Lyndon Poskitt: Engineer and Adventurer

 

After completing his degree in engineering, Lyndon joined BAE Systems and quickly rose through the ranks to become an executive aged just 30. From his early years as a design engineer right through to running the company’s aerodynamics test facilities in the UK, his passion and energy led him to working and living in countries all over the world.

 

Away from work, Lyndon had been racing motorcycles since he was ten years old, which saw him compete in seven different disciplines; the pinnacle being the Dakar Rally, renowned as the longest and toughest off-road race in the world.  Lyndon clearly liked it, going on to complete it on another two occasions, solo, something few even attempt.

 

In 2013 a near-fatal training incident changed his perspective on life.  He kick-started his long-held dream of riding around the globe and also racing on each of the six populated continents,.  To do so he designed and custom built his own motorbike, Basil, (named after his grandfather) for his project that he named ‘Races to Places’.

Lyndon set himself the challenge of filming and editing a video series capturing his adventures. Today Lyndon has covered over 230,000km through 70 countries and raced in 11 competitions along the way, all on a bike that he built starting with the first nut and bolt. He has released over 150 episodes of his video series and achieved millions of views on YouTube and made friends and memories to share.

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Meet the Team

Lyndon Poskitt Racing is not just a one man show. We are a group committed to carrying out Lyndon's vision to provide motorcycles and equipment ready to take on the toughest challenges.

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Robin Poskitt

When Lyndon was in his early teens he blew up one of his bike engine and asked his dad to fix it for him.  Robin refused and instead taught him how to build and repair his own engines, Lyndon has been working on his own bikes ever since. Robin supported Lyndon during his 2013 Dakar by being his Mechanic, often through the night. A retired firefighter, Robin now operates his own business restoring vintage cars and building classic Rally Cars. Robin contributes his skills and knowledge along with his experience in custom machining and fabrication.
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Mike

A long time friend and competitor of Lyndon’s in school boy trials, Mike has also had a passion for motorcycles since his early school years.  He joined LPR after a career away from motorcycles but finally found the place to join the two. In addition to building custom adventure bikes and preparing race bikes, Mike manages the logistics and sales at LPR. Mike is also the in house professional tea drinker and biscuit dipper and makes some of best flapjack in the world

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Daniel Fraser

Dan left his job, bought a production adventure bike and off-roaded his way to Prudhoe Bay. By the time he returned to the lower 48 from Alaska, his bike was in shambles. Lyndon rebuilt Dan's 690 into "Mongrel Bike" in San Francisco. They would later cross paths again in South America during Dakar 2018. Inspired by Lyndon's experiences racing in far corners of the world,  Dan lived in Patagonia for a year racing enduro. Dan designs and manages interactive content for the website.