Coventry Team Win 5 Events this Week

Coventry Team Win 5 Events this Week

Coventry’s only Elite Cycle Race Team , were in cracking form this week winning races, both a home and abroad. Jack Watson already a Multi National Champion, won the 75+ World Masters Road Race Championships over a very tough course at St Johan , in Austria—his first World Championship. The week earlier Jack finished 2nd in the week long Hartberg Stage Race, leading until the final stage, a Time Trial where he finished in 3rd place and lost the overall race to a rider from Norway.  He now looks certain to win the Formies Trophy for the best British Veteran Rider performance in International Events. This is the 3rd World Championship the Team has won this season. Back at home Team M.I.Racing organised the British Veterans Circuit National Championships at the Curborough Race Circuit Nr Lichfield, Staffordshire, unable to find a suitable venue in the Coventry area. Former Professional  and Ex World Masters Track Champion Derrick Woodings won the Championship for his age group breaking clear of the main field, which included Ex Professionals and Internationals and a certain World Champion Jack Watson.  With 20 laps to go Woodings rode clear and lapped the entire field, to bring the Teams total of British Cycling Championship this season to 15.  On this occasion Watson finished in 3rd place. In the Championship for riders 50 and over –Race Organiser Mike Twelves, who had been setting the event up as early as 6-00am in the morning, and still managed to compete, be it a little weary, finished in 4th place.  The Event was sponsored by Jewson, and organised by Twelves and the...
Joy for Joe

Joy for Joe

'After a two week intensive training camp in France, Joe Harris returned to triathlon with an impressive performance last weekend,' writes Mick Ives. 'Harris who is studying at Warwick University has started to play lacrosse so has been unable to devote as much time to triathlon, however he chose the Cotswold Sprint triathlon to test out his fitness and was pleased to finish second in the very competitive age group, 20 - 24 years old and 27th overall out of a field of several hundred. The triathlon took place at Cotswold water park on September 6th on a sunny but cold early morning with air temperatures of 8 degrees C. Harris exited the 750m swim in 12.49, which was followed by a 20km cycle in 32.38 minutes. He was particularly pleased with a time of 19.47 for the 5km run. Harris is a sponsored rider for Team Jewson, MI Racing Polypipe and had qualified for the European Age Group Triathlon Championships 2015 but was unable to go due to exams. Harris hopes to fit in a couple more events before returning to...

Success for Stowe

Veteran rider Tim Stowe from Wellesbourne Near Warwick finished a brilliant 2nd in the Gorrick  Torq sponsored 12 hour Mountain Bike Race at the weekend. The event in Hampshire started at Midday on Saturday and finished at Midnight, a technical 8 mile course with long stretches of Single Track and long Climbs tested the riders.  Added to that a short burst of rain making things tricky in the wooded section. Tim completed 14  x 8 mile laps – a total distance of 112 miles.  He will now wind down his racing and prepare for the forthcoming Cyclo Cross season. Team Mate Derrick Woodings won the Andy Hardy Memorial Road Race for riders over 75 years at Towcester Northamptonshire. The former Professional was using the race as training for the forth coming U.C.I.World Masters Track Championships at Manchester in a few weeks tome.  Woodings was World Masters Champion in...
Unstoppable Twelves

Unstoppable Twelves

The U.K.’s leading Road Race rider over 50 years Mike Twelves once again dominated –this time at Round 4 of the 6 event series, of the Percy Stallard National Road Race series held at Great Limber Nr Grimsby. Lincs. Twelves who won the British Veterans Championships last weekend with a brilliant solo ride, once again faced stiff competition.  Having won the National series for the past 2 seasons, Twelves, has had an even bigger challenge this time because of injuries he had to miss the first 2 rounds of the series, and with best 4 events to count meant his rivals already had a head start.  He won Round 3 convincingly and on Sunday he was a marked man.  A break away went early and had a lead of over 2mins, before he was finally able to break clear of the main field  with 1 other rider.  It took 25 miles before they caught the leaders with just 1 ½ miles to go where the Hinckley based rider won the Sprint to claim his 8 Stallard victory in 8 starts and 11 wins in Stallard events out of 15 starts—an outstanding achievement. Team Boss Mick Ives says, “The Ex Professional not only wins all before him but spends time Organising the Mallory Park Summer Ev.series and next weekend will be Organising and riding the LVRC  National Circuit Championships Nr Lichfield.  He also spends a lot of time Coaching and Advising our younger and less experienced riders—he is such a valuable member if the Team...
Another British Cycling Championship Victory

Another British Cycling Championship Victory

Once again Hinckley based rider Mike Twelves proved he is without doubt the No1 over 50 rider on the Road in the U.K. 52 yr old Twelves smashed a class field on Sunday to win “The League International” ( T.L.I.) National Road Race Championships for riders 45 yrs and over.  The 72 mile event was held over some tough roads in Cheshire, made harder by a strong wind. Twelves was always in the action and part of a breakaway group that formed early in the race, never to be seen again by the rest of the field.  With 10  miles to go Twelves attacked and soloed to the finish having a 2 minute lead on the next rider by the time he crossed the Finish Line. Mike Twelves has now won the T.L.I. National Circuit Championships and the T.L.I. National Road Race Championships this season, along with another 5 Open Road Race victories including the Tommy Godwin Mem. and the Geoff Armstrong Mem. races In 2 weeks time he is the Organiser of the L.V.R.C. National Circuit Championships at Curborough Near Lichfield in conjunction with Team M.I.Racing.  The Coventry based team would have liked to have promoted these British Championships in Coventry but no facility could be found and they have had to go away to Staffordshire to promote the event.  Team Jewson’s Pete Smith won the Tuesday Evening  Milton Keynes Circuit race, his 6th victory there this season.  Smith is preparing for what he hope to be a good Cyclo Cross...