Dougie Lampkin Smashes Another Motorcycle Trials Record


Motorcycle trials ace Dougie Lampkin has come in for massive praise from both the trials fraternity and the people of Silsden, where he grew up after smashing yet another record.

Dougie’s father, Martin Lampkin died last month following a year long battle with cancer – he had been the former World Champions mentor from the start of his career.

It was a difficult decision for Dougie to make, but he decided he would take part in the internationally renowned Scottish Six Day Trial despite Martin’s recent death.

Dougie already held the record for being the youngest ever winner of one of the world’s most gruelling motorsport events, when he claimed victory in 1994.

The previous record holder for winning the event held the title five times, but now Dougie’s doubled that, making it ten clear wins.

And to put the icing on the cake, at the age of forty he is now also the oldest ever winner.

Martin had been an incredibly hard task master during Dougie’s early days as a rider, but it paid off, for which he will always be grateful.

After the competition was over Dougie told local media that his victory was a fitting tribute to his dad.