October 9 2013.

The inaugural International Six Days Trial (ISDT) was held in August 1913, when 160 riders set off from the centre of Carlisle to tackle a challenging 1000-mile route comprising tracks, unmade roads and severely steep hills. Such is the popularity of the British-born event that it has grown in strength to become the International Six Days Enduro (ISDE), with teams from all around the world competing for the World Trophy.

To celebrate the ISDT’s centenary, the International Dirt Bike Show team is inviting as many team members – club, manufacturer or national – who have had an association with the world-famous event over the years, to come along to the International Dirt Bike Show on Friday 1st November 2013, for an anniversary get together.

In that very first ISDT there were 59 motorcycle manufacturers represented. Now those early days of multiple manufacturers are long gone, but the Dirt Bike Show organiser is putting together an ISDT/ISDE-dedicated modern and classic display and is looking for appropriate machines to exhibit. If anyone has a machine representing any era of the event and would like to share it with like-minded enthusiasts, then Classic Dirt Bike editor Tim Britton at Mortons is the man to speak to.

Mortons is offering free admission and refreshments to the first 50 applicants and wants to hear from people connected to the event, whether modern, recent past and as far back as they can get, for instance Johnny Brittain is thought to be the oldest surviving ISDT gold medal winner, picking his up as a teenager in the 1949 event staged in Wales.

To participate in the International Dirt Bike Show ISDT Centenary Special, contact Tim Britton on 01507 529404, or email and let him know which year(s) you rode, how you did and what you rode.