SILSDEN trials rider Dougie Lampkin was back to winning ways as he took a well-deserved victory at the recent Arinsal two-day event in the mountains of Andorra in sweltering conditions.

Despite only making a limited number of competitive outings these days, the 42-year-old veteran campaigner showed he had lost none of his appetite as he topped the international field made up of almost 350 competitors.

For the first time at this level, Lampkin was accompanied by his two sons, Alfie, aged 13, and Fraiser, 10, as he put on a winning display to make the occasion even more special.

Alfie had the added responsibility of putting his father's prototype Vertigo Combat 125 bike through its paces, with the smaller capacity machine proving both its performance and reliability at the high-altitude venue.

Riding in the top category, Lampkin was up against much younger riders, some who are currently competing in the TrialGP series, but this did not faze the 12-time FIM Trial world title holder as he used his vast experience to carve out an important lead come the end of day one and the first 20 observed sections that topped out at over 2,500 metres.

Lampkin further increased his advantage over the closing 20 sections on day two to secure what was a comfortable victory.

Happy to return to the top step of the podium, the Red Bull-backed rider said: "Winning always feels good, especially at such a big event as the Arinsal two-day trial. The organisers deserve a big pat on the back as it was a great weekend all round with some of the most spectacular scenery you will ever see on a trials bike.

"Being able to ride with Alfie and Fraiser in such an event was brilliant, and really made the experience even more special.

"They both did well as it was not an easy couple of days in the mountains and in such hot weather. The 125 prototype never missed a beat all weekend despite the heat and high altitude.

"Winning the Scottish Six-Day Trial back in May seems like a long time ago now, so to get this win under my belt as I start to prepare for the Scott Trial in October is definitely a good boost as to do the Scottish/Scott double again would be a great end to the year."