Wednesday February 27th 2019

We don’t get this Classic mag - but maybe we should, as it’s full of great articles and photos.

This cover shot looks like Bill Wilkinson on the Greeves ( fitted with conventional forks)
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Check out this video - the guy is amazing on the Fantic - ( Very trick)


Still very cold in the Valley -19 last night and not warming up a lot this week - The old saying of “March comes in like a Lion, and goes out like a lamb” - might be true this year.


Here is the final rider entry list for the 2019 Scottish.

The complete entry list for the 2019 Scottish Six Days Trial, which will run from Monday to Saturday, May 6th - 11th, has been released by the organising committee following the passing of the final date for payment. A total of 286 riders have been accepted, including those lucky to have been accepted from the official reserve list.

The entry includes the most successful SSDT rider of all time, reigning and 12 times winner Dougie Lampkin - Vertigo. Doug said recently, “I am burning to win another Scottish to equal a record of World Championships set by Spanish racer Angel Nieto. He won 13 titles but being superstitious he called it 12 plus 1. It would be really cool to have 12 plus 1 SSDT victories.”

One black spot is that no fewer than 20 riders failed to take up their offer of a ride and worse, failed to contact the organisers to say so. This is simply unacceptable and not fair on the riders on the reserve list who face the uncertainty of not knowing if they’re in or not and face ever-rising accommodation costs as the event draws nearer.

That problem aside, the stage is now set for another epic head to head battle between Lampkin and fellow Brit, James Dabill - Beta, but there is a very strong line-up with the likes of brothers Dan and Jack Peace - both Sherco, Jack Price - Gas Gas and Michael Brown - Gas Gas.

The Continental threat looks like coming from young Spanish rider Francesc Moret - Honda Montesa whilst countryman and former Scottish winner, Amos Bilbao - Honda Montesa makes a popular return.

No fewer than nine Ladies are proud to take their places including reigning Women’s World Champion, Emma Bristow - Sherco and German challenger, Theresa Bauml - TRS.

With such a large and diverse entry it is inevitable that there will be a few more changes before the start of the 2019 edition of the Scottish, but this is the definitive list as it currently stands.

Note: After checking the list - the only name from this side of the pond I recognize is Dennis Sweeten from Portland.

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