Mike Edwards (motorcycle racer)

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Mike 'Spike' Edwards (born February 1962)[1] based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, is an English motorcycle road racer. He is a four-time British national champion in various classes.

Edwards has competed in short circuit racing, as well as road circuits, winning the Macau Grand Prix on board a ROC Yamaha 500 in 1995, and the North West SS600 title in 1994. He currently races in European and World competition, being the only Briton to have won the Imola 200 since Paul Smart in 1972. Edwards currently competes in endurance racing and Supermono events. In addition to being one of just a few ACU certified Coaches; Edwards together with Shaun Brown have recently become the only official Coach / Instructor Assessors who will train and assess all new Instructors and Level 1 Coaches in the new ACU training scheme.

Edwards has trained as a Driving Standards Agency, Compulsory Basic Training and Direct Access Training instructor. Edwards founded his eBay project 'Gordon' where he took a £454 Yamaha SZR 660cc salvage yard wreck to rostrum finishes in the British Supermono Championship. Through the creation of 'Gordon's Special Friends' the bike was totally rebuilt and race prepared; with the progress documented on a popular website and blog.[2] Edwards now offers an on track assessment scheme, V2Pro where he uses video footage to help other motorcyclists improve their riding skills.

Mike is certified by the sport's governing body the ACU[3] as the only independent commercial road racing coach.

Career highlights[edit]

  • 1988 British JuniorStock Champion
  • 1992 400cc British Supersport Championship
  • 1995 600cc British Supersport Championship
  • 2004 British Supermono Champion (watercooled)

Supermono bikes and racing has long held an attraction for Mike, who enjoys the camaraderie and engineering skills that the class particularly offers, campaigning these events for many years, you can find out more by visiting the British Supermono Website [3] or the European Supermono site [4].

Mike enjoys a good online presence across many motorcycling message boards[citation needed] and has a good following of his racing related videos on his YouTube channel,[4] or you can simply search for him online to see them.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Steve Hislop
Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix Winner
1995
Succeeded by
Phillip McCallen