The Scott Trial

In late Oc­to­ber the tra­di­tional Scott Trial held at Fel­dom Range near Marske above Rich­mond in York­shire did not es­cape the weather com­ing to the north of the coun­try and was af­fected by high winds and con­stant rain. Look­ing back at an event with a sport­ing her­itage that takes in more than 100 years you will con­stantly see the name Lamp­kin win­ning the Al­fred A. Scott Me­mo­rial Tro­phy. The el­dest of the three broth­ers Arthur took his three wins in 1960, 1961 and 1965 be­fore mid­dle brother Alan won in 1966. It would then be quite a wait un­til the late great Martin took four wins in 1977, 1978, 1980 and 1982. His el­dest son Dougie would wit­ness his fa­ther’s first win from the pram in 1977. In 2017 and with his 41-year-old body feel­ing the effects of a long and il­lus­tri­ous Scott Trial ca­reer he ‘stormed’ the event to take a very pop­u­lar win, the fifth dur­ing a tri­als ca­reer that has seen him win ev­ery­thing there is to win. The first win came in 1994 fol­lowed by a gap un­til 2006, 2007 and then another in 2013. He joins a unique club that has won on four- and two-stroke ma­chines which in­cludes Sammy Miller on Ariel and BSA and Dougie on Beta, Mon­tesa Cota 4RT, Gas Gas and Ver­tigo. Ac­cord­ing to the Trial Magazine Archive, he also sur­passes Miller as the old­est ever win­ner of the event.

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