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MOTORCYCLE PERSONALITIES

MOTORCYCLE PERSONALITIES THE JEDI MASTER OF TRIALS RIDERS DOUGIE LAMPKIN Dougie Lampkin is an internationally renowned English motorcycle trials rider. With a bunch of FIM World titles and GP wins to his name, Dougie Lampkin is arguably the King of Trials. Dougie Lampkin is a trials bike legend born into a family already steeped in motorbike history. His father Martin was the first ever trials world champion in 1975. Dougie rode into the limelight in the late 1980s astride a trials bike that looked way too big for him on a TV series called Junior Kickstart. Before long, Dougie had taken trials biking to a new level, both in terms of skill and public interest. Dougie’s first major victory came at the European Championships in 1993, and he has since accumulated a trophy cabinet most international sportsmen would struggle to match. In 2003, Dougie won his 12th individual world trials title, coming outdoors and five indoors. More recently, Dougie turned his hand to the discipline of Hard Enduro, and has competed in some of the world’s toughest events, including the Red Bull Hare Scramble and Red Bull Romaniacs. His successes are further testament to just how rounded and skilled a rider Dougie is and why he is held in such high regard in the motorsport world. Further proof of Dougie’s talents on a motorbike came in September 2016 when he successfully wheelied the 37.7-mile Isle of Man TT circuit on his trials bike, for a project known as Dougie’s Wheelie. Lampkin now lives on the Isle of Man. In 2001, he was awarded an MBE for services to his sport. Erzberg Podium 2011. Taddy took the win on his factory KTM from Brits Dougie Lampkin (Gas Gas) and Jonny Walker (KTM). Riding a Sri Lankan waterfall. 38 DIRT & TRAIL MAGAZINE MAY 2018

At the Scottish Six Days Trial taking his 10th win. The Tundra Log Balance Inside a frozen hotel in the Tundra Riding an abandoned roller coaster... Dougie wheelying the entire Isle of man circuit. DIRT & TRAIL MAGAZINE MAY 2018 3 9