One of the most prestigious events in the world of motor cycling, the Six Day Trial Event, is celebrating its golden Jubilee this year at the Isle of Man.
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GV Sing PAN TO motor cyclist making last minute preparations
CU & GV West German competitors working on bikes
SV French motor-cycle
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GV Canadian entry No. 83
CU Canadian team members
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Background: One of the most prestigious events in the world of motor cycling, the Six Day Trial Event, is celebrating its golden Jubilee this year at the Isle of Man.
The Six Day Trials began in Britain in 1913. Two years later the event went on the international circuit where it was hosted by many different countries including Switzerland, Sweden, Italy, both East and West Germany and Austria.
The Six Day Trial was held on the Isle of Man in 1971 but the Auto-Cycle Union chose the venue again because they felt it fitting to hold the event's Golden Jubilee in the same country in which it began.
The event is not a race. It comprises of one or two cross country dashes against the clock for which points are awarded. The winning team is chosen on a points system.
It is not enough for team members competing in the Six Day Trial to be good riders....they must also be mechanics and excellent tacticians.
Once the even begins the riders have to take complete responsibility for the upkeep of the machine.
If a motorcycle won't start and pull away under its own power within a fixed time each morning of the event, the rider is penalised a number of points, and if a rider is caught receiving outside help from mechanics he is disqualified.
The Golden Jubilee of the Six Day Trial has drawn thousands of people to the Isle of Man from all corners of the world.