Buratti and Jewson are the Winning Team

Halesowen Sports Club was the venue for the West Midlands Cyclocross League presentations last weekend. The co-ordinator of the league Gordon Siers and the League Sponsors Waldrons Solisitors handed out the trophies. Bromsgrove rider and recent sponsored Team Jewson / Mick Ives Racing cyclist Lorenzo Buratti received the honoured Champions title for the 40 plus category. Buratti came second overall in the veterans category only missing out as the overall champion by a hand full of points and some bad luck. After an action packed winter series of 13 races throughout the West Midlands, over 80 riders battled it out for the top honours. After a brilliant start with a second and a few third place finishes early on in the season Buratti crashed out with 2 laps to go just as he was contesting the 3rd position in the race. Not one to give up, he continued his determination for success. With some more good results an overall league victory looked possible. Unfortunately another double disaster struck on the final lap during another race. With his best bike and spare bike out with broken rear gears on the same final lap, he had to quit the race costing him the chance of the overall victory. Riding his new team Kinesis carbon cyclocross bike, and having the backing of the most successful amateur cycle racing team in Britain, Buratti had to make his first racing season with Team Jewson / MI racing a memorable one. Buratti the 40 plus champion of the West Midlands has finally put an end to being runner up in previous years. Buratti would like...

3 Victories

Coventry based Team Jewson—M.I.Racing—Thule—C.N.P. cycle race team,were in cracking form over the weekend On Saturday the Team promoted the first LVRC Open Time Trial of the season, at Napton, S.Warwickshire, over a distance of 17.4 hilly miles.  The event was Sponsored by “ Jewson “ the U.K. leading Building Merchants., whose Head Quarters are in Coventry. The 2 up Event was won by the promoting Team, of Paul Wain, (formally from Rugby) a former member of the British National Team Pursuit squad and a full International, and his partner, Mike Twelves (Hinckley) another British International, and 6th in the Milk Race Tour of Britain—both riders were doubtful if they would be able to start, as both had come down with a heavy cold during the week, but their class and fitness prevailed and the won with a time of 43 mins 50 secs, much slower than they had hoped for, in 3rd place was another Team Jewson pair, Pete Smith and Les Liddiard, who recorded 43-57. just 7 secs behind their team mates, in a very close fought battle. In the Individual Time Trial, over the same course Coventry born Chris Coyle riding for Team Jewson—M.I.Racing, making a return to the sport after over 25 yrs away, recorded, a brilliant 44mins 35 secs, for 3rd place. On Sunday, the Team collected 2 more Victories , a 2nd and a 3rd placing in the Pinvin Road Race, Nr Worcester. Comeback man Mike Twelves, (Hinckley) none the worse for his efforts a few hours earlier in the Jewson Time Trial, finished 3rd in a tight bunch finish after 45 miles, Team mate...

Victory again for Team Jewson

Coventry Triathlete Stacey Penn showed just how good she is riding against the clock on her cycle when she won the A.5 Rangers hilly 15.4 miles Time Trial nr. Towcester on Saturday, for the 4th time in 5 years, and only a few days after finishing 5th in the Silverstone ½ Marathon,  in which 10,000 runners took part. she is the second member of the Team Jewson –M.I.Racing squad to win an open Time Trial this season. Wellesbourne’s Tim Stowe, achieved his best place this season, when he finished 2nd in round 2 of the Midland Mt Bike series held in bitterly cold and wet conditions on Cannock Chase, Staffordshire. one better place than he achieved in round 1. Tim has had a podium place in all of his events this season, and next week , changes disciplines when he competes in the Jewson sponsored 2 up Time Trial over 19 miles at Napton, S.Warks partnered by Alan Buxcey. British Junior Time Trial and Hill Climb Champion, Josh Teasdale, Team Jewson—finished 12th and in the leading group, in an Elite riders Road Race over 50 mls nr Newcastle, the race was won by Professional rider Tom Murray, Tam Sigma. It was Josh’s first road race of the season. Terrible weather greeted riders in the Veterans Road Race at Husbands Bosworth Leicestershire, Sleet, Rain , even snow, with a strong wing and temperatures hovering around zero, made life tough, many riders climbing off before the finish.  Warwick’s John Stevenson finished 3rd in the 45 plus race over 45 miles with team mate Mike Twelves  who lives nr Hinckley, in 4th...

Fantastic start to Road season for Team Jewson

2011 was a fantastic season for Coventry based Team Jewson M.I.Racing Thule, with over 150 victories inc 21 British Ind. Championships, 2 Team Championships plus 4 podium places at World Championships. Can it get better? Well if the start of the 2012 Road season is anything to go by, it certainly can! Star rider of the weekend , was Les Liddiard, Les finished last season early with a broken arm, but some excellent training over the winter months, has put him back to top form. On Sunday he attacked within a few miles of the start of the 36 mile Towcester Road Race, joined very soon after by another rider, and they were never seen again by the rest of the field, finishing over 3 minutes ahead. In the sprint to the line, Liddiard proved to be  too fast and strong for his race long companion, to get Team Jewson of to a cracking start for 2012. Liddiard also won the race for riders 55 yrs and over. Dunchurch’s Martin Hackley, kept the Team to the front, by finishing 2nd in the race for 60 +, and multi British Champion Derrick Woodings won the 70+ race In the longer 42 mile race, National series champion for past 3 seasons, John Stevenson (Warwick) showed he too has done his homework over the winter with a fine 3rd place in the 45+ race British Junior Time Trial Champion for 2011 and National Junior Hill Climb Champion–Josh Teasdale, riding his first event of the season , finished a brilliant 2nd in the Cleeveland Hilly 21 ml Time Trial just 41 secs behind the...