Saturday May 7th 2022

Well it’s all come down to one last day in Scotland - Can Lampkin hold onto his narrow 2 point lead over Dabill - or will they both lose out to a very much on form Jack Peace? - We will post the final results later today, but in the meantime take a look at some of the water in these Friday sections  ( Thanks to John K for these)

Here is the official report from the SSDT site.

Jitsie rider Dougie Lampkin has regained the yellow leader board at the crucial moment, as he heads into the sixth and final day of the 2022 Scottish Six Days Trial (SSDT). Dougie’s two-mark loss yesterday sees him take a slender two-mark advantage over his long-time rival and friend James Dabill with everything to play for over Saturday’s closing and deciding thirty sections. Will it be a lucky thirteen SSDT wins for the already King of the Scottish?

Jack Peace rode amazingly well in the deep water, after the heavy overnight and persistent rain, on his early day to keep his title hopes alive. The youngster goes into the last day just one mark back from Dabill. Veteran campaigner Michael Brown has moved up to fourth position after matching Lampkin’s day five score, leaving Jitsie rider Richard Sadler in fifth spot following his worse performance of the week yesterday, though with so much still up for grabs.

Showdown Saturday will see the remaining riders make one last trip down Mamore Road as they embark on an anti-clockwise loop that will take them out to Kinlochleven via sections at Sleiubaich, Stob Coire and Upper Mamore before arriving at the iconic Pipeline hazards.

From here the now tired competitors will face their final tough moor crossing that will include sections at Loch Chiairan, The Lairig and Bradilieg ahead of the final run for home. The last series of groups at Achintee, Ben Nevis and Glen Nevis before the event closing Town Hall Brae section back in Fort William all have the potential of causing a last-minute upset and deciding the 2022 SSDT winner.

There have been some brilliant videos posted of unbelievable rides at WD’s and Pipers Burn by a number of riders, so the fight at the top certainly isn’t over yet.

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So on this final day we will post a quiz ” What does the section WD’s stand for??

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Our thanks go to John Kitchener, for keeping us updated  on a daily basis - John is no stranger   to Scotland, having ridden  the Six days a number of times. Plus the ISDE. ( He now lives in Nelson BC)
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We have  heard some interesting stuff regarding the EM Electric bikes that have competed this week - # 1 of course is that they have two very good riders - but did you know that these bikes need to be recharged every 15 miles !! so that would make  6 per day - the cost approx $3,000. per battery. ( How the hell did they make it across the Moors?)

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Of course I think one of the big things that will come out of this year’s event, is how  do you score these new age “Hoppers” - -

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As for our Canadian heros - like a lot of others they hd to ask for “5′ s ” in some sections as there ws just too much water coming down by the time they got there.  - Scores for Friday - Jon 136th place with 243 points, Stan in 167th place and 285 points. ( The last riders have lost over 1,000 points)
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UPDATE :  Dougie Lampkin wins for 13th time in Scotland.

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