Another National Championship for Coventry Cycling Team

Another National Championship for Coventry Cycling Team

68 year old Barrie Mitchell rode out of his skin to retain his British Cycling Time Trials National Closed Circuit Championships for riders 65 and over on Sunday. The event took place on the Thruxton Motor Racing circuit in Hampshire for the second year and the ‘Team Jewson—M.I Racing—Polypipe’  rider notched up his 22nd British Championship, as well as retaining the Title he won last season. Mitchell completed the 11.7 mile race ( 5 laps ) in a time of 27 mins 14 secs.   A month earlier Barrie won the British Open Circuit Championships, repeating last years performances by winning both. This Championship victory, bring the Teams 2015 tally to 21 British Championships.  No other team in the U.K.can boast that tally, and there are more Championships still to be fought out this year, so the total is expected to rise. Mitchell’s team mate and Team Boss Mick Ives could only manage 3rd fastest in the 75+ race, with a time of 31-28, failing to retain the title he won in 2014—despite going 1 min and 11 secs faster this year. Russell Green made up the team with a time of 27-32. More Cyclo Cross success for Team Jewson at the latest round of the Midland series at Henley in Arden  as the Team dominated the Veteran races. Carl Sturgeon won the 40+ race and was 2nd overall in the Veteran race; team-mate Steve Knight –the current leader of the series, finished 2nd in the 45+ race and 3rd overall; and Phil Blacker 3rd in the 45+ race. Tim Stowe  finished 2nd in the v55+ race Peter Busby won...
Ives Wins Again

Ives Wins Again

Team Boss Mick Ives won his 84th British Cycling Championship on Sunday, when he retained his L.V.R.C. National Time Trial Championship, on a very hilly course in South Warwickshire over 16 miles. It was touch and go if Ives competed as he crashed very heavily in an event in Belgium last Sunday, hurting his hand and fingers and severely damaged his Knee Cap and was unable to ride his bike until the day before the Time Trial. Ives is hoping he will be in better shape for his next event, which is in Italy. Team mate Barrie Mitchell from Marton finished 2nd in the 65+ Championships The Championships were organised by Team M.I.Racing and Sponsored by Coventry based Jewson. Team M.I.Racing are the only Cycling Club in the area to promote National Cycling Championships this season; Circuit Champs; Time Trial Champs and Cyclo Cross Champs. This brings the tally of British Championship for the Team this season to 20.--No other Club or Team in the U.K. can match that Team Jewson's leading Road Race rider Mike Twelves from Hinckley proved once again he is the leasing U.K.rider over 50 yrs of age. For the 3rd year running Twelves has won the coverted "Percy Stallard" National Road Race series. He has also won the T.L.I. Veterans National Road Race Championships and T.L.I. National Circuit Road Championships this season. The Teams Cyclo Cross riders were also in cracking form at the Heart of England Cyclo Cross at Fillongley. Coventry member Peter Busby won the 50+ Race with Tim Stowe in 3rd place. Nuneaton based member Dave Ross won the 60+ race;...
More British Championships for Coventry Cycle Team

More British Championships for Coventry Cycle Team

Veteran rider Barrie Mitchell from Marton. won his 21st British Cycling Championship on Sunday.  The 68 year old was in brilliant form winning by almost 3 ½ minutes over 2 laps of a very undulating course at Cranfield, Nr Milton Keynes, making up a distance of 20 miles.  He also finished 3rd in the Standard competition.  Mitchell also won the Championship last season. Team Boss, Mick Ives finished 2nd in the 75 + Championships and Russell Green finished 4th in the 50+ section. The Teams young StarJonathan Wears finished 3rd in the Under 23 Class and 11th fastest overall.  He has also finished 2nd in the Season long Under 23 competition...