A tribute by Rob Edwards, close friend of H. Martin Lampkin (1950-2016)
1975 Scottish Six Days start at Edinburgh – from left: Rob Edwards; the late Jim Sandiford & Martin Lampkin – Photo copyright: Rainer Heise, Germany
“Where do I begin to describe such an incredible person as Martin Lampkin?
We all know that he was capable of doing the impossible on a trials bike of that there is no doubt, but everybody loved Mart because he loved them.
It would take him twice as long as anybody else to walk up the section Pipeline. Not because he was looking at the section, but because he had to stop at every family group and chat.
I would say that his personality was on a par with his riding ability.
Another thing that made him unique has to be his sense of humour and all these things coupled up make the incredible person we know as Martin Lampkin.
Our deepest sympathies to Issy and all the Lampkin family and I’m sure that the thoughts of millions are with you”. – Rob and Bev Edwards – 4th April 2016
Martin Lampkin (left) photographed with Rob Edwards (right)