Setting off from the iconic grandstand in the town of Douglas, 12-time World Trials champion Lampkin battled strong winds, traffic (the roads remained open during the attempt) and the sharp rises and falls of the TT circuit to lap the course in one hour 35 minutes, with the whole feat shown live on Red Bull TV.
“It feels fantastic," said an emotional Lampkin as he arrived at the end of the course. "The last 15 seconds were really lovely. The rest of it was a challenge!"
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.
Dougie’s Wheelie captured the public's imagination on social media too, trending on Twitter as many athletes and well-known figures congratulated Lampkin on his achievement…
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