Thick mud, heavy rain, steep climbs, dusty tracks and the extreme physical challenge of riding against the clock for six days solid – it’s no wonder this event has become known as the ‘Olympics of Motorcycling’!
The third volume of Enduro Classics contrasts the same event in two very different eras, with wonderful archive footage putting you at the heart of the action as the International Six Days Trial, or International Six Days Enduro as it became known, is battled out between the nations.
Although 24 years apart, each event featured includes a truly international line-up of star dirt bike riders, an array of exotic machinery and the sort of tension-packed competition which has seen the ISDE run for more than 90 years.
The 40th ISDT 1965 transports us to the stunning Isle of Man for one of the toughest courses ever devised. Overseen by motorcycle legend Geoff Duke, Clerk of the Course for this event, the Isle of Man throws everything it has at the riders, the rain, mud, fog and terrain decimating the field as the six days pass.
After traversing the Island’s diverse landscape, the contest culminates in a road race using part of the famous Isle of Man TT course. British riders including Sammy miller, Ken Heanes and Triss and Bryan Sharp face the best riders in the world, including the victorious riders of East Germany like Peter Uhlig, Karl-Heinz Wagner, Hans Weber, Werner Stiegler and Günther Baumann.