Dougie Lampkin at Goodwood (video)
Dougie Lampkin Silsden ,Yorkshire
Dougie Lampkin, possessor of an MBE at 25, reckons
that he lives in "the true capital" of England. Silsden,
a small Yorkshire village on the outskirts of Keighley, is situated
close to the sloping moorland and open country that has provided
a training ground for the 11-times world motorcycle trials champion.
"This is a down-to-earth village, and I appreciate
that," he said. "No one says anything when you win, no
one rushes up spouting praise or anything, but if you lose they
want to know what went wrong. They seem to know how I'm doing, but
they don't always let on."
The dark, unsympathetic soil of Silsden breeds high-class
sportsmen. Lampkin shares fame with Frankie Wainman, a world stock
car champion, and Paul Newby, an England international in karate.
"It's something in the water, but we're not letting on what
it is," Lampkin smiled.
Article from Guardian