It is with sadness that I have to advise the members of the club of the passing of Martin Lampkin yesterday.
No one who has any knowledge of trials at all will not have heard of Martin!
He was a TRUE giant of our sport. No doubt thousands will, like me, have grown up watching him ride various machines at hundreds of venues throughout the years, but I will always remember him lashing his Bultaco around Clandeboye and the Leadmines watching in awe as a kid as he did things we thought impossible!
Having been a successful rider throughout the 60/70s he was the first Trials World Champion in 1975!
From a family steeped in motorcycle sport and trials in particular, he continued this legacy with his son Dougie, who went on to win the World Championship numerous times himself.
On behalf of all at Moto Trial NI I would like to express our sincere sympathies and condolences to Dougie and his family at this sad time!