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Thursday, 28 April 2011

100 Bikes - 100 Miles - 100 Years

Do you think there's any chance at all that I'll have Cubbie's brakes sorted by the end of May? At this rate, I think not, but after some advice from Mr Ex-VMCC-Pres, there might be a light at the end of tunnel. Not that Cubbie hasn't got any lights. Er, no, you're right, it hasn't got any lights or any brakes, but I'm assuming that's just a flat battery, even though its one of those solid ones that allegedly don't go flat...

Anyway, I recevied some info from the organisers of the Scottish Six Day Trial about their centenary celebrations over at Fort William - sounds like a bloomin' good day out and IF I can get Cubbie sorted, I'm going to enter. Anyone else going?

Here's the info...
Do you have a classic bike that doesn't mind a bit of mud? Are you up for a challenge? Then you might want to join us for our Centenary Bike Run!

On Sunday 29th May 100 bikes will take on a route of 100 miles to celebrate 100 years of the Scottish Six Days Trial. It's a day that is not to be missed for any SSDT enthusiast.

The run will start and finish near Fort William, covering a mixture of public roads and private unmetalled tracks. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to ride your classic motorcycle over some of the most remote and scenic routes that Scotland has to offer.

The event is restricted to 100 entrants and is aimed at pre-1960 bikes, although bikes up to 1970 will be eligible to take part. In the event of over-subscription any pre-1950 bikes will take preference. Throughout the day a full back-up service will be available and marshalls will be on hand around the route too. Before the run you can relax and enjoy a social gathering on the Saturday night

Doreen Stratford is co-ordinating the event - you can find more details in her event notes below and if it sounds like something you'd be interested in, you'll also find the entry form at the foot of this article. If you have any further questions, please just contact Doreen and she'll be able to provide you with the information you need.

And a little bit more to tempt you...there will be two routes - one for old trail/trial bikes involving some slightly rougher tracks, and one for vintage and road based bikes involving tarmac, and some properly graded unmetalled tracks - these will be suitable for road based bikes with reasonable tread pattern tyres.

Look at that - doncha just fancy poddling up there on your old bike? No pedestrians...maybe the odd bit of wildlife but you'll only be going slowly.


The Chief Bodger said...

That is something that I would just LOVE to do. But the usual excuses...bikes in the shed in bits....lack of dosh....there's no bridge running betwixt here and there.....any other one that I can think of that applies.

Seriously, that sounds like it would really be something to enjoy taking part in.

A FULL report is awaited.

Hairy Larry said...

Sounds like a great ride, sigh...yeah Bodger, if there was a bridge we could load our bikes up in a pickup...going slowly, what the young racers around here would have refered to as " tully-whompin' ".

Darrell said...

Looks like it would be a great ride. Shame I'm out of practice in mountain riding, given that Florida is a tad...well.......mountain-less.

Gorgeous Biker Chick said...

Hmmm, why is it all you guys who CAN'T come who WANT to come!


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