Motorbike Trial World Champion Dougie Lampkin MBE Brings Live Demo the Show
Motorbike Trial legend Dougie Lampkin will make his debut at this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with discovery+, held at Birmingham’s NEC from 11-13 November.
Having amassed twelve individual world titles over the years, plus three team world titles including leading Great Britain to victory, Dougie has continued his winning ways right through to the latter stages of his career. He recently won the famous Scottish Six Days Trial for a record extending 13th time in 2022.
Dougie said: “I’m thrilled to be invited to the Classic Motor Show and look forward to meeting fellow motorbike and trial enthusiasts. I will be demonstrating my trialling skills on some specially built obstacles that I am creating for the event and sharing some of my career highlights.”
With a sporting career that has spanned almost 30 years, Dougie was born into one of Britain’s most famous motorcycling families. Under the guidance of his late father Martin, himself the first ever FIM Trial World Champion back in 1975, Dougie soon rose through the youth ranks quickly establishing himself to be a force to be reckoned within his own right on the international scene.
He was soon to secure the European Trial crown in 1993 aged just seventeen before taking his first British title a year later. By 1997, Dougie had achieved his dream of matching his father’s feat and becoming FIM Trial World Champion himself.
Dougie remains Red Bull UK’s longest serving athlete of any kind, joining forces in some amazing projects over the past two decades. He became the first rider to wheelie the entire 37 miles of the Isle of Man mountain TT course, a feat that was broadcast live to the World on Red Bull TV.
During the show, Dougie will perform three demonstrations each day in the Classic Bike Showcase as well as appearing on the discovery+ Live Stage and signing autographs for fans.
The Classic Bike Showcase will also include the motorbikes that feature in the Silverstone Auctions’ sale with around 100 lots already consigned for auction on the Sunday of the show. Viewing takes place on Friday and Saturday with entry to the sale by catalogue only.
There is also the Bike Pride of Ownership competition with private owners displaying their motorcycles and scooters for our judges to award ‘Best in Show’. A selection of classic motorbike clubs from around the UK will also be joined by traders and bikejumblers.