Mick Andrews

Mick Andrews – Micheal John Andrews

Born: July 5th 1944 – Elton, Derbyshire

Lives: Holloway, Derbyshire

Statistics:

  • FIM European Trials Champion 1971, 1972 (pre world championship, the series became FIM Trial World Championship in 1975)
  • Scottish Six Day Trial Winner 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975
  • International 6 day trials

Mick Andrews, in my opinion is probably the greatest off road motorcycle rider of all time. Mick has been an ambassador of off road motorcycle sport since he was first discovered by Hugh Viney (AMC team manager) in 1963.

Mick started riding at the age of 15 and acknowledges that it is down to his Dad (Tom Andrews) that he was given the opportunity to ride motorcycles at all. Tom was an avid road race follower and had a number of motorcycles tucked in a workshop on the side of their house in Elton, Derbyshire.  Mick had a go at riding a trials bike and showed a natural talent so in 1959 at the age of 15, Mick had his first ride out on his own James 197. Mick went big a year later when he got a Matchless G3C. It later transpired that to fund the Matchless for Mick, his Dad had sold one of his road bikes.