Tributes Flooding In For Sporting Superstar Martin Lampkin

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Tributes have been flooding in following the death of a sporting superstar from Craven.

Martin Lampkin, the very first FIM World Motorcycle Trials champion died at the weekend after a year long fight against cancer.

The third son in a famous motorcycling dynasty, Martin was brought up in Silsden, where he began riding motorcycles at an early age.

His older brothers Arthur and Alan Lampkin were successful trials riders and Martin’s son Dougie is a seven times world champion, getting huge support from his dad.

Martin & the family moved up to Greenhow near Pateley Bridge when he retired from professional competition, where for a while he ran the now defunct Miners Arms.

The 65 year old had a string of achievements to his name, winning the gruelling Scott Trial no less than four times & was a three-time winner of the British trials national championship.