More Success for Champion Roach

Team Jewson–M.I.Racing–Polypipe World Cycling Champion–Phil Roach ( Rugby ) continued his fantastic run of success with 2 more brilliant performances at the weekend.  On Saturday afternoon , Phil finished 2nd , just b30 secs behind the winner National Champion Tim Gould, in the Notts and Derby series at Broxtowe Park , Nottingham–the 2 riders fought out a fierce battle for most of the very muddy race, until Roach was forced to make a Bike Change , which cost him time, –time that he never recovered–both riders caught and passed ALL of the 40+ veterans that had started ahead of them. Then on Sunday morning Roach travelled to Ipswich to take part in the event at Trinity Park. Winning by over 3 mins on a dry course which consisted of technical corners and several sections on Sand–much to the Champions liking. With an average speed of 22.3 km /hour all offroad. Phil still has 2 more event to race before his brings to his close the most successful season of his cycling career.–LVRC National Champion–Welsh Champion and UCI World Champion.  Team Director Mick Ives says “ You cant ask for much better than that–Phil’s dedication  to training and preparation is 2nd to none, and he has been rewarded for his time and efforts–an inspiration to his ever growing band of supporters,–...

More success for Coventry Cycling Team

World Masters Cyclo Cross Champion Phil Roach was in world class form once again over the whole weekend. On Saturday afternoon he not only won the 50+ event in the Notts and Derby series at Chetwynd Barracks, Chilwell, Nottingham but he beat all of the 40+ riders as well, something that has never happened before. Then just a few hours later, he lined up for the  “League of Veteran Racing National Cyclo Cross Championships” at Misterton Hall , starting ½ minute behind the 40-44 yr old riders, he set off at an amazing pace, and was soon leading the 50 minute race. Roach continued to set an amazing pace, riding sections of the course that others could not.  Only 1 rider capable of offering any sort of challenge was from his team mate and former British Senior and Veteran Champion Steve Knight, but even the experienced and very talented Knight had to give second best to his older team mate, who forged out a lead of over 1 minute by the time he crossed the finish line – feeling no effects from the days before race. Roach led a sweep of the Championship Awards for Team Jewson.  Steve Knight  won the 45-49 Championship.  Phil Blacker won the 40-44 Championship, he is the 2014/5 Midland Series Champion as well.  Current World Masters Champion Mick Ives won the 75-79 Championship–his 83rd British Cycling Championship over a period of 57 yrs racing, none stop Summer and Winter -a National Record.  Wellesbourne based Tim Stowe finished 2nd in the 60-64 Championships and Marton’s Barrie Mitchell finished 5th in the 65-69 Championship ,with team...
British Championships success at Abergavenny 2015

British Championships success at Abergavenny 2015

Once again Coventry based Cycling squad “ Team Jewson–M.I.Racing–Polypipe, were fighting for Titles and Medals in a British Cycling Championship. Last weekend it was the World Masters Cyclo Cross Championships in Switzerland; this weekend it was the British Cyclo Cross Championships at Abergavenny, South Wales. World Masters Champion and reigning British Champion Phil Roach always knew it would be a tough battle to retain his title.  Roach led from the start, and was joined by 2 former Professionals Tim Gould and Chris Young, both multi national champions in the past, At the start of the 2nd lap , Roach lost the lead when he fell on a tight bend on the road section, with Tyres at 22p.s.i. to suit the muddy conditions, he lost it on a very tight bend, which was all his rival needed to attack.  From then on it was a battle to keep the gap from increasing and at the same time to prevent former Champion and fellow World Master, Steve Davies from catching him.  This he did in brilliant style to claim the Bronze Medal- not the colour he wanted but never the less a place on the Podium . Roach led his team into 3rd place in the Team Competition with Pete Smith coming from the back of the starting grid to a very impressive 23rd-and 5th in his age group, -Wellesbourne’s Tim Stowe finished 28th, and 6th in his age group–Coventry’s Pete Busby 34th after a very promising start, and 67 yr old Barrie Mitchell  from Marton , in 67th place and 5th in his age group. In the Championship for rider 40-49years the...