Source: MickAndrews.net – The world’s top trials rider in 1971 and 1972, when he was a European champion, Mick Andrews combined abundant talent with hard work, grit and charm. Equally at home on a motocrosser or ISDT endure bike, he was a gifted development rider. A winner from the age of 15 and at 16 Andrews became the youngest works rider ever, signed by Hugh Viney of Associated Motor Cycles to ride AJS four-strokes. Film star looks made him a national hero in Spain where he moved in 1966 to develop Ossa’s two-stroke enduro bike into a championship winning trials bike. A crash in 1972 left the European champion with shoulder injuries. Ossa had stagnated, so in 1973 Andrews went to Yamaha, developing trials bikes with mono shock suspension. In 1974 Mick won the Scottish Six Days Trial on the 250 Yamaha, repeating the feat in 1975 to equal Sammy Miller’s record of five Scottish victories. Super fit and mentally tough, Mick rode in the 1976 Scottish with a broken right foot and still finished seventh. Returning to Ossa in 1978, he was back with Yamaha in 1980 when he won the British round of the World Trials Championship. At the age of 35, he was the oldest rider to pull off a World Series victory. Enthusiasm undimmed, he went on to success in pre-65 Scottish trials, riding with all of his old agility and finesse.
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