Great Cycling Victories for Twelves and Bennett

Great Cycling Victories for Twelves and Bennett

We once again provided winners in different disciplines of the sport at different venues.  British Champion and former Professional Mike Twelves ripped the race apart when he contested the LVRC Road Race over 55 miles at Sibthorpe in Nottinghamshire.  A group of 15 riders including Twelves and Team Mate Jon Stevenson broke clear of the main field within the first few miles, never to be seen again by the main field.  With 2 laps to go Twelves put in a strong attack and only 1 rider could go with him.  In the space of just 10 miles they put a gap of 5 minutes into the chasers, with Twelves easily winning the sprint finish to score his 5th Road Race victory this season—more than any other local Road Race Rider.  Jon Stevenson won the sprint for 3rd place and Derrick Woodings won the race for riders 70 +. Not so lucky for Teammate Mike Allan who was in cracking form and recently set a British record for the fastest ever 10 mile time trial for riders 67 and over- as he was involved in crash approaching the finish of his race, where most of the field came down.  This resulted in a broken shoulder and 2 broken ribs for Allan who was preparing for the World Masters Track Championships in Manchester, hoping to improve on his Silver Medal of 12 months ago.  Last year he was hit from behind by a Lorry that failed to stop whilst out training, resulting in a broken Collar Bone that needed plating, and was out of competition for several weeks. Twelves finished in 3rd place...
British Title for Bennett

British Title for Bennett

Kirby Bennett who only joined the team several months ago, has won his first ever British Cycling Championship. The Hinckley based rider won the 55-59 Class at the British Mountain Bike Championships held on the Olympic course in Essex. This now brings the tally of British Championships won by Coventry's Elite Cycling Team to 13 since January 1st this year. Bennett now hopes to bring back a Medal from the UCI World Mt Bike Championships in Andorra, later in the...
Mike Twelves Wins in Majorca

Mike Twelves Wins in Majorca

2 of our cyclists were in brilliant form over the weekend. Mike Twelves from Stapleton Near Hinckley won the "Classic of the Walls" Cycle Road Race in Majorca which is a 68 mile race held in 35 degrees, and includes 6 ascents of a 1 in 3 Cobbled Climb. 52 year old Twelves rode as a Professional in Spain in his younger days. This was Twelves third Road Race victory in 5 starts. In a few weeks time, he will compete in the I.C.F. World Masters Road Race Championships in Belgium as part of a strong M.I.Race Team. Kirby Bennett from Burbage Near Hinckley continued his run of Mountain Bike Victories when he won Round 6 of the Midland series at Eastridge Woods, Near Shrewsbury, with Team Mate Tim Stowe from Wellesbourne in3rd. This was Bennett's 7th Victory since joining the team 3 months ago. He will now go for the U.C.I.World Masters Championships in Andorra. Both riders will be trying to follow in the footsteps of Team Boss Mick Ives, who gained 3rd place in the I.C.F. Worlds on the Road, and was twice 3rd in the U.C.I.World Masters Mountain Bike...

Jonathan Wears in Record Breaking Form

22 year old Jonathan Wears from Shipston on Stour broke the Cleveland Wheelers Hilly 25 mile Open Time Trial Course and Event  Record at the weekend  by a massive 9 minutes.  The course included 2 very big/tough climbs. Jonathan also won the Handicap section, even though he was on Scratch mark, and claimed fastest rider on the first of the big climbs. This is the 2nd Open Event he has won this season and has already broken Team M.I.Racing records for 10 and 25...