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Reserves List opens

Following the successful opening of entries for the 2022 and a full house achieved very shortly thereafter, the time has come for the Reserve List to be drawn up for those that were unsuccessful at the first stage.

Annually, for whatever reason, entrants may wish to withdraw their entry and the reserves allow replacement and the opportunity to refund withdrawing rider’s entry fees as close to the event as is possible. The committee reserve the right to withhold entry fees, but normally are able to use discression, particularly if a reserve entry can be allocated.

This year we have gone a step further my managing the ‘Reserve List’ online on this website, thus avoiding the need for reserve entrants contacting the organisers for an update.

All reserve entrants need to do, is go the the ‘Reserve List’ on this website and you can then see who is at the top of the list and how far away you are for an entry (if these become available).

To go to the Reserve List, click HERE

Ossa Edition is a sell out

With the entries opening at one minute passed midnight on 1st February, there was a frenzy of activity across the nation to get the online entry form in to the Inverness & District portal!

And the end result was a full entry ‘SOLD OUT’ by nine minutes after the hour, that equates to eight minutes flat, all the available spaces filled!

It was evident that some entrant’s used a friend to submit their entry, but it takes at least three minutes to complete an online form and submit it, many were disapointed as they were just too late. At least one group of three friends lost out at just 10 minutes passed the hour, with only one of their group gaining an entry.

However, IDMCC Entry Secretary, John Moffat said: “All is not lost, we usually have a 10% drop out rate pre trial which can equate to around 20+ entries becoming available over the next 4 months. It was evident that groups of riding buddies were relying on one of their number putting in all their entries, that was noticeable and it isn’t the best way to submit as it can cause errors and entrants simply getting their form submitted too late. Individuals should complete their own form, welcome to the world of online entries, you snooze, you lose!”

The online entry is a vast improvement over the former ‘paper-based’ entry form method when entrants would travel many miles to hand deliver their entry to beat the post, and that became more of a chore in the past few years as the event has become more and more popular.

300 applications have been received for the 200 spaces at the 2022 Ossa Edition of the Highland Classic.

Sponsors 2022

As well as our main ‘Trial Partners’ we also have ‘Trial Sponsors’ who support the 2022 Highland Classic Two-Day Trial.


Sorra UK – Competition Clothing; Loch Ness Restorations; AG Bikes, Low Row, Richmond; SPJ Autos; Jaxx Lawson Photography; Jim Pickering Bantam Spares; High Force Leisure; Max Benjamin, Dublin; Gavin Cairns Roughcasting Ltd; Idle Ride, Handcrafted Wheels; P & S Leakage Solutions; C.W. & S. Monkman Painters & Decorators; Auckside Motors Ltd; Highland Leisure Sport


Alvie & Dalraddy Estates; InMotion Trials Specialists, Egham, Surrey; Highland Temporary Works; Rockshocks; Apico Factory Racing; Leven Homes Ltd;

2022 Regulations Available

In preparation for the entry form release on 1st February, the IDMCC Ltd, promoters of the Highland Classic Two Day to be held on 12/13 June 2022, have released the regulations for the forthcoming event.

Prospective entrants are encouraged to download the regulations which give important information prior to entering the event itself.

Entry Forms will be available online from 00:00 on Tuesday, 1st February 2022. The entry fee of £65.00 will be payable when the entry is confirmed by the promoters and must be paid no later than 15th March 2022.

Download the regulations here:

2021 HC2D Many Thanks

After each Highland Classic, the IDMCC committee and directors customarily thank all those who have played their part in making the trial a success.

2021 HC2D was helped and assisted by the following companies and individuals:

The Laird, Jamie Williamson and Staff of Alvie & Dalraddy Estates: For the use of the land at Alvie Estate.

Apico Factory Racing: Event Support and Sponsorship.

Highland Temporary Works, Inverness: Podium construction and supply.

Ness Catering (Cafe V8, Inverness): Event catering.

Classic Trial Magazine: Event publicity and sponsorship of observer’s draw.

Jamie Reid: Supply of Knighterwash for Observer’s draw.

Rockshocks: Event support and 2 sets of Rockshocks as prizes.

Heilan Loos, Grantown-On-Spey: For onsite event WC facilities.

MacGregor Industrial Supplies, Inverness: For Observer’s Hi-Viz waistcoats.

Crawford carrick-Anderson of CCA Signs for the supply of number boards and stickers.

Dave Renham of InMotion for sponsorship.

Gary Buingley of Lloyd Group, BMW for sponsorship.

All advertisers in the official programme.

Mr Steve Saunders, Cheltenham: For accepting the invitation toi be 2021 Fantic Motor Edition Guest of Honour.

All the observers and officials for their time at the event.

Mieke De Vos: Secretary of the Meeting.

Stewart Anderson and Gordon Murray: Clerks of Course.

All the photographers who kindly allowed the club to make use of their splendid photographs and video films to promote the HC2D.

Last but not least, all the competitors for taking part in the 2021 event.

OSSA entries open 1st February 2022

The entries for the Highland Classic OSSA Edition 2022 will open on February 1st, 2022 and will be an online form.

When an entrants entry is confirmed, around 15th February, the entry fee will become payable shortly thereafter by bank transfer.

The entry limit for 2022 will be 200 competitors and the ‘First Come, First Entered’ method will continue.

Here are the full details:

2022 – Entries open:

Regulations and Entry forms will be available online on the Highland Classic website: and social media – on 00:01 Tuesday 1st February, 2022. All entries will be totally online applications. The club reserve the right to reject any entries without reason. No paper entries will be sent out and all entries must be sent electronically.

2022 – Entries close:

Entries will close on Thursday 14th April, 2022 or when the maximum of 200 entrants has been reached if sooner.


An electronic acknowledgement will be issued, but this is NOT an entry confirmation. Successful entrants and reserve entrants will be notified by separate e-mail and a reserve list will be drawn up accordingly. Entry Fees will then be due and payable by Bank Transfer from successful entrants.

We will be retaining the ‘first come, first entered’ method of allocation and no priority can be given to any class or brand of motorcycle when accepting the entries. Now an established feature of the event, the IDMCC will retain the right to set aside and allocate or reserve spaces, where appropriate, to our Guests of Honour with an OSSA connection; Special Guest competitors or competitors entered by our Trial Partners. This will be at the discretion of the Inverness club committee and will be kept to a maximum of 40 entries. Guests of Honour; Special Guests and Trial Partner/Trade entries will be above the 160, so that this does not preclude bona fide entries. For the 2022 trial only will be the acceptance of genuine OSSA cantilever suspension machines in a separate class.

We can only suggest that competitors download and print off the regulations immediately on release and return the entry form promptly to avoid disappointment, given that the 2021 entry closed swiftly. We hope that this will be seen as a fair and equitable solution, albeit it cannot prevent over-subscription.