When Dougie Lampkin was only 33 but he had already accumulated 12 World Championship titles including 7 consecutive World Outdoor Championships and 5 Indoor.
Motor bikes run in the Lampkin family. Dougie’s father Martin was the first trials world champion in 1975. Dougie’s uncle Arthur was even more famous, riding for the army in 1958 and becoming nationally famous during the sixties. Scrambling was often on the TV and many lads dreamt of riding a bike as Arthur so frequently did.
Alan Lampkin was the other less successful brother but he did win the Scottish six day trial in 1966.
‘Even at the age of forty years old Red Bull athlete Dougie Lampkin continues to rewrite the history books as he added a record extending tenth Scottish Six Days Trial (SSDT) victory to his palmares that also includes an impressive twelve FIM Trial World titles and ninety-nine Grand Prix wins. To put Dougie’s latest achievement in to its true context, no other rider has won the SSDT more than five times during its more than one-hundred-year history.’ Red Bull Update
We should have this sport as an Olympic event! If we did Dougie’s existing MBE for services to sport would be upgraded!