Andy Caldecott (10 August 1964 – 9 January 2006) was an off-road motorcycle racer born in Keith, South Australia. He won the motorcycle division of the Australian Safari Rally four times consecutively (2000–2003) and was a competitor in the Dakar Rally in 2004 (DNF), 2005 (6th), and 2006.
During the 2006 Dakar Rally he won the third stage, but later died from a neck injury sustained in a crash during the ninth stage, 250 km into the 599 km special stage from Nouakchott to Kiffa. His death was the 23rd in the 28 years of the rally.
Even though he pushed himself to the limits he was known for his easygoing manner and humility. Prior to his death he had operated a motorcycle shop in Keith. He was married to wife, Tracey, who was expecting their second child when Caldecott died and with whom he already had a daughter Caitlin of four years of age. A long-term capital investment trust has been set up for the ongoing support and benefit of Caldecott's wife Tracey, and their children.
Andy Caldecott inducted into the Motorcycling SA Hall of Fame On Saturday the 28th November 2015, Motorcycling SA Inc inducted Andy Caldecott into the Motorcycling SA Hall of Fame, it was a great tribute to this true South Australian legend.
With the help of different key people from his career and life, a video was put together as a great tribute to Andy. It was great to show this on Saturday night to a room filled with Andy's family and friends.
- The Andy Caldecott Memorial Trust Information about Andy Caldecott and the trust set up for the ongoing support of his family
- ABC SE South Australia News News article on Andy Caldecott prior to death
- KTM Australia Andy Caldecott returns to 28th Dakar Rally with KTM
- Motorcycling Australia News article on his death
- Peoples Responses to Andy Caldecotts Death
- Andy Caldecott inducted into the Motorcycling SA Hall of Fame A video for Andy Caldecott's induction into the Motorcycling SA Hall of Fame