Cyclo Cross victory for Steve Knight

Team Jewson M.I.Racing Thule Cyclo Cross star, Steve Knight, once again out classed the Veteran field, this time at the final round of the Midland series for 2012/13, when he won the Wolverhampton event at Allesley Stadium, Wolverhampton on Sunday. The course was heavy, wet and very slippery, following recent snow and rain, but this suited the style of Knight, who now has won more Cyclo Cross events in the Midlands area than any other rider,The former British Senior and Veteran Champion,is still a force to recon with despite his 46 yrs of age. Knight brings to a close a fantastic season for the Coventry based team, who have won over 30 races since October 2012. Further north team member Matt Denby finished 2nd in the Whitby Wh. Cyclo Cross in North Yorkshirehere again the course was very muddy and slippery following recent snow. Several New Riders and New Sponsors have been added to the M.I.Race Team for 2013, and Team Director Mick Ives, will announce these very...

Victory in the snow for Team Jewson

One thing for sure Cyclo Cross riders are a tough breed, none more than former National Champion Team Jewson M. I. Racing Thule, rider Steve Knight who has been racing for over 25 years at the top level, showed why he has been up there for so long, when he battled his way to victory in deep snow at Newport (Shrops) on Sunday, clearly outclassing the rest of the riders in the Midland series event. Starting 1 minute behind the Midlands best Senior riders, Veteran Steve, left everyone well behind and only had 1 Senior rider just ahead by the time he had finished. Knight and team mate Darren Atkins are scrapping for first place in the Midland series, and with Atkins now retired for the season, Knight will be pushing hard to grab the Championship which ever way it goes, Team Jewson will have first and second in the series, Another victory for the British...

National Champs Team Trophy Win

Team Jewson M. I. Racing Thule Elite cycle race team, became the British Veteran Cyclo Cross Team Champions once again. In one of the toughest disciplines of Cycle Racing the Coventry based Team, are without doubt the number 1 Veteran squad in the UK. Cyclo Cross is the Winter form of Cross Country racing and Coventry has produced more National Champions than any other region of the UK, With World, Champions and British Champions at Professional Amateur Junior and Schoolboy levels, along with countless Team Championships, and this weekend was no different. Kenilworth’s Darren Atkins, led the Team to victory, with his 2nd place, overall and with Steve Knight, and Matt Denby, both in the top 10, Team victory was assured. Mark James was just outside the top 10, such is the strength of the squad. For Atkins, it was a case of missing out on the Individual Championship once again, this time cominuteg up against a Professional rider, on top of his form in the shape of Nick Craig, a multi British Champion, and Olympic rider, who led the race from the early stages, and it was clear that Atkins, was not at his best may be just 1 race too many, in a very long season, where he had ridden 17 races and won 15 of them, or, may be it was a case of nerves, we may never know, but the British LVRC National Champion, and National Trophy series winner, never gave up the chase, and had to dig really deep in the closing stages to secure the Silver medal, attacking his rivals in the final ½...

British Champion – Atkins

Team Jewson M.I. Racing Thule’s star Cyclo Cross rider, Darren Atkins, (Kenilworth), produced a brilliant ride in the final round of the 2012/13 National Cyclo Cross series, at Derby, on Sunday. Never headed he trashed a top class field, with ease, making the very slippery and muddy conditions look easy, and finishing with a massive lead over the 2nd rider to take the Overall Series victory, in what is his greatest ever season of racing. Atkins has ridden in 17 races since October he has won 15, and been 2nd once and 3rd once. Those 15 victories include, 5 National Trophy races, Midland Championship, Inter Regional Championship, and every one by 1 of the Midland Series events, he has ridden and looks certain to lift that title as well. Never has someone dominuteated, Cyclo Cross events like this since his father John Atkins, who was 13 times National Champion in the 60’s and 70’s. But Atkins has not finished his season yet his biggest and most important race is still to come Next Saturday in fact, when he competes in the British Championships at Bradford, Yorkshire, against top Professional Nicky Craig, a former British Cyclo Cross and Mountain Bike Champion and also an Olympic Games rider. These 2 have never met this season, (although they have had many battles in the past), because Craig. chooses to ride the Pro/Senior races next Saturday, will be “ Crunch Time “ and should be a fantastic race to watch, added to that Atkins, will lead a very strong Team Jewson M. I. Racing Thule team of 4 riders, out to regain the...