The winner is…
A perfect performance on the sixth and final day of the 2022 Scottish Six Days Trial saw Jitsie rider Dougie Lampkin lift the famous SSDT winner’s trophy for a record extending thirteenth time. Forty-six-year-old Lampkin was at his best when it mattered most, soaking up the pressure like he has done so many times in the past. Dougie remained faultless through Saturday’s closing thirty sections to increase his eventual winning margin to six marks and put his victory beyond doubt, as he debuted his new DL12 Limited Edition clothing – click here for more details.
Twenty eight years after he won his first SSDT back in 1994, Dougie has reconfirmed himself as the King of the Scottish with his latest triumph in the highlands and adds to his winning performances in 1994, 1995 and 1996 before Lampkin then took time away from the event to concentrate on the World Championship. It was a winning return for Dougie in 2008 and the year after in 2009 too, ahead of his most dominant period when he won seven times in a row from 2012 through to 2018 inclusive.
2019 winner and Lampkin’s closest challenger going into the last day James Dabill had to eventually settle for third position this year as he lost out on the runner’s up spot to Michael Brown as he dropped five marks on Saturday. Brown stayed clean on day six like Lampkin to snatch second place at the last moment. Early leader Jack Peace finally took fourth position just ahead of Jitsie rider Richard Sadler who rounded out this year’s top five.
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Saturday – 7th May
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.
Our resident and much applauded presenter Woody Hole will be following all the action on showdown Saturday and will bring you live updates from the sections throughout the day.
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Friday – 6th May
With two days to go Jitsie rider Dougie Lampkin remains in contention for the top spot, but now sits second in the overall standings after having parted with two marks yesterday including an unwanted dab in the very first section of the day. Jack Peace has moved into the outright lead for the first time this week and holds a slender one-mark advantage with sixty sections still to ride.
Another Jitsie rider in the form of Richard Sadler is a man on the move having now slotted into third spot overall just one mark back from Dougie. Dan Peace and early leader James Dabill are on nine marks apiece and sit in fourth and fifth places respectively as we head into the sharp end of this almost week-long battle.
Friday is always a favourite for riders and fans alike, with many of the groups of sections being easily accessible from the undulating road that weaves itself around the peninsula opposite Fort William. The list of famous sections is long and includes Pipers Burn, Glenuig, WD’s, Laudale Cottage, Camasnacroise, Meall nam Each, Kilalieu and Rubha Ruadh, before the riders return to the parc ferme via the Corran Ferry.
Woody Hole will be following the front runners as they make their way around the island, to bring you the latest news as it happens and to capture the penultimate day as it unfolds in front of our live camera.
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Thursday – 5th May
Another single mark ride on the third day saw Jitsie rider Dougie Lampkin move into the outright lead as the 2022 Scottish Six Days Trial (SSDT) reached its midway point. Wearing his retro 1997 kit, the year that he secured his first World title, Dougie once again looked rock solid as he used every ounce of his vast experience to edge clear of his rivals.
Jack Peace moved into second place overall as he matched Lampkin’s single mark loss for the day but remains under pressure from his brother Dan Peace who now sits in third spot. Richard Sadler continued his climb up the leader board, with the supporting Jitsie rider now occupying fourth position overall. Initial and overnight leader James Dabill dropped to fifth in the rankings following his early day on the road. Just five marks splits the top five with three days and ninety sections still remaining.
Day four follows its traditional Thursday route and is the longest day of the week with the riders taking in three groups and eight sections on the way out to the famous Chairlift hazards. Ba House is the final group before the rest stop, ahead of a daunting run for home that includes Gorton and Corour before six sections at the formidable Fersit.
The incredible Club Jitsie live coverage continues with Woody Hole at the helm, as the ex SSDT contender offers a unique and knowledgeable insight into this historic and demanding event.
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Wednesday – 4th May
Jitsie rider Dougie Lampkin showed all his experience and skill on the second day of the 2022 Scottish Six Days Trial (SSDT) as he completed his early day – riding at the front of the field when the sections were at their slipperiest – for the loss of just one mark. His outstanding performance, in colder and damper conditions than twenty-four hours earlier, means that Dougie now shares the overall lead on three marks a piece in total with his main rival James Dabill.
Flying the flag for the younger generation of riders, Jack Peace currently holds third spot behind the duo of previous winners, with seasoned campaigner Michael Brown in fourth after two varied days of competition. Jack’s brother Dan Peace rounds out the top five for now with a whole host of other riders in close contention, as just six marks separates the first ten challengers.
After Tuesday’s changed route compared to previous years, today has a more familiar feel with the remaining riders heading north out of Fort William to embark on a clockwise loop that kicks off with 4 sections at Callart and takes in other classics such as Lower Mamore, Appin, before finishing with 4 sections at Bealach to mark the halfway point in this year’s SSDT.
Once again our resident presenter Woody Hole will be out and about on the course providing regular updates throughout the day.
Tuesday – 3rd May
The 2022 Scottish Six Days Trial (SSDT) got underway in unusually warm and dry weather, but with conditions very slippery in the sections due to the lack of activity over the last three years. Large crowds lined all the popular spectator groups as the event made a welcomed return to the Highlands after having been disrupted by COVID in 2020 and 2021.
The good conditions helped 286 of the 288 starters survive the first day. 2019 winner James Dabill and Jack Peace managed to navigate the opening thirty sections without loss to share the early leader on clean. Stalwart SSDT rider Dan Thorpe holds third going into day two on one mark, as French newcomer Alexandre Ferrer completed the initial top four having dropped two marks.
Twelve times SSDT winner Dougie Lampkin signalled his intent to fight for another victory, as he ended day one also on two marks alongside Michael Brown and Ross Danby.
Day two will see the riders make the short road trip before taking the Corran Ferry across to the peninsula to tackle thirty new sections, which will include favourites such as Bellsgrove, Loch Sheil, Annat and Trotters Burn.
Monday – 2nd May
At exactly 7.30am the first rider will be led away by the traditional lone bagpiper. The distinctive sound will signal the much-welcomed return of the SSDT after three long years. After the two opening sections away from the fans the riders will then arrive at the four sections at Leanachen that always attract a big opening day crowd. The rounded boulders that line the riverbed that stretches up under the wooden bridge could prove green and slippery, which will be a theme all week, due to the event having been missed over the last two editions.
The riders will then take in a further fourteen sections at Bradilieg, Carn Dearg, Loch Eilde Mhor, Blackwater and Coire Mohair before arriving at the lunch stop on the first day.
Refreshed and refuelled the riders will then head for home but not before facing two sections on the rolling rocks at Garbh Bnein, three watery and steep sections at Cameron Hill and the formidable five finals hazards at Lagnaha that always attract a large crowd.
With the initial thirty sections of the week completed – the big question is – who will be the first rider to be awarded the yellow leader board?
Don’t miss a thing – Woody Hole will be out and about all day bringing you live updates with all the latest news from the first day of action.
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Sunday – 1st May
The famous West End car park that sits on the loch side on the entry to Fort William will come alive today as the lucky two hundred and eighty riders from a multitude of different countries will arrive at the paddock ready to ‘weigh in’ their bikes ready for the week ahead.
With the last-minute adjustments made, the riders will add their SSDT front number board to their bike before passing through technical control and into the secure parc ferme area. This is where the bikes are parked overnight throughout the week and can only be worked on in this particular area during the fifteen-minute allowance each morning.
Later today all the riders will collect their bikes from the parc ferme to take part in the opening parade that signals the official start of the event. Local fans, family and friends will line Fort William High Street to applaud the almost three hundred strong field of riders as they embark on what remains a real test of both rider and bike.
Our resident presenter Woody Hole will be live throughout the day catching up with all the key riders and teams, to give you a unique insight to what happens on day zero as Sunday has become known.
For the first time since 2019 due to the pandemic, riders from all corners of the globe will arrive in the town of Fort William for what remains the biggest and most important event in the international calendar. For over one hundred years the Scottish Six Days Trial (SSDT) has attracted competitors to take part in this historic almost week-long adventure set in the rugged landscape of the Scottish Highlands.
2022 is set to be a special edition of this World-famous event, with riders and fans again flocking to this trials mecca after a two-year absence. With the entry totally oversubscribed, the lucky two hundred and eighty-eight riders will each embark on their own personal journey when the event gets underway proper on Monday 2nd May, after the official weigh in and opening parade on the day prior.
For many riders their aim is to simply finish this gruelling week, as amateur entrants line up and ride the exact same course and sections as their professional counterparts. One rider who only has winning on his mind is Jitsie ambassador Dougie Lampkin as he looks to extend his record to thirteen SSDT titles, having become the undisputed King of Scotland over the last decade.
Club Jitsie will be on hand throughout the SSDT to bring you the most extensive coverage of the event ever, with live video updates, photos, news and results each and every day. In addition to following Dougie’s search for glory, we will also be covering Jitsie riders Emile Mattheeuws and Daniel Hole as they make their SSDT debuts and Benoit Dagnicourt as he bids for a place in the top ten, plus every other brave competitor as they take on this ultimate test of man and machine.
Former World championship rider / minder and British trials star, Steve ‘Woody’ Hole will be our resident presenter throughout the SSDT. Having recorded a fourth place at the Scottish during his own riding career, Woody has a personal insight and a huge amount of experience to know what it takes to compete in this unique event. As well as regular updates from the paddock, sections and behind the scenes each day, Woody will also be speaking to the riders and other persons of interest during the week-long competition.
JITSIE X SSDT FREE COMPETITOR T-SHIRT
Remember every 2022 SSDT competitor will find a voucher inside their signing on pack (distributed during rider registration on Sunday 1st May) so you can visit the Jitsie area located within the SSDT paddock and claim your FREE 2022 souvenir Jitsie X SSDT t-shirt.
RELAX, RECOVER AND ENJOY FREE REFRESHMENTS
Club Jitsie members will be able to enjoy free hot and cold refreshments at the Jitsie area located within the SSDT paddock, where they will also be able to relax and recover alongside Dougie Lampkin and share their SSDT stories with other Club Jitsie members.
JITSIE EXCLUSIVE SSDT OFFICIAL MERCHANDISE
Finally, the full range of official SSDT products will be available to buy from the Jitsie area located within the SSDT paddock and also online at Jitsie.com