Scottish Six Days Trial Day Zero


From a sleepy little town on Friday night, Fort William in the Scottish Highlands was transformed by Saturday to a place with a real buzz and atmosphere as the 280 riders along with their families and the many who will enjoy the week spectating descended prior to the kick-off of the 2014 Scottish Six Days Trial tomorrow.


Sunday, though traditionally a day of rest, is far from that for the small, dedicated band of organisers behind the greatest Trial in the world. Today, the well-oiled machine kicked into action. All 280 riders have to register for the event at the Trial headquarters, submit their bikes for scrutineering in the Parc Ferme and then take part in the traditional parade of riders down Fort William High Street, after which the bikes all have to be arranged in the Parc Ferme in numerical order - no mean feat with that number of bikes!


As normal, Trials Central were out and about to capture the atmosphere and, of course, the now famous parade of riders. The weather wasn't kind, but it's the Scottish so we're used to it!


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Sorry these are a bit later than normal, but got roped in as IT guru to John Dickinson!