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 two-stroke 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.

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It’s 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. 

It’s 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 – aka The Wheelie King – successfully took on the challenge. 

 

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