Welcome To The Bob MacGregor Trials Academy
The Bob MacGregor Trials Academy was born on the 6th of June 2009.
Totherick Quarry, near Dunlop in Ayrshire Scotland was the selected venue for the first facility of its kind in Scotland, a Motorcycle Trials and Cycle Trials Training Centre. A place where riders of all ages and skills can come to learn more about the sport of Trials and practice in a legal and purpose built facility.
Trials to anyone new to the sport can be defined as “a test of riding skills and balance over a variety of obstacles without incurring penalties for putting a foot down or falling off in an observed section”. The obstacles can be anything from riding through streams to climbing steep hills, rocks and fallen trees.
It seemed fitting to name the Academy after the only Scotsman to date to win the world famous Scottish Six Days Trial in both 1932 and 1935. Bob MacGregor came from Killin in Perthshire and at that time was a works rider for Rudge Motorcycles of Coventry. During the Second World War, Bob was asked by the British army to train despatch riders so they could deal with riding over rough terrain.
In June of 2007 the inaugural Bob MacGregor Two Day Trial was held in Killin, the village where Bob lived and ran a grocers shop.
Our job at the academy is to teach riders the techniques, skills and disciplines to allow them to deal with any obstacle or sections they may encounter in competition or just riding for fun with our ultimate goal being to one day have one of our young riders come through the ranks and attain the title of Winner of the Scottish Six Days Trial and maybe on to even greater achivements at a World Championship level.