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2023 Over and Out

Well, that’s the Highland Classic over for another year and it just goes to show that you don’t need to travel to Costa Brava or Andorra to get sunshine, you can drive to Aviemore and get a nice trial and good weather too!

A few comments were raised as to why we don’t have the cheese/wine/beer stop nowadays. Quite simple, there are licensing issues dispensing alcohol and the risk that if anyone had too much and was involved in a subsequent RTA, the club could be under scrutiny, so sorry about that. I’m sure you all enjoyed the catering laid on by our friends at Ness Highland Catering, headed by Samantha.

Next year we are planning some improvements to help increase competitor enjoyment, so watch this space. AND… we will host the BSA/Triumph Edition with guests who rode for these factories! I can’t thank enough those who were involved, the Trial Partners, suppliers, the observers and anyone who helped make our event a success.

Thanks go to NIGEL BIRKETT who was a terrific Guest of Honour for the Suzuki Edition and won his class too!

Last but not least, Laird Jamie Williamson of Alvie & Dalraddy Estates Ltd and his team for allowing us to carry on even after they suffered a major fire just 4 days beforehand. We also hope to use the Trial HQ again next year as it ticked all the boxes.

Finally! We will be sending out a questionaire to all participants by e-mail, be sure and reply with any constructive comments please.

Yours in Sport, John Moffat Entries Secretary HC2DT and IDMCC Ltd, General Secretary.

(Photo Credit: Scottish Enduros/Charlie MacKenzie)

APICO HIT Perfect 10

Apico Factory Racing have supported the Highland Classic Two Day Trial for ten years!

The company based in Burnley, Lancashire have been supportive since 2013, the only break being in 2020 when all motorcycle sport activity was disrupted by Covid-19.

Apico supremo Dylan Brown and his Promotions Manager, Scott Cannon are both very enthusiastic trade supporters of a variety of events throughout the UK and it is a pleasure to have them support the Highland Classic.

Their support is to provide items which go towards the rider’s welcome packs when they sign in at Alvie Estate.


The appeal begins for the 2023 Highland Classic Two-Day Trial. We always need around 18 observers for both days to make the event successful.

If you can spare some time to help the club, we would like you to complete the Observer’s application form as soon as possible.

We have a draw for both days with cash prizes and there is a goodie bag, packed lunch and meal supplied both days for all observers.


2023 Observer’s Application Form

Get ready to enter

The entry form for the Highland Classic – Suzuki Edition will be online soon and is only an entry form, not inclusive of entry fee. Payment of the entry fee will be by bank transfer after rider’s entries are confirmed.

It is a fairly simple form to complete, but make sure you pull together all the information you will need, to swiftly and fully complete the entry form, when it is released at 8pm on 1st February 2023. This is necessary as we have experienced that the available spaces of which there are 160, fill up very quickly. 40 spaces are reserved for our Trial Partner supported riders and special guests of the club. There is no ballot, its ‘first come, first served’.

What you will need to hand:

Your Name; Full postal address incl. postcode; Phone number; Emergency or Mobile number; The route (A or B); Class; Club; Machine inc. CC and year; Tee-shirt size; If machine is fitted with REH forks or not; Gender – M/F; Licence issuing authority and licence number; E-mail address; Reserve list option Y/N; Bring Observer Y/N; Sign declaration.

Tip: Do not attempt to enter anyone elses’ form for them, you will not have sufficient time to enter yourself and for your mates, even if you have all their details to hand. In 2022 the entries were full within ten minutes of entries being opened! We estimate it takes around 4-6 minutes to complete the online entry form.

Good luck!

New Trial Partner for 2023

The Highland Classic Two Day Trial 2023 has a new ‘Trial Partner’ – Inverness business, Gavin Cairns Roughcasting Ltd has decided to support the event in 2023.

We are delighted that the firm has come on board, the company chairman, Mr. Gavin Cairns, himself a keen trials rider will take part in the event.

Magical Mick

The IDMCC would like to thank Mick Andrews for being our Guest of Honour at the Highland Classic Two-Day Trial – OSSA Edition. Mick took the time to chat to everyone, he is truly a great ambassador of the sport.