Andy aiming for country’s best

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Whitby-born trials star Andy Chilton begins an exciting and challenging trials season aiming to consolidate his name among the country’s finest trials riders.

After a successful 2012, Andy is optimistic of adding to his growing list of successes.

Andy began riding at three and enjoyed great success in his youth career, competing in all youth categories, collecting five Youth Centre Championships, two British team wins and 4th overall in the British Championship.

Backed every inch of the way by enthusiastic parents, Andy’s dedication to the sport is never in question.

A typical crowd pleaser – sponsors receive great value for money with his flamboyant, exciting style – but maturity has added strength in his will to win and every weekend come rain or shine, Andy travels the length and breadth of the country to compete.

2010 saw Andy complete his first year in adult ranks, gaining a creditable 5th position and three podium finishes in Expert A British championship, also experiencing a first taste of the famous Scottish Six Day Trial, The Scott (time and observation trial) and many other major events on the calendar.

Andy moved to the top echelons of the Championship last year which was a huge challenge, but the young engineer coped remarkably well, achieving a personal best of 7th place and overall ranking of 12th.

Mechanical failure in the SSDT when performing well was a bitter pill to swallow, but Andy, never one to suffer a lack of confidence, bounced back to secure a 2nd victory in the East Yorks 2-Day.

Andy said: “2012 has been a pretty good year. I`ve had ups and downs, but thrilled with my British Championship result and my riding is improving every time out. The switch to Beta machinery in May has proved really positive and I would like to thank every one of my sponsors and of course, mum and dad.

“Training has gone well over the last few months and I can`t wait to get started.”

Andy will be riding the 300cc Beta Evo 2-stroke machine with full backing from John Lampkin of Beta-uk.com.

Sponsorship from Marshall Transport Refrigerated Couriers and local company NC Plastering and Rendering LTD helps tremendously.

Andy will ride all British Championship events, the SSDT, the Scott and selected major Nationals.

In July, his first Junior World Championship at Penrith awaits.

This year looks a busy year for the young Whitby lad and if any company/business could add extra sponsorship, he would be more than grateful.

If a unique talent, time, effort and dedication are pointers to success, then look for Andy Chilton among the very top riders in the country come the end of the season.

For any more help or information, you can contact Andy on andychilton@hotmail.co.uk