Top Rugby Racing Cyclist Joins Top Team

Rugbys leading Cyclo Cross rider, 50 yr old Phil Roach has signed for the powerful Team Jewson M.I.Racing Thule squad, which is based in Coventry. Phil is the current Welsh Veteran Cyclo Cross Champion and in January this year finished 4th in the U.C.I. World Masters Championships at Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A. Phil’s main targets this season, will be the World Championships, again in America, the British Championships for riders 50+, where he will lead the Jewson team, who are the current National Team Champions, and he will be chasing victory in the National Cyclo Cross series Championships. Team Director Mick Ives said “I believe Phil will prove he is the No 1 over 50 rider in the U.K., he has amazing bike handling skills, and this season he really is focused on those championships, we have a very strong squad this season to back him, and I have every confidence that he will do really well in his new team colours.watch this space.” The team have also signed a Top 40+ Veteran along with a World medalist, and former British Champion Lady rider....

Team Jewson win National Championship

Coventry based Team Jewson, have won their 25th British Cycling Championship since January 2011, a fantastic achievement by any standard. The latest Championship was won by rider “in form”, former British International rider, Mike Twelves (Hinckley). Mike, who took up the sport again at the end of last season following a 23 yr break, has had 4 victories this year. Last week winning the final round of the “Percy Stallard” National series road race, over 56 miles, and now this weekend winning the LVRC National Circuit Championships for riders 45 and over-at the new purpose built circuit at Rhyl, N.Wales, the victory was even more sweet, as he beat all of the 40 to 44 yr old Cat A riders in the process. Mike attacked early on during the tight and tricky circuit and was later joined by 3 other riders including team mate Jon Stevenson (Warwick) and they quickly established a winning margin over the rest of the field. With just a few laps to go Stevenson crashed badly on one of the very tight corners and broke his collar bone but Twelves managed to out sprint the other 3 riders in a tight finish to claim his first National Championship Title Jersey and Medal. Team mate Paul Wain led in the chasers to claim 4th place, a brilliant result for the Team Jewson M.I.Racing but not so lucky for Stevenson, who was due to compete in Italy in a few weeks time. More success for the Team, with a 1, 2, 3 in the Midland Cyclo Cross Veterans race at Shrewsbury. For the second week in succession,...

8 Victories from all over UK for Team Jewson

With the Road Racing season coming to an end, what better way to celebrate, than with fine victories. Come back rider and former British International Mike Twelves (Hinckley) who had 23 yrs out of the sport until the end of 2011, showed his class when he won the final round of the season long Percy Stallard National Road Race series, out sprinting his breakaway companion, another British International rider and former Coventry Olympic member, Roy Chamberlaine, after 56 miles of tough racing nr Huntingdon, over wind swept roads, and narrow lanes. Twelves has had several victories already this season, but this was by far the best, the 47yr old beat the U.K.’s best over 40 yr old riders to take the victory, and moved up into 3rd place over all at the end of the series., his team mate John Stevenson, finished in the main pack, and secured 2nd place overall, having won the series for the past 3 seasons. It was also celebration time for Team Boss, Mick Ives (Baginton) as he was confirmed as the Overall winner of the 70+ series, a championship he has won 5 times in past 6 seasonson Sunday Ives, didn’t need the points as he couldn’t be overtaken, so he rode to help his team mate Derrick Woodings, who secured 2nd place overall and 3rd place in Sundays race. In the series for riders 55 + John French finished 4th as did Marin Hackley (Dunchurch) in the 60+. The Cyclo Cross season officially started this weekend, and Team Jewson, proved once again they have the strongest Veteran squad in the U.K. Getting their season off...

Team Boss Mick Ives Wins Percy Stallard

Coventry based Cycling Team, Team Jewson M.I.Racing Thule, were once again in dominating form at the weekend, with Team Boss Mick Ives (Baginton) finishing 2nd in the 70+ Rd 6 of the Percy Stallard National Road Race series at Scarborough, making him the Overall Winner of the 2013 series even with 1 more event to go. There are 7 events spread all over the U.K. in the series, and riders gain points for top 6 placings, and 5 best events count towards the overall series, Ives has so many points in 5 events, that he can not be beaten. It is the 5th time Mick has won the season long National competition in past 6 yrs. In Sundays race, team mate and former Professional Derrick Woodings finished 3rd,and won a special Hill Climb award, gaining enough points to move him into 2nd place, early leader of the series Bob Richards (Solihull) winner of the recent Circuit Championships, got dropped on the main climb, and could only finish 5th In the race for riders 45-49yrs Warwicks Jon Stevenson, finished 5th and is now assured 2nd place in the series, he has won for past 3 seasons, team mate Mike Twelves (Hinckley) got the better of John in the uphill sprint and now moves into 3rd place overall. In the race for riders 60-64 yrs John French finished a close 2nd despite riding with a damaged wrist, from an accident at work, with the final race in the series next week at Huntingdon, John now has an outside chance of winning his championship. It was a very busy weekend for Ives,...

Mountain Bike Victory

Team Jewson’s Mountain Bike Endurance specialist Hanneke van der Werf, produced yet another brilliant ride at the weekend, when she won the most feared and arguably the hardest 12 hour race on the calendar, the “Torq in your sleep 1212” event. The course was very technical and hard, but Hann raced away from the opposition right from the start, building up a big lead early in the day, despite attempts by her rivals to close the gap, at around the 6 hour point, Hann resisted strongly, went through a bad patch, and then in the last 3 hours pulled away to win by a massive margin. This brilliant ride takes Hann into the MTB race series lead, with 1 more event left which looks like another Championship victory for the Coventry based Team JewsonM.I.Racing squad. Team boss Mick Ives (Baginton) tried unsuccessfully to regain his British Veteran Time Trial Championship, held on the tough course nr Belvoir Castle. Ives who has won the Championship 6 times, lost the title last year, but this time had to contend with several more new veterans in his age group, and although he beat his local rival, Vince Jenkins (Rugby) one of the favourites Mick had to settle for 4th place. In the Championship for riders 60 and over team mate Pete Smith finished 5th, his first time trial since April, due to a back...