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Yorkshire woman in 'oldest' bike trials in Highlands

Katy Sunter at Nevis Range. Image: SSDT
Image caption Katy Sunter is one of three women competing at the Scottish Six Days Trial

A part-time shepherdess will be among three women contesting the centenary event of what is believed to be the world's oldest motorcycle trials.

Katy Sunter, from Richmond, North Yorkshire, has previously called for more women to take part in the Scottish Six Days Trial (SSDT).

Organised by Edinburgh and District Motor Club, the competition will be held on a course near Fort William.

The rest of the event's 275 entrants are male.

Ms Sunter, whose boyfriend Dan Thorpe will be competing, has prepared for the SSDT around her work during a busy lambing season.

She said: "Running around after the sheep has kept me both busy and fit over the past few weeks, but it's all good fun.

"I always try to enter into any competition with some personal target or goal and this year's SSDT is no exception."

She added: "The main female riders I'll be up against are Emma Bristow and Becky Cook, who are both excellent riders in their own right."

The SSDT will run from 2-7 May.

Six women took part in the 2010 trials.

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