Cyclo Cross results

What a way to finish off a brilliant Cycle Race season. Coventry based Cycling Team Jewson M.I. Racing Thule, capped a brilliant 2012 season, with a 1, 2, 3 in the Stratford C.C. Cyclo Cross promotion at Henley in Arden, Warks on Sunday. Rider in form Kenilworth’s Darren Atkins, who spent the Christmas period, in Ireland, with his inlaws, and away from the race sceen for a few days was worried if the short break, would mean a loss of formhe didn’t need to worry, as he rode away from all the opposition, within yards of the start. Following the recent heavy rain, the course was always going to be muddy, and so it proved, with large sections where riders found it quicker to run, rather than ride, This was Atkins 14th victory out of 16 races this season, and he now looks forward to winning the National Trophy series, and the final round at Derby next Sunday, Darren’s team mate and former multi British Champion, Steve Knight recovered from his usual slow start, and for much of the race was chasing team mate Mark James, but eventually, overtook James, and stayed clear for 2nd place, but several minuteutes behind AtkinsJames retained 3rd place with ease, to make it a 1st, 2nd, 3rd for the Team. In the earlier race for Veteran riders 50 years and overWellesbourns Tim Stowe did a brilliant ride, cominuteg thro the large field following a poor start, finishing in 3rd place, and just failing to catch the second placed rider, Team mate, Peter Busby, produced his best ride of the season to finish in...

More Wins and a New Rider

Recent signing Matt Denby, was in winning form at Rossington on Sunday, winning the latest round in the Lincolnshire Cyclo Cross league, Denby is only recently back to racing, following a major crash several weeks ago, in which he broke several ribs, but last week’s 6th place in the National Series race, behind Team Mate Atkins, and this result, indicate he will be back on form in time for the National championship at Bradford the 2nd week end in January. New signing for 2013 is Local Time Trial star Tim Hastie from Rugby. Tim is one of the fastest time trialists in the area, but will include some Road Racing into his programme in 2013, at the suggestion of Team Boss Mick Ives Mick said “Tim is an excellent climber, as well as a very fast Time Trialist, and I believe he can use both of these pluss’s to good effect, in Road Races, and Tim is happy to give it a go, and will team up when ever possible with team mates like Ryan Ballard, and Mike Twelves, and is currently training with these riders.” The Coventry based Team held its first pre season Training Ride on Sunday, with 13 riders attending, doing a none stop ride of 4 3/4 hrs out into the Cotswolds and back taking in several tough climbs. more training rides are planned early in the new year. stepping up the distance and speed. Locals who have never seen a top class Cyclo Cross Race, should come along on Boxing Day to Kenilworth Common Common Lane area, Kenilworth, to see the event Addmission Free...