Scottish Six Days Trial 2020

Mon 4th May 20
Sat 9th May 20
Around Lochaber

The Trials action kicks off in Lochaber on the Friday before the SSDT with the two-day Pre ’65 trial taking place, based in the small town of Kinlochleven. Then there is the buzz of the SSDT paddock on Sunday 3 May with the annual ‘weigh-in’ of the competitor’s bikes before the traditional parade of riders down Fort William High Street in the afternoon. 

We will detail the dates of local routes here when they are published. The event’s routemarkers have been out checking new ground for this year’s event. Look forward to some spectacular scenery, some tough new moor and new sections in May.

Spectators are very welcome, but only at designated areas – it’s best to buy a programme. The club respectfully asks spectators observe the rules, any deviation could result in a loss of access to land for the trials and jeopardise the future of this longstanding and much loved event. There is good info on the website, but service can be patchy in rural areas. Visit:

If you’re unfamiliar with trials, this event is a spectacular sight – and smell, and sound… The beauty of trials motorbikes set against the stunning backdrop of Lochaber is a sight to behold. The absolute skill and determination of the riders something to aspire to. Just going to the parade on Sunday 3 May to see the bikes is fun!

Accommodation fills up quickly this international event coincides with a British bank holiday weekend – if you’re planning a trip here in May search our accommodation pages and book early.

The star guest of the 2020 Scottish Six Days Trial has been confirmed American World Trials Champion, Bernie Schreiber. In 1982 Bernie fulfilled his lifelong ambition of winning the Scottish Six Days Trial, which up until that point the event had only been won by European riders.

Factory Beta rider, James Dabill has won the 2019 Scottish Six Days Trial and finally brought Dougie Lampkin’s run of seven straight victories to an end and thwarted the Vertigo factory ambassador’s aim of a thirteenth victory in the Edinburgh & District Motor Club’s famous event. James was actually the last rider to win the Scottish before Lampkin’s incredible run and that was back in 2011 when he was also Beta mounted. It was his third SSDT win in total, his first being back in 2007 on a Future Montesa.


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