Who remembers Andy Ibbott?

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Who remembers Andy Ibbott?

Post by TLS-Moose » Dec 4th, '17, 14:08

Folks who read bike mags in the late 90's and early 00's probably remember him. He also ended up running the UK wing of the California superbike school.

This popped up on faceache earlier. Makes you think. Good to see he's finally bouncing back ......

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Re: Who remembers Andy Ibbott?

Post by billinom8s » Dec 4th, '17, 14:38

i read them but have to say i don't remember him
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Re: Who remembers Andy Ibbott?

Post by graham22 » Dec 4th, '17, 15:16

Like Moose said, I remember him from magazines & the CSS.

I'm just amazed he's not been snapped up within the motorcycle industry, either as a coach or mentor in something like Talan Skeels-Piggins project or even in the sales/manufacturer side - feel he has so much experience going to waste.

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Re: Who remembers Andy Ibbott?

Post by layne » Dec 4th, '17, 21:34

He was featured on BBC2’s employable me last week. Spoke to him just before his op. Didn’t know what had happened until I saw the program
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Re: Who remembers Andy Ibbott?

Post by Scotty » Dec 5th, '17, 07:46

I know that Andy had a fairly severe stroke a number of years ago and that he’s worked really hard to recover, even doing marathons I believe. I didn’t know that he was on tv last week, I’ll try to find it on iPlayer. Top chap, had a really good chat with him when I did CSS levels 1 & 2 in 2011. I’d have thought he’d be an ideal rider coach.
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Re: Who remembers Andy Ibbott?

Post by awkwardbydesign » Dec 5th, '17, 19:43

Scotty wrote:I I didn’t know that he was on tv last week, I’ll try to find it on iPlayer.
Just found it, I'll watch later after the footy.

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Re: Who remembers Andy Ibbott?

Post by layne » Dec 5th, '17, 21:03

This how he used to be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Uf5d2aTlYk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

And he do part of the Marathon Des Sables earlier this year

Before
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After
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prN_nfS7Kt0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Who remembers Andy Ibbott?

Post by menzies3032 » Dec 6th, '17, 17:42

Don’t know the man personally however have watch him on you tube following the 6 eppersode tv show they did on the CSS and have to say it was some of his learning that has made me the rider I am today.

As I used to read fast bikes mag back in 2010 - 2012 he used to right in there each months and give riding tips that used to be my go to area in the magizine.

So sad to see somebody change so much from a stroke but got to say good on him for his drive and determination to keep going and still want to do more. I have to question if this happened to me if I would have the same drive to keep going.
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