularly taken with the Montesa 4RT. Shepherd rode for Montesa back in the early seventies with Rob Edwards, before switching to Honda UK Trials Team with Brian Higgins and Nick Jefferies, managed by Sammy Miller.
According to Rob’s younger brother Norman, also a very competent rider on a Bultaco, Rob has worn the rear tyre of the Bantam to ‘slick’ proportions. He told Trials Guru at the recent Scott Re-Union: “He’s never off the thing, he’s worn the knobbles off the rear tyre”.
Rob Shepherd has been out of the sport since 1983 when he last rode it was an Appleyard 340 Bultaco in 1982/83 and a Majesty Yamaha in 1981.