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.