Jewson -M.I.Racing-Polypipe riders Podium across the UK‏

It was another great weekend of Cyclo Cross Racing for Coventry based Cycling Team–“Team Jewson–M.I.Racing–Polypipe” with podium places at 4 different venues across the U.K. British Veteran Cyclo Cross Champion, Phil Roach finished 3rd in Round 5 of the National Trophy series, after a hard fought battle with 2 younger Ex Professionals (Tim Gould and Chris Young). Roach is currently lying 2nd in the series. In Wales— Silver Medallist at last week’s Welsh Championships, Mark James kept the Team to the fore, by winning the Veterans Race and finished 4th overall in the combined Senior/Veteran Race. At Hillingdon, West London Pete Smith of Monks Risbrough , Buckinghamshire; showed his great recovery from a recent back injury by leading for most of the 4 lap race. Unfortunately Pete fell on an adverse camber and never regained the lead. Then, following a crash with a lapped rider, he was caught by another  of his main rivals. Bad luck struck again as Pete lined himself up for a sprint for 2nd place – only to be caught in yet another collision with another lapped rider!! This all happened in the sight of the finish line meaning Pete had to settle for third. Midland  series Champion 2013 and currently leading the series again this year Phil Blacker dominated the Veteran Race at Top Barn, Near Worcester and also finished 5th overall in the Senior/Veteran  race despite the fact the Veterans start 1 minute behind the Seniors!! So that tallies 4 Podium places at different Venues across the U.K.–few Teams can achieve those sort of results! Next weekend the Team fields a very strong...

British and Welsh Championships for Coventry Cycling Team‏

“Team Jewson–M.I.Racing–Polypipe”–Coventry’s Elite Cycle Race Team , can now boast , yet another Championship, when Current British Veteran Cyclo Cross Champion –Phil Roach—who lives at Rugby, -won the Welsh Championship on Sunday at Builth Wells.  This is the first time any rider has held both Cyclo Cross Titles! To make the ride more outstanding, Roach rode and won the West Midlands Championship at Mallory Park on Saturday afternoon, on a Technical and Muddy circuit–but because he was not registered could not claim the title–he led from start to finish and was almost ½ lap ahead of his nearest rival at the finish. Next weekend Roach will contest the next round of the British National Cyclo Cross series at Peel Park, Bradford- he is currently 2nd in the series. Phil Blacker finished 3rd in the West Midlands Championship for riders 40+ and still leads the Overall series.  He won the Series last year.  Team mate Mark James finished 2nd in the Welsh Veteran 40+  Championship, and Jewson’s John Gabriel  ( Nuneaton )–won the West Midlands 65+ Championships. A Mallory...
Coventry’s Peter Busby in Terrific Form

Coventry’s Peter Busby in Terrific Form

Coventry based Team Jewson, M.I.Racing, Polypipe Cycling Team were in  cracking form over the weekend.  British Veteran Champion Phil Roach, finished 2nd in Round 3 of the National Cyclo Cross Trophy series at Durham , fighting out a 3 rider finish right to the line.  At Hafren Newton, in Wales Mark James finished 1st Veteran and 4th overall in the Welsh Cyclo Cross series event.  And at Blackwell Court, near Bromsgrove,Worcestershire, the team dominated racing.  Coventry’s Mike Riley, achieved his best ride of the season to finish 3rd in the under 23 years race.  Phil Blacker, maintained his lead in the overall series with a brilliant win in the Veterans race for riders 40 and over–taking the lead on the first lap and never in danger of loosing it.  Second to Blacker over the line was his team mate Steve Knight, who despite having a terrible start , ploughed his way through the 100 + field to take 2nd spot and also win the 45+ race, with team mate Lorrenzo Buratti in 3rd place.  In the Race for Veteran Riders 50-54 Coventry’s Pete Busby led for the first half of the race before he fell and never regained the lead and had to settle for 2nd place.   Tim Stowe  ( Wellesbourne ) finished 2nd in the 55-59 race.  Barrie Mitchell won the 65+ race with ease, with team mate John Gabriel in 3rd position.  On Saturday afternoon Tim Stowe finished 6th and best 55+ rider in the tough Notts and Derby series. Another  brilliant weekend results, at 4 different locations around the...
Local Star is Chief Guest at M.I. Racing Awards Dinner

Local Star is Chief Guest at M.I. Racing Awards Dinner

Double Para Olympian, Anna Turney was the Chief Guest at the Team Jewson–M.I.Racing–Polypipe  Dinner and Awards Evening held at Dunchurch Park Hotel on Friday 14th November.  Over 75 Guests attended the function from Team Sponsors and high profile  figures in Sport and Television. Team Owner/Director and event Organiser Mick Ives (who celebrated his 81st British Championship victory only a few weeks ago , to go along side his 7 World Masters Championships) gave details of another  outstanding race season with over 50 Open event victories, 14 British Championship victories, 2 National series championships, 3 riders selected to represent Great Britain Internationally and riders competing with success in Germany–France–Switzerland–Canada–Portugal–Belgium–Majorca  and Ireland as well as all over the U.K. Mick announced that apart from 1, all other Team Sponsors will be on board for 2015, with the addition of 3 new Sponsors, and a possibility of a further 3 more sponsors joining at a later date–such is the success of the Team–new signings include Leamington’s Ross Horn , who will form part of a new Road Squad, supervised by former Professional and current British Champion Mike...
Free Wheeling Competition

Free Wheeling Competition

A new award was born at this years M.I.Racing Awards Dinner. This is what Team Director Mick Ives had to say about it: “The Free Wheeling Championship went to Martin Hackley  which is his biggest championship victory to date!  The trophy is made in china (not plastic!) but the manufacturer got the inscription wrong and instead of inscribing “Free Wheeling Champion”  he thought I said “3 Weeing Champion”–must be my Coventry...