Dougie Lampkin completes the Isle of Man TT course on just one wheel

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Dougie Lampkin completes the Isle of Man TT course on just one wheel

Dougie Lampkin does a wheelie around the complete Isle of Man TT course

SHOWS: ISLE OF MAN, ENGLAND, UK (SEPTEMBER 26, 2016) (RED BULL VNR – FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY)

1. DOUGIE LAMPKIN AT THE START

2. VARIOUS OF LAMPKIN GOING AROUND COURSE ON ONE WHEEL

3. LAMPKIN CELEBRATES AT THE FINISH

4. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DOUGIE LAMPKIN SAYING:

“It feels fantastic. It was just that last part there, it was nice and steady coming down the last part, I didn’t even go back into top gear going past Governers Bridge, I just thought there’s no way I’m missing a gear at this moment, take your time. Last 15 seconds was absolutely lovely, the rest of it was a challenge, in fact it was ridiculous.”

5. LAMPKIN WITH CHAMPAGNE

STORY: Dougie Lampkin become the first person to successfully complete the iconic 37.7 mile Isle of Man TT course in the UK on just one wheel on Sunday (September 25).

After decades of fierce speculation on whether a continuous wheelie lap of the course has happened before, or is even possible, 12-time Trial World Champion Lampkin proved that it could be conquered.

Setting off a little too fast, Lampkin had a struggle on his hands to settle down into the first few miles. The wind proved to be an ongoing concern through the most challenging milestones of the course. As expected, the infamous mountain section made for tense viewing as Lampkin fought gusts of 40mph.

Speaking after crossing the finishing line, Lampkin commented on just how tough the attempt was: “It was just that last part there, it was nice and steady coming down he last part, I didn’t even go back into top gear going past Governers Bridge, I just thought there’s no way I’m missing a gear at this moment, take your time. Last 15 seconds was absolutely lovely, the rest of it was a challenge, in fact it was ridiculous.”

Cheered on by crowds at points along the course, Lampkin punched the air in delight as he crossed the line, one hour and 35 minutes after setting off.

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