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The famous Lampkin dynasty of off-road stars will be known to nearly all readers of this blog, all of them famous far beyond their home in Yorkshire. The family also has connections over the border in Lancashire.

Photo - Graham Lampkin and BSA in 2014 ridden to Lerwick, Shetland and back from Colne Lancashire

Photo – Graham Lampkin and BSA in 2014 ridden to Lerwick, Shetland and back from Colne Lancashire

Graham Lampkin is one of the less well known Lancashire Lampkins and a regular classic bike long distance trailer and in 2014 undertook a ‘there & back’ ride to Lerwick in Shetland on a favourite BSA to raise funds for Cancer Research.

On 24 May 2016 he is planning to head to Santander in Northern Spain by ferry from Plymouth then will head back home in Colne via the Picos de Europa, Pais Vasco and Rioja then crossing the Pyrenees  heading up France to cross the channel in Brittany. As much of the route as he can do will be off surfaced highways. Rather than choosing the soft option of taking along one of those plush BMW or KTM adventure trail bikes, he’s decided to go a bit ‘off-grid’ by taking a 500cc Royal Enfield he rebuilt himself along with Chris Nutter on an ex-WD BSA B40.


Photo – Graham Lampkin is aiming to follow a route that includes as many legal green lanes as he can find. He is getting a lot of help from local trail tour experts along the route.

The trip is self funded but he is aiming to raise £10,000 for Cancer Research UK. He has been supported by many of the established motorcycle clubs involved in trials but is always able to accept more money from those who appreciate the enormity of the task he has set himself. As well as taking donations, which speedtracktales has stepped up to chip in, he is selling fund raising mugs and t-shirts. In addition there is a raffle which has some very fine prizes including t-shirts signed by the White Rose Lampkins, Colne BSA Legend Motocross World Champion Jeff Smith, and Sammy Miller. Not to mention some 1950’s ISDT DVD’s from Duke Marketing

We encourage every ISDT fan reading this site to help Graham out with a donation which is quite easy can be done online, and is as secure as an iPhone in the hands of the FBI and even accepts Paypal. Even the price of a pint will make one of the many drips it takes to fill the bucket.

Check out the ride website at http://www.lampygoes2lnback.co.uk where you will find a link to make a donation.