Edition SWM


The Highland Classic at Alvie went yellow when former world champBernie Schreiber took an SWM around the Alvie course.

Words Tim Britton Pics Fiona Watson

Being allowed to organise a trial with decent sections on a fabulous estate is one of the benefits enjoyed by the Inverness and District Motor Cycle Club, thanks to the far-sighted laird of the Alvie Estate.

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It seems there are benefits to the ground by allowing trials bikes to ride over it now and again.

As guest of honour all eyes were naturally on Schreiber, he obliged by keeping his feet up in sections.

Naturally the club work closely with the estate to ensure the course is plotted correctly and a testing trial is the result and a few years ago the idea of having a theme for each event was embraced.

This year the Italian marque SWM was celebrated and Bernie Schreiber – winner of the 1982 SSDT on an SWM – was invited to be guest of honour.

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From the left, Inverness DMC’s John Moffat who tirelessly works behind the scenes to ensure the event runs smoothly; Jamie Williamson, Laird of the Alvie Estate without whose permission the event couldn’t happen and former world champion Bernie Schreiber, guest of honour and one of the reasons the entry was filled up fast.

It was hoped Frenchman Gilles Burgat, also an SSDT winner on an SWM, would be joining Bernie, but an incident in the 2019 SSDT prevented Gilles from attending.

The Highland Classic Two Day has gained an excellent reputation for being a friendly event, this is something the club has worked hard to maintain and their efforts are rewarded by the rapidity of the entry filling up each year.

Read more and view more images in the Autumn 2019 issue of CDB – on sale now!

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