may, 2020

This is a repeating event

06mayAll Day11Scottish Six Day Trials In Fort William And LochaberEvery year in May thousands of people come to Fort William to enjoy the spills and thrills of the International Scottish Six Day Trials, Fort William


Event Details

Lochaber is proud to host this prestigious annual international trials event, which is held in May each year and is based in Fort William but riders go all over Lochaber each day during the trial. Motorcycle riders from all over the world compete in this “extreme sport”, covering different on/off-road routes around Lochaber on each of the six days. A real trial of the skill, consistency and endurance of the riders, the event is also a gruelling test of the specialised machines used. Providing a spectacular scenery backdrop, Lochaber is unique in the range of natural obstacles used in this fantastic event.

The Scottish Six Days Trial is a Motorcycle Trial with a difference!  It has the additional test of reliability over long distances with riders completing up to 100 miles each day over six consecutive days. Each day they will take on a combination of rough moorland, rocky tracks and public roads in the best – and worst – weather the Highlands of Scotland can throw at them! Each daily route is designed by the Clerk of the Course to challenge the ability, experience, strength and stamina of each rider. To ride 100 miles and negotiate 30 sections each day for six consecutive days requires strength, expertise and exceptional reliability from both rider and machine.

The Scottish Six Days Trial (SSDT) is mainly focused on the Lochaber area of Scotland, UK and is centred in the small highland town of Fort William. Each day of the trial starts and finishes at the West End Car Park on the waterfront, providing a major attraction and economic boost for the town.

For safety reasons, the Scottish Six Days Trial is limited by the number of daylight hours availability to around 270 competitors, but entries are regularly in excess of 400, such is the popularity of the event.

The majority of riders look forward to the only trial that allows them to compete on equal terms with professional and world class riders. The trial has a reputation for being the toughest in the world, and it is the most prestigious event that a trials rider can win.  Competing in the Scottish Six Days Trial is the dream of every young trials rider and long may that continue.

Full details about the event can be had from the official SSDT website.


may 6 (Wednesday) - 11 (Monday)


Fort William