Lamp­kin tack­les the TT... on his back wheel!

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Tri­als le­gend Dougie Lamp­kin will be filmed live as he at­tempts to wheelie the en­tire length of the Isle of Man TT course on a mod­i­fied tri­als bike next month.

The 12-times world tri­als cham­pion will be broad­cast live on Red Bull TV as he rides in­side a rolling road block around the Moun­tain course on the back wheel of a Ver­tigo 300cc twostroke tri­als bike on Septem­ber 24. The at­tempt will set off from the TT Grand­stand on that day and will fol­low the en­tire 37.73-mile TT course.

Itõs ex­pected the at­tempt will take around two hours to com­plete and the whole thing will be broad­cast live through­out by Red Bull.

Mods to the bike in­clude dif­fer­ent brakes and a larger fuel tank with enough gas to get Lamp­kin around the full dis­tance non-stop at an ex­pected 20mph av­er­age speed.

Itõs not the first time a bike has been wheel­ied around the chal­leng­ing un­du­la­tions of the TT course. Back in the late 70s stunt rider turned char­ity cam­paigner the late Dave Tay­lor Ð aka The Wheelie King Ð suc­cess­fully took on the chal­lenge.

Mods to the bike in­clude a big­ger fuel tank to get round non-stop

Only another 37 miles to go Dougie…

Lamp­kin is 12-times world tri­als champ

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