Emma blazes a trail at testing Scottish trial

Emma Bristow tackles the Scottish Six Days Trial EMN-150521-152217002
Emma Bristow tackles the Scottish Six Days Trial EMN-150521-152217002

Motorcyclist Emma Bristow continued to blaze a trial in a male-dominated sport with an excellent ride at the Scottish Six-Days Trial.

The Fort William event is regarded as the ultimate challenge in motorcyle trail riding with 288 riders attempting to cover the 400 miles and 180 hazards on route.

Almost 70 riders failed to complete the epic, but Emma, from Alford, roder her Sgerco machine to 45th position to earn a Special First Class award and the Best Lady Rider honour.

She said: “I break down each of the six days’ action into one day which keeps me 100 [er cent focussed on the changing conditions.

“Each day throws different weather conditions and hazards which can easily affect your result.”

Emma was pleased to once again take home the two awards and delighted to see her partner James Fry finish a superb sixth, but insists there is more to come.

“Every year my aim is a top 25 which I believe is a realistic result,” she added.

“The top 25 is possible and this is my ultimate goal and one that I will continue to pursue during my riding career.

“I’d like to thank my family, Sherco and the UK importers MRS for the fantastic support, all my associated sponsors and the Edinburgh and District Motor Club and all the officials and observers for a fantastic trial.”