THREE Buxton-based riders have taken part in a historic motorcycle competition in the Scottish Highlands, the centenary running of the famous Scottish Six Days Trial (SSDT).
Craig and Liam Robinson and John Shirt Jr, all qualified expert riders, competed both individually and in the club team event as members of the Manchester 17 MCC, and all brought home awards.
Craig, 22, a regular entrant in the Expert Class of the British Trials Championship and other national events, settled down after a shaky start to take 28th place overall, narrowly beating his mentor John, 40, who rode to 33rd overall. Both received Special First Class Awards.
Overcoming potentially serious damage to his bike, Liam, 20, rode in his usual steady style all week to achieve 99th place and another First Class Award for his growing collection.
Other Manchester 17 MCC members competing were Danny Greatorex (93rd, First Class Award); and Dan Watson, 160th, Second Class Award.
Running just before the main Scottish Six Days Trial and based in nearby Kinlochleven, the “Pre-65 Scottish” is a two-day trial catering for older bikes. Manchester 17 MCC member Andy Hipwell, previously from Peak Forest but now living near Stoke, came home in 42nd place on his trusty old 250cc BSA C15.