Steve is about to saddle up for his second tour and is excited about the prospect of racing in front of a home crowd, in particular his family.
"I want to put in a good showing this year and try to get my face on TV so my Gran can see me! For the team, our aim is to just be aggressive and try and liven up the stages. With the big pros it's a bit of an unknown. They are either going to be really super fit, or not motivated after a long season. We will see after the first day after it pans out."
Originally from Cornwall and now living in Peterborough, the Devon and Stoke-on-Trent stages are his 'home legs'.
"My mum is going to come out and watch at the Devon stage and my girlfriend will come to the Stoke start which will be great. It was a childhood dream of mine to race amongst the top pros, realistically this is a really hard race and you don't really think about it all until a few weeks after the event. That's when you take it in.
"Only Mike and I have done this race before but we have raced on some of the roads in the past so we can tell them about some of the hills. Malcolm [Elliott] has got the experience; he's done everything and has great knowledge of the race and the roads. We've also got Bill Nickson as one of our mechanics - he's won the Milk Race before - so the knowledge is there, it's just then about putting their knowledge into our legs!"
His lasting memories of 2011 were how hard the race was but how amazing the crowds were.
"Knowing how big the crowds were two years ago and how much the sport has grown since then, it's going to be a big week. Putting in a good performance is really key for us."
Lampier will also be combining with Team UK Youth's Chris Opie to make a little bit of history as 2013 will be the first time two Cornish riders have both started the same Tour of Britain in the modern event's ten year history.