Mick Ives

Mick Ives (born 10 August 1939) is an English former professional racing cyclist from Coventry. Ives has been the UCI World Masters Cycling Champion five times, British national cycling champion 81 times (with 5 championships won in 2007). He was at one time, the manager of the Great Britain cycling team, and the National Coach, and is the winner of over 1000 races.

As well as the achievements above, Mick Ives has also won 1 I.C.F. World Masters Mt Bike Championship, 1 W.A.O.D. World Masters Road Championship and a total of 18 World Championship Medals.

Mick Ives now runs The Team Jewson MI Racing Team; M.I.Racing was formed in 1997 by Mick Ives, and has been one of the U.K.’s most successful Cycling racing Teams ever since. During that period, the Team has won over 1,000 races, all over the U.K. and mainland Europe.  Ives has also organised over 50 Open Cycle Races.

Ives became the first pensioner to complete the Tour de France Route in 2005. He started one day ahead of the race and finished in Pairs 2 days ahead.  Mick completed the 3,608 km distance under par, in just 20 days,having ridden two of the stages in one day. He is the only rider in the world to complete the race solo; receiving no pacing or help on the route, and raised over £20,000 for charity in the process.  He was 65 years of age at the time.