Early 80s both Mike Pardon & Mike Chilvers were top riders that you would see regularly in the magazines and in the results in the older age groups. Chilvers riding for Pro-Star and ranked National number 6, didn’t stick around in the sport too long but Mike Pardon on Torker was actually ranked number 2 behind Andy Ruffell and before heading in a successful Freestyle direction riding for the likes of Raleigh and being BMX Bi-Weekly Magazine’s main guy in the mag along with Andy Preston, Mike also came back in the mid 2000s racing & coaching before immigrating to Australia.
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I bought my first bmx bike (Pro-Star) from Mike Chilvers when he worked at Alpine sports, on Deansgate in Manchester. He took us to a sick freestyle spot called the “Whirlpool” near Piccadilly Gardens. A huge circle of brick transitions going like a skatepark snake run. Rad