Desmo Challenge di Scozia-2018


2017 saw the inaugural year for this new event for SDC members, one which will take you to places that you probably would never visit on a motorcycle.

Back by popular demand for 2018, Derek has kindly agreed to run the event for its second year.

The routes are compiled to take in the best scenery and roads in Scotland. Some maybe almost on your doorstep others much further afield.

It is not a race. The aim is to enjoy the planning, take your time, visit the places and take all summer to do it. You can do this as it suits at any time throughout the year, on your own or with friends. Your motorcycle should be in the photograph of the Desmo checkpoint. If it is closed or inaccessible then a sign nearby will suffice. I hope many of you are up for the Challenge.

The object is to ride your bike to as many of the checkpoints listed in the itinerary as possible.

Registration for the Desmo Challenge di Scozia and payment of a £5 entry fee will be required to participate in this event. The fee is to cover the cost of awards on completion of the event.

The awards structure will be:

Visiting and photographing your bike at all 30 checkpoints.

Visiting and photographing your bike at 25 checkpoints.

Visiting and photographing your bike at 20 checkpoints

Participants must be members of the Scottish Ducati Club.

Only Ducati motorcycles are eligible.

Checkpoints will all be in Scotland.

An itinerary of the checkpoints will be sent out to you on receipt of the application form and entry fee.
You can start as soon as you like.

Claims and photo evidence should be returned to the event organiser by the end of November for an awards presentation at the AGM in February. These can be provided electronically, on a CD or as hard copies.

To register send an email to Derek Blackie including your details as below;

Bike Model…………………..
Registration Number………………
If you will be using more than one bike please provide the details for any additional bike(s)

Payment can be made using PayPal:

If you haven’t got a PayPal account, use PayPal’s “Checkout as Guest” option to pay using a credit or debit card

Or pay by Bank transfer with payments made to online bank transfer
Sort code 80-06-88
Account 06013733,  HBOS
(NB you MUST give your name as a reference otherwise it won’t be clear who sent the payment).

If you wish to pay by cheque send an email to for details of the address to send it to.