Dougie Lampkin successfully wheelies Isle of Man TT course

Legendary trials rider pulls massive minger on the Isle of Man

Dougie Lampkin successfully wheelies Isle of Man TT course

TRIALS legend Dougie Lampkin successfully rode all 37.7 miles of the Isle of Man TT course on one wheel on Sunday.

The 12-time world trials champion started from the grandstand in Douglas and wheelied the whole of the TT course in one hour and 35 minutes, with the whole event being shown live on Red Bull TV.

The island’s roads remaining open during the event and as well as battling traffic and the sharp gradients of the TT course, Lampkin also had to fight against strong winds on the mountain section. The attempt was originally scheduled for Sturday, but strong winds meant it had to be postponed for a day.

After completing the challenge, Lampkin said: ‘I feel absolute massive relief, the build up to it, seven months of planning, everything that's gone on, like the nightmare with the weather yesterday and still strong winds today on top of the mountain – I was just hanging on really. It wasn't over until a couple of metres from the end but that last couple of metres was just amazing.’