Chamberlain Wins The Battle of Edge Hill

The Biggest, Toughest, Longest (96 miles) and Richest (over £2,000) Road Race for Veterans ever held in U.K. (The Battle of Edge Hill) sponsored by Polypipe; produced a brilliant winner in Roy Chamberlain from Team Corley.  Roy knew the roads around Kineton well, as he used to live in Coventry and often raced and trained on these roads with the event Organiser Mick Ives, when a member of Coventry Olympic C.C. in the 80’s.  Chamberlain was always in the thick of the action including a long break early in the race.  With approximately 25 miles to go 3 riders left the field behind, following the very tough climb of Sunrising Hill, and with just 6 miles to go Chamberlain rode clear to a well earned victory and a £200 prize.  2nd place went to Rob Watkinson  from Doncaster Wheelers and 3rd place to another local rider –Darren Atkins—riding his first road race of the year. The King of the Mountains (sponsored by Jewson) – which was fought out over 2 climbs of Sunrising Hill and 3 climbs of Edge Hill, was won by Andrew Prince of Stafford R.C., with Robert Fowler of Rutland C.C. in 2nd and Mark Thomas of Worcester C.C. in 3rd. King of the Sprints (Sponsored by Raleigh) was won by James Fox of Luton C.C.. with Roy Chamberline in 2nd and Phil Whiteley Worcester St Johns in 3rd.   These sprint primes were fought out at Edge Hill village twice and Edge Hill Memorial 3 times. Most aggressive rider prize  (sponsored by Challenge Tyres) was won by Andy Prince of Stafford R.C. and the Team award...
More Success for Team Jewson

More Success for Team Jewson

It was another brilliant weeks racing for Coventry’s only Elite Cycling Team.  Within the space of 7 days we have promoted the U.K’s Biggest ever Veterans Road Race –The Polypipe 96 mile Battle of Edge Hill.  We have also won 3 more British Cycling Championships, plus Roundd 2 of the British National Veterans Road Race series, taken the 1st 3 places in the Midlands Friday Evening Mountain Bike Summer season series and broke the Teams 10 mile Time Trial record. 67 year old Mick Allan won  the British Cycling 5 km Scratch and 5 km Point to Point National Championships, and team mate Derrick Woodings won the British Cycling 5km Scratch and finished 2nd in the 5 km Points race for riders 75+.  Meanwhile 45 year old Ian Coper finished 3rd and Bronze Medal in the Points Race at the Newport Velodrome-South Wales during the week making the total of British Cycling Championship’s won by the team to 11. In Yorkshire Mike Twelves won Round 2 of the Percy Stallard Bio-Racer National Road Race series, over a very tough course.  Twelves broke clear of the leading breakaway group with 2 miles to go and finished a clear winner.  Team mate –Warwick’s leading rider –Jon Stevenson finished a brilliant 3rd.  The 45 mile race consisted of 5 laps including a 3 mile climb over the moors, followed by a 40 m.p.h. descent and a short section of unsurfaced track before 2 very short 1 in 4 climbs up to the finish. Twelves has won the Series for the past 2 seasons.  The former Professional and British International missed Round 1...