The Motor Cycle Industry Association is delighted to announce that Andy Carlile, Sports Officer at the MCI won the Dunlop 'Ultimate Biker' Championship title on 16th October at Mallory Park.
During the summer twenty-four riders from over 2000 applicants were selected for a multi facetted competition guaranteed to find out if they had the expert skills to be Britain's "Ultimate Biker". This competition focused on a wide range of skills from fitness, through the ability to respond to coaching and finally to putting the lessons learnt to the test in a series of motorcycle sport disciplines.
Mallory saw the final round of the "Ultimate Biker" competition, where Andy and his two "Ultimate Biker" challengers were up against Britain's best trials, motocross, supermoto and road racing stars. In addition to these disciplines, a "moto-pentathlon" was included that really tested fitness. As well as beating the two other 'Ultimate Biker' competitors, he out-pointed several other British stars in the Dunlop Moto 1 Challenge. All of this from a young man who has never held a competition licence.
Other riders taking part included World Superbike star Pier Francesco Chili, motocross ace Billy Mackenzie, enduro champion Ady Smith, and British road racing heroes, Craig Jones and Dean Ellison and Cal Crutchlow. Cal replaced World Superbike star Chris Walker, who was unable to compete due to an injury. Christian Iddon was the overall winner of the competition.
Andy Carlile commented, "Competing with so many top riders in all of these different disciplines has been a fantastic experience and to have won the Ultimate Biker title is amazing. I am thankful for the support from my colleagues, family, ACU, Dunlop and all my other supporters who have made this an event that I will never forget."
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