Malcolm Rathmell Sport – SSDT


Sherco MRS rider Dan Peace had a fantastic result at this year’s Scottish Six Day Trial, at only his third attempt, finishing in a very creditable third place.  

Dan was on the back foot for most of the week after being docked a five on the next to last section of the day at Lagnaha.  

It was a lesson well learnt and Dan spent the rest of the trial slowly pulling back the marks and continued with his form to the end of the trial. It was a nail-biting day Saturday, as is very often the case at the SSDT, but Dan managed to up his game, kept believing and took a very welcomed podium place.   Unfortunately for his brother Jack had two costly fives which put him down the order and after holding seventh place for most of the week an unfortunate five on the last day saw him in finishing 11th place. However, at a mere nineteen years of age and only his second time of riding the SSDT Jack will have learnt some very valuable lessons for the future. He can be proud of this result although we doubt he will be with the high expectations he always has of himself!   The SSDT is a fantastic event and one where the rider learns many disciplines and is a must for anyone with intentions of riding in championship events whether British or World. James Fry rode his socks off throughout the week but slipped away in the last two days eventually finishing in 13th position. MRS riders Luke Walker finished 21st, Chris Pearson 25th and Joe Baker 26th.  

Meanwhile in the Ladies class Emma Bristow took a fantastic 29th position, her best placing to date. She got off to a flying start on Monday and had only lost one mark with just a few groups to go! She still finished on 10 for the day, which was a fantastic result but Emma being Emma she was just so disappointed to let things slip. She re-focused and kept herself consistent for the rest of the week. Emma is going from strength to strength with her riding and her ability to clean some of the hardest sections in the trial was a real credit to her and showed her total dedication to her riding winning best lady in the process.   Next event for the MRS riders is this weekend at the British Championship St Davids, which is held near Neath on Sunday, 19th May.


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