Hard earned win for Atkins

Kenilworth Racing cyclist, Darren Atkins, who rides for the Elite Coventry based “Team Jewson M.I.Racing Thule” squad wins with style at Misterton Hall. Once again, this weekend he has forsaken taking part in the Midland League Veterans event  in favour of riding the race for Professional and seniors, over a longer distance, and once again he has proved to be in a class of his own. On Sunday Darren competed in round 7 of the Midland Cyclo Cross series at Misterton Hall, near Lutterworth, Leics and even a puncture on the 3rd lap could not prevent him winning again. He rode on a flat tyre to the pits area losing a lot of time in the process, changed to his spare machine and promptly started to work his way through the field, catching the leader on the last lap and riding clear to the finish. The course was very fast and tricky. Mean while team mate and former British Champion, Steve Knight took control in the separate Veterans race, winning his 6th event in a row with ease, repeating last weekends result with the 2 Jewson riders winning  both Pro/Senior and Veteran races. Success for Mark James –Team Jewson—in the Friday Ev, Floodlit Cyclo Cross race at Camarthen , S.Wales, James is also in devastating form, having won his last 5 races. And at Oxford, fresh from competing in the 6 day Tour of Mallorca Road Stage Race, Pete Smith finished 2nd Veteran and first over 50 in the Oxford Cyclo Cross.  Smith has been selected to ride for the Southern region in the forth coming Inter regional Champs, at...

British Championship for Team Jewson

“KING IS KING” – another National Championship. Team Jewson M.I.Racing Thule CNP leading Lady Time Trial rider, Michelle King has set a new record, by winning the season long “Rudy Project” National Ladies Time Trial Championships for the 4th year in a row. Michelle, a former World Masters Time Trial Champion, led the completion all season and finished it off in brilliant style winning round 7 at Loughborough by almost a minute, covering the 15 ml course in 35 mins 46 secs. Michelle has had a fantastic season and her British Championship victory makes it 10 British Cycling Individual Championships plus 2 British Team Championships this season for the elite Coventry based team with more expected before the end of the year. No other U.K.Cycling Team can boast such a record. At the same event at Loughborough 17 yr old Josh Teasdale won the Junior race in a fantastic time of 34 mins 18 secs. Josh followed this up with second place (against seniors), on Sunday morning in the tough Cleveland Hill Climb, an event he won last year. Mick Ives defied his age when he won the 70+ section in the Classic “Horse Shoe Pass” Hill Climb,in N.Wales beating all of the 65+ and finishing only 1 second behind the winner of the 60+ section. The last time he raced up the Horse Shoe Pass was in the 1965 Milk Race Tour of Britain, (46 yrs ago) as part of the Gt Britain Team, that stage was from Llandidno to Wolverhampton a distance of 130 mls, and he was involved in 2 crashes, a day he will always remember....