The off-track entertainment is a highlight of the HydroGarden Weston Beach Race Powered by KTM, with the goal of providing something for all of the family to enjoy. For this year’s event on October 19-21 12-time World Trials Champion Dougie Lampkin MBE will return to demonstrate his incredible skills in the WD-40 Trials Arena along with the Extreme Mountain Bike Show stars.
Lampkin is an incredible motorcyclist, having won five consecutive World Indoor Trials titles, as well as seven consecutive World Outdoor Trials Championships that made him a household name. In recent years Dougie, whose father was the first ever Trials World Champion in 1975, tried his hand at hard enduro and has competed at some of the world’s toughest events, but none more so than Dougie’s Wheelie project, where he wheelied the entire 37.7-mile Isle of Man TT circuit on a trials bike. Lampkin recently won the Scottish Six Days Trial for the 12thtime, and will also contest the Scott Trial ahead of the HydroGarden Weston Beach Race displays.
Dougie, who recently toured around HydroGarden’s headquarters on his Trials bike (see below link), will be riding over some special obstacles in his trials displays throughout the HydroGarden Weston Beach Race weekend. The WD-40 Trials Arena will also play host to the Extreme Mountain Bike Show, which is run by British and European Mountain Bike Trials Champion Danny Butler.
Butler and his team vow to wow the crowds with their amazing skills on their mountain bikes, with their eco-friendly display that has travelled up and down the country entertaining many, many people. To see when the displays are taking place please view the HydroGarden Weston Beach Race programme at the event.
Dougie Lampkin MBE
“The HydroGarden Weston Beach Race Powered by KTM is the biggest event I go to and I absolutely love it. While I’m not brave enough to race it (laughs), there’s a great atmosphere full of bike enthusiasts, fans and racers and I always look forward to putting on a few displays. I’ve had a great year so far with a lot of projects on, and I’ve recently won the Scottish Six Days Trial for the 12thtime, so it’s been a lot of fun. I also was invited to the HydroGarden headquarters, where I learned quite a lot about what they do and got to ride the bike around a bit. The HydroGarden Weston Beach Race Powered by KTM is one of the highlights of my year, I think I’ve been going for five years now and I’m looking forward to getting down on the beach in October.”
Gareth Hockey: Director of RHL Activities
“Entertainment is a key part of the HydroGarden Weston Beach Race Powered by KTM, and to be bringing Dougie back is of course very special to us. He’s achieved some incredible things in his career, and always puts on an amazing show for the crowds. The Extreme Mountain Bike team also offer a special display, with Danny Butler leading a squad of talented bikers; it’s amazing what you can do on two-wheels and we hope it will also inspire some of the youngsters attending the race.”