Nine-year-old makes Pendle bike show debut alongside dad

Blackburn Citizen: Dougie congratulates son Alfie on his performance Dougie congratulates son Alfie on his performance

NO-ONE could ever question the Lampkin family’s love of bikes - and a Pendle crowd was fortunate enough to witness the latest chapter in the riding dynasty’s story.

Dougie Lampkin arrived at Thornton Hall Country Park fresh from a record-extending eighth Scottish Six Days Trial victory, at Fort William.

The name Lampkin was already well represented on the trophy, with his dad Martin, and uncles Arthur and Sid, previously triumphing north of the border.

So, just for good measure, his West Craven ‘Ultimate Trials Display’ spectacular appeared the ideal time for Dougie’s nine-year-old son, Alfie, to make his show debut.

And it probably won’t be long before Alfie is sharing the limelight with his younger brother Fraiser. The Lampkin boys have already kick-started their trials careers under Dougie and Martin’s careful tutelage.

One of those attending the Thornton Park show, Gillian Thomas, said: “It was a great day. He’s genuinely a nice guy who had lots of time for his fans, and put on a great show. Also well done to Alfie!”

Another fan, Stephen Horsfield, added that it was a ‘great performance by father and son’.

Dougie, who hails from Silsden and is backed by Hope Technology, in Barnoldswick, also has 12 world trials titles under his belt - five indoor and seven outdoor - and various European and national honours.

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9:16pm Wed 28 May 14

Copperhead says...

12 World Titles !!!!!
So why isn't he a Knight of the Realm ?
Steve Redgrave became SIR Steve Redgrave for winning 6 Olympic ( AMATEUR ) titles rowing a boat.
Dougie Lampkin won 12 PROFFESIONAL world titles and has had less national media exposure than a Div.2 football club second team reserves.
Why do we ignore our world champions just because they happen to ride a motorbike instead of kick a ball, run, jump, row a boat or swim ?
Is this some establishment inspired anti-motor-vehicle plot ?
Far more people operate motor vehicles than row a boat, ride a horse, run, jump, ski or swim, so why so little exposure for our motorised sporting heroes ????
12 World Titles !!!!! So why isn't he a Knight of the Realm ? Steve Redgrave became SIR Steve Redgrave for winning 6 Olympic ( AMATEUR ) titles rowing a boat. Dougie Lampkin won 12 PROFFESIONAL world titles and has had less national media exposure than a Div.2 football club second team reserves. Why do we ignore our world champions just because they happen to ride a motorbike instead of kick a ball, run, jump, row a boat or swim ? Is this some establishment inspired anti-motor-vehicle plot ? Far more people operate motor vehicles than row a boat, ride a horse, run, jump, ski or swim, so why so little exposure for our motorised sporting heroes ???? Copperhead
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8:13am Thu 29 May 14

Chris P Bacon says...

Copperhead wrote:
12 World Titles !!!!!
So why isn't he a Knight of the Realm ?
Steve Redgrave became SIR Steve Redgrave for winning 6 Olympic ( AMATEUR ) titles rowing a boat.
Dougie Lampkin won 12 PROFFESIONAL world titles and has had less national media exposure than a Div.2 football club second team reserves.
Why do we ignore our world champions just because they happen to ride a motorbike instead of kick a ball, run, jump, row a boat or swim ?
Is this some establishment inspired anti-motor-vehicle plot ?
Far more people operate motor vehicles than row a boat, ride a horse, run, jump, ski or swim, so why so little exposure for our motorised sporting heroes ????
Because it's sh1t.

Redgrave won 5, not 6 Olympic titles and that took over 20 years as the Olympics are only held every four years. Do you have any idea what it must have taken him to be one of the world's greatest physical athletes for over twenty years? A little but more than the ability to steer a powerful engine, that's for sure.
[quote][p][bold]Copperhead[/bold] wrote: 12 World Titles !!!!! So why isn't he a Knight of the Realm ? Steve Redgrave became SIR Steve Redgrave for winning 6 Olympic ( AMATEUR ) titles rowing a boat. Dougie Lampkin won 12 PROFFESIONAL world titles and has had less national media exposure than a Div.2 football club second team reserves. Why do we ignore our world champions just because they happen to ride a motorbike instead of kick a ball, run, jump, row a boat or swim ? Is this some establishment inspired anti-motor-vehicle plot ? Far more people operate motor vehicles than row a boat, ride a horse, run, jump, ski or swim, so why so little exposure for our motorised sporting heroes ????[/p][/quote]Because it's sh1t. Redgrave won 5, not 6 Olympic titles and that took over 20 years as the Olympics are only held every four years. Do you have any idea what it must have taken him to be one of the world's greatest physical athletes for over twenty years? A little but more than the ability to steer a powerful engine, that's for sure. Chris P Bacon
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