Thursday, June 26, 2008

Any news story that closes with the phrase "skidmark in the library" bears reading....

Dougie Lampkin rides through Goodwood House

Dougie Lampkin, the 12-times world trials champion, takes us on a tour of Goodwood House on his motorbike to promote the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

He has been the motorbike trials world champion twelve times, negotiating rocky hillsides and precipitous stadium courses that would defeat a gifted mountain goat, with or without motorized assistance.

He has never previously had to ride his bike around, through and on top of a stately home, but a call from the Earl of March, asking for assistance in promoting the Goodwood Festival of Speed, proved irresistible.

The result is a cross between Jeeves in the Offing and the Wild Bunch, but the housekeeping department at Goodwood reports no more serious damage than a skidmark in the library.

Cool video Here



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