Pre ’65 Scottish Trial 2018 Kicks off in 2 weeks!

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PRE ’65 Scottish Trial kicks off on Friday 4th May!

Kinlochleven and Ice Factor will host the the 2-day Pre 65 Scottish Trial for another year and it all kicks off in 2 weeks!

In association with the Scottish Six Days Trial, Edinburgh & District Motor Club also run a Pre-’65 two-day Trial for motorcycles manufactured before 1965. This takes place on the Friday and Saturday immediately before the SSDT every year, starting and finishing in the small town of Kinlochleven, some 36 miles from Fort William.

The Pre-’65 trial celebrated it’s Silver Jubilee in 2009 and has proved to be the most important Pre-’65 trial in the UK with entries for the trial massively over-subscribed each year.


  • The Ice Factor Cafe will be open from 8am during the events serving the finest selection of hot rolls, cakes and hot drinks. Check out the menu HERE. 
  • Enjoy live music in Chillers form White Rose on Friday 4th May from 9pm ’til late.


Spectating at the SSDT is absolutely FREE!

PRE ’65 Scottish Trial Officials ask that you respect thier request to leave your bikes at home – the future of the SSDT is dependent on the goodwill of our landowners, and whilst they are happy for our riders and officials to ride across their ground, unauthorised riders following the trial could result in the loss of huge areas of ground that would threaten the very existence of the trial.

The best sections for spectating will be detailed in the official event program along with a map and directions, and there is plenty fun to be had getting to the sections by road and by foot!


There are thirty different sections on any given day of the Scottish Six Days Trial so you are not short of choice. However, not all of them are accessible to spectators and some that are require considerable walking, though you will be amongst the most spectacular scenery Britain has to offer so it’s worth taking the time to enjoy it. You can find details on the best sections to watch, along with maps showing their location and directions for accessing them in the official SSDT program. The program is available to purchase from various outlets in and around Fort William from late April onwards.


Tim Britton, of Classic Dirt Bike Magazine fame will be the Guest of Honour for 2018. Tim will perform the Start Ramp duties by seeing the first half of the entry away on Friday before riding the trial himself. He will wave off the second half of the entry on Saturday as well as doing the honours at the Presentation of Awards in the Kinlochleven Community Centre on Saturday evening, doors open at 7:30.


For more details, visit the official website

*All information from the SSDT website and Facebook page.