DOUGIE Lampkin added yet another chapter to his long, illustrious and unequalled riding career as he sealed a record extending Scottish Six Days Trial (SSDT) win after a tense final day showdown.

The Silsden rider made it four victories on the bounce for his team, Vertigo, seven in a row for himself and took his tally to twelve triumphs in Saturday's event, which has not been won more than five times by any other rider in its 100-year plus history.

The Red Bull athlete's latest success was a real battle of attrition and he called upon all his great experience and dogged determination.

He fought to keep himself in contention going into the sixth and final day of a week that was defined by heavy rain and a technical issue, which threatened to thwart his efforts to get his hands on the famous trophy yet again.

Unlike recent editions, where Lampkin has dominated throughout the gruelling competition, the reigning SSDT champion found himself having to play catch up this year, as he never led until the closing few sections.

Lampkin set up a thrilling finale with a stunning single dab ride on Friday, when he was forced to tackle the sections around the peninsula when they were in their most slippery state.

Trailing week-long leader James Dabill by two marks going into day six, Dougie knew he would need to be at his absolute best if he was going to turn the tables on his fellow Yorkshireman.

Holding his nerve perfectly, Lampkin parted with only one mark on Ben Nevis for the day and was ready to pounce as Dabill ran into trouble four sections from home.

After 180 sections, and more than 500 miles in the saddle over six long days, Dougie's winning margin was a mere three marks.

Delighted Dougie said: "I wasn't too sure that it was going to happen this year, as James has been riding so well all week, and after a shaky first day and problems with the bike since late on Tuesday, I have just been trying to stay in touch.

"After Friday, I knew I was in with a shout, but I also knew that it was going to be difficult to out ride James as he has been on top of his game since Monday."

Dougie added: "I know from my own experiences that you need to be riding well and have luck on your side to win the SSDT.

"Unfortunately for James his luck ran out very late in the day, and I know how gutted he will be, but the Scottish is never over until you have ridden through the end cards of the very last section.

"It feels amazing and incredible to now have twelve SSDT wins to match my twelve world titles, the problem is my hunger for winning has still not gone away yet."

In further reason to celebrate, Lampkin's autobiography, Trials and Error, is available to buy from today.